Working From Home

In the Before Time, Dan O’Leary, a director of business partnerships at a tech company, commuted two to three hours a day and flew on weekly business trips. He adhered to a strict schedule: His alarm was set for 5:30 a.m. to fit in a Peloton ride and shower before catching the train, and his…

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Sortilin may hold the key to combat pancreatic cancer more effectively

Philadelphia, August 20, 2020 — Pancreatic cancer has an extremely poor prognosis; it is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States. In a novel study published in The American Journal of Pathology, published by Elsevier, scientists report the discovery of an increased level of the neuroprotein sortilin in pancreatic cancer…

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Exoskeleton research marches forward with NIST study on fit

A shoddily tailored suit or a shrunken T-shirt may not be the most stylish, but wearing them is unlikely to hurt more than your reputation. An ill-fitting robotic exoskeleton on the battlefield or factory floor, however, could be a much bigger problem than a fashion faux pas. Exoskeletons, many of which are powered by springs…

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2020 ESCEO-IOF Herbert Fleisch Medal awarded to Dr Stefania Maggi

Today, the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO) and the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) have awarded the Herbert A. Fleisch ESCEO-IOF Medal to Dr Stefania Maggi, Research Director at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) Aging Branch-Institute of Neuroscience in Padua and Director of the CNR Project…

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UA research finds relationship between COVID-19 deaths and morbid obesity

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The prevalence of morbid obesity in a population is associated with negative outcomes from COVID-19, according to an analysis by researchers at The University of Alabama of morbid obesity data and reported COVID-19 deaths in the United States. In a paper published in the journal World Medical and Health Policy, researchers found…

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Study focuses on low-carb, high-fat diet effect on older populations

A new study, published in Nutrition and Metabolism, from researchers with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center observed improvements in body composition, fat distribution and metabolic health in response to an eight-week, very low-carbohydrate diet. Older adults with obesity are at particularly high risk of developing cardiometabolic disease such as Type…

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Unleashing the immune system’s ‘STING’ against cancer

Scientists at Scripps Research have discovered a molecule that can activate a natural immune-boosting protein called STING. The findings mark a key advance in the field of oncology, as the STING protein is known for its strong antitumor properties. STING (short for STimulator of INterferon Genes) marshals the immune system against viral and cancerous invaders…

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