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Tighter Blood Pressure Control May Save More Than 100,000 Lives Each Year in the U.S.

• New research estimates the projected lives that would be saved if patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease underwent intensive blood pressure lowering. • The findings will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15–20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

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Weight Loss May Help Prevent Multiple Myeloma

Carrying extra weight increases a person's risk that a benign blood disorder will develop into multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. This is particularly true for older, African-American men.

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Early Detection a Key Factor in Fight Against Type 2 Diabetes

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Roughly 86 million Americans have prediabetes, and the vast majority of them don’t even know they have it. But the progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes is not inevitable, and there’s a simple blood test that can determine whether a person’s blood glucose levels need attention.

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Improving Cryopreservation for a Longer-Lasting Blood Supply

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Freezing and reanimating your body is still science fiction, but cryopreserving cells and certain tissues for future use is a reality. Still, the process could use some improvements to make it more useful in emergencies. In a recent study in the journal ACS Omega, scientists take a close look at a new class of small molecules with the potential to make the process more practical and give the cells and tissues a longer shelf life.

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TSRI Scientists Discover How Protein Senses Touch

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A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) reveals that a protein first discovered at TSRI in 2010 is directly responsible for sensing touch.

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Exercise Program Improved Testosterone Levels in Obese Men, Dad’s Preconception Exercise May Increase Obesity, Women Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease After Weight-Loss Surgery Than Men, and More in the Obesity News Source

The latest research and features on obesity in the Obesity News Source.

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Pretreating Red Blood Cells with Nitric Oxide May Reduce Severe Side Effect Linked to Blood Transfusions

A new treatment may diminish a dangerous side effect associated with transfusions of red blood cells (RBCs) known as pulmonary hypertension, an elevated blood pressure in the lungs and heart that can lead to heart failure, suggests a new study published in the November issue of Anesthesiology.

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Here's How Your Body Transports Zinc to Protect Your Health

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Zinc is essential for wound healing, for vision, for DNA creation, for our senses of taste and smell, even for sexual health. But despite its importance, scientists have never fully understood the mechanism that moves the mineral through the body – until now. Researchers have, for the first time, created detailed blueprints of the molecular moving vans that ferry this important mineral everywhere it’s needed through the blood.

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A Lot of Blood, for No Reason? U-M Team Concludes That Common, Costly Clot Test Has Few Benefits

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A half billion dollars – at least -- gets spent each year on blood tests to see which hospital patients have a genetic quirk that makes their blood more likely to form dangerous clots. And most of that spending probably isn’t necessary, a new review shows.

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Diabetes Study Finds That Cutting Nerves to the Kidneys Improves Insulin Resistance

Incapacitating specific nerves to the kidneys improves the work of insulin on another organ, the liver, according to research from Cedars-Sinai recently published in the journal Diabetes.

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UCI Study Finds Acupuncture Lowers Hypertension by Activating Opioids

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Researchers with the UCI Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine have found that regular electroacupunture treatment can lower hypertension by increasing the release of a kind of opioid in the brainstem region that controls blood pressure.

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Study Questions Benefits of Long-Term Home Oxygen Therapy for COPD Patients with Moderately Low Blood Oxygen Levels

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A newly published study of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) concludes that long-term supplemental oxygen treatment results in little or no change in time to death, time to first hospitalizations or significant quality of life improvements for those with moderately low blood oxygen levels.

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Streck Announces Canadian Patent for Blood Collection Tubes

The Canadian Patent Office awarded Streck a patent regarding its Cell-Free DNA BCT®, a direct-draw blood collection tube that stabilizes nucleated blood cells. Streck received patent #2,690,651 on October 4, 2016. The patent relates to the use of Streck’s proprietary Cell-Free DNA BCT product for the collection of samples to analyze fetal nucleic acid.

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New Insight on Cytomegalovirus Infection, Breakthrough Therapy for Patients with Giant Cell Arteritis, Zika Infection May Affect Adult Brain Cells and More in the Cell Biology News Source

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Mayo Clinic Study Shows That Choice of Medical Center Impacts Life Expectancy of Multiple Myeloma Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. – People diagnosed with multiple myeloma are more likely to live longer if they are treated at a medical center that sees many patients with this blood cancer. Mayo Clinic researchers published these findings today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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High Blood Pressure Can Impair Cognitive Function, Pose Risk for Alzheimer’s

High blood pressure in middle age can lead to impaired cognition and is a potential risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Genetic Hallmarks of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Subtype Uncovered

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project team identifies genetic changes underlying a type of B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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International Study Proves Old Blood Is as Good as New

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It’s been long thought that when blood transfusions are needed, it may be best to use the freshest blood, but McMaster University researchers have led a large international study proving that it is not so.

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Scientists Build a Better Cancer Drug to Pass Through Blood-Brain Barrier

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In efforts to develop new treatments for brain cancer, scientists from Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery and the Kimmel Cancer Center's Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy report they have altered the structure of an experimental drug that seems to enhance its ability to slip through the mostly impermeable blood-brain barrier.

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Hemophilia, Hemophilia A, Hematology, Gene Therapy, clotting factor, Hemostasis, clotting factor VIII

In Crafting New Treatments for Hemophilia, A "Less Is More" Approach

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Hematology researchers have found that blocking the role of a common protein may offer unexpected benefits for patients with the inherited bleeding disorder hemophilia A. The finding offers potential for developing both gene therapy and more effective protein replacement treatments for hemophilia A, the most common form of hemophilia.







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