Can Menopause Ever Be Sexy?

A couple of months ago, Sonsoles Gonzalez, a former Procter & Gamble Company executive, introduced a line of hair-care products she had been working on for several years. The upscale collection, which includes shampoos, hair masks and conditioners, comes packaged in trim boxes of marine blue and goldenrod in a blobby pattern that could call…

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Scientists recreate blood-brain barrier defect outside the body

IMAGE: Organ-Chip recreates the microenvironment that cells require to exhibit an unprecedented level of biological function and to behave like they do in the human body. view more  Credit: Emulate, Inc. LOS ANGELES (June 6, 2019) — Scientists can’t make a living copy of your brain outside your body. That’s the stuff of science fiction. But…

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Henry Ford Stroke Centers earn American Heart Association quality awards

IMAGE: A sign near the entrance of Henry Ford Health System’s Harris Stroke Center. view more  All five of Henry Ford Health System’s hospitals that are equipped to treat stroke recently earned an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® recognition, which recognizes the hospitals’ commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most effective…

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New study identifies molecular aging ‘midlife crisis’

Just as a computer requires code to work, our bodies are regulated by molecular «programs» that are written early in life and then have to do their job properly for a lifetime. But do they? It’s a question that has intrigued researchers for years. Claes Wahlestedt, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and…

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ACR applauds bipartisan legislation to improve prior authorization oversight and use

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today applauded the introduction of the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 (H.R. 3107), a bipartisan bill to protect patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans from prior authorization requirements that needlessly delay or deny access to medically necessary care. The bipartisan legislation, which is sponsored by…

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Scientists edge closer to root causes of multiple sclerosis

IMAGE: Assistant professor in the UBC faculty of medicine’s department of medical genetics. view more  Credit: University of British Columbia An international team of researchers led by the University of British Columbia has made a scientific advance they hope will lead to the development of preventative treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS). In a study published today…

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Clemson researchers gain ground in the race to cure widespread parasitic infection

IMAGE: Members of the Dou Lab include (from left) Brock Thornton, Zhicheng Dou, Amy Bergmann, Christian Cochrane, Chiara Micchelli, Melanie Key, Katherine Floyd. view more  CLEMSON, South Carolina — A faculty-led team of graduate and undergraduate researchers from Clemson University’s Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center (EPIC) has unveiled new findings that may help pave the way to…

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Social interactions impact climate change predictions, U of G study reveals

IMAGE: Prof. Madhur Anand. view more  Credit: University of Guelph Something as simple as chatting with your neighbours about their new energy-efficient home renovations can affect wider climate change predictions, a new University of Guelph study reveals. Using a new model that couples human behaviour to climate systems, Canadian researchers including a U of G ecologist…

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Robotic surgery for throat cancer not superior to radiation therapy, study finds

IMAGE: From left: Dr. David Palma (Lawson Associate Scientist), Betty Ostrander (Research Participant) and Dr. Anthony Nichols (Lawson Associate Scientist). view more  LONDON, ON — In 2012, scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute launched the world’s first clinical trial comparing robotic surgery to radiation therapy for the treatment of oropharyngeal cancer (cancer at the back of…

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