Study identifies cells required for the development of a healthy uterus

BOSTON — Knowledge of the biological processes involved in the development of the uterus is important for understanding uterine health and fertility. A research team led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has uncovered important insights on a type of cell that is critical for the formation of a functioning uterus. These cells are…

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Researchers map protein-gene interactions involved in Alzheimer’s disease

IMAGE: In brains affected by Alzheimer’s disease, abnormal levels of the beta-amyloid protein clump together to form plaques (seen in brown) that collect between neurons and disrupt cell function. Abnormal collections… view more  Credit: National Institute on Aging, NIH Among the confounding challenges of diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the fact that patients with…

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Hit your head, lose your sense of smell

It’s long been known that people who suffer a major concussion can lose their sense of smell temporarily and also develop affective problems, such as anxiety and depression. Now scientists have found that’s true even for people who get a minor concussion. Falling off a bike with a helmet on, having a fender-bender in one’s…

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George Mason University breast cancer treatment patent licensed by Targeted Pharmaceuticals

IMAGE: Dr. Virginia Espina, a science research associate professor of the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM) at George Mason University’s Institute of Biohealth Innovation. view more  Credit: Copyright: www.gmu.edu Manassas, Va. — A patent granted to George Mason University Research Foundation Inc., which describes a novel treatment method for pre-invasive breast cancer, has…

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E. coli superbug strains can persist in healthy women’s guts

IMAGE: A microscopic image of the bacteria Escherichia coli. view more  Credit: Veronika L. Tchesnokova/UW Medicine A recent study of over 1,000 healthy women with no symptoms of urinary tract infections showed nearly 9 percent carried multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli strains in their guts. This is of clinical concern because disease-causing E. coli bacteria can transfer…

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PrEP use high but wanes after three months among young African women

IMAGE: Single pills (brand name Truvada) containing two antiretroviral drugs, emtricitabine (TFC) and tenofovir disoproxyl fumarate (TDF) used for pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. view more  Credit: NIAID In a study of open-label Truvada as daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV among 427 young African women and adolescent girls, 95% initiated the HIV prevention strategy, and…

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Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason depression treatment doesn’t work

IMAGE: Pictured here: W. Vaughn McCall. view more  Credit: Phil Jones, Senior Photographer, Augusta University AUGUSTA, Ga. (July 23, 2019) — When someone is depressed and having suicidal thoughts or their depression treatment just isn’t working, their caregivers might want to check to see if they have obstructive sleep apnea, investigators say. That’s true even when…

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The Most Versatile Summer Salad

LONDON — When you hear “summer salad,” I bet the first thing that comes to mind isn’t a bunch of vegetables cooked within an inch of their lives and left to hang out so their juices meld and their flavors turn hearty and complex. These kinds of techniques are usually left to robust meaty stews or…

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