Thursday, April 17, 2014

Research

Green tea formula naturally increases saliva in dry mouth patients

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 AUGUSTA, Ga. – An over-the-counter lozenge containing green tea antioxidants could significantly enhance oral health and quality of life for millions of patients suffering from dry mouth, researchers at Georgia ... Read More »

Osteoporosis drugs appear to impede cell membrane repair

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A class of drugs widely used to treat osteoporosis appears to impede a cell’s ability to repair a protective outer membrane that helps determine what enters and exits, researchers report. ... Read More »

New approach to leukemia testing may better define prognosis, treatment

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Nearly half of patients with the most common form of adult leukemia are said to have normal chromosomes but appear instead to have a distinct pattern of genetic abnormalities that ... Read More »

Founder and CEO of EpiBone to speak at GRU Alumni Weekend

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Nina Tandon, CEO and Founder of EpiBone, the world’s first company growing living, human bones for skeletal reconstruction, is a featured speaker at Georgia Regents University’s Alumni ... Read More »

GRU Cancer Center Director testifies on disparity issues

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Dr. Samir N. Khleif, Director at the GRU Cancer Center, participated today in an open hearing of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education ... Read More »

Protein called YAP gives blood vessels strength, shape

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – A protein known to promote cancer appears to give the blood vessels strength and shape, researchers report. When yes-associated protein, or YAP, is deleted from vascular smooth ... Read More »

Low levels of oxygen, nitric oxide worsen sickle cell disease

Low levels of both oxygen and the powerful blood vessel dilator nitric oxide appear to have an unfortunate synergy for patients with sickle cell disease, researchers report. Their studies indicate ... Read More »

New therapeutic target identified for acute lung injury

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A bacterial infection can throw off the equilibrium between two key proteins in the lungs and put patients at risk for a highly lethal acute lung injury, researchers report. Bacteria ... Read More »

New constipation treatment under study for Parkinson’s patients

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Constipation can be another uncomfortable problem for patients with Parkinson’s disease that standard treatment won’t relieve, researchers say. “Constipation in Parkinson’s is very prevalent,” said Dr. John C. Morgan, neurologist ... Read More »

Exercise, surgically removing belly fat improves cognition in obese, diabetic mice

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Cognitive decline that often accompanies obesity and diabetes can be reversed with regular exercise or surgical removal of belly fat, scientists report. A drug already used to treat rheumatoid arthritis ... Read More »