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Blood test may predict Alzheimer's disease; irregular sleep patterns and heart disease; bone-building protein delivered orally to mice

March 10, 2020 Edition

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New blood test method may predict Alzheimer's disease

A blood testing technique to detect Alzheimer's disease could enable earlier treatments and testing of novel approaches.

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Irregular sleep patterns may raise risk of heart disease

Researchers found that irregular sleep patterns—varying the timing and amount of sleep—may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in people ages 45 to 84.

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Bone-building protein delivered orally to mice using plants

Diabetic mice fed plants that were engineered to carry a bone-building protein showed accelerated healing of bone fractures.

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