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Exercise-related hormone irisin found to target key bone cells

Scientists have discovered that irisin, a hormone released by muscles during exercise, directly acts on key regulatory cells that control the breakdown and formation of bone. The researchers say this insight raises the prospect of new treatments for bone-thinning disorders such as osteoporosis. Reporting in Cell, Bruce Spiegelman and colleagues at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute say they have for… Read More »

They Thought These Raccoons Had Rabies, But Found The Raccoons To Be Drunk

The rabies virus can infect all types of mammals. However, in the United States, common reservoirs are raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, and bats. (Photo: Getty Images)Getty What’s the difference between you and raccoons? If you were to get drunk, your neighbors probably wouldn’t tell the police that you may have rabies. But that’s what happened to… Read More »

Medical News Today: New genetic culprit found for early progressive hair loss

Many people face hair loss, but only a few experience it from as early as childhood. This occurs in a rare hereditary condition called hypotrichosis simplex. Now, finally, researchers have been able to identify the gene responsible for this form of hair loss. One gene may drive the mechanisms behind a rare form of hair… Read More »