Day: October 30, 2019

Projected doubling of Americans living with dementia

October 30, 2019

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias will double to nearly 13 million over the next 20 years, according to the new Milken Institute report Reducing the Cost and Risk of Dementia: Recommendations to Improve Brain Health and Decrease Disparities. Milken Institute research estimates that by 2020, roughly 4.7 million women […]

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Potential new target for treatment of gout

October 30, 2019

Researchers at Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane and elsewhere have identified a new therapeutic target for the treatment of gout, a common type of arthritis that causes episodes of painful and stiff joints. Published in the journal Cellular and Molecular Immunology, their study suggests that blocking a signaling molecule known as TAK1 can suppress […]

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Cracking the colon code: New light shed on gut function

October 30, 2019

New insights into how the colon functions and actually expels its contents have been revealed for the first time following decades of study by Flinders University researchers. It promises new diagnostics tools and treatments for gastrointestinal disorders to address problems with bowel movements leading to constipation, diarrhea and pain, affecting hundreds of millions of people […]

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Even the Fetus Has Gut Bacteria, Study Shows

October 30, 2019

A study in humans and mice demonstrated that a fetus has its own microbiome, or communities of bacteria living in the gut, which are known to play important roles in the immune system and metabolism. Researchers also confirmed that the fetal microbiome is transmitted from the mother. These findings open the door to potential interventions […]

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