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Exercise triggers stem cells in muscle

University of Illinois researchers determined that an adult stem cell present in muscle is responsive to exercise, a discovery that may provide a link between exercise and muscle health. The findings could lead to new therapeutic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 may have spread faster in US because first symptom was cough

The strain of COVID-19 virus that was circulating in the United States and Europe during the first wave of the pandemic may have been particularly infectious because the most common first symptom was likely a cough, according ...

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MU scientist eyeing enzymes that could help fight flu

The influenza virus remains a worldwide threat to humans, causing an average of 36,000 deaths and 200,000 hospitalizations each year in the United States alone. As health care professionals prepare for another flu season, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Promising new antibiotic targets potentially deadly gut infections

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have developed a promising new antibiotic to treat potentially deadly gastrointestinal infections without harming the beneficial probiotic bacteria ...

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How cartilage cells sense forceful injury

We live with the same cartilage—the tissue that connects our joints—for a lifetime. And since we can't readily make new cartilage cells, we had better figure out how to keep what we have healthy.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study identifies unique mechanisms of antibiotic resistance

As public health authorities across the globe grapple with the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, Tufts University School of Medicine microbiologists and colleagues have identified the unique resistance mechanisms ...

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Mechanical stimuli control bone development

Researchers from ETH Zurich have successfully demonstrated, for the first time in vivo, how bone tissue responds to local mechanical stimuli that control bone formation. The study reveals how important it is to stimulate ...

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