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UCSF Team Finds Key to Making Neurons From Stem Cells

Pnky, a Noncoding RNA Found in Brain Stem Cells, May Have a Broad Range of Clinical Applications ...

Molecule that Provides Cellular Energy Found Key to Aggressive Thyroid Cancer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Cancer researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida, have identified a molecule they say is important to survival ...

Newly Discovered Protein Has Link to Gestational Diabetes

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – For at least 40 years, scientists who study how the body metabolizes sugar have accepted one point: there are four enzymes that kick-start the body’s process of getting energy from food. ... Full story

Twenty-five per cent of homeless people surveyed in Toronto report vision problems

By Leslie Shepherd - Twenty-five per cent of homeless people surveyed in Toronto had vision problems up to and including blindness, four times higher than the rate of the overall population in North America, a new study by St. Michael’s Hospital has found. ... Full story

Winter Storm Juno: Shoveling Safety Tips to Prevent a Heart Attack

As the Northeast braces for Winter Storm Juno, some areas are expecting to see two or more feet of snow. Clearing that snow can pose a potential health risk, especially a heart attack. The American Heart Association says that for most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. ... Full story

When talking about cancer screening, survival rates mislead

OPINION: Cancer screening is beneficial when it’s able to prevent people dying from cancer. And it should clearly be adopted where there’s evidence showing this. But using cancer survival rates to promote screening, as is often done, is misleading. ... Full story

Study Finds Potential New Drug Target for Lung Cancer

LEXINGTON, Ky. ­– A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that targeting a key enzyme and its associated metabolic programming may lead to novel drug development to treat lung cancer. ... Full story

Reducing Myc gene activity extends healthy lifespan in mice

Mice with one rather than the normal two copies of the gene Myc (also found in humans) lived 15 percent longer and had considerably healthier lives than normal mice, according to a new Brown University-led study in Cell. ... Full story

Majority of Voters Believe that “the Health of Women” Should be a High Priority for Policymakers

BOSTON—More than half of all voters believe women’s health care, including women’s health research and preventive care, should be a high priority for the federal government, according to poll numbers released today by the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston. ... Full story

Human Mode Of Responding To HIV Vaccine Is Conserved From Monkeys

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – The antibody response from an HIV vaccine trial in Thailand was made possible by a genetic trait carried over in humans from an ancient ancestry with monkeys and apes, according to a study led by Duke Medicine researchers. ... Full story

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