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New discovery could lead to therapies for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A new study, led by the University of California, Irvine (UCI), reveals how chronic inflammation promotes muscle fibrosis, which could inform the development of new therapies for patients suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a fatal muscle disease. Titled, “A Stromal Progenitor and ILC2 Niche Promotes Muscle Eosinophilia and Fibrosis-Associated Gene Expression,” the study was […]

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Could widely used blood pressure meds raise skin cancer risk?

(HealthDay)—Most people are familiar with common sun-protection advice, from wearing and reapplying sunscreen to putting on a hat. But a new Canadian study finds that for people who take certain blood pressure medications, that advice becomes even more critical because those drugs can increase their sensitivity to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. The researchers […]

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This Is When Dr. Fauci Thinks We Could See A Movie Without Masks

The country isn’t back to normal yet, but we’re slowly getting there. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently relaxed guidelines for people who are fully vaccinated, saying it’s okay for them to do certain activities maskless, provided they are around other fully vaccinated people. Wearing a face mask in public is still […]

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DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Why spidery writing could mean liver disease

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Why spidery writing could mean you’ve got liver disease Signs of serious liver problems include tiredness, confusion, itchy skin and, according to the British Liver Trust, ‘writing which becomes difficult, spidery and small’, writes Dr Michael Mosley, pictured Large, the size of a rugby ball, rubbery and reddish-brown in colour, your liver […]

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Overlooked cilium could be genetic key to common diseases

Until recently, scientists believed that the primary cilium—an antenna-like structure found on the surface of most human cells—was largely vestigial and had little bearing on the day-to-day lives of human beings. But more recently, a relatively small number of people have been found to have rare genetic disorders affecting the cilium, characterized by a number […]