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People with higher body mass index had a blunted response to vitamin D supplementation,...

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham healthcare system, have found new evidence that vitamin D may be metabolized differently in people with an elevated body mass...

Findings suggest new approach to treating Alzheimer’s, other neurodegenerative diseases — ScienceDaily

A growing pile of evidence indicates that the tens of trillions of microbes that normally live in our intestines -- the so-called gut microbiome -- have far-reaching effects on how our bodies function. Members...

Discovery of metabolic switch could lead to targeted treatment of obesity, cancer — ScienceDaily

An Iowa State University research team has discovered a method for modifying the function of an enzyme crucial to fat production, which could lead to more effective treatments for childhood obesity and cancer. While the...

Fewer cases of melanoma among people taking vitamin D supplements — ScienceDaily

Fewer cases of melanoma were observed among regular users of vitamin D supplements than among non-users, a new study finds. People taking vitamin D supplements regularly also had a considerably lower risk of skin...

How ‘risky’ amino acids abort elongation in protein synthesis — ScienceDaily

Life depends on the precise functioning of several proteins synthesized in cells by ribosomes. This diverse set of proteins, known as a proteome, is maintained by the robust translation elongation of amino acid sequences...

Group’s discovery might lead to a new, more convenient drug for preventing and treating...

Parathyroid hormone can stimulate bone formation, and analogs of the hormone are often prescribed to patients with osteoporosis; however, these medications are only effective when administered by daily injection. A team led by investigators at...

Some benefits, potential risks with alternative medicines for heart failure — ScienceDaily

There are some benefits and potentially serious risks when people with heart failure use complementary and alternative medicines (CAM), to manage symptoms, so involving the health care team is important for safety, according to...

Common fatty acid contributes to temperature and pain sensitivity in psoriasis plaques — ScienceDaily

A common fatty acid found in the Western diet breaks down into compounds that contribute to increased temperature and pain -- but not itch -- sensitivity in psoriatic lesions. The finding could lead to...

Mediterranean diet linked to lower preeclampsia risk — ScienceDaily

In a new study evaluating the Mediterranean diet and adverse pregnancy outcomes, investigators from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai found that women who conceived while adhering to the anti-inflammatory diet had a significantly...

Smoking and obesity increase risk of severe COVID-19 by 65 to 81 percent, study...

Researchers from the School of Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed), in collaboration with The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)'s Faculty of Medicine (CU Medicine), confirmed...
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Dr. Amanda Baker, UCSF Clinical Fellow, Awarded ASPNR Travel Grant

We are excited to congratulate Amanda Baker, MD, for receiving the Charlotte and Thierry Huisman Travel Grant Award. Dr. Baker, a...

Supplementation with amino acid serine eases neuropathy in diabetic mice — ScienceDaily

Approximately half of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes experience peripheral neuropathy -- weakness, numbness, and pain, primarily in the hands and...

Our memory for objects might be better than we think — ScienceDaily

The next time you're struggling to remember exactly where you left your keys, parked your car or put down your glasses, don't necessarily give...