In the Global South less than one-third of high blood pressure patients treated

IMAGE: Professor Till Bärnighausen Alexander von Humboldt University Professor Director, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health Heidelberg University Hospital and the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg view more  Credit: Heidelberg University Healthcare in low- and middle-income countries is poorly prepared for the increasing number of high blood pressure (ie hypertension) disorders. More than two-thirds of all people affected…

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3q29 deletion survey: distinct social profile, high ASD risk

A survey of 93 people with 3q29 deletion syndrome reveals a distinct pattern of social disability and anxiety, even without a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. The results were published online in Molecular Autism on July 16. Geneticists at Emory University School of Medicine teamed up with clinicians at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Marcus Autism…

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X-ray laser sight reveals drug targets

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have published a review on serial femtosecond crystallography, one of the most promising methods for analyzing the tertiary structure of proteins. This technique has rapidly evolved over the past decade, opening new prospects for the rational design of drugs targeting proteins previously inaccessible to structural analysis.…

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Newly discovered neural pathway processes acute light to affect sleep

EVANSTON, Ill. — Either to check the time or waste time, people often look at their smartphones after waking in the middle of the night. While this acute burst of light does make it more difficult to fall back to sleep, a new Northwestern University study reports that it won’t interfere with the body’s overall…

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Study reveals genetic similarities of osteosarcoma between dogs and children

PHOENIX, Ariz., and BOSTON, Mass. — July 19, 2019 — A bone cancer known as osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to the results of a study published today by Tufts University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope. The findings could help break the…

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Taking out the protein garbage becomes more difficult as neurons age

IMAGE: Aberrantly formed autophagosomes accumulate in neuron of an aged mouse. view more  Credit: Andrea Stavoe, Penn Medicine; eLife PHILADELPHIA — Cells dispose of harmful «trash» through autophagy, a normal and necessary process in which aggregated proteins and dysfunctional structures are handled. If any part of this fails, waste builds up inside cells, eventually killing them.…

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2016 election linked to increase in preterm births among US Latinas

A significant jump in preterm births to Latina mothers living in the U.S. occurred in the nine months following the November 8, 2016 election of President Donald Trump, according to a study led by a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study, published July 19 in JAMA Network Open, was…

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