News tagged with metabolic defect

Block estrogen to treat lung disease

The strongest epidemiological risk factor for many forms of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is female gender. Increased estrogen makes females three times more likely to develop PAH, a chronic disease that eventually ...

Aug 18, 2017
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Study unveils new way to starve tumors to death

For decades, scientists have tried to halt cancer by blocking nutrients from reaching tumor cells, in essence starving tumor cells of the fuel needed to grow and proliferate. Such attempts often have disappointed because ...

Jan 24, 2017
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Study gets to the heart of heart failure

A failing heart is said to be like an "engine out of fuel." To better understand the problem of energy production in heart-failure patients, researchers at Yale University and Duke University studied the underlying metabolic ...

Jan 29, 2016
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Could metabolism play a role in epilepsy?

Researchers from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio are exploring a possible link between metabolic defects and seizures. They determined that diet could influence susceptibility to seizures, and they have identified ...

Feb 19, 2014
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