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Picking up a pingpong paddle may benefit people with Parkinson’s

Pingpong may hold promise as a possible form of physical therapy for Parkinson’s disease. People with Parkinson’s who participated in a pingpong exercise program once…

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Electrolyte supplements don’t prevent illness in athletes

Electrolyte supplements popular with endurance runners can’t be relied on to keep essential sodium levels in balance, according to researchers at the Stanford University School…

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MicroRNA regulates process vital to placenta growth in early pregnancy

Abnormal formation and growth of the placenta is considered an underlying cause of various pregnancy complications such as miscarriages, preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction. Yet,…

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Too much of a good thing may lead to too much of a liver as well

All life is challenged by oxidants — reactive molecules or compounds that remove electrons from other molecules — often with adverse effect, commonly referred to…

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How cancer cells stiff-arm normal environmental cues to consume energy

Using human lung cancer cells, UT Southwestern researchers have uncovered how cells in general modulate their energy consumption based on their surroundings and, furthermore, how…

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Social determinant screening not enough to capture patients at risk of utility shut-off

Researchers at Boston Medical Center have found that only a fraction of patients at risk of having their utilities shut off were identified through social…

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Brain cells protect muscles from wasting away

While many of us worry about proteins aggregating in our brains as we age and potentially causing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of neurodegeneration, we…

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Surgeons successfully treat brain aneurysms using a robot

Using a robot to treat brain aneurysms is feasible and could allow for improved precision when placing stents, coils and other devices, according to late…

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