Stopping inflammation from becoming chronic

IMAGE: Dr Jana Gerstmeier und Markus Werner investigate the effect of active compounds on the formation of endogenous signalling substances in immune cells during an inflammatory reaction. This will help to… view more  Drugs such as ibuprofen or aspirin that relieve pain and lower fever are among the most frequently used drugs worldwide. They are used…

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A ‘joint’ problem: Investigating marijuana and tobacco co-use

IMAGE: Dr. Erin McClure is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. view more  Credit: Sarah Pack, Medical University of South Carolina Tobacco isn’t the only thing being smoked in the Deep South, and for many, it’s only half of their habit. Marijuana, long thought…

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Why a blow to the chest can kill or save you

IMAGE: Fully assembled mechano-active multi electrode array (MaMEA) with the schematic drawing illustrating the function of the device and the traces showing electrical activation of the tissue recorded by two gold-ion… view more  Credit: University of Bern A hefty blow to the chest can have entirely opposite outcomes. While, for instance, some baseball players have died…

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Virtual reality a promising tool for reducing fears and phobia in autism

IMAGE: Autism in Adulthood is a new peer-reviewed journal dedicated to research and scholarship on the most pressing issues affecting adults on the autism spectrum, from emerging adulthood to later life…. view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, February 22, 2019—In a new pilot study, autistic adults showed real-life, functional improvement after…

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Older biologic age linked to elevated breast cancer risk

IMAGE: If a woman’s biologic age is older than her chronologic age, she has an increased risk of developing breast cancer. view more  Credit: NIEHS Biologic age, a DNA-based estimate of a person’s age, is associated with future development of breast cancer, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health. Biologic age was determined by…

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HIV infections in US could be reduced by up to 67 percent by 2030, study finds

IMAGE: Dr. Heather Bradley, assistant professor in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. view more  Credit: Georgia State University ATLANTA—New HIV infections in the United States could be substantially reduced by up to 67 percent by 2030 if ambitious goals for HIV care and treatment are met and targeted prevention interventions for people…

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Study links Celebrex, heart valve calcification after earlier research declared drug safe

IMAGE: W. David Merryman, professor of biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University, in his laboratory. view more  A well-known, four-year study found popular arthritis drug Celebrex no more dangerous for the heart than older drugs in its same classification — commonly called NSAIDs. Now, a big-data analysis of patient records at Vanderbilt University has found a link…

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