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Certain liver cells may help prevent organ rejection after transplant and other conditions, study finds

Mayo Clinic

Mesenchymal stromal cells from fat tissue and bone marrow are widely used in therapeutic trials for their anti-inflammatory qualities, but new Mayo Clinic research finds that liver cells may be of greater value. The study, published in Liver Transplantation, finds that liver mesenchymal stromal cells have immunoregulatory qualities that make them more effective than similar cells derived from adipose, or fat, tissue and bone marrow.

Channels: Immunology, Kidney Disease, Liver Disease, Transplantation, All Journal News,

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20-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST
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Newswise: Dozens of potential anti-cancer drugs netted in massive screening study
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Dozens of potential anti-cancer drugs netted in massive screening study

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

A variety of existing drugs for treating conditions such as diabetes, inflammation, alcohol abuse, and arthritis in dogs can also kill cancer cells in the lab, according to a study by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Channels: All Journal News, Grant Funded News, Cancer, Clinical Trials, Pharmaceuticals, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Nature (journal),

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19-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST
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New Drug Prevents Liver Damage, Obesity and Glucose Intolerance in Mice on High-Fat Diet

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Mice given a new drug targeting a key gene involved in lipid and glucose metabolism could tolerate a high-fat diet regimen (composed of 60% fat from lard) without developing significant liver damage, becoming obese, or disrupting their body’s glucose balance.

Channels: Clinical Trials, Liver Disease, Obesity, Pharmaceuticals, Weight Loss, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Grant Funded News,

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20-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST
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Newswise: Select few cancer patients enroll in potentially life-extending clinical trials

Select few cancer patients enroll in potentially life-extending clinical trials

Penn State College of Medicine

Patient enrollment in clinical trials as the first course of treatment after cancer diagnosis is low, despite the fact that enrollment may increase life expectancy, according to researchers at Penn State.

Channels: Cancer, Clinical Trials, Healthcare, All Journal News,

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20-Jan-2020 9:55 AM EST
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Newswise: Why aren’t advanced bladder cancers being treated?

Why aren’t advanced bladder cancers being treated?

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Despite research showing that aggressive treatment with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation can extend the lives of and even cure patients with advanced bladder cancer, many don’t get it. The result, argues a team led by UC Davis Health urologists, is that the disease for many is still as deadly as it was 30 years ago.

Channels: Cancer, Healthcare, Surgery, All Journal News,

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20-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustee
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20-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Sleep-Deprived Due to the Super Bowl? 40% of U.S. Adults Usually Are

Sleep-Deprived Due to the Super Bowl? 40% of U.S. Adults Usually Are

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

New survey results from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) show that 40% of Americans admit to being more tired than usual the Monday after the Super Bowl. The AASM provides sleep tips for the night of the big game.

Channels: All Journal News, Arts and Entertainment, Public Health, Sleep,

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20-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
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Top Diet and Nutrition Issues to be Highlighted during Jan. 29 Media-only Event

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The work of scientists from the Nebraska Food for Health Center, the Nebraska Center for Prevention of Obesity Diseases and the Food Allergen Research and Resource Center, along with a behavioral economist who studies food choice decisions, will be highlighted during Research Media Day at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Food Innovation Center.

Channels: Agriculture, Allergies, Food Science, Health Food, Nutrition, Obesity,

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20-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
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