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Elevated plasma methylmalonic acid predicts increased risk of cardiovascular events

A recent study from UiB shows that elevated plasma methylmalonic acid predicts increased risk of acute myocardial infarction and mortality in patients with suspected or verified coronary heart disease....

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Kisspeptin administration can boost sexual responses in people with hypoactive sexual desire disorder

The hormone kisspeptin could be used to treat women and men distressed by their low sexual desire, according to two new studies....

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Soft robotic wearable can assist ALS patients with upper arm and shoulder movement

A team of researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has developed a soft robotic wearable capable of significantly assisting upper arm and shoulder movement in people with ALS....

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Researchers discover how a protein deficiency can prepare the brain to minimize damage after stress

Astrocytes, small star-shaped cells, play an important role in signal transmission in the brain. Since the protein Ezrin is found abundantly in astrocyte tendrils, it is presumed to play a role in brain function....

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Penn scientists discover a cellular pathway that keeps Ebola virus from exiting human cells

In their evolutionary battle for survival, viruses have developed strategies to spark and perpetuate infection. Once inside a host cell, the Ebola virus, for example, hijacks molecular pathways to replicate itself and eventually make its way back out of the cell into the bloodstream, where it can spread further....

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UK signs agreement with the US to help marginalized children secure twelve years of quality education

Minister for Development, Andrew Mitchell, has signed an agreement with the US today (Friday 3 February) to help children around the world secure twelve years of quality education....

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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: The leading cause of pregnancy-associated heart attacks

Despite increased awareness over the past decades, only about half (56%) of women recognize that heart disease is their No. 1 killer. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, accounting for 1 in every 5 female deaths....

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MD Anderson collaborates with the Republic of Indonesia to expand its global oncology efforts

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced the expansion of its global oncology efforts through a new agreement with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia....

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Experimental vaccine completely protects cynomolgus macaques against lethal Sudan virus

A National Institutes of Health research group with extensive experience studying ebolavirus countermeasures has successfully developed a vaccine against Sudan virus (SUDV) based on the licensed Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine....

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Study reveals a vulnerability of macrophages that contributes to chronic inflammatory diseases

Macrophages are cells of the immune system that, in addition to playing an essential role in the early response to microbial infection, also regulate tissue function and inflammation....

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