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Stem cells help offset brain damage from stroke

Cognitive deficits following ischemic stroke are common and debilitating, even in the relatively few patients who are treated expeditiously so that clots are removed...

Hitting the gym may help men avoid diet-induced erectile dysfunction

Obesity continues to plague the U.S. and now extends to much of the rest of the world. One probable reason for this growing health problem...

MS drug shows promise for preventing heart failure from cardiac hypertrophy

A drug already approved to treat multiple sclerosis may also hold promise for treating cardiac hypertrophy, or thickening of the cardiac muscle--a disorder that...

Boosting gut hormones may help fight obesity

In the constant cross talk between our brain and our gut, two gut hormones are already known to tell the brain when we have...

New mouse model reveals a mystery of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy often die as young adults from heart and breathing complications. However, scientists have been puzzled for decades by the...

Patients with severe type of muscular dystrophy at increased risk of...

Compared to the general population, patients with myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD; a form of muscular dystrophy marked by generalized weakness and muscular wasting that affects the face, feet, hands and neck) are at increased risk of canc...

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