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Article ID: 697421

Pregnancy History May Be Tied to Alzheimer’s Disease

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A woman’s history of pregnancy may affect her risk of Alzheimer’s disease decades later, according to a study published in the July 18, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 697396

Mercy's Dr. Latasha Murphy Discusses Diagnosis and Treatment of Uterine Fibroids

Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore

Eighty percent of women will develop uterine fibroids before they turn 50, and African-American women are particularly susceptible.

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Article ID: 697412

Study Shows Women’s Emotional Distress is Not Associated with Poor Infertility Treatment Outcomes

Stony Brook University

A new study reveals evidence that women’s emotional state does not have a strong connection with the success of infertility treatment.

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Article ID: 697289

Loyola Medicine Gynecologic Surgeon Helps Patient Feel Relief from Endometriosis Pain

Loyola University Health System

Loyola Medicine Gynecologic Surgeon Helps Patient Feel Relief from Endometriosis Pain.

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Article ID: 696992

Scientists Identify Mechanism That May Explain Why Males Are More at Risk Than Females For Neurodevelopmental Disorders

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Sex plays a role in hypertension, diabetes, arthritis – and in many neurological and psychiatric disorders. To better understand the molecular underpinnings of this disparity, Tracy Bale of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, along with several colleagues, focused on a molecule that plays a key role in placental health. In a study of mice, they found that the molecule, O-linked N-acetylglucosamine transferase (OGT) works by establishing sex-specific patterns of gene expression.

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Article ID: 696703

How Targeting Metabolism Can Defeat Cancer Stem Cells

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers have found that cancer stem cells exist in more than one state and can change form, sliding back and forth between a dormant state and a rapidly growing state. The cell's metabolism controls this change, suggesting a possible way in to attack the stem cells.

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Article ID: 696799

Surgeons Have Substantial Impact on Genetic Testing in Breast Cancer Patients Who Need It

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study finds surgeon attitudes about genetic testing have a big impact on whether women receive testing after a breast cancer diagnosis.

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Dangers of Pregnancy Among Older Women and Those with Many Children Rarely Discussed

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Harmful gender, religious and cultural norms contribute to risky pregnancies in older women and women who already have five or more children, endangering the lives of these women and their babies, suggests new research from the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs. CCP is based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Mayo researchers find off/on switch for DNA repair protein

Mayo Clinic

Damage to DNA is a daily occurrence but one that human cells have evolved to manage. Now, in a new paper published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, Mayo researchers have determined how one DNA repair protein gets to the site of DNA damage. The authors say they hope this discovery research will help identify new therapies for ovarian cancer.

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