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Less Active Infants Had Greater Fat Accumulation, Study Finds

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Less physical activity for infants below one year of age may lead to more fat accumulation which in turn may predispose them to obesity later in life, suggests a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Obesity, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Grant Funded News,

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16-Jan-2020 8:45 AM EST
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Special delivery: McMaster physicists design ‘super-human’ red blood cells to deliver drugs to specific targets within the body

McMaster University

A team of physicists from McMaster University has developed a process to modify red blood cells so they can be used to distribute drugs throughout the body, which could specifically target infections or treat catastrophic diseases such as cancer or Alzheimer’s.

Channels: All Journal News, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Blood, Cancer, Cell Biology, Pharmaceuticals,

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16-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Why We Make (and Break) New Year’s Resolutions, and 4 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Goals

Why We Make (and Break) New Year’s Resolutions, and 4 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Goals

Nuvance Health

Research shows that as many as 50 percent of adults in the United States make New Year’s resolutions, but fewer than 10 percent keep them for more than a few months. Giving up on New Year’s resolutions is often related to three issues: difficulty breaking old habits, focusing on specific outcomes, and problems with purpose. You can increase your chances of achieving your New Year’s resolutions by setting realistic and achievable process goals that will help you form new habits, as well as following other steps for success.

Channels: Mindfulness, Psychology and Psychiatry,

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16-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Why can’t Bertrand Might cry? Scientists offer an answer: missing water channels
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Why can’t Bertrand Might cry? Scientists offer an answer: missing water channels

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that cells from children with NGLY1 deficiency—a rare disorder first described in 2012—lack sufficient water channel proteins called aquaporins. The discovery was published in Cell Reports and may help explain the disorder’s wide-ranging symptoms—including the inability to produce tears, seizures and developmental delays—and opens new avenues to find therapies to treat the disorder.

Channels: Children's Health, Genetics, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Staff Picks, Cell (journal), All Journal News,

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13-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Use of hormone provides no neuroprotection in preemies

Use of hormone provides no neuroprotection in preemies

University of Washington School of Medicine

NIH-funded, nationwide study, led by a UW Medicine newborn care physician, suggests erythropoietin, while safe, may not protect against severe brain damage.

Channels: Children's Health, Healthcare, Neuro, All Journal News,

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15-Jan-2020 8:10 PM EST
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Study: MS Drug Costs Nearly Triple over Seven Years, Even with Introduction of Generic

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

The cost of prescriptions for multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs nearly tripled over seven years, and the introduction of a generic version of one of the most common drugs had little overall effect on prices, according to a study published in the January 15, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Channels: Healthcare, Neuro, Pharmaceuticals, Public Health, Neurology (journal), All Journal News,

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10-Jan-2020 3:15 PM EST
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Five ways to prevent back injury while shoveling snow

University of Chicago Medical Center

Orthopaedic surgeon and spine expert Srinivasu Kusuma, MD, from the University of Chicago Medicine Medical Group offers five easy tips to stay safe when shoveling snow.

Channels: Bone Health, Healthcare, Pain, Public Health,

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15-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
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NIH grant to improve neonatal brain injury detection using photoacoustic imaging technology

Wayne State University Division of Research

Wayne State University received a two-year, $725,000 R01 grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health for the development of a novel point-of-care 3D neonatal photoacoustic tomography (3D-nPAT) to improve the detection and measurement of hypoxic-ischemic in neonates without the need for sedation, radiation or radionuclides.

Channels: Neuro, Technology, Grant Funded News, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

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15-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
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