100-year-old scientific mystery solved: Researchers discover role of nuclear glycogen in non-small cell lung cancers

Researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center have made a breakthrough discovery that solves a mystery long forgotten by science and have identified a potentially novel avenue in pre-clinical models to treat non-small cell lung cancers. Published in Cell Metabolism, the research centers on the function of glycogen accumulation in the nucleus of a cell. Glycogen is known […]

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‘Time-outs’ not associated with long-term negative effects in children

It’s an age-old debate: are time-outs bad for kids? Now, a new study suggests that despite sometimes getting a bad rap in the news, the common disciplinary strategy isn’t linked to harmful effects in children. Researchers compared emotional and behavioral health between kids whose parents reported using time-outs and those who didn’t over a roughly eight-year period. The result: no […]

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Scientists discover new breakthrough in treatment for cancer hair loss

Scientists have determined a new way to protect the hair follicle from chemotherapy in an effort to prevent hair loss as a result of cancer treatments. Researchers based at The University of Manchester have discovered a new strategy for how to protect hair follicles from chemotherapy, which could lead to new treatments that prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss—arguably one of the […]

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Creating a passion that will get you in shape quickly

  Often, people whо аrе trying tо lose wеight fаil tо mаkе ѕоlid gоаlѕ, usually because thеу ѕimрlу dоn’t knоw how. It mау also be thаt they аrеn’t уеt trulу mоtivаtеd. Thеrе аrе mаnу wауѕ to mаkе еxеrсiѕе enjoyable. Here аrе ѕоmе ways to hеlр уоu get ѕtаrtеd.   Muѕiс can kеер you mоtivаtеd. Yоur bоdу naturally mоvеѕ tо the […]

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Novel approach leads to potential sepsis prevention in burn patients

Immediately following severe burns, bacteria reach the wound from different sources, including the patient’s skin, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tracts and health care-related human contact. Within the wound, bacteria multiply, establish an infection and move from the infected burn wound into the bloodstream, causing serious complications like sepsis, multiple-organ failure and death. In modern burn units, more than 50% of deaths […]

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Early life environment may lead to high blood pressure in children

Where a mother lives and the temperature outside while she is pregnant, among other environmental factors, can impact whether her child is prehypertensive or hypertensive during childhood, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Exposure to negative lifestyle factors in pregnancy, such as obesity, physical inactivity, poor diet, and alcohol and tobacco […]

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Do NOT Miss These Spots in Colorado With Kids

What first comes to mind when you think of Denver? Mountains and snow? The city does have mountain views and gets its fair share of winter weather, but there are also plenty of sunny days in the colder months, making it easy to explore throughout the year. The laid-back vibe and varied attractions will also appeal to travelers of any age.   I grew up about an hour […]

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Concussions linked to erectile dysfunction in former NFL players

Former professional football players who have experienced concussion symptoms, including loss of consciousness, disorientation or nausea after a head injury, are more likely to report low testosterone and erectile dysfunction (ED), according to research published Aug. 26 in JAMA Neurology. The research—based on a survey of more than 3,400 former NFL players representing the largest study cohort of former professional […]

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