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Preeclampsia and vitamin D: studying the connection to avoid later the baby to go “under pressure”

Preeclampsia, which can lead to strokes and/or organ failure, is a major cause of illness and death for pregnant women, and also is associated with a greater risk of stillbirth and preterm birth. Researchers have […]

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Inhibitors to release and agonists to block: the janus face of the newest antidiabetics

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common long-term complication of type 2 diabetes and represents a major public health problem in the U.S. The two leading causes of chronic kidney disease are type 2 diabetes […]

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Nucala: the first officially approved biological against eosinophilic syndromes

Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a heterogeneous group of rare disorders associated with persistent eosinophilia (higher levels of eosinophilic white blood cell) with evidence of organ damage. The prevalence of HES is unknown, and further research […]

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Diabetes and fatty liver: insulin is not left alone; meet glucagone resistance

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen are introducing a new biological concept in the fight against diabetes: glucagon resistance. Glucagon resistance or decreased sensitivity to the hormone glucagon increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. […]

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Aspirin’ beating cancer, stat: prevention has now three agents met-for-mean

Lung cancer is a top death cause worldwide and active prevention by drugs is not perfprmed. Combined use of aspirin, statins, and metformin is associated with decreased lung cancer incidence and mortality, according now to […]

Regime a bassissime calorie: per invertire il diabete
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Calorie restriction and body temperature: the NO-opioid dyad drops the “heat”

Scientists have known for some time that restricting calorie intake in laboratory animals can extend their lifespan and reduce their risk of developing diseases of older age, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s […]

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Prostate cancer: when a single aminoacid makes the difference between “stasis” and metastasis

An increased awareness on a molecular level of what mechanisms prostate cancer cells use to become mobile and start spreading may in the long run provide new opportunities for treatment of aggressive prostate cancer. This […]

Alcolici e qualità del sonno: colpevoli anche quelli leggeri?
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Alcohol intake and blood pressure: every ounce more is growingly risky especially for diabetics

According to the AHA, excessive drinking can increase the risk of high blood pressure, and people with Type 2 diabetes are already at increased risk for high blood pressure. For the general population, the association […]

Trombosi venosa: il nuovo marker si schiera dalla parte dei pazienti oncologici
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How heme gets the reins on blood coagulation: A PC of sequence needs to bind it

Von Goethe had his Mephistopheles say “Blood is a juice of very special kind”. And not wrongly, since miesteries keep coming out. The hemoglobin gives blood its red color and ensures that the erythrocytes (red […]

Igiene del sonno: via tutte le luci e rispettate le buone 7 ore
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Glymphatics: the brain pipe network that regulates sleep and circadian rhythms through glìals

Glymphatic system is the brainly equivalent of the bodily lymphatic system that allow immune circulation and toxins removal. However, this system in the brain, though smaller, is more complex than its peripheral counterpart. New research […]

SLA: un team multi-disciplinare trova un altra proteina coinvolta
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Motoneuron disease hunt: we’ll run you down 24/7 until we’ll get the perfect bullet

ALS is a neurodegenerative disease which affects motor neurons and the neuronal links between our brain and our muscles. Over the course of the disease these nerve links die, and the patient becomes paralyzed, with […]

Omega-6: non come gli omega-3 ma servono anch'essi
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Unbalanced PUFA ratio deregulate dopamine in utero: and the offspring get “hedonic” on food

Omega-6 fats are found in grapeseed oil, corn oil and sesame oil, and are a staple of several salad dressings in world cuisine. Omega-3 fats are found in fish, perilla oil, and linseed oil. A […]

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Dealing with the “hammer to fall”: a precise target to be struck for an optimal cell killing

Lung cancer accounts for a quarter of all cancer deaths, and non-small cell lung cancer makes up 84% of all lung cancer cases. Targeted therapies can be effective for a time against selected lung cancers, […]

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Drug repurposing: ALS gets keymaster and gatekeeper tech to delay progression

Neurons communicate with each other through synaptic transmission, which involves both the release of chemical neurotransmitters and electrical activity. This communication can be either excitatory or inhibitory. Excitation is like the gas pedal in your […]

Fruttosio nelle bevande gassate: non è come quello della frutta
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The “enemy fructose”, so to speak: gut barrier as the ultimate target of this sugar to induce fatty liver

Fructose is a simple sugar which, beside natural fruits, can be found in high quantities in soft drinks, sauces and fast foods. With the advent of modern biochemistry and metabolic analysis, in recent times scientists […]