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A promising drug candidate discovered for the prevention of type 1 diabetes

According to a study, type 1 diabetes could be prevented by inhibiting a gene associated with the onset of the disease. A drug based on the same mechanism has already

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Breast cancer spread uncovered by new molecular microscopy

New technology can trace which populations of breast cancer cells are responsible for the spread of the disease, and for the first time highlights how the location of cancer cells

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Tracking malaria parasites in space and time

Malaria is a devastating disease caused by the Plasmodium parasite. After an infected mosquitos’ bite, the parasites travel to the liver and infect liver cells. This phase of the infection

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Scientists identify molecule that could help treat Parkinson’s

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have discovered that the neurotransmitter adenosine effectively acts as a brake to dopamine, another well-known neurotransmitter involved in motor control. Scientists found that

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Remote health care delivery program improves blood pressure and cholesterol levels

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and around the world. Lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol could help to reduce morbidity and mortality, but

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Kids and sodium: Serious risks, alarming realities

When it comes to sodium intake among adults, the general consensus is that high consumption will increase risk of hypertension and stroke. According to the 2020–2025 Dietary Guideline for Americans,

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Use of digital devices may affect children’s language development

According to a study recently completed at the University of Helsinki, the amount of screen time is linked to language development in children. It was found that the more time

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