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Researchers describe possible mechanism for link between obesity and breast cancer

It is widely accepted that higher levels of body fat increase the risk of developing breast cancer, as well as other cancers. Based on his ongoing research, Bing Li, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and UofL Health — James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville, has published… Read More »

Australian researchers present two possible ‘PrEP cascades’ that could be used to measure uptake

The most recent of a series of national gay men’s surveys in Australia shows that over one in seven (14.7%) of all the non-HIV positive respondents in the 2018 survey is taking PrEP. A smaller survey conducted in 2017, which focused on gay men’s opinions of biomedical prevention alone, found that one in five (20.5%) were… Read More »

Researchers discover potential new treatment for rare muscle-wasting disease

A team of Cardiff University researchers has uncovered a potential new way to treat a very rare genetic disorder that causes muscles in the arms and legs to become increasingly weak. GNE myopathy is a debilitating condition that affects young adults in their 20s or 30s, typically leaving them in a wheelchair within years. It… Read More »

Yale researchers find cells linked to leading cause of blindness in elderly

By Bill Hathaway Age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in the elderly, affecting more than 2 million people in the United States and leading to progressive loss of central vision. Genome wide studies have identified almost three dozen genes that play a role in the disease, but exactly where in… Read More »