Have you had your cholesterol checked? Most adults should have a cholesterol test every 4 to 6 years. That’s because nearly 78 million American adults have high levels of the type of cholesterol that’s linked to heart disease and stroke.
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Thousands of Americans are rushed to the hospital each day with traumatic injuries. Daniel Gallego-Perez hopes that small chips similar to the one that he’s touching with a metal stylus in this photo will one day be a part of their recovery process.
Researchers say they are closer to solving the mystery of how a good night’s sleep protects against heart disease. In studies using mice, they discovered a previously unknown mechanism between the brain, bone marrow, and blood vessels that appears to protect against the development of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries — but only when sleep is healthy and sound. The study, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, will appear in the journal Nature.
La US Food and Drug Administration ha pubblicato oggi 12 lettere di avvertimento e 5 lettere di raccomandazioni online rilasciate a società straniere e nazionali che vendono illegalmente più di 58 prodotti, molti dei quali venduti come integratori alimentari, nuovi farmaci non approvati e / o farmaci pretendere di prevenire, trattare o curare la malattia di Alzheimer e una serie di altre gravi malattie e condizioni di salute.
Researchers have found that treating psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with biologic drugs that target immune system activity can reduce the early plaque buildup that clogs arteries, restricts blood flow, and leads to heart attacks and stroke.
An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that people with type 2 diabetes have to give themselves every day.
Our actions are guided by moral values. However, monetary incentives can get in the way of our good intentions. Neuroeconomists at the University of Zurich have now investigated in which area of the brain conflicts between moral and material motives are resolved. Their findings reveal that our actions are more social when these deliberations are inhibited.
Gli ingegneri del MIT hanno progettato una pillola gelatinosa che, una volta raggiunto lo stomaco, si gonfia rapidamente come una pallina da ping-pong ma morbida e soffice e abbastanza grande da rimanere in sede per un lungo periodo di tempo.
Uno studio dei ricercatori dell'Università della California- UCLA è il primo a dimostrare una tecnica per stimolare le cellule staminali pluripotenti - che possono dare origine a ogni tipo di cellula nel corpo e che possono essere coltivate indefinitamente in laboratorio - a diventare cellule T mature capaci di uccidere le cellule tumorali.
Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) and the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) have shown that treatment using gene therapy leads to a faster recovery after nerve damage. By combining a surgical repair procedure with gene therapy, the survival of nerve cells and regeneration of nerve fibers over a long distance was stimulated for the first time. The discovery, published in the journal Brain, is an important step towards the development of a new treatment for people with nerve damage.