Could gut bacteria drive the spread of breast cancer?

New research in mice has discovered that disrupting the gut microbiome may result in more aggressive breast cancer. One factor that may drive the spread of breast cancer is the population of gut bacteria. Although the outlook of people with breast cancer has improved dramatically in recent years, predicting and preventing the spread of cancer…

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In a ‘Recycled’ House, Details That Will Grow on You

Few homeowners would want the shapes of fungus, germs or mold to freckle their walls or ceilings. But when Stephen Pallrand, the owner of the architecture, design and construction firm Home Front Build and a dedicated environmentalist, set out to construct his family’s new house in Los Angeles, he chose these intricate motifs. Printed mycelium,…

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A Place the Entire Family Can Call Home

Every Thursday, Henk and Elly Oving take care of their young grandchildren. They don’t have to travel far. They just go downstairs. The Ovings share a five-story home in Amsterdam — two apartments stacked on top of each other and joined by a central staircase — with their daughter Jantien and her husband, Auguste van…

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Amazon to End Its Restaurant Delivery Service

With the online restaurant delivery market growing ever more competitive, Amazon is discontinuing the service it started four years ago as an alternative to popular apps like Grubhub and UberEats. Amazon Restaurants, which customers in nearly 200 cities in the United States use to order from local restaurants, will officially close on June 24. Amazon…

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Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha

IMAGE: This is Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer at Children’s National view more  Credit: Children’s National Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer at Children’s National, was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA), a national medical honor society that since 1902 has recognized excellence, leadership and research in the medical profession. «I think it’s great to…

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Kids with headache after stroke might be at risk for another stroke

A new study has found a high incidence of headaches in pediatric stroke survivors and identified a possible association between post-stroke headache and stroke recurrence. Headache developed in over a third of participating children, on average six months after the stroke. Fifteen percent of patients suffered another stroke, typically in the first six to 12…

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Norovirus structures could help develop treatments for food poisoning

IMAGE: Zooming in on the norovirus structure at near atomic detail view more  Credit: Joshua-Tor lab/CSHL 2019 Cold Spring Harbor, NY — Noroviruses are a leading cause of food-borne illness outbreaks, accounting for 58% of all outbreaks and cause 685 million cases worldwide each year. There is no effective therapeutic against them. Having knowledge of the…

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Sickle cell disease needs more attention

The promise of new treatments for sickle cell disease, a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, has never been so great, but it will only be realized if there is constant investment in health policies such as programs for screening newborns, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where most cases occur. This point is made in…

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Researchers discover trigger for muscle-wasting condition

Among all major cancers, pancreatic cancer has the highest rate of death — 93 percent of patients die within five years of diagnosis. Treating the disease is difficult not only because the tumors spread quickly, but because of a muscle-wasting condition called cachexia that affects at least 80 percent of people with pancreatic cancer. However,…

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