New recommendations: People with high cholesterol should eliminate carbs, not saturated fat

TAMPA, Fla. (July 6, 2020)- For decades, people diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia have been instructed to minimize their consumption of saturated fats to lower cholesterol and reduce their risks of heart disease. But a new study published in the prestigious journal “BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine” found no evidence to support those claims. Familial hypercholesterolemia is a…

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A 360-degree approach to Lyme disease

To the Fairbairns, the symptoms–debilitating fatigue, joint pain, cognitive problems–were as worrisome as they were mystifying. All four members of the family had them. Eventually, all four tested positive for the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. After months of hitting diagnostic brick walls, the family had a unifying explanation for their symptoms, yet getting them…

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BU researchers design artificial genes to sense cellular responses to drugs

(Boston)–Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have developed and implemented a new way to better understand how human cells communicate with each other, how this communication is disrupted in human diseases and how this can be corrected pharmacologically. Their method consists of a suite of “biosensors”, which are artificial genes that can be…

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