UT Dallas researchers use new technique to isolate cancer stem cells

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have devised a new technique to isolate aggressive cells thought to form the root of many hard-to-treat metastasized cancers — a significant step toward developing new drugs that might target these cells.

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Non-adherence to sleep apnea treatment linked to increased hospital readmissions

A study of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) suggests that non-adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is significantly associated with increased 30-day hospital readmissions.

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Calorie restriction improves intestinal-tissue regeneration after injury

Dramatic calorie restriction, diets reduced by 40 percent of a normal calorie total, have long been known to extend health span, the duration of disease-free aging, in animal studies, and even to extend life span in most animal species examined.

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C-sections and gut bacteria linked to childhood obesity risk

New CHILD Study research has found that overweight and obese women are more like to have children who are overweight or obese by three years of age–and that bacteria in the gut may be partially to blame.

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UCLA researchers use fluorescent colored proteins to trace origin of heart cells

UCLA researchers used fluorescent colored proteins to trace how cardiomyocytes — cells in heart muscle that enable it to pump blood — are produced in mouse embryos. The findings could eventually lead to methods for regenerating heart tissue in human adults.

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Research consortium develops first 3D computer model of metabolic processes

An international research consortium developed, with significant involvement of Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine scientists, the first computer model to include 3D in the representation of human metabolic processes.

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Prophylactic use of haloperidol does not reduce delirium burden

Prophylactic use of the drug haloperidol does not help to prevent delirium in intensive care patients or improve their chances of survival. Therefore, there is no reason anymore to administer the drug as a preventive measure to reduce the burden of delirium.

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Scientists pinpoint fertility hormone that could support early pregnancy

The hormone helps prime cells for implantation, a vital stage in early pregnancy when a fertilized egg attaches to the womb lining, the study suggests.

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Biomedical engineers create 3D hydrogel scaffolds  to transform cells into muscle

Australian biomedical engineers have successfully produced a 3D material that mimics nature to transform cells into muscle.

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Study reveals HCT as effective treatment for NHL patients regardless of age

Results from a retrospective study of 1,629 patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma showed that survival at 4 years following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for patients age 65 years and older is comparable to patients age 55 to 64 years.

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