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Microbiota transplantation as a therapeutic tool: Deciphering how the technique affects different diseases

From incurable intestinal infections to metabolic syndrome, from melanoma to chronic inflammatory bowel disease to Tourette’s syndrome: Many diseases can potentially be cured by Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT), and researchers from the Catholic University, Rome and the University of Trento have shown that the greater the level of engraftment of the transplanted microorganisms, the greater […]

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Dozens of gut bacteria associated with multiple sclerosis

An international research consortium led by UC San Francisco scientists has shown significant differences between the gut bacteria profiles of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and healthy individuals, as well as between MS patients receiving different drug treatments. While some of these changes had been reported before, most are reported for the first time. The group […]

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Immunotherapy reduces lung and liver fibrosis in mice

Chronic diseases often lead to fibrosis, a condition in which organ tissue suffers from excessive scarring. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now developed an immunotherapy that specifically targets the cause—activated fibroblasts—while leaving normal connective tissue cells unharmed. If this approach is also found to work in humans, it could lead to an effective […]

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Adult ADHD linked to elevated risk of cardiovascular diseases

Adults with ADHD are at greater risk of developing a range of cardiovascular diseases than those without the condition, according to a large observational study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Örebro University. The researchers say the findings, published in the journal World Psychiatry, underscore the need to monitor cardiovascular health in people with […]

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How do we support Indigenous people in Australia living with musculoskeletal conditions?

There have been national, state and local campaigns to “Close the Gap” in Australia. Despite this, considerable health gaps still exist between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Musculoskeletal conditions are an area of health where there is a significant difference between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Although Indigenous people experience musculoskeletal conditions more, their access to high-quality […]

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Stroke: Young people can have them too. How to know if you’re at risk and what to look out for

American rapper Kid Cudi shared recently that he suffered a stroke in 2016 at age 32, while in rehab for his mental health. His stroke resulted in problems with speech and movement. Even after several months of rehabilitation, he still struggled with some aspects of memory—losing out on an acting role because of it. Model […]

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Testing the role of meat consumption in cardiovascular disease

In February 1977, in the midst of a heart disease epidemic, a U.S. senate select committee encouraged people to eat less meat. Within the year, however, possibly due to pressure from the meat industry, the committee shifted its advice, placing more emphasis on reducing saturated fat. Over the last 45 years, researchers have accumulated high-quality […]