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Smartphones could help to prevent glaucoma blindness

Smartphones could be used to scan people’s eyes for early-warning signs of glaucoma—helping to prevent severe ocular diseases and blindness, a new study reveals. Some of the most common eye-related

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Researchers map metabolic signaling machinery for producing memory T cells

Immunologists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have mapped the previously unknown biological machinery by which the immune system generates T cells that kill bacteria, viruses and tumor cells. The

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Study identifies potential link between soldiers exposed to blasts, Alzheimer’s

Research shows that soldiers exposed to shockwaves from military explosives are at a higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease—even those that don’t have traumatic brain injuries from those blasts. A

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A Canadian success story: World-first to treat Fabry disease with gene therapy

Results of a world-first Canadian pilot study on patients treated with gene therapy for Fabry disease show that the treatment is working and safe. The Canadian research team was the

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Study shows mother’s diet may boost immune systems of premature infants

Medical researchers have long understood that a pregnant mother’s diet has a profound impact on her developing fetus’s immune system and that babies—especially those born prematurely—who are fed breast milk

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New type of bone cell could reveal targets for osteoporosis treatment

Researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have discovered a new type of bone cell that may reveal new therapeutic approaches for osteoporosis and other skeletal diseases. The new

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Current liver cancer screenings may leave African Americans at greater risk

Early detection could reduce the number of African Americans dying from liver cancer, but current screening guidelines may not find cancer soon enough in this community, according to a study

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