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‘Immortality protein’ within the mitochondria offers protection in myocardial infarction

Researchers Prof. Judith Haendeler from the Medical Faculty and the molecular biologist Prof. Joachim Altschmied from the Department of Biology, together with their teams, have shown for the first time in the cardiovascular system that telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) within the mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cells, has a protective function in myocardial infarction. This […]

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Handful of companies could prevent around 300 deaths a year by cutting salt in these products

. New research suggests around 300 deaths a year could be avoided if just five Aussie food manufacturers cut salt in packaged foods such as processed meat, bread, chicken nuggets and sausages down to government target levels. Of these five companies the top three were major supermarkets—by reformulating their home brand products in these categories […]

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New life for a cancer drug that reprograms pain pathways to treat chronic pain

Chronic pain associated with nerve injury and chronic bone pain from metastatic cancer are unmet medical needs. This sober assertion does not begin to capture the crushing and devastating impact of these pain conditions on the lives of people affected by them, nor the effects on their families. Indeed, people’s social and professional lives can […]

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New study to develop personalized therapies for triple-negative breast cancer patients

Indiana University School of Medicine researcher Bryan P. Schneider, MD, is leading a novel nationwide study to better understand how to treat patients with triple-negative breast cancer based on their own unique genetic data. PERSEVERE is a phase 2 clinical trial with the goal of studying personalized cancer treatment combinations when compared to standard cancer […]

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Working-age people living with dementia experience inadequate guidance and counselling

The right of working-age people living with dementia to receive adequate and timely guidance and counseling is not realized properly, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. Study participants highlighted shortcomings in the continuity of guidance and counseling, as well as in equal access to guidance and counseling services. The study was […]

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Survival similar for younger and older patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, study finds

Even though young patients with metastatic colorectal cancer tend to be more fit and receive more intensive treatment than older patients, both groups survive for roughly the same amount of time, according to a new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators. The findings, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, come as colorectal […]

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Impaired vision increases risk of depression in midlife women

Midlife women are known to have the highest prevalence of depression compared with all other age groups, and women have higher depression rates than men. A new study suggests that midlife vision impairment is associated with increased odds of future depressive symptoms for midlife women. Study results are published online today in Menopause. Despite the […]