Redington Life Sciences News

Special Issue March 2021

In this issue: Mayo takes secondhand smoke to heart, odd rituals to help the lonely, quick to smile-speed is revealing, the science of shutting-up, girls equal boys in learning physics, linking gout to obesity, 2 fish a week makes for a healthy heart, depression and arthritis, Yale on repairing spinal cords, more on microbes in the gut, and more…

Consumer Health: Secondhand smoke and heart attack risk — what’s the connection?

You don't smoke because you understand the dangers, but what about smoke you inhale involuntarily? Secondhand smoke includes the smoke that a smoker exhales and the smoke that comes directly from the burning tobacco product.

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Yale scientists repair injured spinal cords using patients’ own stem cells

Intravenous injection of bone marrow derived stem cells (MSCs) in patients with spinal cord injuries led to significant improvement in motor functions, researchers from Yale University and Japan report Feb. 18 in the Journal of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.

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TG Therapeutics Announces Publication of Results from the UNITY-NHL Phase 2b Trial Evaluating Umbralisib Monotherapy in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Indolent non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in the Journal of Clinical Oncology

TG Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: TGTX) today announced the publication of results from the UNITY-NHL Phase 2b trial evaluating UKONIQ™ (umbralisib), the Company’s inhibitor of PI3k-delta and CK1-epsilon, in patients with relapsed or refractory indolent non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO).Full Details

Depression Seen Interfering With Psoriatic Arthritis Improvement

PsA management should include treatment for psychiatric symptoms, researchers urge

The presence of depression or anxiety among patients with psoriatic arthritis was associated with a diminished likelihood of achieving a state of minimal disease activity, regardless of the method used to diagnose depression/anxiety, researchers reported.

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This Sea Slug Can Chop Off Its Head and Grow an Entire New Body—Twice

It is one of the "most extreme" examples of regeneration ever seen

Two species of sea slugs can pop off their heads and regrow their entire bodies from the noggin down, scientists in Japan recently discovered. This incredible feat of regeneration can be achieved in just a couple of weeks and is absolutely mind-blowing.

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Study finds two servings of fish per week can help prevent recurrent heart disease

An analysis of several large studies involving participants from more than 60 countries, spearheaded by researchers from McMaster University, has found that eating oily fish regularly can help prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in high-risk individuals, such as those who already have heart disease or stroke.


Insights on how night shift work increases cancer risk

New clues as to why night shift workers are at increased risk of developing certain types of cancer are presented in a new study conducted at Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane.

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Quick to smile - study shows speed of expression offers vital visual cues

The speed at which we produce facial expressions plays an important role in our ability to recognise emotions in others, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.

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'Obesity Paradox' in Kidney Cancer Continues in Checkpoint Inhibitor Era

Patients with higher BMI saw pronounced survival benefit with anti-PD-1/L1 immunotherapy

Elevated BMI was tied to improved survival in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors, a retrospective study found.

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Walking pace among cancer survivors may be important for survival

Surveillance methods and interventions to improve cancer survivors' walking pace should be investigated

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Study finds no link between gender and physics course performance

A review of 10,000 students found no evidence that men outperform women in some science courses – which could help end stereotypes that harm women in STEM.

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Persistent or New Obesity Linked With Gout

Normal weight maintained throughout adulthood substantially lowered risk of gout

People who were obese throughout adult life were at increased risk for developing gout, as were those who gained weight between early adulthood and midlife, a large retrospective study found.

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People Literally Don’t Know When to Shut Up—or Keep Talking—Science Confirms

We are really bad at navigating a key transition point during one of the most basic social interactions

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Lonely? These odd rituals can help

Personal rituals around everyday tasks ease loneliness

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Predicting microbial interactions in the human gut

The human gut consists of a complex community of microbes that consume and secrete hundreds of small molecules—a phenomenon called cross-feeding. However, it is challenging to study these processes experimentally. 

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