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hemorrhagic stroke

Cholesterol That Is Too Low May Boost Risk for Hemorrhagic Stroke

Current guidelines recommend lowering cholesterol for heart disease risk reduction. New findings indicate that if cholesterol dips too low, it may boost...
Cholesterol vaccine

‘Cholesterol Vaccine’: Twice-Yearly Jab Could Help to Halve ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

Researchers say the drug, which works by silencing genes in the liver and could be delivered by injection at a GP surgery just twice...
medicine

Many Small Differences Contribute to a Large Variation

Drugs are not equally effective for everyone. To some extent, this is due to the fact that people’s bodies will take up a pharmaceutical...
multiple sclerosis

Researchers Find Potential Path to Repair Nerves Damaged by Multiple Sclerosis

Findings A UCLA study found that gene expression in specific cells and in specific regions of the body can provide a more precise, neuroprotective approach...
Alzheimer’s disease

Neuroscientists Find New Avenue for Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

University of Florida neuroscientists have validated a potential pathway to halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions of...
Multiple Sclerosis

Lipid Metabolism Controls Regeneration in the Central Nervous System

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, in which the body's own immune cells attack the fatty, insulating...
Cholesterol

New Cholesterol Calculation May Avoid Need to Fast Before Testing, Study...

In a direct comparison study, Johns Hopkins researchers have added to evidence that a newer method of calculating so-called “bad cholesterol” levels in the...
Hormone therapy

Hormone Therapy Combination May Benefit Health Without Increasing Cancer Risk

Treating ovariectomized mice with a combination of conjugated estrogens and the drug bazedoxifene triggers the expression of genes that improve metabolism and prevent weight...
Atherosclerosis

Blood Flow–Sensing Protein Protects Against Atherosclerosis in Mice

Findings UCLA scientists have found that a protein known as NOTCH1 helps ward off inflammation in the walls of blood vessels, preventing atherosclerosis — the...
human life

Parental Lifespan Genes Could Hold Clue to Longer Life

How long we live is determined by a range of factors including our lifestyle and how well we treat factors including blood pressure and...
cholesterol

Cholesterol Helps Flu Virus Escape Through Host Cell’s Membrane

After a flu virus infects a host cell and hijacks its inner workings to create copies of itself, these copies gather into viral buds...
cancer, cancer therapy, melanoma, Dry Eye Disease, cancer, Myeloma, Multiple Myeloma, Crohn’s disease, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Sleep Deprivation, machine-learning, traumatic brain injury

Vitamin D May be Key for Pregnant Women with Polycystic Ovary...

Vitamin D may play a key role in helping some women seeking treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-related infertility get pregnant. PCOS is a...
blood pressure

High BMI and Blood Pressure Create a Heavy Heart

The new research, published in the journal PLoS ONE, uses UK Biobank data to reveal – for the first time – the direct damage...
soybean oil

Study Shows Genetically Modified Soybean Oil Causes Less Obesity and Insulin...

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have tested a genetically-modified (GM) soybean oil used in restaurants and found that while it induces less...
Alzheimer

Newly ID’d Role of Major Alzheimer’s Gene Suggests Possible Therapeutic Target

Nearly a quarter century ago, a genetic variant known as ApoE4 was identified as a major risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease — one that increases...
Epigenetics

Alcohol Use Affects Levels of Cholesterol Regulator through Epigenetics

In an analysis of the epigenomes of people and mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the National Institutes of Health report that drinking...
cancer

Scientists Discover the Engine That Powers Cancer-Killing NK Cells

Scientists have just discovered how the engine that powers cancer-killing cells functions. Crucially, their research also highlights how that engine is fuelled and that...
dementia

Does Improving Cardiovascular Health Reduce Risk of Dementia?

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are recruiting volunteers for a national study that is exploring whether strategies to improve...
heart disease

Statins Reduce Deaths from Heart Disease by 28 Per Cent, Says...

Previous research has shown the benefit of statins for reducing high cholesterol and coronary heart disease risk amongst different patient populations. However, until now there...
hand transplant, ovarian cancer, genes, zika vaccine, Pregnancy

Diabetes and Heart Disease Linked by Genes, Reveals Penn-led Study

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) has become a global epidemic affecting more than 380 million people worldwide; yet there are knowledge gaps in understanding the...