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Medicine focuses almost entirely on fighting chronic diseases in a piecemeal fashion as symptoms develop. Instead, more efforts should be directed to promoting interventions that have the potential to prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend healthy lifespans. Read more

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World Hepatitis Day - 07/28/2014

Look twice first and then act! This year’s World Hepatitis Day takes place under the motto “Think again.” Read more

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Topic of the Month July: The skin - protecting the body, indicating diseases

The human skin often is called a protective shield since it acts as a barrier for pathogens that try to enter the body. The skin is sometimes also considered a window to look inside the body, because it displays symptoms of some diseases. Read more

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Monitoring pulse after stroke may prevent second stroke

25/07/2014 - New research suggests that regularly monitoring your pulse after a stroke or the pulse of a loved one who has experienced a stroke may be a simple and effective first step in detecting irregular heartbeat, a major cause of having a second stroke. read more

Researchers create vaccine for dust-mite allergies

24/07/2014 - If you’re allergic to dust mites (and chances are you are), help may be on the way. Researchers at the University of Iowa have developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by naturally switching the body’s immune response. read more

Gene variant: heart disease risk factor for women

24/07/2014 - Historically, it was thought that heart disease was a men's-only disease, however, data has shown that post-menopausal women are just as likely as men to get heart disease and are less likely to be adequately diagnosed and treated. New research from Western University brings to light a genetic basis for heart disease in women and helps to identify which women are more prone to heart disease. read more

Bacteria swim with whole body, not just propellers

22/07/2014 - When it comes to swimming, the bodies of some bacteria are more than just dead weight, according to new research from Brown University. read more

Human platelets from next-generation bioreactor

22/07/2014 - Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a scalable, next-generation platelet bioreactor to generate fully functional human platelets in vitro. The work is a major biomedical advancement that will help address blood transfusion needs worldwide. read more

New findings show strikingly early seeding of HIV viral reservoir

21/07/2014 - The most critical barrier for curing HIV-1 infection is the presence of the viral reservoir, the cells in which the HIV virus can lie dormant for many years and avoid elimination by antiretroviral drugs. Very little has been known about when and where the viral reservoir is established during acute HIV-1 infection, or the extent to which it is susceptible to early antiretroviral therapy (ART). read more

Teaching the brain to reduce pain

16/07/2014 - People can be conditioned to feel less pain when they hear a neutral sound, new research from the University of Luxembourg has found. This lends weight to the idea that we can learn to use mind-over-matter to beat pain. read more

Wisconsin scientists find genetic recipe to turn stem cells to blood

15/07/2014 - The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step further. A group led by University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell researcher Igor Slukvin reports the discovery of two genetic programs responsible for taking blank-slate stem cells and turning them into both red and the array of white cells that make up human blood. read more

Researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes

15/07/2014 - An inexpensive, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes could improve patient care worldwide and help researchers better understand the disease, according to the device's inventors at the Stanford University School of Medicine. read more

Study reveals protective role for specialized cells

11/07/2014 - Research in the UCR School of Medicine laboratory of David Lo found that certain cells of the epithelium have a potentially important role in immune surveillance – creating an electrostatic repulsion field to microbial invasion. read more

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