Gut Microbes Might Help Prevent, Treat Colorectal Cancer

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital and Columbia University report that administration of 

histamine-generating gut microbes reduced inflammation and tumor formation in mice that lacked that ability to produce histamine
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"To some, HIV can be an uncomfortable topic, but if we do not educate ourselves better we will make those who have to live with it feel even more isolated." - Tyrone Lofton, pre-med. New blog post via AAMC Pre-Med:
"To some, HIV can be an uncomfortable topic, but if we do not educate ourselves better we will make those who have to live with it feel even more isolated." -Tyrone Lofton, pre-med
What do all of these med students have in common? Resilience and adaptability.
Researchers Identify New Target, Develop New Drug for Cancer TherapiesResearchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to target an enzyme, PPT1, that is crucial to tumor growth while also blocking the mechanism that has made past attempts medresearch
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Researchers Uncover Mechanism Behind Calorie Restriction and Lengthened Lifespan

Investigators at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) have broken past the barrier keeping scientists from understanding how cutting calorie intake could extend lifespan in certain species. In
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Strong study skills are vital to a student's success. SHPEP helps to enhance scholars' understanding of their learning style and study and test-taking methods, in addition to strengthening their oral and written communication skills through writing workshops, oral presentation, and
Skin Patch Dissolves “Love Handles” in MiceResearchers at Columbia University Medical Center and the University of North Carolina have developed a medicated skin patch that can turn white fat into brown fat, the type that burns energy, while increasing metabolism. medresearch
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The 2017 AAMC Community Engagement Toolkit is now available. The toolkit features presentations, discussion questions, and interviews with 17 urban dwelling Native Americans that academic health centers can use to engage their communities in dialogue about the perceived risks and
We believe that medical students, medical residents, and researchers with DACA status are important to the fabric of the nation’s health care system, and their participation benefits all patients.
AAMC Pre-Med shared The Root's video.
We believe that medical students, medical residents, and researchers with DACA status are important to the fabric of the nation’s health care system, and their participation benefits all patients.
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Nanoparticles Limit Damage in Spinal Cord InjuryResearchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine report that a biodegradable nanoparticle injected after a spinal cord trauma prevented the inflammation and internal scarring that inhibits the repair process.The treatment could potentially limit medresearch
Scientists: New Device Accurately Identifies Cancer in Seconds

Researchers and engineers at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), in collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Baylor College of Medicine, have invented the MasSpec Pen, an innovative
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Researchers Find Shortened Telomeres Linked to Dysfunction in Duchenne Muscular DystrophyResearchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that individuals with muscular dystrophy disorders have stem cells that, at an early age, lose their medresearch
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Human Skin Cells Transformed Directly Into Motor NeuronsResearchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a way to convert human skin cells directly into motor neurons. This could help researchers better understand the disease
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Scientists Find New Evidence About How to Prevent Worsening PneumoniaResearchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University have found that the TIP peptide, a synthetic version of the tip of the cancer-killing immune molecule tumor necorsis factor, may medresearch
“Vampires” May Have Been Real People With This Blood Disorder   Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have found a genetic cause of Erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP), the most common kind of the group of blood disorders known as porphyria to occur in medresearch
A Bioactive Molecule May Protect Against Congestive Heart Failure After Heart AttacksResearchers at the University of Alabama, Birmingham have shown that giving mice a form of lipoxin, a fatty acid-derived bioactive molecule, can improve heart function after a heart attack.The medresearch
Scratch-and-sniff Test Could Predict Parkinson’s Even Earlier Researchers at Michigan State University have found evidence that a simple scratch-and-sniff test could predict Parkinson’s disease earlier than previously thought, up to 10 years before they a patient is actually diagnosed.

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Tick Saliva May Hold Potential Treatment for Reducing HIV-linked Heart Disease Risk

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, along with those at the National Institutes of
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Blunting CRISPR’s ‘Scissors’ Gives New Insight into Autoimmune DisordersResearchers at the University of California, San Francisco and UC Berkeley have used a modified version of the gene-editing technique CRISPR to find enhancers, the genetic regulatory sequences that force a gene medresearch
Bone-Derived Hormone Reverses Age-Related Memory LossResearchers at Columbia University Medical Center have conducted mouse studies showing that age-related memory loss may be reversed by boosting blood levels of osteocalcin, a hormone produced by bone cells.“In previous studies, we found that osteocalcin medresearch
Tears in Tiny Bone Cells Called Osteocytes Appear an Important Step to Better Bones Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University say the force gravity and physical activity put on our bones causes tiny tears in the membranes medresearch
Panic Disorder Symptoms May Be Tied to Acid-Sensing ReceptorAccording to researchers at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, a particular receptor in the body—acid-sensing T cell death associated gene-8 (TDAG8)—may have significant relevance to the physiological response in panic disorder. medresearch
DNA Sensor Plays Critical Role in Cancer Immunotherapy via Robust Response to Unexpected Form of DNAUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern) researchers report for the first time that tumors stressed by cancer immunotherapy release their mitochondrial DNA into medresearch
Chemicals From Gut Bacteria Maintain Vitality in Aging Animals
A class of chemicals made by intestinal bacteria, known as indoles, help worms, flies and mice maintain mobility and resilience for more of their lifespans, Emory University School of Medicine scientists
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Lack of REM Sleep May Increase Dementia Risk

Using data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), researchers at Boston University School of Medicine have found that people who experience less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and take longer to reach
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