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Mayo Clinic Q And A: What to drink to stay hydrated

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I know I need to stay hydrated while I exercise but what is the best fluid? I’m wondering how much I should drink and if I need to drink special water as someone mentioned alkaline water. Is alkaline water better at rehydrating your body than nonalkaline, or plain, water? ANSWER: Staying hydrated […]

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New mutations accumulate in reproductive cells of older mice

Older mice have more new mutations—changes in DNA sequence that occur in the individual rather than being inherited from a parent—than younger mice in the genomes of their mitochondria, according to researchers at Penn State. The findings could have implications in humans because mutations in the mitochondrial genome are associated with multiple human genetic diseases […]

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Sylvester researchers identify protein target that might ease graft versus host disease

In a new study published in Science Translational Medicine, Robert Levy, Ph.D., along with graduate student and first author Cameron Bader and colleagues, have shown that inhibiting the STING protein pathway could protect certain patients from graft versus host disease, the most serious complication from bone marrow (stem cell) transplants. “This pathway is very important […]

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Blueprint of oxytocin receptor facilitates development of new autism drugs

The so-called “love hormone,” oxytocin, is not only involved in strengthening the mother-child relationship and regulating social bonding; it has also been associated with mental health disorders like autism, Asperger’s syndrome, social anxiety, and addiction vulnerability. Furthermore, oxytocin triggers the birth process, and is involved in many aspects of sexual reproduction, as well as corresponding […]

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Credit-card sized tool provides new insights into how cancer cells invade host tissues

A group of researchers from the University of Toronto have developed a credit-card sized tool for growing cancer cells outside the human body, which they believe will enhance their understanding of breast cancer metastasis. The device, described in a paper published today in Science Advances, reproduces various environments within the human body where breast cancer […]

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Pets provide comfort for ‘Ruff’ quarantine time

For New York lawyer Roseann Schuyler, her family’s pets—a dog (Jackie), two cats (Hudson and Winter) and a fish (Atticus fish)—eased the long, lonely days of lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic this spring. “Those early days were so surreal. There was not a lot to do other than to sit in the house and worry,” […]

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How long should you fast for weight loss?

Two daily fasting diets, also known as time-restricted feeding diets, are effective for weight loss, according to a new study published by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago. The study reported results from a clinical trial that compared a 4-hour time-restricted feeding diet and a 6-hour time-restricted feeding diet to a control group. […]