How an AI solution can design new tuberculosis drug regimens

With a shortage of new tuberculosis drugs in the pipeline, a software tool from the University of Michigan can predict how current drugs — including…

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Diet pills, laxatives used for weight control linked with later eating disorder diagnosis

Among young women without an eating disorder diagnosis, those who use diet pills and laxatives for weight control had higher odds of receiving a subsequent…

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Fighting opioids with an unlikely supplemental painkiller: Anti-itch medicine

Pain is a mosaic. From a distance, it looks like one big “ouch.” But if you step closer, many types of pain — like tiles…

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Little-known protein appears to play important role in obesity and metabolic disease

With unexpected findings about a protein that’s highly expressed in fat tissue, scientists at Scripps Research have opened the door to critical new understandings about…

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Only eat oysters in months with an ‘r’? Rule of thumb is at least 4,000 years old

Foodie tradition dictates only eating wild oysters in months with the letter “r” — from September to April — to avoid watery shellfish, or worse,…

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Genetic discovery holds implications for better immunity, longer life

Wrinkles on the skin of a microscopic worm might provide the key to a longer, healthier life for humans. Working with Caenorhabditis elegans, a transparent…

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Technique identifies T cells primed for certain allergies or infections

When your immune system is exposed to a vaccine, an allergen, or an infectious microbe, subsets of T cells that can recognize a foreign intruder…

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Chronic opioid therapy can disrupt sleep, increase risk of sleep disorders

Patients and medical providers should be aware that chronic opioid use can interfere with sleep by reducing sleep efficiency and increasing the risk of sleep-disordered…

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