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DNA-sensing mechanism of innate immune system controls cellular senescence

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 23:49
Cells in the body or in cultures eventually stop replicating. This phenomenon is called "senescence" and is triggered by shortening of telomeres, oxidative stress or genetic damage to the cells, either acute or simply due to the cell growing "old".

Birthplace in high stroke mortality state linked to increased dementia risk

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 23:30
Is being born in states with high stroke mortality associated with dementia risk in a group of individuals who eventually all lived outside those states?

Study shows long-lasting benefits of exercise in early life

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 23:10
The researchers, from the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland, found that bone retains a "memory" of exercise's effects long after the exercise is ceased, and this bone memory continues to change the way the body metabolizes a high-fat diet, and published these results in Frontiers in Physiology.

Materials released by water-pipe rehabilitation technology may pose potential health hazards

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 22:58
New research is calling for immediate safeguards and the study of a widely used method for repairing sewer-, storm-water and drinking-water pipes to understand the potential health and environmental concerns for workers and the public.

GW researchers find nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles as viable treatment for fungal skin infections

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 22:54
George Washington University researchers have found that topically applied nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles (NO-np) are a viable treatment for deep fungal infections of the skin caused by dermatophytes, for which the current standard of care is treatment with systemic antifungals.

Researchers reveal new type of sweat test for better CF diagnosis

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 22:28
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an incurable genetic disease in which patients have chronic lung infections. The sooner CF is diagnosed, the better the symptoms can be managed.

New review highlights how stem cell transplantation may help fine tune corneal wound healing

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 22:13
A new review is the first to directly examine the role of various stem cells in the healing of wounded cornea, the outermost part of the eye. In contrast with most other reviews, it covers all major corneal cell types in a comprehensive way, showing similarities and differences in the healing process and the usage of stem cells for therapy.

Large clinical study reveals the performance of Natera's Panorama® non-invasive prenatal test

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 21:20
Natera, Inc. a leader in non-invasive genetic testing and the analysis of circulating cell-free DNA, today announced the publication of a large clinical experience study evaluating the performance of the company's Panorama® non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT).