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The link between diabetes and cancer in women

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease (the most common diabetes complication) by about four times in women but only about two times in men, and women have worse outcomes after a heart attack. Epidemiologic...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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A new proof-of-concept study finds that although HIV persists in liver macrophages when a patient is taking antiretroviral therapy, the virus is inert in patients on long-term antiretroviral therapy, and thus is unlikely to replicate. The findings, published in The Journal...

source: ContagionLive

To help patients with muscle disorders, scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have engineered a new stem cell line to study the conversion of stem cells into muscle. Findings appeared in Cell Reports.

source: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Despite the commuter cold being a widely accepted concept, it has never been proven that public transport contributes to the spread of airborne infections. Now new research on the London underground commute has proven a link does exist.

source: Infection Control Today

A drug treatment, already approved for use in patients, could offer new hope for some patients with brain bleeding and strokes. New research, led by the University of Glasgow and published in Human Molecular Genetics, has shown that the compound sodium phenyl butyric acid...


Most malaria drugs are designed to reduce symptoms after infection. They work by blocking replication of the disease-causing parasites in human blood, but they don't prevent infection or transmission via mosquitoes. What's...

source: University of California, San Diego via ScienceDaily

New research uses nanosensors to detect protein-to-protein interactions that may signal cancer. The findings may prove especially useful for identifying lymphocytic leukemia much earlier on.

source: Medical News Today


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