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Common antacid linked to accelerated vascular aging

Chronic use of some drugs for heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) speeds up the aging of blood vessels, according to a published paper in Circulation Research (early online), an American Heart Association journal. This accelerated aging in humans could lead to increased cardiovascular disease, vascular dementia and renal failure.
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FIRST INJECTABLE NANOPARTICLE GENERATOR COULD RADICALLY TRANSFORM METASTATIC BREAST CANCER TREATMENT

A team of investigators from Houston Methodist Research Institute may have transformed the treatment of metastatic triple negative breast cancer by creating the first drug to successfully eliminate lung metastases in mice. This landmark study appears today in Nature Biotechnology (early online edition).
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FIRST RAPID DETECTION ZIKA TEST NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH COLLABORATION WITH TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AND HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL

Collaboration between two Texas Medical Center institutions has resulted in today’s release of the country’s first hospital-based rapid tests for the Zika virus.
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