Researchers discover how gut muscle can be vital for growth, repair and treatments

Cornell scientists have discovered how intestinal smooth muscle forms, which is essential for absorbing dietary fats. The smooth muscle helps squeeze absorbed fats into the bloodstream to produce energy. The study, published in Developmental Cell, revealed that this muscle originates from specialized stem cells called fibroblasts and transitions into myofibroblasts before becoming smooth muscle. Understanding…

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Triple-negative breast cancer patients with high immune cell levels have lower relapse risk after surgery

A study involving research at the University of Gothenburg found that women with triple-negative breast cancer and high levels of immune cells in tumors have a lower relapse risk after surgery, even without chemotherapy. Triple-negative breast cancer is more common in younger women of various ethnicities, and is faster growing and more likely to spread…

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Soothing Your Baby’s Reflux

Baby burping or spitting up, also known as gastroesophageal reflux (GER), is a normal part of infancy due to the underdeveloped lower esophageal sphincter. Typically, babies outgrow this condition as they get older. However, if the symptoms include weight loss, projectile spitting up, bloody or abnormal-looking spit up, refusal to eat, bloody poop, trouble breathing,…

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MRD Tests May Speed Myeloma Tx Approvals

A panel of US government advisers unanimously supported the use of highly sensitive tests to detect minimal residual disease in multiple myeloma patients to speed up drug approvals. The FDA is not required to follow this recommendation but often does. Panelists emphasized the importance of confirmatory studies to validate findings based on MRD data. Researchers…

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Want to Connect with Innovative Healthcare Startups and Investors? Register for MedCity INVEST Today!

MedCity INVEST is an annual conference that brings together investors and startups in the healthcare industry. The conference will cover various topics such as healthcare transformation, government funding for startups, and networking opportunities. Speakers include industry experts from organizations such as GE Healthcare, Blue Shield of California, and the National Institutes of Health. The conference…

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Hybrid behavioral health provider Two Chairs scores $72M

Two Chairs, a behavioral health company in California, raised $72 million in a Series C funding round led by Amplo Financing. The company matches patients with therapists through a 45-minute interview process with licensed experts. They offer therapy in person and virtually, with clinics in California, Washington, and Florida. Two Chairs is expanding to more…

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Paris Hilton Backs California Bill Requiring Sunshine on ‘Troubled Teen Industry’

Celebrity Paris Hilton is supporting California lawmakers in pushing for more transparency in teen therapeutic centers by requiring reporting on the use of restraints and seclusion rooms. Hilton, who has been an advocate against the troubled teen industry, testified in front of the Senate Human Services Committee. The proposed Accountability in Children’s Treatment Act aims…

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