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Possible link between early menstruation and stroke risk
7-February-2017

Women who started menstruating early in life could later face a higher risk of stroke.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University
 
How x-rays in matter create genetoxic low-energy electrons
1-February-2017

Researchers led by Kiyoshi Ueda of Tohoku University have investigated what x-rays in matter really do and identified a new mechanism of producing low-energy free electrons. Since the low-energy electrons cause damage to the matter, the identified process might be important in understanding and designing radiation treatment of illnesses.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University
 
New Drug SAK3 May Offer Hope to Alzheimer's Disease Patients
26-January-2017

Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that plays an important role in controlling attention and cognition. Acetylcholine system dysfunction is believed to be one of the causes of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular dementia.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University
 
Sensing cholesterol in cell membranes
20-January-2017

Novel sensors indicate how cell functions are affected by the distribution of cholesterol across the cell membrane. This information could lead to new methods for cancer detection.

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Contact: Izumi Mindy Takamiya Institution: Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences at Kyoto University
 
A step closer to safe stem cell therapies
19-January-2017

A new compound could help rid stem cell samples of potentially tumorigenic cells, making them safer for regenerative therapies.

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Contact: Izumi Mindy Takamiya Institution: Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences at Kyoto University
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