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  1. New report calls for revisions to WIC food packages; changes would save money over timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 5 | PhysOrg Weblog

    A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proposes updated revisions to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children to better align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and promote and support breast-feeding. The committee that carried out the study and wrote the report recommended cost-neutral changes that include adding fish; increasing the amount of whole grains; and increasing vegetables and fruits as a trade-off for decreasing juice, milk, legumes, peanut butter, infant vegetables and fruits, and infant meats.

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  2. Diet Res-Illusions: Tips from the pros on how to lose weightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 3 | PhysOrg Weblog

    We make 'em, we break 'em. New Year's diet resolutions fall like needles on Christmas trees as January goes on.

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  3. CDC allocates $184 million for Zika protectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 22 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Nearly $184 million has been earmarked to protect Americans against Zika virus infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. The funding will go to states, territories, local governments and universities.

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  4. Genetic cause identified for previously unrecognized developmental disorderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 22 | PhysOrg Weblog

    An international team of scientists has identified variants of the gene EBF3 causing a developmental disorder with features in common with autism. Identification of these gene variants leads to a better understanding of these complex conditions and opens the possibility of diagnosing other previously undiagnosed patients with similar clinical disorders.

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  5. Diabetes drug metformin corrects mitochondrial metabolism in familial cancer disorderRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2016 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Individuals with Li-Fraumeni syndrome are at an increased risk for a number of cancers, including breast and bone cancer. Li-Fraumeni syndrome is an inherited cancer disorder caused by mutations in the tumor suppressing protein p53, which are also linked to increases mitochondrial metabolism.

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  6. Researchers propose mechanism for spread of metastatic breast cancer to boneRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2016 | PhysOrg Weblog

    New research explains how metastatic breast cancer cells might use bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells to help them spread to bone tissue. A study using a 3D scaffold model has shown that breast tumor-derived factors can promote the maturation of MSCs into bone cells, and that mechanical compression of the scaffold further stimulates bone development, according to an article published in Tissue Engineering , Part A, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

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  7. Autism spectrum disorder linked to mutations in some mitochondrial DNARead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2016 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder have greater numbers of harmful mutations in their mitochondrial DNA than family members, report Zhenglong Gu of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and colleagues, in a study published October 28th, 2016 in PLOS Genetics . Increasingly, studies [1,2] point to malfunctions in mitochondria - the powerhouses of the cell - as a cause of autism spectrum disorder , but the biological basis for this relationship is unclear.

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  8. Many teens light up to lose weight, study suggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2016 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Researchers analyzed data from nearly 10,500 youngsters between the ages of 11 and 15. Among frequent smokers, 46 percent of girls and 30 percent of boys said weight control was one of the reasons they smoked. The study also revealed that smoking to lose weight was much more common among teens who felt they needed to drop weight.

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