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Low-calorie diet enhances intestinal regeneration after injury

Dramatic calorie restriction, diets reduced by 40 percent of a normal calorie total, have long been known to extend health span, the duration of disease-free aging, in animal studies, and even ...

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DNA gets away: Scientists catch the rogue molecule that can trigger autoimmunity

A research team has discovered the process - and filmed the actual moment - that can change the body's response to a dying cell. Importantly, what they call the 'Great Escape' moment may one ...

5 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Protein active in life-threatening allergic reactions is a promising target for therapy

Prospects for inhibiting the most dangerous symptoms of allergic reactions may be brighter with the publication of a new study that identifies a possible target for drug therapies. Research ...

3 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Therapy for muscular dystrophy-caused heart failure also improves muscle function in mice

Injections of cardiac progenitor cells help reverse the fatal heart disease caused by Duchenne muscular dystrophy and also lead to improved limb strength and movement ability, a new study shows.

4 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Discovery could speed clinical translation of stem cell therapies

A team of scientists from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine at CU Anschutz has reported a more efficient approach to reprogramming ...

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Scientists use color-coded tags to discover how heart cells develop

UCLA researchers used fluorescent colored proteins to trace how cardiomyocytes—cells in heart muscle that enable it to pump blood—are produced in mouse embryos. The findings could eventually ...

11 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Women who suffer with SCAD may fare better with conservative care

Patients who suffer from a type of heart attack that affects mainly younger women, called spontaneous coronary artery dissection or SCAD, may benefit most from conservative treatment, letting ...

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Novel technology could allow researchers to develop and test new antimalaria drugs

One of the biggest obstacles to eradicating malaria is a dormant form of the parasite that lurks in the livers of some patients. This dormant form is resistant to most antimalarial drugs and ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Minimising risks of transplants

A bone marrow transplant is often the only therapy available to save leukaemia patients, but the risk of complications is high. Despite the considerable time and effort of finding a suitable ...

13 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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How do neural support cells affect nerve function?

Researchers have long wondered how glial cells, which help provide nutrition and maintain the immediate environment around nerve cells, modulate the activity of nerve cells.

Wed 21 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

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