Study in mice shows tumor cell reactivation by stress hormones can be slowed using beta-blockers

A team of researchers from a host of institutions in the U.S. and one in Germany, working with AstraZeneca, has found that natural stress hormones can reactivate dormant cancer cells in mice. They’ve published their results in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Medical scientists have been working for many years to try to understand why […]

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Scientists discover why the heart slows down at night

A consensus more than 90-years-old on the mechanisms which regulate the day-night rhythm in heart rate has been fundamentally challenged by an international team of scientists from Manchester, London, Milan, Maastricht, Trondheim and Montpellier. The vagus nerve—one of the nerves of the autonomic nervous system which supplies internal organs including the heart—has long been thought […]

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Anorexia patients tolerate rapid weight gain with meal-based behavioral support

A new study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers of adults hospitalized for the eating disorder anorexia nervosa has strengthened the case for promoting rapid weight gain as part of overall efforts for a comprehensive treatment plan. The study findings, after analyzing data regarding 149 adult inpatients with anorexia nervosa in the Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders […]

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