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Researchers make asthma breakthrough

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Researchers have made a breakthrough that may eventually lead to improved therapeutic options for people living with asthma. The researchers have uncovered a critical role for a protein (Caspase-11), which had previously never been implicated in the disease, and which may offer a promising target for drug designers.

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Women firefighters face high exposure to toxic PFAS chemicals

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San Francisco’s women firefighters are exposed to higher levels of certain toxic PFAS chemicals than women working in downtown San Francisco offices, shows a new study. The study represents one of the first published results from the Women Firefighter Biomonitoring Collaborative, a long-term investigation into breast cancer risks faced by women firefighters.

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Drinks with added sugars linked to lipid imbalance, which increases CVD risk

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Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages daily was linked to lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), (‘good’ cholesterol), and higher triglyceride levels, both of which can increase cardiovascular disease risk. Drinking up to 12 ounces of 100% fruit juice per day was not associated with adverse changes in blood cholesterol or triglyceride levels.

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MicroRNA regulates process vital to placenta growth in early pregnancy

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Researchers have discovered how a very large human non-protein coding gene regulates epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) — a process that contributes to placental implantation during early pregnancy, as well as cancer progression and spread. EMT plays a key role in proper placenta growth, critical to the health of the mother and her growing fetus. The USF […]