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Columbia U. Dental School Dean Honored for Service to Oral Health Research

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The American Association of Dental Research presented the Jack Hein Public Service Award to Dean Christian S. Stohler of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

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DNA, Dna Repair, Cellular Aging, Mysteries of Aging, Dna Damage, Molecule NAD, Repairing DNA, Cell Ageing, Harvard Medical School Scientists, NAD, NMN, Sirt1, PARP1, DBC1, Genetics, protein binding, David Sinclair

Harvard Medical School Scientists Pinpoint Critical Step in DNA Repair, Cellular Aging

The body’s ability to repair DNA damage declines with age, which causes gradual cell demise, overall bodily degeneration and greater susceptibility to cancer.

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Kimmel Cancer Center, Cristian Tomasetti, Bert Vogelstein, Cancer, DNA, mutatuons

New Study Finds That Most Cancer Mutations are Due to Random DNA Copying ‘Mistakes’

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists report data from a new study providing evidence that random, unpredictable DNA copying “mistakes” account for nearly two-thirds of the mutations that cause cancer. Their research is grounded on a novel mathematical model based on DNA sequencing and epidemiologic data from around the world.

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Most Dengue Infections Transmitted in and Around Home

Transmission of the mosquito-borne dengue virus appears to be largely driven by infections centered in and around the home, with the majority of cases related to one another occurring in people who live less than 200 meters apart, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Florida suggests.

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Poor Oral Health and Food Scarcity Major Contributors to Malnutrition in Older Adults

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A new study by UNC School of Medicine researchers suggests that food scarcity and poor oral health are major risk factors for malnutrition that leads an older adult – already at high risk of functional decline, decreased quality of life, and increased mortality – to land in the emergency department.

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Limiting Protein Reduces Post-Heart Attack Injury in Mice

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 735,000 Americans experience a heart attack each year. Opening a blocked coronary artery to restore blood flow to the heart prevents sudden cardiac death. However, doing so also triggers cardiac damage through oxidative stress and inflammation, which eventually can lead to heart failure. In a new study, researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have identified a protein that can be targeted to decrease post-heart attack injury and prevent heart failure in a mouse model.

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Georgetown Global Health Center Receives $3.5M Grant for Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness

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The Open Philanthropy Project has awarded a $3.5 million grant to the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center to support research focused on improving U.S. and international biosecurity and pandemic preparedness policy.

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Health Psychologists Now Treating Functional Heartburn, Crohn's Disease, IBS and other GI Disorders

Health psychologists have begun treating gastrointestinal disorders that are strongly affected by stress, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, functional heartburn, functional dyspepsia and ulcerative colitis.

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Research Consortium Develops Evidence-Based Diagnostic Model for Mental Illness

Researchers have developed a new, evidence-based alternative to the mental health field’s long-established diagnostic tools for the classification, treatment, and research of mental disorders. The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) addresses what the authors say are limitations to the reliability and validity of traditional models.

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Columbia U. Scientist Receives International Award for Periodontal Disease Research

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Dr. Panos Papapanou received the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Basic Research in Periodontal Disease for research on the epidemiology of periodontal diseases, their pathobiology, assessment of microbial and host-derived risk factors, as well as the diseases’ role as health stressor in heart disease and pregnancy complications.







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