Inhibiting nuclear factor kappa B improves heart function in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Researchers have uncovered an unexpected mechanism that underlies cardiomyopathy (heart failure) in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). They report that nuclear factor kappa B down-regulates calcium genes, contributing to cardiomyopathy in DMD. Furthermore, data from a mouse model show cardiomyocyte ablation of NF-kappaB rescues cardiac function.
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Single transplantation of therapeutic macrophages improves rare lung disease in mice

Hereditary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (herPAP) is a rare disease characterized by the slow build-up of lipo-protein material in the lungs due to the failure of highly specialized cells called macrophages, which usually eat away this material from the pulmonary air-space. Researchers demonstrate that a single transplantation of murine macrophages into the lungs of mice suffering from herPAP can treat this life-threatening disease.
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OnePlus 3/3T receive OxygenOS 5.0.4; update improves selfies, adds July security patch and more

  1. OnePlus 3/3T receive OxygenOS 5.0.4; update improves selfies, adds July security patch and more  Phone Arena
  2. Some OnePlus 6 Users Are Complaining Of Screen Flickering  Ubergizmo
  3. [Update: Downloads are up] OnePlus 3 and 3T are gone but not forgotten, receiving minor OxygenOS 5.0.4 update  Android Police
  4. Latest OxygenOS rolls out for OnePlus 5/5T bringing in better battery life and more  Firstpost
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Tests Confirm Apple's Throttling Fix Improves Performance for 2018 MacBook Pro Models

  1. Tests Confirm Apple’s Throttling Fix Improves Performance for 2018 MacBook Pro Models  Mac Rumors
  2. Tested: Apple’s patch fixes the thermal slowdowns in the 2018 i9 MacBook Pro  AppleInsider
  3. Apple confirms MacBook Pro thermal throttling, software fix coming today  The Verge
  4. MacBook Pro 15 (2018) – Beware the Core i9  YouTube
  5. Apple Macbook Pro bug patched, unleashing full-speed performance (updated)  CNET
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A diet rich in nuts improves sperm count and motility

The inclusion of nuts in a regular diet significantly improves the quality and function of human sperm, according to results of a randomized trial which measured conventional semen parameters and molecular changes over a 14-week study period. The findings, say the investigators, ‘support a beneficial role for chronic nut consumption in sperm quality’ and reflect a research need for further male-specific dietary recommendations.
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Mild problem-solving task improves brain function after a concussion, new study suggests

A mild problem-solving task improves brain functioning after a concussion, according to a new study. Currently there are many questions about rehabilitation and treatment options, with absolute rest often the go-to treatment. But the new study suggests that a simple cognitive task as early as four days after a brain injury activates the region that improves memory function, and may guard against developing depression or anxiety.
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