UCI team demonstrates ability to supercharge cells with mitochondrial transplantation

Irvine, Calif., March 23, 2020 – Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have shown that they can give cells a short-term boost of energy through mitochondrial transplantation. The team’s study, published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that mitochondrial transplantation could one day be employed to cure various cardiovascular, metabolic…

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Gwenith Fisher named SIOP fellow

Gwenith Fisher, PhD has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Dr. Fisher was granted Fellow status by the SIOP Executive Board at its most recent meeting. The profession of industrial and organizational psychology addresses the full range of human interactions in organizational settings. Members of the profession may…

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Immune boost against the coronavirus

The course of the corona pandemic will strongly depend on how quickly medications or vaccines against the SARS co-virus 2 can be developed. In at least one Phase III study, researchers want to investigate whether the vaccine candidate VPM1002, originally developed against tuberculosis by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, is also…

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Analyzing patients shortly after stroke can help link brain regions to speech functions

HOUSTON – (March 23, 2020) – New research from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine shows analyzing the brains of stroke victims just days after the stroke allows researchers to link various speech functions to different parts of the brain, an important breakthrough that may lead to better treatment and recovery. The study, “Dissociation…

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Obesity alert for April 2020

All print, broadcast and online journalists who receive the Obesity embargo alert agree to abide by the embargo and may not publish, post, broadcast or distribute embargoed news releases or details of the embargoed studies before the embargo date and time. When writing about these studies, journalists are asked to attribute the source as the…

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Cumulative doses of oral steroids linked to increased blood pressure

Cumulative doses of oral steroids in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases are associated with increased hypertension (blood pressure) for those who take them regularly, found new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “The cumulative effect of oral steroid doses on hypertension is substantial, and given that these are commonly prescribed medications, the related health…

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