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Lupus strongly linked to imbalances in gut microbiome

The disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) -- marked by the attack on joints, skin, and kidneys by the body's immune system -- is linked...

More primary care physicians leads to longer life spans

New research shows us just how important primary care physicians are in prolonging our lives. Every 10 additional primary care physicians per 100,000 people in...

Single CRISPR Treatment Provides Long-Term Benefits in Mice

Researchers at Duke University have shown that a single systemic treatment using CRISPR genome editing technology can safely and stably correct a genetic disease...

Most Triggers for Irregular Heartbeat Can Be Easily Modified

A personal survey of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats, has found that the majority of...

CRISPR Gene Editing Makes Stem Cells ‘Invisible’ to Immune System

UC San Francisco scientists have used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system to create the first pluripotent stem cells that are functionally “invisible” to the immune...

Your home is a hidden source of air pollution

Cooking, cleaning and other routine household activities generate significant levels of volatile and particulate chemicals inside the average home, leading to indoor air quality...

Mediterranean diet works by adding up small improvements

Eating a Mediterranean-type diet won't suddenly and dramatically improve your cholesterol, magically slash your blood pressure, or help you drop 20 pounds overnight. But if...

Versatile drug may protect baby from hazards of intraamniotic infections

Dangerous to both mom and baby, infections or inflammations of the tissue or fluids that surround the fetus often result in preterm delivery with...

Could omega-3 fatty acids help prevent miscarriages?

Compounds found in fish oil prevent pregnancy complications, including preterm birth, neonatal death, and stillbirth, in mice when the complications are caused by a...

Participating in the arts creates paths to healthy aging

We all know to eat right, exercise, and get a good night’s sleep to stay healthy. But can flexing our creative muscles help us thrive as we age?...

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