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April 18, 2014

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12:02 AM | Beets for Speed and Power. Walnuts for Endurance.
The idea that beets increase speed and power during exercise performance is pretty new.  Beets are rich in anti-oxidants, but they are also high in nitrate.  Until recently nitrate was thought to be nothing but a problem.  Nitrate interferes with iodine uptake, so it could contribute to iodine deficiency.  There are also associations between high […] The post Beets for Speed and Power. Walnuts for Endurance. appeared first on WODMasters.

April 17, 2014

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9:38 PM | The NPHR Is Looking for Staff Writers!
The Northwestern Public Health Review (www.nphr.org) is looking for staff writers to contribute to the growing blog section of the NPHR website. Writers will assist with the development of a Northwestern Faculty and Project Spotlight Series. This contribution opens opportunity to meet, learn about, and network with all the interesting research occurring here at Northwestern. […]
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7:29 PM | Research on flies suggests that lost stem cells are naturally replaced by non-stem cells
Erika MatunisCreditJohns Hopkins researchers have discovered an unexpected phenomenon in the organs that produce sperm in fruit flies, when a certain kind of stem cell is killed off experimentally, another group of non-stem cells can come out of retirement to replace them.The discovery sheds light on the tiny "environments" that stem cells occupy in animal bodies and may help explain how stem cells in tumors replenish themselves, the researchers report in the May 8 issue of the journal Cell […]

Phylis Hétié, Margaret de Cuevas, Erika Matunis (2014). Conversion of Quiescent Niche Cells to Somatic Stem Cells Causes Ectopic Niche Formation in the Drosophila Testis, Cell Reports, Other: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2014.03.058

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7:17 PM | Mesenchymal stem cells require hydrogen sulfide to function properly
Professor Songtao ShiMesenchymal stem cells need to produce hydrogen sulfide in order to properly multiply and form bone tissue, according to a new study from the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology at the Ostrow School of Dentistry.Professor Songtao Shi, principal investigator on the project, said the presence of hydrogen sulfide produced by the cells governs the flow of calcium ions. The essential ions activate a chain of cellular signals that results in osteogenesis, or the creation of […]

Liu, Y., Yang, R., Liu, X., Zhou, Y., Qu, C., Kikuiri, T., Wang, S., Zandi, E., Du, J., Ambudkar, I. & Shi, S. (2014). Hydrogen Sulfide Maintains Mesenchymal Stem Cell Function and Bone Homeostasis via Regulation of Ca2+ Channel Sulfhydration, Cell Stem Cell, DOI:

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6:07 PM | An Athlete Tackles Cancer
My youth was all sports. Now, at the age of 30, with Stage IV gastric cancer, I find myself relying on lessons I learned then.
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5:22 PM | Neurons in the Brain Tune into Different Frequencies for Different Spatial Memory Tasks
Your brain transmits information about your current location and memories […]
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3:15 PM | Classifying Cognitive Style Across Disciplines
Educators have tried to boost learning by focusing on differences […]
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3:10 PM | A cross-section of the universe
An image of a galaxy cluster taken by the NASA/ESA […]
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3:05 PM | In sex-reversed cave insects, females have the penises
Researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 17 […]
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2:58 PM | Wireless power transfer achieved at 5-meter distance
The way electronic devices receive their power has changed tremendously […]
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2:56 PM | Newlyweds, be careful what you wish for
A statistical analysis of the gift “fulfillments” at several hundred […]
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2:55 PM | New evidence of suicide epidemic among India’s marginalised farmers
Latest statistical research finds strong causal links between areas with […]
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2:36 PM | Pregnancy Weight Gain Predicts Child’s Obesity
Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk that your child will be obese as a preschooler, new evidence shows. Gaining too little weight may have the same effect.
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1:58 PM | NASA: Vitamin B3 Might Have Been Made in Space, Delivered by Meteorites
Ancient Earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin […]
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1:54 PM | Radiation therapy for cervical cancer increases risk for colorectal cancer
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston […]
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1:52 PM | Neighborhood cops: Some immune cells defend just 1 organ
Scientists have uncovered a new way the immune system may […]
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10:38 AM | Neuralstem stem cell therapy for spinal cord injuries approved to begin at University Of California
Neuralstem LogoNeuralstem announced yesterday that the Institutional Review Board of the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine has approved the Phase I safety trial to treat chronic spinal cord injury (cSCI) with its NSI-566 neural stem cells. The NSI-566/cSCI Phase I trial will enroll patients with thoracic spinal cord injuries (T2-T12) who have an American Spinal Injury Association (AIS) A level of impairment, between one and two years after injury. AIS A impairment, which […]
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10:29 AM | Modified stem cells may offer treatment for Alzheimer's disease
Mathew Blurton-JonesUC Irvine neurobiologists have found that genetically modified neural stem cells show positive results when transplanted into the brains of mice with the symptoms and pathology of Alzheimer's disease. The pre-clinical trial is published in the journal Stem Cells Research and Therapy, and the approach has been shown to work in two different mouse models.Alzheimer's disease, one of the most common forms of dementia, is associated with accumulation of the protein amyloid-beta […]

Blurton-Jones, M., Spencer, B., Michael, S., Castello, N., Agazaryan, A., Davis, J., Müller, F., Loring, J., Masliah, E. & LaFerla, F. & (2014). Neural stem cells genetically-modified to express neprilysin reduce pathology in Alzheimer transgenic models, Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 5 (2) 46. DOI:

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10:21 AM | GSK corruption claims extend to Jordan and Lebanon
Follows bribery allegations in Poland, China and Iraq
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10:12 AM | Reckitt Benckiser may spin out pharma division
Moves to focus on consumer health and household goods
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9:45 AM | Boehringer lines up biosimilars of major drugs
Prospects include copies of Humira, Avastin and MabThera
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9:31 AM | Ogilvy HealthPR appoints social media manager
Rebecca Canvin joins from Brandcast Media/ Health
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9:31 AM | Unicheck recognised for innovation
Wins a Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award for anti-counterfeiting platform
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9:30 AM | Genzyme backs first International Pompe Day
Raises awareness of rare neuromuscular disease
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6:45 AM | Introducing the reason I’ve been quiet… and musings on my second son’s birth
If you typically follow my blog, you may have noticed the absence of posts for the past several weeks. And then you may have done the math from my previous posts and correctly deduced that I had my baby. Of course, you could be forgiven if you didn’t deduce as much because my would-be April […]
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5:00 AM | What Whole Foods Markets Doesn’t Tell You
Whole Foods Market is a relentlessly hip American supermarket chain which prides itself on organic fruits and vegetables, gluten-free just-about-everything, and high-end touches like wine bars and exotic take out items (roasted yucca, anyone?). The health products aisle is stocked with Bach Flower and homeopathic remedies. For example, in-house brand Flu Ease: “an established homeopathic […]
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5:00 AM | Post Holdings to Acquire Michael Foods
The Michael Foods acquisition will be Post's largest transaction to date.
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5:00 AM | High Fat Diet Associated with Increased Breast Cancer Risk
High total and saturated fat intake were associated with greater risk of estrogen receptor- and progesterone receptor-positive breast cancer, and human epidermal growth factor 2 receptor-negative disease.
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5:00 AM | NCHS Reviews Regional Complementary Health Approaches in the U.S.
17.9% of U.S. adults used non-vitamin, non-mineral dietary supplements, surpassing the use of any other approach to complementary health.
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4:01 AM | The Antidepressant Generation
A growing number of young adults are taking psychiatric medicines for longer and longer periods, at the very age when they are also consolidating their identities, making plans for the future and navigating adult relationships.
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