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New Target for Aspirin

By | April 20, 2012

New work on salicylate, a natural component of aspirin, suggests that activation of the energy-sensing AMP kinase may underlie some of aspirin’s health benefits.

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The Dark Side of Working Nights

By | April 11, 2012

Pulling frequent all-nighters, experiencing jet lag, and working night shifts can lead to diabetes in more than one way.

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Exercise Alters Epigenetics

By | March 6, 2012

Exercise causes short-term changes in DNA methylation and gene expression in muscle tissue that may have implications for type 2 diabetes.

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Suspected Effects of Vitamin D

By | March 1, 2012

Vitamin D has a variety of actions in the body. It binds to the vitamin D receptor (VDR), which then binds to the retinoid X receptor (RXR) and activates the expression of numerous genes. 

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Vitamin D on Trial

By | March 1, 2012

Prevention trials for vitamins and supplements are notoriously difficult, but some researchers aren’t giving up on finding proof that vitamin D helps ward off disease.

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The Benefits of Coffee

By | January 17, 2012

Researchers finally nail down why drinking coffee helps reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

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An Obesity-Cancer Link?

By | November 22, 2011

Why obese individual are more likely to get cancer could be partly explained by a gene that activates both pathways.

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Opinion: A New Global Health Agenda

By | October 4, 2011

After a historic UN meeting, global efforts must be coordinated against noncommunicable diseases to thwart the world’s leading causes of death and disability.

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RNAs regulate cell death

By | July 5, 2011

Three RNAs expressed in the nucleolus mediate death in cells exposed to too much fat.

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Apple peels give mice muscle power

By | June 9, 2011

A waxy substance, ursolic acid, found in high concentrations in apple peels, can help mice build muscle and reduce muscle atrophy, body fat, blood sugar levels, and cholesterol, reports Newswise. 

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