Reducing the destruction of heart failure

IMAGE: University of Houston associate professor of pharmacology Bradley K. McConnell is working to reduce the destruction of heart failure. view more  Credit: University of Houston A University of Houston College of Pharmacy researcher is characterizing a potential therapeutic target to increase heart function following a heart attack, helping alleviate the symptoms of heart failure. The…

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Lupus characteristics and progression differ among racial/ethnic groups

In the first epidemiologic study comparing lupus among four major racial/ethnic groups, researchers found that, following a lupus diagnosis, Blacks, Asians/Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics are at increased risk of developing problems related to the kidneys, the neurological system, and the blood. The findings are published in Arthritis Care & Research. By analyzing data from the…

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Insilico and Ageing research at King’s partner for health-span and longevity collaboration

IMAGE: Insilico and Ageing Research at King’s enter a research collaboration to enhance health-span and longevity. view more  Credit: Insilico Wednesday, May 22 — Insilico Medicine, a biotech company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing next-generation artificial intelligence, announces its partnership with Ageing Research at King’s (ARK) — dedicated to enhancing multidisciplinary research collaborations across…

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Defects in heart valve cilia during fetal development cause mitral valve prolapse

VIDEO: Primary cilia (green), which serve as cellular antennae to receive signals from the extracellular space (grey), are required for cardiac valve development. view more  Credit: Video courtesy of Dr. Russell Norris of the Medical University of South Carolina Genetic variation in heart valve cells of the developing fetus create the blueprint for the later development…

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University forms new center to battle Miami’s HIV epidemic

IMAGE: The College of Arts and Sciences’ Steven Safren, center, leads the new Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health, or CHARM, with the Miller School’s Daniel Feaster and Deborah… view more  Credit: Photo: TJ Lievonen/University of Miami The United Nation’s goal of ending AIDS around the world by 2030 is undeniably ambitious, but within…

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Surgery patients are getting older every year

IMAGE: A new British Journal of Surgery analysis reveals that people undergoing surgery in England are getting older at a faster rate than the general population. view more  Credit: British Journal of Surgery A new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) analysis reveals that people undergoing surgery in England are getting older at a faster rate than…

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Scientists discover novel genes responsible for regulating muscle cells

TORONTO, May 22, 2019 — York University scientists have uncovered a unique set of genes that play a role in muscle cellular gene expression and differentiation which could lead to new therapeutic targets to prevent the spread of muscle cancer. The researchers analyzed gene networks in muscle cells and found that the Smad7 and β-catenin…

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Medical News Today: What to know about gargling with salt water

Sore throats and mouth sores are common conditions that most people experience. Saltwater gargles can be a cheap, safe, and effective way to ease pain and relieve symptoms from conditions that affect the mouth and throat. While pharmacies and other stores sell medicated mouthwashes and similar products, some people prefer saltwater gargles and other home…

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