Poor quality of sleep and falling asleep later are associated with poorer control of blood sugar after meals

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) finds that later bedtime routines and poor quality of sleep are associated with higher blood glucose levels and poorer control of blood sugar following meals. The research was conducted by Neli Tsereteli, Lund University Diabetes Centre, Malmö, Sweden, […]

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Study identifies the impact of family physicians in rural maternity care

A new multi-state study that included University of Minnesota Medical School researchers shows that family medicine physicians are essential providers of maternity care in rural communities for vaginal and cesarean delivery in United States’ hospitals. Published in the journal Birth, their findings demonstrate the loss of rural obstetrical services as a serious public health concern […]

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Linkage confirmed between altered DNA repair, damage in neurodegenerative conditions causing movement disorders

A new study led by University of California, Irvine researchers has confirmed a link between altered DNA repair and increased DNA damage associated with spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7), a debilitating, sometimes deadly neurodegenerative condition causing movement disorders. Their work also revealed a potential therapeutic target for the currently incurable and difficult to treat condition. […]

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First in-human study of golodirsen for Duchenne muscular dystrophy shows safety and biologic activity

This first-in-human study of golodirsen showed its long-term safety and biologic activity in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The approved exon-skipping therapy is designed to enable the production of functional dystrophin proteins, as described in the peer-reviewed journal Nucleic Acid Therapeutics. Golodirsen was tested in ambulatory patients with exon 53 skip amenable DMD. They […]

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