Gene transfer improves diabetes-linked heart ailment

LakeArrowhead (#1) 110 days ago Science gene transfer improves diabetes-linked heart ailment All   Discuss  | Add To 
Researchers have shown that a gene transfer technique can combat heart dysfunction caused by diabetes.

Intensive aquatic resistance training decreases body fat mass and improves physcial function in women with mild knee osteoarthritis

LakeArrowhead (#1) 849 days ago Science intensive aquatic resistance training decreases body fat mass improves physcial function women mild knee osteoarthritis All   Discuss  | Add To 
Aquatic resistance training significantly decreases body fat mass and increases walking speed in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis. The effect of aquatic resistance training on walking speed are long lasting and are maintained one-year after training is ceased. However, higher overall levels of leisure time physical activity are required for long-term management of fat and body mass.

New approach to managing warfarin patients improves care, cuts costs

LakeArrowhead (#1) 917 days ago Science approach managing warfarin patients improves care cuts costs All   Discuss  | Add To 
New performance measures have been developed for patients on warfarin that may save lives and money, report investigators.

Vitamin D improves gut flora and metabolic syndrome

LakeArrowhead (#1) 936 days ago Science vitamin improves gut flora metabolic syndrome All   Discuss  | Add To 
A high fat diet alone is not enough to cause metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that pose as risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. This recent study shows it is needed in combination with vitamin D deficiency. Accordingly, vitamin D supplementation improves metabolic syndrome in mice. The next step would be to validate the results in humans.

Silencing fat protein improves obesity and blood sugar

LakeArrowhead (#1) 940 days ago Science silencing fat protein improves obesity blood sugar All   Discuss  | Add To 
Scientists report that turning off a protein found in liver and adipose tissue significantly improves blood sugar levels and reduces body fat in an animal model.

Menopausal hormone therapy improves bone health

LakeArrowhead (#1) 969 days ago Science menopausal hormone therapy improves bone health All   Discuss  | Add To 
Women who undergo hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes can not only increase bone mass, but also can improve bone structure, according to a new study.

Knowledge of positive cologuard test improves colonoscopy performance

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1149 days ago Science knowledge positive cologuard test improves colonoscopy performance All   Discuss  | Add To 
An endoscopist's knowledge of a positive Cologuard test improves colonoscopy performance, according to a recent study. Cologuard is an at-home, stool-DNA colorectal cancer screening test that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Lingcod meet rockfish: Catching one improves chances for the other

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1150 days ago Science lingcod meet rockfish catching improves chances All   Discuss  | Add To 
Researchers found that selectively fishing for lingcod in protected areas actually avoided hampering the recovery of other fish, including rockfish species listed as overfished.

Scavenging of inflammatory molecules improves sepsis in mice

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1153 days ago Science scavenging inflammatory molecules improves sepsis mice All   Discuss  | Add To 
Scientists report on a method to scavenge inflammatory molecules that mediate sepsis in mice in a new report. Sepsis is a life-threatening complication of infection in which the molecules that the body releases to fight an infection trigger widespread inflammatory responses, resulting in damage to multiple organ systems.

Enhanced hippocampal-cortical coupling improves memory

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1154 days ago Science enhanced hippocampal-cortical coupling improves memory All   Discuss  | Add To 
For the first time, scientists have produced direct evidence that the long-term storage of memories involves a dialogue between two brain structures, the hippocampus and cortex, during sleep; by enhancing this dialogue, they succeeded in triggering the consolidation of memories that would otherwise have been forgotten.

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