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June 20, 2018
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Effects of estrogen treatment combat multiple sclerosis in mice

A study by UCLA researchers reveals the cellular basis for how the hormone estrogen protects against damage to the central nervous system in women with multiple sclerosis, or MS. The researchers found that estrogen treatment exerts positive effects on two … Continue reading

February 14, 2013
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Death and dying 2000-2009: Hospice Use Rises; So Does Aggressive Care

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association documents an increase in hospice use over the last decade but also finds more ICU utilization, more repeat hospitalizations, and more late health care transitions. The data raises concern about … Continue reading

December 25, 2012
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Mild Brain Cooling after Head Injury Prevents Epileptic Seizures in Lab Study

Mild cooling of the brain after a head injury prevents the later development of epileptic seizures, according to an animal study reported this month in the Annals of Neurology. Epilepsy can result from genetics or brain damage. Traumatic head injury … Continue reading

September 23, 2012
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App Lets You Monitor Lung Health Using Only a Smartphone

People suffering from asthma or other chronic lung problems are typically only able to get a measure of their lung function at the doctor’s office a few times a year by blowing into a specialized piece of equipment. More frequent … Continue reading

August 15, 2012
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A Hands-on Approach to Treating Patients with Pulmonary Disease

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Researchers at Michigan State University are working to show how a noninvasive, drug-free form of hands-on medical care can help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease improve their breathing. The team from MSU’s College of Osteopathic … Continue reading

February 27, 2011
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First Harmful Algal Bloom Species Genome Sequenced

*Brown Tide Culprit Uniquely Suited to Thrive in Environmentally Impacted Estuaries* The microscopic phytoplankton Aureococcus anophagefferens, which causes devastating brown tides, may be tiny but it’s a fierce competitor. In the first genome sequencing of a harmful algal bloom species, … Continue reading

November 13, 2010
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Stem Cell Transplants in Mice Produce Lifelong Enhancement of Muscle Mass

A University of Colorado at Boulder-led study shows that specific types of stem cells transplanted into the leg muscles of mice prevented the loss of muscle function and mass that normally occurs with aging, a finding with potential uses in … Continue reading