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Protecting our bones after diabetes and hypertension

People living with type II diabetes and hypertension face an increased risk of bone fractures. An international team of researchers has used the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University

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Study reveals racial, ethnic disparities in use of increasingly popular prostate cancer test

Black, Hispanic, and Asian men whose results on a common prostate cancer screening test indicated a need for additional testing were less likely than their white counterparts to receive an

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Study finds more inflammation in Black patients with chronic skin disease

Prurigo nodularis (PN) is a chronic skin disease that affects an estimated 72 out of 100,000 people in the U.S. The disease disproportionately affects Black patients and other minority groups.

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Exposure to carbon dioxide after a traumatic experience strengthens fearful memories in mice

The inhalation of carbon dioxide (CO2) by mice a few hours after they formed a new fearful memory makes that memory stronger, so that the mice show more distress when

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How synapses are built and function in the nervous system

Nerve cells in the brain establish connections or synapses to form complex electrical circuits that keep people thinking and moving. Despite the importance of these synapses in mediating the flow

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Study examines differences in gastrointestinal effects of antiplatelet regimens after PCI

Utilizing a magnetically-controlled capsule endoscopy system, the double-blind, randomized OPT-PEACE trial found that nearly all patients receiving antiplatelet therapy developed evidence of abnormal gastrointestinal (GI) mucosal findings on capsule endoscopy.

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Few aortic dissection survivors receive long-term imaging surveillance

Kevin R. An, M.D., from the University of Toronto, and colleagues sought to define the real-world frequency of postoperative imaging and characterize long-term outcomes of ATAAD. Analysis included 888 patients

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