A new drug target for liver cancer

National University of Singapore researchers have discovered that the MOAP-1 protein plays a role in reducing liver cancer risk by suppressing the hyper-active cancer-promoting Nrf2 cellular signaling pathway. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the primary form of liver cancer, is the fourth leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Although many risk factors and genetic aberrations have been […]

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Imaging of a living brain can help clearly differentiate between two types of dementia

American actor Robin Williams had a neurodegenerative brain disease called dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)—a distressing disease with symptoms in common with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). But unlike these two conditions, DLB also entails prominent mood and cognitive swings, sleep disorders, and vivid, sometimes terrifying, visual hallucinations. It is now thought that […]

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Left and right-brain age differently, linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Parts of the brain decline faster from age 30,researchers at the University of Oslo find. These brain changes are accelerated in people with Alzheimer’s disease. These new findings, published in Nature Communications, shed new light on our understanding of how the brain ages, and demonstrate a possible link between healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Cortical […]

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Neuromuscular training improves the rehabilitation of patients who suffer a heart attack

Ten lecturers from the Degrees in Physical Therapy, Nursery and Medicine of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University (CEU UCH) of Valencia have assessed in a clinical trial the efficiency of an innovative cardiac rehabilitation program for patients who have suffered an acute coronary syndrome, such as a heart attack or an angina. This program, which […]

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Ensuring healthy family mealtimes is important – and complicated

Mealtimes are a central aspect of family life, affecting the health and wellbeing of both children and adults. Although the benefits of healthy mealtimes are straightforward, helping all families realize those benefits is quite complicated, new research from University of Illinois shows. The study highlights ways in which some solutions—such as an exclusive focus on […]

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