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Researchers identify new gene that may increase risk of ALS

Researchers have identified a new gene that may increase a person’s risk of developing ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), according to a new study published in the June 16, 2021, online

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P-glycoprotein removes Alzheimer’s-associated toxin from the brain

A team of SMU biological scientists has confirmed that P-glycoprotein (P-gp) has the ability to remove from the brain a toxin that is associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The finding could

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Sudden cardiac death more likely to fell persons with HIV infection

Individuals infected with HIV are more than twice as likely to die from sudden cardiac death (SCD) compared to the general population, and are more likely to have hearts compromised

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Study finds ‘serious problems with privacy’ in mobile health apps

An in-depth analysis of more than 20,000 health related mobile applications (mHealth apps) published by The BMJ today finds “serious problems with privacy and inconsistent privacy practices.” The researchers say

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New study finds fast-food companies spending more on ads, targeting Black and Hispanic youth

The fast-food industry spent $5 billion on advertising in 2019, and the advertisements disproportionately targeted Black and Hispanic youth, according to new research published today by the Rudd Center for

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Heatwaves increase aggression on mental health wards, according to new study

Heatwaves may increase aggressive patient behavior on mental health wards, according to the first study of its kind, published today in the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ BJPsych Open journal. The

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Smart’ segmented ring device delivers medications to stop HIV transmission

Researchers have designed a device that delivers two medications that help stop HIV transmission. Although condom usage is the best strategy for preventing HIV transmission, the researchers are working to

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