Researchers compare nutritional value of infant and toddler foods

AURORA, Colo. (Dec. 2, 2019) — Infant and toddler foods sold in pouches have lower nutritional value than foods sold in jars and other packaging, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The findings of the study are published in the current issue of the journal…

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Researchers find protein promotes cancer, suppresses anti-tumor immunity

HOUSTON — Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that a protein involved in immune response to microbes also can fuel cancer development and suppress immune response to the disease. Working in mouse models of lung cancer, the team found TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1) and its adaptor protein TBK-binding protein…

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Researchers identify a process responsible for therapeutic resistance in breast cancer

Researchers at the Lady Davis Institute have identified a key protein that is required for resistance to chemotherapy in the most aggressive form of breast cancer. This holds the promise of opening the door to new therapies for overcoming drug resistance. Using tumor biopsies from patients with chemotherapeutic resistant triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), researchers…

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Study finds common cold virus can infect the placenta

Researchers have shown that a common cold virus can infect cells derived from human placentas, suggesting that it may be possible for the infection to pass from expectant mothers to their unborn children. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, was led by Dr. Giovanni Piedimonte, professor of pediatrics and vice president of research…

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Researchers find clue to preventing addiction relapse

With any addiction in which a user has successfully resisted a chemical, activity or substance, relapse is vexing. And with opioids, it’s often deadly. Fatal overdoses following relapse from an opioid addiction is reaching epidemic proportions. In 2017, more than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses, making it a leading cause of injury-related death in…

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The Intersection of Innovation and Practice Heads to Atlanta

WASHINGTON — Registration is now open for the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) 2020 Scientific Sessions. The three-day conference will take place May 13-16, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia. SCAI 2020 will attract nearly 2,000 leading physicians, cardiovascular professionals, hospital administrators, academia, and industry professionals from around the globe. World-renowned…

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What Rappers Wore to the Genius Barbecue Concert in Brooklyn

Genius, the media company that is the online repository of annotated song lyrics, held a barbecue concert at its Brooklyn headquarters earlier this fall, featuring some of the buzziest names in hip-hop. While Doja Cat performed, other acts, including Lil Tjay and Young Baby Tate, hung out at the loftlike offices near the Gowanus Canal,…

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Marilyn Saviola, Disability Rights Advocate, Is Dead at 74

Marilyn E. Saviola, who after childhood polio left her a quadriplegic spent much of her adult life advocating for people with disabilities, pushing for the removal of both the physical barriers and the attitudes that hinder people like her from fully participating in society, died on Nov. 23 at her home in Brooklyn. She was…

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Medical News Today: Parkinson’s: Ultrasound technology may relieve symptoms

A new study shows that pulses of minimally invasive ultrasound waves improve the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s disease by immediately and significantly reducing tremors. Share on PinterestA new technique may help reduce tremors in Parkinson’s disease. The study involved a minimally invasive procedure that offers significant benefits over some other treatments…

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Medical News Today: Negative bias in people with depression is temporary

The tendency to have an enhanced response to negative facial expressions is common in people with depression. The findings of a new study show that treatment can reduce this bias. Share on PinterestPeople with depression are prone to negative thinking, but this may only be temporary, a new study suggests. People with depression can be…

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