Growth factors linked to stem cell aging in bone marrow study

A study conducted at the Jackson Laboratory focused on hematopoietic stem cells in the bone marrow of middle-aged mice, revealing variations in cell aging among individuals. The research found that the decline in growth factors produced by surrounding mesenchymal stromal cells correlated with age-associated changes in stem cells. This study, which looked at individual mice…

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Fixed-Ratio Insulin Combinations May Reduce Side Effects

Using fixed-ratio insulin combinations (FRC) can reduce side effects in treating diabetes, making clinicians more willing to consider these drugs. Dr. Liana K. Billings presented at the ADA 84th Scientific Sessions, highlighting the advantages of FRC, such as reduced nausea and increased convenience for patients. Studies show FRCs like insulin degludec/liraglutide (IDegLira) have lower rates…

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Roche Adds Another Neuro Alliance, Inking R&D Pact With RNA-Editing Startup Ascidian

Roche has partnered with Ascidian Therapeutics, a startup focused on editing RNA to address mutations driving diseases. Ascidian’s technology edits RNA exons to potentially solve issues in devastating diseases. Unlike traditional gene editing, Ascidian’s approach focuses on protein-coding segments of RNA to replace mutated exons with functional ones. This avoids immune responses and off-target edits….

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Annexon previews emerging data on ANX007 for geographic atrophy

Lori Taylor of Annexon Biosciences presented data on ANX007 for the treatment of geographic atrophy at Clinical Trials at the Summit in Park City, Utah. The data focus on the preservation of photoreceptors and retinal pigment epithelial cells in the foveal center, potentially explaining the visual acuity benefit seen with ANX007. The presentation highlighted the…

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Six tips for staying safe

Extreme heat poses risks for people spending time outdoors, such as runners, workers, and children. It is essential to adjust activities to avoid the hottest part of the day, hydrate properly, listen to the body for warning signs of heat illness, choose appropriate clothing, and prioritize getting a good night’s sleep. Older adults and children…

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Modernizing – and Securing – Hospital Technology Infrastructure

The healthcare industry is experiencing a digital transformation driven by the need for improved patient outcomes, operational efficiency, and evolving technological trends. However, many hospitals face budget constraints that hinder their ability to modernize healthcare technology, leading to challenges with system integrations and security vulnerabilities. Prioritizing security, data governance, and embracing AI-based solutions are essential…

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