UTSW researchers identify new mechanism to reduce inflammation

IMAGE: Dr. Zixu Liu view more  Credit: UT Southwestern DALLAS – March 21, 2019 – UT Southwestern researchers have identified two proteins that act as gatekeepers to dampen a potentially life-threatening immune response to chronic infection. The proteins – the transcription factors SIX1 and SIX2 – activate cellular pathways required for fetal development and later switch…

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Sleep problems, Alzheimer’s disease are linked, but which comes first?

Rockville, Md. (March 22, 2019)–A new article explores the pathophysiological factors that link sleep disturbances and Alzheimer’s disease. Better understanding of this connection may lead to potential diagnostics and therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases and dementia. The article is published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurophysiology (JNP). Alzheimer’s research has…

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Genetesis CardioFlux™ platform receives FDA 510(k) clearance

IMAGE: Patient, monitored by nurse, in a Genetesis Cardioflux™ scanner. view more  (Mason, OH March 22, 2019 8 am) Genetesis, a medical technology company focused on using biomagnetic imaging to enable rapid, noninvasive and accurate chest pain triage, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its cardiac imaging platform. The platform pairs the CardioFlux™ Magnetocardiograph with the…

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A protein’s surprising role offers clues to limit graft-vs.-host disease

IMAGE: From left, Hideaki Fujiwara, M.D., Ph.D.; Grace Chen, M.D., Ph.D.; and Pavan Reddy, M.D. view more  ANN ARBOR, Michigan — A protein that protects people with inflammatory bowel disease has quite a different effect in graft-vs.-host disease, a common and challenging side effect of bone marrow transplants. In a surprising finding, researchers at the University…

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Medical News Today: Symptoms of caffeine withdrawal

Caffeine is a stimulant that works to improve alertness, wakefulness, and mood. People who regularly consume caffeine may experience withdrawal symptoms after they suddenly stop drinking it. Natural sources of caffeine include coffee, tea, and cocoa beans. Manufacturers also add synthetic caffeine to many foods, drinks, medicines, and supplements. People who regularly consume caffeine may…

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