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. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neurons play role in oral cancer
Scientists discovered a new role for nerves in oral cancer progression, in which tumor cells send genetic messages that transform nerves into cancer-promoting agents. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Test distinguishes Parkinson ’s disease from related condition
A test that uses samples of cerebrospinal fluid was able to distinguish Parkinson ’s disease from a related condition called multiple system atrophy with 95% accuracy. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news