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Cocoa Might Give Your Brain a Boost: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 — Could the main ingredient found in chocolate super-charge your brain, help young, healthy adults think better, faster and more efficiently? Just maybe, according to a small new study out of Britain. The finding is based on work with 18 healthy men, aged 18 to 45. All underwent brain scans and […]

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Scientists discover roles for a cellular motor in cancer

Utah scientists have discovered new functions of a key cellular machine that regulates gene packaging and is mutated in 20% of human cancers. The study was published in print today in the journal Molecular Cell. Genes are segments of cellular DNA, and gene packaging is called chromatin. Genes are tightly packaged when they are not […]

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Strategies for a healthy Turkey Day feast

The football teams taking the field on Thanksgiving will bring shrewd strategies and meticulous game plans to make sure they finish the day healthy and successful. As we tackle one of the year’s biggest feasts, should we do the same? On the one hand, it’s just one day. “If you spend the majority of your […]

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A more sensitive way to detect circulating tumor cells

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women, and metastasis from the breast to other areas of the body is the leading cause of death in these patients. Detecting circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the bloodstream could help doctors find and treat metastases at an earlier stage, increasing chances of survival. Now, researchers […]

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Researchers suggest a third diabetes medication effective in treating patients with heart failure

A medication used to treat diabetes is able to reduce hospitalizations and cardiovascular deaths in patients with heart failure by 33 percent, suggests a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The multinational trial demonstrated that sotagliflozin, a diabetes medication, is effective when used as a therapy for patients with worsening heart […]