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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Health Research: Link found between neighborhood quality, cellular aging ♦ Genes linked to cataract formation identified ♦ Graphic novella could help prevent hearing loss in Spanish-speaking agricultural workers

Sequential immunizations could be the key to HIV vaccine Scientists have thought for some time that multiple immunizations, each tailored to specific stages of the immune response, could be used to generate a special class of HIV-fighting antibodies, so-called broadly neutralizing antibodies
Drug approved to treat osteoporosis shows promise in preclinical diabetes research A drug commonly used to treat osteoporosis in humans also stimulates the production of cells that control insulin balance in diabetic mice. While other compounds have been shown to have this effect, the drug (Denosumab) is already FDA approved .
Link found between neighborhood quality, cellular aging Regardless of chronological age, people who live in neighborhoods with high crime, noise, and vandalism are biologically more than a decade older than those who do no.
Cataract culprits: Genes linked to cataract formation identified When cataracts encroach on the eyes, the only effective remedy is to surgically replace the eyes' lenses with synthetic substitutes. But what if scientists found a way to delay or prevent cataracts from forming in the first place? Researchers may have found such an opportunity by identifying the prime suspects in the formation of cataracts
Graphic novella could help prevent hearing loss in Spanish-speaking agricultural workers In the Mountain West region, noise-induced hearing loss is common among Spanish-speaking agricultural workers due to their proximity to noise produced by heavy farm equipment and livestock, according to a US Department of Health and Human Services 2013 study. Now researchers are interested in what effect a digital graphic novella will have on Spanish-speaking agricultural workers receiving information about hearing loss and hearing protection.

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