Scientists identify key to body’s use of free calcium


Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have figured out a key step in how “free” calcium — the kind not contained in bones — is managed in the body, a finding that could aid in the development of new treatments for a variety of neurological disorders that include Parkinson’s disease. Appearing online this week in Nature ...

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Women who practice muscle-strengthening and conditioning reduce their risk of diabetes


Aerobic exercise is known to prevent type 2 diabetes, and muscle-strengthening alone or in combination with aerobic exercise improves diabetic control among those with diabetes. Although men who weight train have been found to have an associated reduced risk of developing diabetes, whether such an association exists for women has not been established. In this week’s PLOS Medicine, Anders Grøntved ...

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