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Montreal researchers explain how your muscles form

Sun, 2018-11-11 21:00
(University of Montreal) An international team led by Montreal researchers discovers two proteins essential to the development of skeletal muscle.
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FIT Project turns to interdisciplinarity to understand injury factors in youth football

Sun, 2018-11-11 21:00
(Pensoft Publishers) To address the alarming injury rate in children and adolescent footballers in Sweden, FIT project seeks to fill in the knowledge gaps by bringing biomedical and social science together. With its multi-angled and cross-disciplinary approach, the project is to provide concrete, evidence-based recommendations for injury prevention strategies. Funded by a PhD fellowship from the Swedish Research Council for Sport Science, the project's grant proposal is published in the open-access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes.
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Defective DNA damage repair leads to chaos in the genome

Sun, 2018-11-11 21:00
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have now found a cause for the frequent catastrophic events in the genetic material of cancer cells that have only been known for a few years: If an important DNA repair system of the cells has failed, this promotes fragmentation and defective assembly of the genetic material. Cancer cells with such a repair defect can now possibly be treated by a specific group of drugs.
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Kawasaki disease: One disease, multiple triggers

Sun, 2018-11-11 21:00
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and international collaborators have evidence that Kawasaki Disease (KD) does not have a single cause. By studying weather patterns and geographical distributions of patients in San Diego, the research team determined that this inflammatory disease likely has multiple environmental triggers influenced by a combination of temperature, precipitation and wind patterns.
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Weight during adolescence may affect pancreatic cancer risk in adulthood

Sun, 2018-11-11 21:00
(Wiley) New research has linked adolescent obesity with up to a four-fold increased risk of pancreatic cancer later in life. The study's results also suggest that overweight and even higher weight within the 'normal' weight range in men may increase pancreatic cancer risk in a graded manner. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.
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Heart failure therapy improves outcomes for patients with acute illness

Sat, 2018-11-10 21:00
(Yale University) A drug therapy used for patients with chronic heart failure also improves markers of poor prognosis in individuals who are hospitalized with acute heart failure, new Yale-led research shows. The findings suggest that the drug can improve outcomes for acutely ill heart patients and potentially become the new standard of care for treating this serious condition, the researchers said.
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