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Fighting the signs of aging may need to start in your gut

The human microbiome is a community of bacteria, viruses, archaea, and eukaryotic microbes that colonize the body and can influence a variety of physiological functions. The microbiota of the gut is exceptionally diverse compared to other sites of the body. Within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract alone, trillions of bacteria representing over a thousand species can 

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Regenerating dental enamel

A new study, published in Nature Communications, outlines a method of growing mineralized structures with the same properties as dental enamel. The materials could be used for repairing enamel, which – unlike other tissues of the body – is not regenerated by the human body once lost. Enamel loss Enamel is the hardest substance in 

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A New Way to Treat Chemotherapy Pain

A new way to treat chronic pain without the use of opioids was found by researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. The treatment is a spinal injection containing apolipoprotein A-I binding protein (AIBP), which binds to toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), a receptor on the surface of cells that detects infectious 

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The latest hemorrhagic fever outbreak

Cases of the Ebola virus have risen to levels high enough in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DROC) that the World Health Organization (WHO) now considers it an outbreak. Ebola was first identified in 1976 in Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo) and was originally called Zaire Ebolavirus. It is now one of 

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A new immunotherapy target for colorectal cancer

An international research team, led by scientists from Yale University, has identified a new immunotherapy target for treating colorectal cancer, developing an antibody that successfully reduces tumor formation in animal models. Though the antibody still needs to be tested in humans, it could eventually be used as a new immunotherapy inhibitor to treat colorectal and 

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