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Parenting Skills Tied to Reduced Inflammation in Low-Income Children

Intervention strategy helps parents nurture children and reduce inflammation ...

Potential New Flu Drugs Target Immune Response, Not Virus

WASHINGTON, DC -- The seriousness of disease often results from the strength of immune response, rather than with the virus, itself. ...

Reconstructing an Animal’s Development Cell by Cell

Advances in imaging technology are transforming how scientists see the cellular universe, showing the form and movement of once grainy and blurred structures in stunning detail. But extracting the torrent of information contained in those images often surpasses the limits of existing computational and data analysis techniques, leaving scientists less than satisfied. ... Full story

10 Facts About Lupus

In the last few months, pop star Selena Gomez and actress Kristen Johnston have said they struggle with the autoimmune disease lupus. ... Full story

High-Dose Fluticasone Effective Against Eosinophilic Esophagitis

NIH-Funded Study Also Uncovers Evidence of Steroid-Resistant Disease ... Full story

Key factor found for creating induced pluripotent stem cells

Induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPSCs, are among the most promising developments in medical science in recent years. They are obtained from mature cells that have essentially been "reprogrammed" to behave as stem cells that can then be differentiated into any of the other approximately 200 different types of human cells. ... Full story

Older Fathers Produce Mutated Germ Cells that Crowd Out Normal Stem Cells

Researchers now recognize that older age in a father can increase the risk that his children will develop a variety of disorders, including autism, schizophrenia, even a common form of dwarfism. The question is, how? ... Full story

Lipoic acid helps restore, synchronize the “biological clock”

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the surprisingly large range of biological effects that are linked to a micronutrient called lipoic acid: It appears to reset and synchronize circadian rhythms, or the “biological clock” found in most life forms. ... Full story

UH Researchers Create New Method to Draw Molecules from Live Cells

Technique Using Magnetic Nanomaterials Offers Promise for Diagnosis, Gene Therapy ... Full story

Calorie restriction with resveratrol key to kick-starting cell health

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it comes to staying healthy, it’s a cell-eat-cell world. ... Full story

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