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Bulimia symptoms reduced with electrical brain stimulation

Bulimia symptoms reduced with electrical brain stimulation

King’s College London researchers have discovered that core bulimia nervosa symptoms such as binge eating and restricting food intake are reduced by delivering noninvasive electrical stimulation to certain areas of the brain. This therapy may prove beneficial for the 1-2 percent of women in the United States who experience bulimia during their lifetime. King’s College […]

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Murine study finds potential boost for ovarian cancer drug Olaparib

Murine study finds potential boost for ovarian cancer drug Olaparib

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have discovered that the metabolic enzyme phosphoglycerate mutase 1 (PGAM1) helps cancer cells repair their DNA and found that inhibiting PGAM1 sensitizes tumors to the cancer drug Olaparib (Lynparza). Their findings in the study “Phosphoglycerate mutase 1 regulates dNTP pool and promotes homologous recombination repair in cancer cells,” […]

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Check Your Neck for Thyroid Abnormalities

Check Your Neck for Thyroid Abnormalities

Latest Thyroid News THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Regular self-exams play an important role in early detection of thyroid disease, a specialist says. That’s a timely reminder because January is Thyroid Awareness Month. “The number of cases of thyroid cancer is rising, and while in most cases the outcomes of treatment are favorable, […]

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Type 1 diabetes: Interspecies transplantation may be a viable treatment

Type 1 diabetes: Interspecies transplantation may be a viable treatment

Scientists have advanced the possibility of producing human transplantable tissue for the treatment of type 1 diabetes, after successfully reversing the condition in mice transplanted with cells from rat-grown pancreases. Studies suggest that interspecies transplantation could be a feasible treatment option for type 1 diabetes in humans. Researchers from Stanford University Medical Center in Palo […]

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Team uncovers cellular responses to bird flu vaccine

Team uncovers cellular responses to bird flu vaccine

New research from Vanderbilt eavesdrops on gene expression in human immune system cells before and after vaccination against bird flu. Reported in the journal PLOS One, the study exposes cellular responses associated with a vaccine constituent called AS03, short for adjuvant system 03. Using massive computation, the investigators pursue a systems biology approach, providing a […]

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Examining inflammation and gut bacteria in type 1 diabetes

Examining inflammation and gut bacteria in type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes affects more than 1 million people in the United States but still holds many mysteries. New research, however, links the condition to inflammation in the gut and changes to the microbiome. New research hints at the role that gut bacteria plays in type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease […]

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Which Vitamins are Good for Dry Eyes?

Which Vitamins are Good for Dry Eyes?

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that occurs when the eyes do not make enough tears, or if the tears vanish too quickly. There are many treatments for dry eyes. Can vitamins help prevent or treat dry eyes? We find out. If an individual has a healthy balanced diet, they should be able to […]

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Type 1 diabetes linked to enterovirus infection in children

Type 1 diabetes linked to enterovirus infection in children

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition affecting more than 18,000 young people each year. New research investigates the link between the disease and a type of enterovirus infection in children. A new study finds a strong link between enteroviral infections and type 1 diabetes in children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

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Lipid metabolism is potential ‘Achilles’ heel’ for cancer stem cells

Lipid metabolism is potential ‘Achilles’ heel’ for cancer stem cells

Researchers have discovered a metabolic signature critical for the functioning of “cancer stem cells” that initiate tumor formation. The team also showed how to interfere with this metabolic mechanism in ovarian cancer, inhibiting tumor growth. “The cancer stem cells are resistant to conventional therapies and are responsible for tumor relapse after chemotherapy and development of […]