Are vascular calcification and bone loss linked disorders of aging?

Vascular calcification, low bone mass and fragility fractures are all frequent age-dependent disorders. Recent clinical and experimental data suggest that vascular calcification and bone loss could share pathophysiological mechanisms. A new review published by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Working Group on Bone and Cardiovascular Diseases elucidates the numerous pathophysiological mechanisms shared by the two […]

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New evidence identified on safety of IVF embryo screening method

Researchers at the University of Kent have identified crucial new evidence on the safety and efficacy of a controversial area of IVF treatment—preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A). PGT-A is the screening for gross genetic (chromosomal) abnormalities in human IVF embryos with a view to improving IVF success rates and guarding against miscarriage. The UK […]

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Blood thinners may prevent cognitive decline in older patients with atrial fibrillation

The anticoagulant medication dabigatran yielded similar results to warfarin for the prevention of cognitive decline in older adults with atrial fibrillation after two years of treatment, according to late-breaking research presented today at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2021. The meeting is fully virtual, Saturday, November 13-Monday, November 15, 2021, and is a premier […]

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Using T cells to target malignant brain tumors

Doctors and scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and from Heidelberg University’s Medical Faculty Mannheim have successfully tested a neoantigen-specific transgenic immune cell therapy for malignant brain tumors for the first time using an experimental model in mice. Cellular immunotherapies that specifically target malignant tumors are thought to be a promising approach in […]

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