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Newly discovered molecule could help heart failure

Newly discovered molecule could help heart failure

When human fetuses are in the early phase of development, a protein molecule known as BRG1 plays an important role by turning genes related to heart muscle on and off. Soon, however, production of the protein drops significantly because it is no long...
Published: 08/19/14
Drugs help dissolve kidney stones in lab mice

Drugs help dissolve kidney stones in lab mice

Anyone who has suffered from kidney stones is keenly aware of the lack of drugs to treat the condition, which often causes excruciating pain.
Published: 08/19/14

Job search can help reduce income tax bite

Many people change jobs in the summer. If you looked for a new job in the same line of work as your most recent position, you may be able to deduct some of your job hunting costs on your federal income taxes.
Updated: 1 months ago
Study: Short selling didn’t trigger 2008 collapse

Study: Short selling didn’t trigger 2008 collapse

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Contrary to widespread media reports, the collapse of several financial firms during the 2008 economic crisis was not triggered by unsettled stock trades, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Manag...
Updated: 1 months ago
Aging’s impact on  body’s defenses probed

Aging’s impact on body’s defenses probed

There's a good reason people older than 60 are not donor candidates for bone marrow transplantation: The immune system ages and weakens with time, making the elderly prone to life-threatening infection and other maladies. ...
Updated: 1 months ago

Meeting mines ideas for West Pasco waterfront

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County has won all kinds of awards for its Harbors Plan to redevelop the county’s waterfront and U.S.19 corridor. But for now, it’s just a plan. ...
Updated: 1 months ago
Researchers on trail of hiding cancer cells

Researchers on trail of hiding cancer cells

For the vast majority of people who die from cancer, the first tumors doctors find aren’t the malignancies that kill them. Instead, the culprits are the cancer cells that break away from primary tumors and give rise to secondary tumors, often ...
Updated: 1 months ago

Expert: Adults still need potentially life-saving immunizations

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — As young people prepare to head back to school, required immunizations are typically on the to-do list, but getting potentially lifesaving vaccines should not end when adulthood begins, says a University of Alabama at Birmin...
Updated: 1 months ago
Study: coaching helps prevent Medicare hospital re-admissions

Study: coaching helps prevent Medicare hospital re-admissions

CLEVELAND — A new study reports that an hourlong educational coaching session and two or three follow-up phone calls after a hospital stay reduced re-admission odds by 39 percent among Medicare patients. ...
Updated: 1 months ago
‘Chaperone’ may help control Crohn’s, related disorders

‘Chaperone’ may help control Crohn’s, related disorders

In dogged pursuit of clues that may lead to the development of novel therapies for inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, researchers at the University of Delaware have been sifting through dozens of gene mut...
Updated: 1 months ago

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