Chronic diseases driven by metabolic dysfunction

Progress in treating chronic illness, where the cause of the problem is often unknown, has lagged. Chronic conditions like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease defy easy explanation, let alone remedy. Medical researchers now posit that chronic disease is essentially the consequence of the natural healing cycle becoming blocked, specifically by disruptions at the metabolic and cellular levels.
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New approach to treating infectious diseases as an alternative to antibiotics

Researchers have clarified how pathogenic E. coli bacteria attached to the host intestinal epithelium. They revealed that type IV pili on the surface of the bacteria were not sufficient for adherence to intestinal epithelial cells and that proteins secreted by E.coli were also necessary. It was found that this attachment mechanism might be a common feature in many enteropathogens such as Vibrio cholera and constitutes a novel therapeutic target against such bacterial pathogens.
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Cave rescue: The dangerous diseases lurking underground

  1. Cave rescue: The dangerous diseases lurking underground  BBC News
  2. Soccer team rescued from cave in Thailand unable to attend World Cup final  USA TODAY
  3. Elon Musk defends mini-submarine left unused in Thai cave rescue  The Mercury News
  4. Thai soccer team ordeal rescued us from our doubts of the human spirit  Chicago Tribune
  5. Thai cave rescue: Boys lost two kilograms during weeks in cave  CNN
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Dogs can detect agricultural diseases early

Laurel wilt disease has had a devastating effect on the avocado industry in South Florida in past harvest seasons. Early detection can be instrumental in deterring a widespread infection. The use of scent-discriminating dogs has shown to offer the avocado industry legitimate signs of hope in their fight against the spread of the disease throughout their groves.
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Alignment of mother and offspring body clock could prevent diseases such as heart disease and obesity

The care provided by a mother can impact the body clock and health of offspring after birth, according to new research. By reducing abnormalities in the body clock of offspring, it may be possible to develop therapies for serious lifestyle-related diseases, such as heart disease and obesity.
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