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A Brighter Tomorrow for Children with Juvenile Arthritis

An exciting new treatment makes it’s way to young patients—and it’s all thanks to Baylor research. For parents of children with systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA), the normalcy of a worry-free childhood is often traded for years of extensive testing, difficult treatments and long hospitalizations. But a new treatment discovered by Baylor researchers is changing all …

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Diabetes Research Could Guide Future Treatment

Baylor researchers are part of a monumental national research study that will likely change the approach doctors take for treating diabetes in the future, investigators say. The study, which is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is called GRADE, Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study. “Diabetes as a disease takes …

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How B Vitamins May Protect Against Alzheimer’s, Dementia and More

B vitamins play an important role in a host of body functions, from how we convert food into energy and metabolize cholesterol, to how we manufacture red blood cells and produce myelin, the protective insulation around your nerves. But recent work at Baylor Research Institute (BRI) suggests yet another implication: Sufficient intake of vitamins B9 …

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Estrogen: One Hardworking Hormone

North Texas doctors believe they may have found a wonder drug, something that could both increase survival rates and speed recovery in trauma patients—and clinical trials are now under way to find out. So what is this potential miracle cure? Surprisingly, it’s the female hormone estrogen. The female hormone estrogen might help speed recovery in …

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