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New study debunks the assumption that menstrual cycles disqualify women from exercise research

Peruse any women's magazine, and you'll likely find advice on how to boost workouts. But what many don't realize is that the research behind most exercise advice is based almost entirely on men. Female subjects are excluded ...

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Small study shows promise for antimalarial monoclonal antibody to prevent malaria

A monoclonal antibody treatment was found to be safe, well tolerated, and effective in protecting against malaria in a small group of healthy volunteers who were exposed to malaria in a challenge study, according to new research ...

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New study suggests a promising therapeutic target for sepsis

Sepsis, one of the most acute and serious disease complications in the intensive care unit, is caused by various infections and results in life-threatening organ dysfunction. The intestinal barrier plays a vital role in the ...

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In search of the optimal migraine relief

In order for migraine medication to be effective, it is vital that the active substance is released into the bloodstream immediately. The pills currently on the market today pass through the body's metabolism which means ...

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How do e-cigarettes affect the lungs?

New research published in The FASEB Journal indicates that e-cigarettes can cause cellular and molecular changes in the lungs. Specifically, prolonged inhalation of e-cigarette aerosols by mice caused changes in the animals' ...

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Role of lymphatic system in bone healing revealed

It was previously assumed that bones lacked lymphatic vessels, but new research from the MRC Human Immunology Unit at Oxford's MRC Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine not only locates them within bone tissue, but ...

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How pancreatic cancer defies treatment by leveraging a protein

Pancreatic cancer is the third deadliest cancer in the United States, after lung and colorectal, though far less common. It is also among the hardest to effectively treat, with pancreatic cancer stem cells quickly developing ...

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Stopping a rare childhood cancer in its tracks

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have discovered a new drug target for Ewing sarcoma, a rare kind of cancer usually diagnosed in children and young adults. Their experiments show that the cells causing this ...

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Hospital bacteria not found in babies born by C-section

Imagine a horse race, where the winner takes it all and is awarded both food and protection against enemies. In the same way, bacteria compete with one another in the gut of newborn babies.