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Spinal ultrasounds seeking why astronauts grow taller in space

Spinal ultrasounds seeking why astronauts grow taller in space

Jan. 3, 2013 — Did you ever wish you could be just a teensy bit taller? Well, if you spend a few months in space, you could get your wish — temporarily Continue reading

For those short on time, aerobic, not resistance, exercise is best bet for weight- and fat loss

For those short on time, aerobic, not resistance, exercise is best bet for weight- and fat loss

Jan. 2, 2013 — A new study led by North Carolina researchers has found that when it comes to weight- and fat loss, aerobic training is better than resistance training. The study is believed to the largest randomized trial to directly compare changes in body composition induced by comparable amounts of time spent doing aerobic and resistant training, or both in combination, among previously inactive overweight or obese non-diabetic adults. Continue reading

Cellular fuel gauge may hold the key to restricting cancer growth

Cellular fuel gauge may hold the key to restricting cancer growth

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New animal model may lead to treatments for common liver disease

New animal model may lead to treatments for common liver disease

ScienceDaily (July 3, 2012) — Scientists at Texas Biomed have developed the laboratory opossum as a new animal model to study the most common liver disease in the nation — afflicting up to 15 million Americans — and for which there is no cure. The condition, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), resembles alcoholic liver disease, but occurs in people who drink little or no alcohol Continue reading

New insights into how immune system fights atherosclerosis

New insights into how immune system fights atherosclerosis

Dec. 21, 2012 — A study led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers has found that an important branch of the immune system, in reaction to the development of atherosclerotic lesions, mounts a surprisingly robust anti-inflammatory T cell response that helps prevent the disease from progressing. The findings may help inform the design of anti-atherosclerosis vaccines and other therapies that can take advantage of this aspect of the immune system. Continue reading

Low adiponcetin associated with increased pancreatic cancer risk

Low adiponcetin associated with increased pancreatic cancer risk

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Targeted micro-bubbles detect artery inflammation: Procedure done in pigs could potentially detect heart disease early in humans

Targeted micro-bubbles detect artery inflammation: Procedure done in pigs could potentially detect heart disease early in humans

Dec. 12, 2012 — Heart disease is a leading cause of death throughout the world. Doctors say that it is important to detect heart disease early before it becomes too serious. Continue reading

Advanced brain investigations can become better and cheaper

Advanced brain investigations can become better and cheaper

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