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Cell therapy could replace need for kidney transplants

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists are working on a promising approach for treatment of chronic kidney disease — regeneration of damaged tissues using therapeutic cells. By harnessing the unique properties of human amniotic fluid-derived stem cells, WFIRM scientists have demonstrated that the cells could potentially help recover organ function in a pre-clinical […]

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Mushrooms seem to protect against mild cognitive impairment

Mushrooms protect our brain functions? Doctors found out now that the regular consumption of mushrooms seems to prevent the Occurrence of memory and language problems in people above the age of 60 years. The scientists from the University of Singapore found in their recent study that people aged over 60 years, suffering more than twice […]

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What you didn’t know about fatigue

We can feel tired for a number of reasons: an underlying illness, a mental health issue, or a new baby in the house. But fatigue is more than just tiredness. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) commonly affects the nervous, gut, cardiac, endocrine and immune systems, causing a range of symptoms including aches […]

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Democracy linked to global health gains in low-, middle-income countries

Most studies that look at whether democracy improves global health rely on measurements of life expectancy at birth and infant mortality rates. Yet those measures disproportionately reflect progress on infectious diseases—such as malaria, diarrheal illnesses and pneumonia—which relies heavily on foreign aid. A new study led by Stanford Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations […]

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Simple urine test allows for rapid diagnosis of preeclampsia

Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found that a simple urine test can rapidly detect one of the world’s deadliest pregnancy-related conditions, which could have a major impact on global health. In an effort to reduce illness and deaths among […]

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Avocado seed extract shows promise as anti-inflammatory compound

An extract from the seeds of avocados exhibited anti-inflammatory properties in a laboratory study, according to Penn State researchers, and it represents a potential source for novel anti-inflammatory compounds that could be developed as a functional food ingredient or pharmaceuticals. The researchers developed the extract over the last decade as a food colorant and it […]

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Secrets of early life revealed from less than half a teaspoon of blood: Pioneering technology could pave the way for improved newborn vaccines

A global team of scientists have mapped the developmental pathway of a newborn’s life for the first time. The research, published in Nature Communications, could transform our understanding of health and disease in babies. Co-led by the MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the new study included lifting […]