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Mitochondrial function changes as we age
(Phys.org)—A new study finds that age-related onset of type 2 diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance may be due to the lowered ability of muscle mitochondria to switch from metabolizing fatty acids to metabolizing glucose in healthy elderly people compared to young people. The study was reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Medical Xpress - latest medical and health news stories, Sat, 05 Sep 2015 11:36:23 GMT

Common antidepressant sertraline may change brain structures
A commonly prescribed antidepressant may alter brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in very different ways, according to new research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Medical Xpress - latest medical and health news stories, Sat, 05 Sep 2015 11:36:23 GMT

Highly effective seasickness treatment on the horizon
The misery of motion sickness could be ended within five to ten years thanks to a new treatment being developed by scientists.
Medical Xpress - latest medical and health news stories, Sat, 05 Sep 2015 11:36:23 GMT

New medical device concept could reduce time to diagnose infections
When a patient arrives at a hospital with a serious infection, doctors have precious few minutes to make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe treatment accordingly. A new diagnostic device may significantly reduce the amount of time necessary to diagnose tissue infections.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 05 Sep 2015 12:00:22 GMT

IV administration of endothelin B receptor drug reduces memory loss, oxidative stress in Alzheimer's disease
An estimated 5.3 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The five current FDA-approved AD medications only help mask the disease symptoms instead of treating the underlying disease. In a new study, researchers used IRL-1620, a chemical that binds to endothelin B receptors, to treat AD in rats.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 05 Sep 2015 12:00:22 GMT

Vitamin C: The exercise replacement?
Exercise improves health in overweight and obese adults but can be hard to incorporate into a daily routine. New findings show that taking vitamin C supplements daily instead can have similar cardiovascular benefits as regular exercise in these adults.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 05 Sep 2015 12:00:22 GMT

Research Spots Link Between Agent Orange, Blood Cancer in Vietnam Vets
Title: Research Spots Link Between Agent Orange, Blood Cancer in Vietnam Vets
Category: Health News
Created: 9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/4/2015 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Sat, 05 Sep 2015 12:00:22 GMT

Electrical Bursts to Pancreatic Cancer Cells May Help Fight Tumor
Title: Electrical Bursts to Pancreatic Cancer Cells May Help Fight Tumor
Category: Health News
Created: 9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/4/2015 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Sat, 05 Sep 2015 12:00:22 GMT

Early Treatment With Flu Antivirals May Shorten Seniors' Hospital Stay
Title: Early Treatment With Flu Antivirals May Shorten Seniors' Hospital Stay
Category: Health News
Created: 9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/4/2015 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Sat, 05 Sep 2015 12:00:22 GMT

Georgetown and Howard receive $27 million award for clinical and translational research
(Georgetown University Medical Center) A large clinical research program led by Georgetown and Howard universities, facilitating the participation of more than four million Washington-area residents in clinical trials, has received a $27 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health. The NIH's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences awarded a five-year renewal of the prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Award to Georgetown University and Howard University on Aug. 28.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sat, 05 Sep 2015 12:00:22 GMT

UTIA professors help launch new online wildlife disease reporting system
(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) Researchers with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture were instrumental in creating a new online portal for scientists studying a disease that is threatening the global populations of amphibians, reptiles and fish. The new portal is called the Global Ranavirus Reporting System. Ranaviruses are emerging pathogens capable of causing systemic hemorrhaging in amphibians, reptiles and fish that has been characterized as the 'Ebola of ectothermic vertebrate species.'
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sat, 05 Sep 2015 12:00:22 GMT

Stop and smell the volatile organic compounds (video)
(American Chemical Society) Is there anything better than a bouquet of fresh flowers? Well, as it turns out, you're not the only one who likes the smell of posies -- some flowers use their aroma to attract pollinators. Find out how airborne volatile organic compounds give petunias, roses and the notoriously stinky 'corpse flower' their characteristic aromas in the latest Speaking of Chemistry.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sat, 05 Sep 2015 12:00:22 GMT

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