May 31, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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New sleep loss marker

For years, Paul Shaw, PhD, a researcher at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has used what he learns in fruit flies to look for markers of sleep loss in humans.  Shaw reverses the process in a new paper, taking what he finds in humans back to the

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May 30, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Cigarettes are gateway to marijuana

Teen smokers who rationalize their use of cigarettes by saying, “At least, I’m not doing drugs,” may not always be able to use that line. New research to be presented Sunday, May 5, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC, supports the theory that cigarettes are

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May 30, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Health Tip: Help Kids With Diabetes Deal With Shots

(HealthDay News) — Children with diabetes may need regular injections and blood tests, which can be very scary and uncomfortable. The Nemours Foundation offers suggestions for the parents of these children: Prepare as much as possible before telling your child it’s time, and do it out of your child’s sight.

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May 29, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Injectable nano-network controls blood sugar in diabetics

In a promising development for diabetes treatment, researchers have developed a network of nanoscale particles that can be injected into the body and release insulin when blood-sugar levels rise, maintaining normal blood sugar levels for more than a week in animal-based laboratory tests. The work was done by researchers at

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May 28, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Ebolarsquo;s secret weapon revealed

Researchers have discovered the mechanism behind one of the Ebola virus’ most dangerous attributes: its ability to disarm the adaptive immune system.University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston scientists determined that Ebola short-circuits the immune system using proteins that work together to shut down cellular signaling related to interferon. Disruption

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May 28, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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‘Nano’ Medicine Might Someday Free Diabetics From Daily Needles

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have developed a network of so-called “nanoparticles” that theoretically could be injected into the body and release insulin to counteract rising blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Tested so far in mice, the nano-network was able to

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