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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Health Research: Potential treatment tor rheumatoid arthritis ♦ Correct defects in diseased cells ♦ Continuous glucose monitoring

Compound has potential for treating rheumatoid arthritis A new study outlines a chemical compound with potential for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects an estimated 1.3 million people in the world. Characterized by stiff, swollen joints, it's a progressive disease that occurs when the body's immune system attacks its own cells. Inflammation in the lining of the joints leads to loss of bone and cartilage.
Premature aging: Scientists identify, correct defects in diseased cells Scientists have succeeded in restoring normal activity in cells isolated from patients with the premature aging disease Cockayne syndrome. They have uncovered the role played in these cells by an enzyme, the HTRA3 protease.
Blood to feeling: Scientists turn adult human blood cells into neurons  Stem cell scientists can now directly convert adult human blood cells to both central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) neurons as well as neurons in the peripheral nervous system (rest of the body) that are responsible for pain, temperature and itch perception. This means that how a person's nervous system cells react to stimuli, can be determined from his blood
Odds are that chronic gamblers are often also depressed If a young man is a chronic gambler, the chances are extremely high that he also suffers from depression, finds a study that is is the first to investigate the extent to which gambling and depression develop hand-in-hand from the teenage years to early adulthood.
Continuous glucose monitoring with real-time measurement devices has added benefit Real-time continuous glucose monitoring has advantages for HbA1c control, reviewers have concluded in a new report

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