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Gene’s impact on ‘good’ cholesterol could affect heart disease risk

Jul. 12, 2012—A genetic variant may help keep an individual’s “good” cholesterol in check.

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Low oxygen could protect sick kidneys

Jun. 28, 2012—Low oxygen – and the activation of factors that respond to this situation – may be protective in chronic kidney disease.

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Spelling out HIV risk in urban China

Jun. 27, 2012—Research reveals clues to HIV risk in Chinese men who have sex with other men.

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Kids’ cells okay after mom’s cancer radiation

Jun. 22, 2012—Study finds no evidence of increased mitochondrial mutations in the children of women treated with radiation for cancer.

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Gene database to aid disease research

Jun. 19, 2012—A new catalog of human genetic data may help researchers uncover the genetic roots of disease and enable the ultimate realization of personalized medicine.

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Better blood pressure-reducing drugs?

Apr. 30, 2012—A newer version of an old class of blood pressure lowering drugs may offer advantages for obese patients with metabolic syndrome.

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Cost study shows timing crucial in appendectomies

Apr. 26, 2012—Removing a child’s ruptured appendix sooner rather than later significantly lowers hospital costs and charges, according to a recently published study.

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Pathways to delirium in the ICU

Apr. 17, 2012—Study suggests that the “kynurenine” biochemical pathway could be a target for reducing delirium and coma in critically ill patients.

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Targeting post-transplant diabetes

Apr. 12, 2012—Targeting diabetes that develops after a stem cell transplant may help moderate graft-vs.-host disease, an adverse effect of the procedure, and improve outcomes.

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New tool hooks heart failure drugs

Apr. 6, 2012—A new screening tool – using glowing fish embryos – could identify therapeutics for myocardial hypertrophy and heart failure.

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Plant compound quells inflammation

Apr. 6, 2012—Berberine, an herbal remedy for diarrhea and intestinal parasites, may be an effective treatment for gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases.

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Gut germs govern growth

Apr. 6, 2012—Treating H. pylori infection in children may help their growth rebound, a recent study suggests.

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