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Common 'Heart Attack' Blood Test May Predict Future Hypertension

August 27, 2015 11:25 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Small rises in troponin levels may have value as markers for subclinical heart damage and high blood pressure. Read more...

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Study Finds Peak Months for College Students' 1st Drug Use

August 27, 2015 10:49 am | by Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis. Read more...

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Amgen Submits NDA for Novel SHPT Treatment

August 27, 2015 10:43 am | News | Comments

Etelcalcetide is administered intravenously three times per week at the end of each dialysis session. Read more...

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Colorful Potatoes May Pack Powerful Cancer Prevention Punch

August 27, 2015 10:35 am | by Penn State University | News | Comments

Compounds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer, according to a team of researchers. Read more...

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Computing Power vs. Usability – If They Don’t Use It, It’s Not Useful

August 27, 2015 10:04 am | by Trish Meek, Director of Product Strategy, Thermo Fisher Scientific | Articles | Comments

Since information technology first went mainstream in laboratories decades ago, many believe that the primary limiting factor on its value has been raw computing power. In the past several years, however, cloud computing and the availability of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), for example, have lowered the cost of computing power so much so that bandwidth and database size are considered commodities. Read more...

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Chlamydia Screening for Pregnant Young Women Is Cost-Effective: Study

August 27, 2015 8:31 am | by The University of Melbourne | News | Comments

Chlamydia screening for all pregnant women aged between 16 and 25 is cost-effective and can prevent harm to babies, a University of Melbourne study has found. Read more...

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New Anti-Aging Tricks from Dietary Supplement Seen in Mice

August 27, 2015 8:31 am | by Emory University | News | Comments

In human cells, shortened telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes, are both a sign of aging and contribute to it. Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have found that the dietary supplement alpha lipoic acid (ALA) can stimulate telomerase, the enzyme that lengthens telomeres, with positive effects in a mouse model of atherosclerosis. Read more...

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Researchers Test Ebola Vaccine for Wild Apes

August 27, 2015 8:00 am | by University of Louisiana | News | Comments

Scientists are testing an oral vaccine that would be ingested by chimpanzees and gorillas. Read more...

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Seals Harbor Hepatitis A-Like Virus

August 27, 2015 7:46 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

The researchers discovered the new virus while investigating a deadly strain of avian influenza that killed over 150 harbor seals off the coast of New England in 2011. Read more...

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Novo Nordisk Adding Diabetes Drug Output in NC, Denmark

August 27, 2015 7:20 am | by Emery P. Dalesio, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

About 100 jobs are planned for the new Danish factory producing oral products, including a new drug Novo Nordisk announced was entering further human trials. Read more...

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'Mutation-Tracking' Blood Test Could Predict Breast Cancer Relapse

August 27, 2015 7:12 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a blood test for breast cancer able to identify which patients will suffer a relapse after treatment, months before tumors are visible on hospital scans. Read more...

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Researchers Publish Sobering Statistics on Physical Inactivity in the U.S.

August 26, 2015 12:28 pm | by Florida Atlantic University | News | Comments

What do a prominent physiologist and two-time survivor of pancreatic cancer and a world-renowned researcher whose landmark discoveries on aspirin, drug therapies of proven benefit and therapeutic lifestyle changes that have saved more than 1.1 million lives have in common? They are both passionate about the importance of regular physical activity in reducing risks of dying from heart attacks and strokes. Read more...

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Drug Protects Against Effects of Nuclear Radiation Poisoning

August 26, 2015 11:30 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Researchers tested the drug's capabilities on a group of mice. Read more....

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Promising Target for New Drugs Found in Pancreatic Cancer Cells

August 26, 2015 10:50 am | News | Comments

UH researchers are aiming to defeat one of deadliest cancers by targeting liver X receptors. Read more...

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Study of 'Fountain of Youth' Protein Points to Possible Human Health Benefit

August 26, 2015 10:23 am | by UCSF | News | Comments

Individuals previously diagnosed with heart disease may be less likely to experience heart failure, heart attacks, or stroke, or to die from these events, if they have higher blood levels of two very closely related proteins, according to a new study led by a UC San Francisco research team. Read more...

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