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Tau hot spots open new avenues of discovery into dementia

Newly discovered cellular hot spots of a potentially toxic protein could open new research avenues into how Alzheimer’s disease progresses in the brain. Scientists made the discovery while trying to understand how the protein Tau spreads throughout the brain at the Queensland Brain Institute’s Clem Jones Center for Aging Dementia Research (CJCADR). “Tau is particularly […]

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Triple Threat: Novel Agent Shows Potent T2D Weight Loss

STOCKHOLM — First came the GLP-1 receptor agonists as treatments for patients with type 2 diabetes, then came tirzepatide (Mounjaro) which added a second incretin agonism for the receptor to the glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP). Now coming onto the clinical scene is a molecule with triple agonism to the GLP-1 receptor, the GIP receptor, and to […]

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Study sheds light on how heat stress affects kidney function

Acute kidney injury-; defined as an abrupt decline in glomerular filtration rate (GFR)-;is among the top causes of hospitalization during a heat wave. New research published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology sheds light on how heat stress affects kidney function. The study was chosen as an APSselect […]

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CDC Health Alert Network provides recommendations to manage the recent increase in severe respiratory illness among children

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Health Alert Network (HAN) has provided certain recommendations to inform healthcare providers, infection control professionals, clinical laboratories, and public health departments about the recent increase in pediatric cases of severe respiratory illness in several regions of the USA. Study: Severe Respiratory Illnesses Associated with Rhinoviruses and/or […]

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Working to decrease health insurance costs could increase companies’ profits, research shows

Negotiating lower health insurance premiums could help Fortune 500 companies increase profits while maintaining high-quality coverage for their workers, according to a new research paper from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Employers are the largest source of health insurance coverage in the United States, accounting for 50.3% of the total population, according to […]