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Make Public Speaking Easy By Using These Tips

Are you wondering how you can be more comfortable when speaking in public? Do you want to have more confidence in your abilities? You need look no further if that sounds like you. The tips in this article can help you. By taking the information and applying it to your life, you will improve your […]

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Antacids may improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes

Antacids improved blood sugar control in people with diabetes but had no effect on reducing the risk of diabetes in the general population, according to a new meta-analysis published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Type 2 diabetes is a global public health concern affecting almost 10 percent of people worldwide. […]

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Having the same nurse for home health visits may prevent rehospitalization for people with dementia

People with dementia receiving home health care visits are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital when there is consistency in nursing staff, according to a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The findings are published in the journal Medical Care, a journal of the American Public Health Association. […]

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Are we ready? Advances in CRISPR means the era of germline gene editing has arrived

Quick, accurate and easy-to-use, CRISPR-Cas9 has made genomic editing more efficient—but at the same time has made human germline editing much more feasible, erasing many of the ethical barriers erected to prevent scientists from editing the genes of heredity. “The ethical debate about what is now called human gene editing has gone on for more […]

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Hard-working enzyme keeps immune cells in line

Researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have shed light on a process in immune cells that may explain why some people develop cardiovascular diseases. Their research, published recently in Genome Biology, shows the key role that TET enzymes play in keeping immune cells on a healthy track as they mature. The scientists found […]

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New findings on obesity and response to cancer therapy

Liza Makowski, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Medicine and the UTHSC Center for Cancer Research, has long been interested in how the immune system is altered by obesity and how this impacts cancer risk and treatment. “Obesity is complex, because it can cause both inflammation and activate counter-inflammation pathways leading to immunosuppression,” Dr. Makowski […]

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Colorism and racism in Puerto Rico plays a role in health outcomes, study shows

Puerto Ricans who self-identify as having very light skin tones have better health outcomes than counterparts who self-identify as having the darkest skin tones, according to a peer-reviewed scientific study that evaluated the impact of racial discrimination on physical and emotional well-being. The investigation conducted by two University of Puerto Rico professors, Isar Godreau and […]

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Differences in human, mouse brain cells have important implications for disease research

A UCLA-led study comparing brain cells known as astrocytes in humans and mice found that mouse astrocytes are more resilient to oxidative stress, a damaging imbalance that is a mechanism behind many neurological disorders. A lack of oxygen triggers molecular repair mechanisms in these mouse astrocytes but not in human astrocytes. In contrast, inflammation activates […]