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Risk Factor: For Patients With a Genetic Syndrome That Predisposes Them to Many Cancers, a New Vaccine Could Be a Lifesaver

One of the most common causes of hereditary cancer, Lynch syndrome affects some 1.1 million Americans, who face a lifetime risk of colorectal cancer as high as 80 percent as well as elevated rates of many other cancers, including of the endometrium, kidneys, ovaries and prostate. Patients seldom learn they carry the mutations associated with… Read More »

Heart cells’ environment a potentially major factor in heart disease

By William Weir When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a much bigger factor than previously believed. Stuart Campbell, associate professor of biomedical engineering & cellular and molecular physiology, led a team of researchers examined the effects of a diseased extracellular matrix (ECM) — the… Read More »

Rheumatoid factor: What to know

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Cystic Fibrosis May Be a Risk Factor for Hemiplegic Migraine and Stroke

January 30, 2019 This article originally appeared here. Share this content: Due to brain excitability and hypoxia from coughing, patients with cystic fibrosis have a propensity for cortical spreading depression and hemiplegic migraine. Cystic fibrosis may be a risk factor in the occurrence of cortical spreading depression, which is associated with auras and hemiplegic migraine… Read More »