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Exercise, surgically removing belly fat improves cognition in obese, diabetic mice

Cognitive decline that often accompanies obesity and diabetes can be reversed with regular exercise or surgical removal of belly fat, scientists report. A drug already...

High salt intake equals fat teens

Most adolescents consume as much salt as adults – some more than twice the recommended daily allowance – and that high sodium intake correlates...

Diametric shift in 2 protein levels spurs Alzheimer’s plaque accumulation

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A diametric shift in the levels of two proteins involved in folding, moving and cutting other proteins enables accumulation of the destructive brain plaque found in Alzheimer's disease, researchers report. VPS35 is a protein that fold...

Controlling symptoms can lead to improved quality of life for end-of-life...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Healthcare workers can most directly affect quality of life (QOL) of patients with advanced stage lung cancer by helping manage symptoms such as pain, lack of energy, shortness of breath, coughing, difficulty sleeping and dry mou...

Fat associated with chemical changes in DNA that may help explain...

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Fat appears to associate with some distinctive chemical changes in the DNA -- a finding that may help explain why obesity can increase the risk for chronic problems such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, researchers repo...

Enzyme inhibition or removal may prevent or treat ischemic retinopathy

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The inhibition or removal of an enzyme may prevent or treat ischemic retinopathy by stalling growth of unwanted vessels in the retina, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. Ischemic retinopathy is characterized by uncont...

Potential drug therapy for diabetic retinopathy under study

One drug's startling ability to restore retinal health in the eyes of diabetic mice has researchers wanting to learn more about how it works and whether it might do the same for people. "We want to know if this drug has the potential to block ...

Wartime urologic injuries require different mindset

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Saving a soldier's life takes precedence over treating traumatic urologic injuries on the battlefield, a Medical College of Georgia researcher says. Injuries to the bladder, ureters, kidneys and external genitalia often requir...

Daily vibration may help aging bones stay healthy

AUGUSTA, Ga. - A daily dose of whole body vibration may help reduce the usual bone density loss that occurs with age, Medical College of Georgia researchers report. Twelve weeks of daily, 30-minute sessions in 18-month old male mice -- wh...

Inhaling nitric oxide eases pain crises in sickle cell patients

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Inhaling nitric oxide appears to safely and effectively reduce pain crises in adults with sickle cell disease, researchers report. A study of 18 patients in Atlanta, Chicago and Detroit showed that the nine inhaling nitric oxide...

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