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Mouse cell studies show that correcting DNA disorganization could aid diagnosis, treatment of rare inherited diseases

In a study with lab-grown mouse cells, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found that a protein that helps form a structural network under the surface of the cell’s “command center”—its nucleus—is key to ensuring that DNA inside it remains orderly. The new experiments distinguish the role of the protein, called lamin C, revealing […]

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Atrial fibrillation and death are more common during the first year after breast cancer diagnosis

Women are significantly more likely to develop an abnormal and often rapid heart rhythm in the first year after being diagnosed with breast cancer than women without cancer, according to research published in the European Heart Journal. The study also found that patients who developed the condition, known as atrial fibrillation, after a breast cancer […]

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How surviving cancer as a child affects lifelong health

People who survive cancer early in their life have higher risks of ill health as they grow older, and these risks vary according to the cancer type and how the cancer was treated, a new study by researchers at University College London has found. The researchers are now calling for these long-term health effects to […]

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Increasing organ donation by increasing consent to donate

When seeking consent for organ donations, in-person requests made to substitute decision-makers, with physician involvement, are more likely to result in a positive response, according to a study of organ donation in Ontario, Canada, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “Optimization of the approach of potential organ donors to support consent decisions is critical […]

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New approach provides potential vaccine and treatment for Alzheimer’s

A promising new approach to potentially treat Alzheimer’s disease—and also vaccinate against it—has been developed by a team of UK and German scientists. Both the antibody-based treatment and the protein-based vaccine developed by the team reduced Alzheimer’s symptoms in mouse models of the disease. The research is published today in Molecular Psychiatry. The work is […]

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Pregnancy experts call for Medicaid policy change

Postpartum sterilization is a safe and effective form of contraception. It can be performed immediately after birth without increasing the length of stay in the hospital for new mothers. Unfortunately, women enrolled in Medicaid cannot elect to have a postpartum sterilization procedure performed until they have completed a federally required 30-day waiting period. In contrast, […]

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Do-It-Yourself artificial pancreas given approval by team of experts

More than 40 healthcare professionals and legal experts have issued the first guidance of its kind to support people with type 1 diabetes using Do-it-Yourself (DIY) technology driven systems to manage their condition. The paper was co-led by King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. It sets out recommendations that allow […]