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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Health Research: Diabetes linked to bone health ♦ New drug protects against the deadly effects of nuclear radiation ♦ How DNA 'proofreader' proteins pick and edit their reading material

New drug protects against the deadly effects of nuclear radiation 24 hours after exposure A new breakthrough has been reported in countering the deadly effects of radiation exposure. A single injection of a regenerative peptide was shown to significantly increase survival in mice when given 24 hours after nuclear radiation exposure.
Diabetes linked to bone health A link between diabetes and bone health has been found by researchers. Clinical trials have revealed a startling elevation in fracture risk in diabetic patients.
Improving cardiorespiratory fitness reduces risk of arrhythmia recurrence Obese atrial fibrillation patients have a lower chance of arrhythmia recurrence if they have high levels of cardiorespiratory fitness, and risk continues to decline as exercise capacity increases as part of treatment.
Impact of sleep disturbance on recovery in veterans with PTSD and TBI Poor sleep may impact treatment and recovery in veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A review of extensive research on sleep in TBI and PTSD has found that sleep-focused interventions can improve treatment outcomes in veterans
How DNA 'proofreader' proteins pick and edit their reading material Researchers have discovered how two important proofreader proteins know where to look for errors during DNA replication and how they work together to signal the body's repair mechanism.

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