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Lessons learned and best practices from the Polio Eradication Programme in Nigeria LESSONS LEARNED AND BEST PRACTICES FROM THE POLIO ERADICATION PROGRAMME IN NIGERIA

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Dec 13, 2018

A new supplement from the World Health Organization published in BMC Public Health explores the Polio Eradication Programme in Nigeria. Because Nigeria accounts for almost half of the global burden of wild poliovirus (WPV), this important supplement presents innovations, lessons learned and best pra...

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Ingestible capsule controlled wirelessly could treat diseases INGESTIBLE CAPSULE CONTROLLED WIRELESSLY COULD TREAT DISEASES

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Dec 13, 2018

Researchers at MIT, Draper, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule, which can be customized to deliver drugs, sense environmental conditions, or both, can reside in the stomach for at least a ...

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Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria RED MEAT RAISES HEART DISEASE RISK THROUGH GUT BACTERIA

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Dec 12, 2018

Scientists have uncovered further evidence of how a diet rich in red meat interacts with gut bacteria to raise the risk of heart disease. They found that people who ate red meat as their main source of protein for 1 month had levels of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) that were two to three times ...

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Tackling societal inequalities and institutional discrimination in mental health systems TACKLING SOCIETAL INEQUALITIES AND INSTITUTIONAL DISCRIMINATION IN MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS

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Dec 12, 2018

A recently published BMC Medicine article investigates the inherent inequality in the mental health service care received by patients from minority ethnic groups. Here, Dr. Kamaldeep Bhui discusses his team's findings. Health systems exist within specific political and societal contexts, an...

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Disease Risk Seen In Disrupted Biological Clock DISEASE RISK SEEN IN DISRUPTED BIOLOGICAL CLOCK

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Dec 12, 2018

USC scientists report that a novel time-keeping mechanism within liver cells that helps sustain key organ tasks can contribute to diseases when its natural rhythm is disrupted. This dual function of the nuclear receptor protein HNF4A offers a potential explanation for diseases such as diabetes and c...

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Artificial Intelligence And The Future Of Medicine ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE

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Dec 12, 2018

Washington University researchers are working to develop artificial intelligence (AI) systems for health care, which have the potential to transform the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, helping to ensure that patients get the right treatment at the right time. In a new Viewpoint article publishe...

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Harmful sugar pills? HARMFUL SUGAR PILLS?

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Dec 11, 2018

Research published today in Trials explores the negative effects that can be caused by participants being administered placebos in clinical trials, finding that half of the people taking placebos reported side effects from the trial intervention. Here talk about these findings is Dr. Jeremy Howick, ...

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Doctors love golf: Fact or fiction? DOCTORS LOVE GOLF: FACT OR FICTION?

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Dec 11, 2018

A long-lived stereotype about doctors is that they are avid golf players. In a new study, featured in the Christmas issue of The BMJ, specialists from the Harvard Medical School tackle this common belief head-on. Every year in the holiday season, the prestigious medical journal The BMJ publishe...

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What to know about stage 4 lymphoma WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT STAGE 4 LYMPHOMA

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Dec 11, 2018

Stage 4 lymphoma occurs when cancer has spread to a distant part of the body outside of the lymphatic system, such as the spinal cord, lungs, or liver. Lymphoma is cancer that originates in a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes. These cells travel through the lymphatic system, which is part ...

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Coffee Compounds Could Team Up to Fight Parkinson’s? COFFEE COMPOUNDS COULD TEAM UP TO FIGHT PARKINSON’S?

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Dec 11, 2018

Rutgers scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia - two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration. The discovery, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academ...

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Tau Should be Pursued as Alzheimer TAU SHOULD BE PURSUED AS ALZHEIMER'S BIOMARKER IN BLOOD, RESEARCHERS SAY

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Dec 10, 2018

Today, the only way to definitively diagnose Alzheimer's disease in life is through brain scans and tests of cerebrospinal fluid that must be collected via lumbar puncture. Though cumbersome and expensive, such tests provide the most accurate diagnoses for patients. Investigators at Brigham and ...

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Ayurvedic Medicine For Acidity AYURVEDIC MEDICINE FOR ACIDITY

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Dec 10, 2018

Have you ever felt a burning sensation in your chest or nauseous after a meal? Well, you’re not alone. Over 16% of the Indian urban population face the same. Acidity, also known as Acid Reflux, is the culprit behind. It is one of the most common health conditions worldwide and most of us exper...

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Parkinson PARKINSON'S: DIETARY COMPOUND MOVES TOXIC PROTEIN FROM GUT TO BRAIN

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Dec 10, 2018

A recent study in rats reveals that a now-banned herbicide and a common food-derived chemical can work together to produce symptoms similar to those present in Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative condition. Brain cells in the substantia nigra a region vital for mo...

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Future of Alzheimer FUTURE OF ALZHEIMER'S THERAPY: WHAT IS THE BEST APPROACH?

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Dec 10, 2018

Millions of people worldwide live with a form of dementia, the most common of which is Alzheimer's disease. Currently, there is no way to halt its progress, but clinical trials of new drugs are underway. What approach will serve specialists best? According to the World Health Organization (...

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What is the link between HPV and HIV? WHAT IS THE LINK BETWEEN HPV AND HIV?

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Dec 10, 2018

HPV and HIV are both viruses that cause sexually transmitted infections. The viruses cause different conditions, though people with HIV are more susceptible to HPV than others. People with untreated HIV are more likely to have active HPV infections and may experience worse symptoms of HPV. HPV preve...

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Single-tablet regimens for HIV SINGLE-TABLET REGIMENS FOR HIV

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Dec 10, 2018

Healthcare providers can treat HIV using antiretroviral therapy. A person may need to take several tablets a day or a single pill that contains multiple drugs. In this article, we look at the benefits of single-tablet regimens (STRs). We also provide a list of drugs that doctors commonly prescribe i...

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Repurposing wasp venom as antibiotic drugs REPURPOSING WASP VENOM AS ANTIBIOTIC DRUGS

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Dec 10, 2018

The venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria. Unfortunately, many of these compounds are also toxic to humans, making it impossible to use them as antibiotic drugs. After performing a systematic study of the antimicrobial properties of a toxin normally foun...

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This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia THIS FORM OF BRAIN TRAINING MAY HELP TREAT SEVERE SCHIZOPHRENIA

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Dec 09, 2018

New research has revealed that targeted cognitive training can successfully reduce cognitive impairment in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is one of the 15 leading causes of disability globally. In the United States, this condition affects more than 3 million people. Symptoms of sch...

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Who is most likely to experience WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE 'HANGXIETY?'

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Dec 09, 2018

New research has found that very shy people are more likely to have anxiety, possibly at debilitating levels, during a hangover. The findings also suggest that for these people, "hangxiety" might signal a higher risk of alcohol dependence. Alcohol use disorder (AUD), a chronic conditi...

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Is it possible to reverse IS IT POSSIBLE TO REVERSE 'CHEMO BRAIN?'

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Dec 08, 2018

Chemotherapy can affect a person's brain for years after coming to an end. How does it actually change the brain, and is there anything that scientists can do to reverse these effects? Many people who undergo chemotherapy will notice cognitive impairment and behavioral changes. This might i...

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A new blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer A NEW BLOOD TEST COULD HELP DIAGNOSE ALZHEIMER'S

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Dec 08, 2018

Doctors may find it hard to diagnose Alzheimer's disease before the obvious symptoms set in, and many of the current tests for it are expensive and complicated. However, researchers recently devised a blood test that could accurately detect this condition. According to the Alzheimer's A...

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Maternal filarial infection impacts childhood susceptibility to infection MATERNAL FILARIAL INFECTION IMPACTS CHILDHOOD SUSCEPTIBILITY TO INFECTION

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Dec 07, 2018

The WHO’s Global Program to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis aims to eliminate this Neglected Tropical Disease through mass drug administration programs. Pregnant women and children under the age of 2 are currently not eligible to be part of this program. Yet Madhusmita Bal and colleagues show t...

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Diabetes: Fasting before a blood test might actually be harmful DIABETES: FASTING BEFORE A BLOOD TEST MIGHT ACTUALLY BE HARMFUL

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Dec 07, 2018

Before a blood cholesterol test, doctors typically advise that a person fasts for several hours to get the most accurate results. However, a new study shows that in the case of people with diabetes, this approach could do more harm than good. People with diabetes tend to have higher levels of l...

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What too much sleep can do to your health WHAT TOO MUCH SLEEP CAN DO TO YOUR HEALTH

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Dec 07, 2018

New research finds that both insufficient and excessive sleep may raise the risk of cardiovascular problems and premature death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that a third of the United States population does not get enough sleep. The CDC also warned that sleep deprivat...

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Infections and cancer: The link could be stronger than we think INFECTIONS AND CANCER: THE LINK COULD BE STRONGER THAN WE THINK

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Dec 06, 2018

Bacteria could have a bigger involvement in cancer than scientists may have realized, according to recent research. A study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore has uncovered a type of bacterial infection that can disrupt DNA repair in cells, which is a known cause of canc...

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Providing Supervised Medical-Grade Heroin To Heavy Users Can Reduce Harms PROVIDING SUPERVISED MEDICAL-GRADE HEROIN TO HEAVY USERS CAN REDUCE HARMS

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Dec 06, 2018

Providing supervised access to medical-grade heroin to people whose use continues after trying multiple traditional treatments has been successful in other countries and should be piloted and studied in the United States, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Evidence from other nations suggest...

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OCD: Brain mechanism explains symptoms OCD: BRAIN MECHANISM EXPLAINS SYMPTOMS

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Dec 06, 2018

A large review of existing neuroscientific studies unravels the brain circuits and mechanisms that underpin obsessive-compulsive disorder. The researchers hope that the new findings will make existing therapies more effective, "or guide new treatments."

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Frequent Urination: Causes and Ayurvedic Treatment FREQUENT URINATION: CAUSES AND AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

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Dec 06, 2018

The normal frequency of urination varies from 4-7 times to 6- 10 times a day for each individual. Frequent urination is the condition where you tend to pass urine more frequently than what’s normal for you. It may occur either only during night time for some individuals or maybe both morning a...

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15 Low Glycemic Index Foods Indian Diabetics Can Eat 15 LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX FOODS INDIAN DIABETICS CAN EAT

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Dec 06, 2018

Low Glycemic Index Foods are a great option for the increasing number of diabetics in India. As more and more members of the younger generations are getting affected, it is important to know that though Diabetes does not have a cure it can be well managed. One major change diabetics can make in thei...

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Prenatal Exposure To Chemicals In Personal Care Products May Speed Puberty In Girls PRENATAL EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS MAY SPEED PUBERTY IN GIRLS

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Dec 06, 2018

Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap, and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty earlier, according to a new longitudinal study led by researchers at UC Berkeley. The results, which were published Dec. 4 in the journal Human Reproduction, came from...

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The psychological impact of intensive care THE PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF INTENSIVE CARE

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Dec 06, 2018

A period in intensive care is known to negatively affect patients' long-term physical, cognitive and psychiatric health, in what's known as post-intensive care syndrome. Researchers from the University of Oxford sought to reveal the impact of an ICU stay on patients' mental health by sur...

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Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight UNIVERSAL 10-MINUTE CANCER TEST IN SIGHT

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Dec 05, 2018

Scientists have created an experimental test that can detect cancer in less than 10 minutes. The test uses a DNA feature that seems to be common to all types of cancer and does not occur in healthy tissue. A team at the University of Queensland in Australia has discovered that DNA fragments fro...

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What role do brain lipids play in Parkinson WHAT ROLE DO BRAIN LIPIDS PLAY IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE?

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Dec 05, 2018

New research looks to brain lipids to identify a new therapeutic target for Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative condition that affects about half a million people in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health. One of the main characteristics...

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Frazzled receptors could be drug targets for treating major diseases FRAZZLED RECEPTORS COULD BE DRUG TARGETS FOR TREATING MAJOR DISEASES

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Dec 05, 2018

A family of receptors, known as Frizzleds could be used to target numerous disease, including cancer, fibrosis, and cardiovascular diseases. Karolinska Institute researchers in Sweden identified how the receptors are activated in cell membranes and are used within processes that are triggered in the...

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New approach turns immune cells into tiny anti-tumour drug factories NEW APPROACH TURNS IMMUNE CELLS INTO TINY ANTI-TUMOUR DRUG FACTORIES

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Dec 05, 2018

In lab and mouse experiments researchers have developed a method to leverage B cells to manufacture and secrete tumor-suppressing microRNAs. Cancer immunotherapy efforts to better arm a patient’s own immune system to attack tumors has shown great potential for treating some cancers. Yet i...

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Potential Seen For Tailoring Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment POTENTIAL SEEN FOR TAILORING ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA TREATMENT

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Dec 05, 2018

Advances in rapid screening of leukemia cells for drug susceptibility and resistance are bringing scientists closer to patient-tailored treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Research on the drug responses of leukemia stem cells may reveal why some attempts to treat are not successful or why in...

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Are statins overprescribed for cardiovascular disease prevention? ARE STATINS OVERPRESCRIBED FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTION?

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Dec 04, 2018

For millions of people who take statins to prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease, the potential harms of the cholesterol-lowering medication may outweigh the benefits. So concludes a recent modeling study from the University of Zurich in Switzerland that questions whether statins are &quo...

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Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer RESEARCHERS FIND NEW DRUG COMBO TO CHALLENGE CANCER

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Dec 04, 2018

Researchers have discovered that a particular drug combination may have a more significant effect against melanoma, a type of cancer that typically occurs in the skin, than other medications. According to recent studies, one of the best ways of blocking melanoma is by administering protein kina...

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These 10 essential oils can kill persistent Lyme disease THESE 10 ESSENTIAL OILS CAN KILL PERSISTENT LYME DISEASE

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Dec 04, 2018

Research just published in the journal Antibiotics shows that a range of essential oils can effectively kill persistent forms of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi (B. burgdorferi), which is transmitted to humans by ticks. In the United States, Ly...

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Gut microbiome differs among ethnicities GUT MICROBIOME DIFFERS AMONG ETHNICITIES

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Dec 04, 2018

Research increasingly links the gut microbiome to a range of human maladies, including inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, and even cancer. Attempts to manipulate the gut with food rich in healthy bacteria, such as yogurt or kombucha, are in vogue, along with buying commercial probiotics that prom...

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Essential oils from garlic and other herbs kill ‘persister’ Lyme disease bacteria. ESSENTIAL OILS FROM GARLIC AND OTHER HERBS KILL ‘PERSISTER’ LYME DISEASE BACTERIA.

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Dec 04, 2018

Oils from garlic and several other common herbs and medicinal plants show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. These oils may be especially useful in alleviating Lyme symptoms that pers...

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The Gut - Mixing Pot for Antibiotic Resistance Genes THE GUT - MIXING POT FOR ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE GENES

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Dec 03, 2018

A study carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has used an innovative approach to identify thousands of antibiotic resistance genes found in bacteria that inhabit the human gut. The human gut is home to trillions of microorganisms, mainly bacteria. Most of these are sensitive...

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App Aims to Encourage At-Home HIV Testing APP AIMS TO ENCOURAGE AT-HOME HIV TESTING

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Dec 03, 2018

HIV self-testing strategies have been recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2016, as they empower people to find out HIV their status at their convenience. Home-based testing kits have yet to be approved for sale in Canada. However, a team from the Research Institute of the McGill...

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How to Break Uric Acid Build Up the Ayurvedic Way! HOW TO BREAK URIC ACID BUILD UP THE AYURVEDIC WAY!

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Dec 03, 2018

Some of the food we eat contains purines and when these purines are broken down in our bodies, uric acid is produced. Though uric acid is helpful in little amounts, the build-up of uric acid leads to gout as the kidneys are unable to flush it out effectively. If your body has a high concentration of...

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What Causes Dry Eyes and How to Manage it With Ayurveda! WHAT CAUSES DRY EYES AND HOW TO MANAGE IT WITH AYURVEDA!

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Dec 03, 2018

Dry eye is a condition where there is an inadequate production of tears in your eyes leading to irritation. Even the decrease in the quality of tears also leads to dry eyes. It is termed as keratoconjunctivitis. Aging and menopause. Certain medications like antihistamines, decongestants, antihyperte...

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Shifting the Treatment Paradigm in Blood Cancers: New Insights SHIFTING THE TREATMENT PARADIGM IN BLOOD CANCERS: NEW INSIGHTS

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Dec 01, 2018

For decades, the approach to treating diseases like acute leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma was based on assigning patients to prognostic groups and making uniform treatment decisions within that group. But with comprehensive genomic profiling, we can begin to unravel the heterogeneity within each gro...

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Single-Cell DNA Sequencing Platform Weaves a Way Towards Personalized Cancer Treatment SINGLE-CELL DNA SEQUENCING PLATFORM WEAVES A WAY TOWARDS PERSONALIZED CANCER TREATMENT

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Nov 30, 2018

High-throughput single-cell analysis has been regularly acclaimed as a transformative technology for sequencing and a huge step towards the goal of personalized medicine. Over the last few years, a series of applications and techniques have been touted as a Big Step Forward. Tapestri, a sequencing p...

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Discovering Druggable Targets DISCOVERING DRUGGABLE TARGETS

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Nov 30, 2018

We recently spoke to Dr. Kilian V. M. Huber from the Structural Genomics Consortium & Target Discovery Institute, University of Oxford, to find out – ‘What makes a good target?’. Kilian touches on the research being conducted at the Target Discovery Institute, the methods used ...

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Target Identification & Validation in Drug Discovery TARGET IDENTIFICATION & VALIDATION IN DRUG DISCOVERY

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Nov 29, 2018

The key to good drug design is working out and capturing the clinical spectrum of disease and the exact role a potential therapeutic target plays in the disease. In the words of the German researcher, Paul Ehrlich, known for his countless contributions to the field of pharmacology, “corpora no...

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Low back pain: Pulsed radiofrequency may be the answer LOW BACK PAIN: PULSED RADIOFREQUENCY MAY BE THE ANSWER

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Nov 29, 2018

A new study reveals that pulsed radiofrequency may help patients with low back pain that has not responded to conservative therapy. Low back pain affects millions of people worldwide. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in the United States, about 80 percent of a...

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Personalized: Lung cancer’s present offers a glimpse at cancer’s future PERSONALIZED: LUNG CANCER’S PRESENT OFFERS A GLIMPSE AT CANCER’S FUTURE

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Nov 28, 2018

The impact of precision medicine on cancer treatment becomes more apparent each day. If you consider the patient experience, you start to see how much has changed already and how much more is possible. When I began caring for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) about 30 years ago, the m...

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5 Self-Care Gifts for Yourself 5 SELF-CARE GIFTS FOR YOURSELF

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Nov 27, 2018

We take care of our cars, our homes, our jobs, our children, and the many people we love. Why then can it be so difficult to give ourselves the care and attention we also need and deserve? For some, self-care may feel selfish or even frivolous. As we are an ever-productive culture, some may even fee...

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Freeze-dried vaccine may help eradicate polio FREEZE-DRIED VACCINE MAY HELP ERADICATE POLIO

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Nov 27, 2018

USC researchers have developed a polio vaccine that doesn’t require refrigeration, meaning it could someday be used all over the world to deliver the final blow to this longtime foe. The injectable vaccine, which was freeze-dried into a powder, kept at room temperature for four weeks and then ...

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One-Pot Reactions: Synthesizing Natural Product Analogs for Drug Discovery ONE-POT REACTIONS: SYNTHESIZING NATURAL PRODUCT ANALOGS FOR DRUG DISCOVERY

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Nov 26, 2018

Scientists, led by Prof. Taleb H. Al-Tel, at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates have discovered powerful new reactions for the diastereo- and enantio-selective synthesis of nature-inspired privileged structures – one-pot, modular, elegantly designed chemical reactions that c...

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Sperm SPERM'S INBUILT HOMING DEVICE

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Nov 26, 2018

Researchers have found that a protein in the cell membranes of sperm plays a key role in how they find their way to eggs. The PMCA protein may also help explain how egg cells only interact with sperm from the same species. PMCA may even be a target of drug discovery. Sperm are excellent navigators. ...

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Do cancer treatments accelerate brain aging? DO CANCER TREATMENTS ACCELERATE BRAIN AGING?

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Nov 26, 2018

Cancer treatments can work, but the same factors that help them eradicate tumors may also accelerate aging processes in the body especially the brain. New research explores. Previously on Medical News Today, we covered a study explaining that an experience called chemo brain affects many people...

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Impaired Transmission of Cellular Force - Culprit in Valvular Heart Disease IMPAIRED TRANSMISSION OF CELLULAR FORCE - CULPRIT IN VALVULAR HEART DISEASE

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Nov 26, 2018

About three percent of the world’s population is affected by valvular heart diseases. It is also the most common cause of heart surgery, as no drug-based treatment is available. Recent research has shed light on the molecular mechanism on the valvular disease that is caused by a genetic mutati...

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Breast Tumors Boost Their Growth by Recruiting Cells Formed in the Bone Marrow BREAST TUMORS BOOST THEIR GROWTH BY RECRUITING CELLS FORMED IN THE BONE MARROW

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Nov 26, 2018

Researchers in Israel have discovered that breast tumors can boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells originally formed in the bone marrow. The study, which will be published November 23 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals that the recruitment of bone marrow-derived fibroblasts lo...

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'DNA ORIGAMI' TACKLES MULTIDRUG-RESISTANT CANCER CELLS

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Nov 26, 2018

A DNA tool that combines gene therapy with chemotherapy could be a promising new way to defeat multidrug-resistant cancer cells. The tool is a "tailored DNA nanoplatform" that can carry chemotherapy drugs into targeted cancer cells while also silencing the cells' drug-resistance genes....

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8 Effective Ayurvedic Hair Oils To Prevent Hair Fall and Premature Graying of Hair 8 EFFECTIVE AYURVEDIC HAIR OILS TO PREVENT HAIR FALL AND PREMATURE GRAYING OF HAIR

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Nov 26, 2018

One of these Ayurvedic hair oils is certainly going to prevent hair fall and rescue your hair! Hair fall and thinning hair, baldness, dandruff and scalp problems, split ends and premature graying of hair are common hair problems. If you suffer from any of these woes, then it is time to consider repl...

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Vitiligo Treatment in Ayurveda With Bakuchi And Correct Diet VITILIGO TREATMENT IN AYURVEDA WITH BAKUCHI AND CORRECT DIET

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Nov 25, 2018

Learn about Vitiligo treatment in Ayurveda which can help you get back to normal health. Vitiligo (or Leucoderma / white patches / Switra / Safed Daag)  is a skin pigmentation disorder occurring due to the death of melanocytes, resulting in loss of skin color, the formation of patches. It can a...

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23 Easy Home Remedies for Kidney Stones 23 EASY HOME REMEDIES FOR KIDNEY STONES

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Nov 24, 2018

Kidneys perform the important task of removing waste products and excess fluids from our body through urine.  They are instrumental in maintaining the chemical balance of our bodies.  It goes without saying, therefore, that healthy kidneys equal to a healthy body. Kidney stones form when t...

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5 Dangerous Causes and Home Remedies of Diabetic Neuropathy 5 DANGEROUS CAUSES AND HOME REMEDIES OF DIABETIC NEUROPATHY

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Nov 23, 2018

Are you diabetic and need help to fight diabetic neuropathy? Ayurvedic treatment for diabetic neuropathy is one of the most underrated yet powerful treatments available. Do you feel numbness and tingling in your hands and legs often? If these symptoms are followed by tiredness, muscular cramps, and ...

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Vanderbilt researchers isolate antibody that can neutralize West Nile virus VANDERBILT RESEARCHERS ISOLATE ANTIBODY THAT CAN NEUTRALIZE WEST NILE VIRUS

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Nov 23, 2018

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues have isolated a human monoclonal antibody that can “neutralize” the West Nile virus and potentially prevent a leading cause of viral encephalitis (brain inflammation) in the United States. Their findings, reported this we...

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New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages NEW BLOOD TEST CAN DETECT OVARIAN CANCER IN ITS EARLY STAGES

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Nov 23, 2018

Relatively few cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in their early stages, so many people lose the opportunity for effective treatment. A newly developed blood test, however, could change this situation. The American Cancer Society (ACS) state that "only about 20 percent of ovarian cancers are...

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Brain health: Low-protein, high-carb diet just as good as low-calorie diet BRAIN HEALTH: LOW-PROTEIN, HIGH-CARB DIET JUST AS GOOD AS LOW-CALORIE DIET

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Nov 23, 2018

New research, published in the journal Cell Reports, suggests that a low-protein, high-carb diet may be an easier alternative to calorie restriction for people looking to preserve brain health and prevent cognitive decline. As the world's population ages, protecting against a cognitive decline i...

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Why does psoriasis increase diabetes risk? WHY DOES PSORIASIS INCREASE DIABETES RISK?

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Nov 22, 2018

Previous research demonstrated that having psoriasis increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A new study has tried to understand why this occurs. Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin condition, affecting an estimated 2.2 percent of people in the United States. For decades, we have known...

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Obesity: Researchers identify 4 subtypes OBESITY: RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY 4 SUBTYPES

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Nov 22, 2018

Researchers have called obesity an epidemic, and many are working hard to develop a solution. But is there a single answer? New research suggests that obesity takes different shapes and that the same approach will not work for everyone. Specialists from the World Health Organization (WHO) refer...

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This is how your brain predicts future events THIS IS HOW YOUR BRAIN PREDICTS FUTURE EVENTS

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Nov 22, 2018

Brains learn how to anticipate future occurrences from patterns. This process is called "anticipatory timing," and it allows us to successfully interact with the world around us. How does it work? Anticipatory timing is, in part, what allows us to make the most appropriate decisions in a v...

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Could managing cholesterol prevent Alzheimer COULD MANAGING CHOLESTEROL PREVENT ALZHEIMER'S?

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Nov 22, 2018

The largest genetic study of Alzheimer's disease to date finds that a "handful of gene variants" increases some people's risk of both dementia and cardiovascular disease. The findings imply that, in principle, we may be able to repurpose some cardiovascular drugs to prevent or trea...

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Endometriosis is Treatable – Here’s Your Guide to Ayurvedic Treatment for Endometriosis ENDOMETRIOSIS IS TREATABLE – HERE’S YOUR GUIDE TO AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS

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Nov 22, 2018

Endometriosis is a painful gynecological disorder. But it is Treatable. Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. In endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as it normally would- it thickens, breaks d...

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Breast Cancer Drug BREAST CANCER DRUG 'TAMOXIFEN' BRINGS HOPE TO MUSCLE DISEASE

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Nov 22, 2018

Tamoxifen is currently a drug used in the treatment of breast cancer and has been used in patients for many years. Now, the latest research has indicated that Tamoxifen may hold the potential in treating another disease myotubular myopathy by slowing its progression. A severe genetic disease af...

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Melanoma: Keeping these molecules apart could stop cancer spread MELANOMA: KEEPING THESE MOLECULES APART COULD STOP CANCER SPREAD

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Nov 21, 2018

The interaction between two particular molecules may be the reason why melanoma tumors grow and are likely to spread to other parts of the body. This is the conclusion that researchers at the University of Tokyo in Japan reached after studying these molecules in cells and mice. One of the molecules ...

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Alzheimer ALZHEIMER'S VACCINE DRAWS CLOSER

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Nov 21, 2018

Building on decades of research, a new paper brings us one step closer to a vaccine that targets the neurological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. Prevention may soon be possible. Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, is a degenerative neurological disease. Memory issues ar...

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Drug Screening: Cellular proliferation assay performed inside a mouse DRUG SCREENING: CELLULAR PROLIFERATION ASSAY PERFORMED INSIDE A MOUSE

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Nov 21, 2018

Although many new cellular assays entered the drug discovery scene over the course of the last decades, we still lack a predictable tool when it comes to selecting compounds or cell lines for xenograft testing. What is lacking? Cellular models do not account for the challenges the compounds fac...

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War On Cancer 2018: targeted therapies in oncology WAR ON CANCER 2018: TARGETED THERAPIES IN ONCOLOGY

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Nov 21, 2018

Drug Target Review attended War On Cancer 2018 in London yesterday. Industry representatives, service providers, policymakers, clinicians and patients all took part in the event. During the Breakthrough Therapies and the Technology for Treatment in 2020 strategy session, the panel spoke of the futur...

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New information on the pathological mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease NEW INFORMATION ON THE PATHOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

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Nov 21, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease is associated with two neuropathologies: amyloid plaques and tau aggregates, or tau protein accumulated in neurofibrillary tangles in neurons. Brain amyloid plaques are the better-known pathology, but the significance of tau to disease progression is equally important.

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How you react to stress may predict brain health HOW YOU REACT TO STRESS MAY PREDICT BRAIN HEALTH

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Nov 21, 2018

New research finds that our response to even minor daily stressors, such as getting stuck in traffic or queuing for too long at the supermarket, can affect how healthy our brain is, particularly into old age. Prolonged chronic stress can lead to a wide range of adverse health consequences, from...

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Drug Could Seek New Approach For Autoimmunity DRUG COULD SEEK NEW APPROACH FOR AUTOIMMUNITY

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Nov 21, 2018

From a failed pain drug, a protein called ‘BH4’, was recently discovered to have surprising implications in the treatment of autoimmunity and cancer. It was specifically found that BH4 functions as a kind of “immunological thermostat” capable of raising and lowering the activ...

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'BOOMERANGING' BACK HOME HURTS YOUNG ADULTS' MENTAL HEALTH

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Nov 20, 2018

The number of young adults living in their own household has dropped dramatically in the last decades in the United States for a number of economic and social reasons. In a study that will soon be published in the peer-reviewed journal Society and Mental Health, MPIDR researcher Jennifer Caputo inve...

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A World First in 3D Medical Imaging A WORLD FIRST IN 3D MEDICAL IMAGING

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Nov 20, 2018

EXPLORER, the world’s first medical imaging scanner that can capture a 3D picture of the whole human body at once, has produced its first scans. The brainchild of UC Davis scientists Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi, EXPLORER is a combined positron emission tomography (PET) and X-ray computed to...

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What does autism look like in the brain? WHAT DOES AUTISM LOOK LIKE IN THE BRAIN?

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Nov 20, 2018

People on the autism spectrum often dislike exposure to unexpected stimuli, but why is that? New research takes a look at what happens in the brain, and how that relates to a person's ability to tolerate exposure to various stimuli. "People with autism do not like unexpected stimuli, a...

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Muscular paralysis progression could be reduced using tamoxifen MUSCULAR PARALYSIS PROGRESSION COULD BE REDUCED USING TAMOXIFEN

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Nov 20, 2018

Myotubular myopathy is a severe genetic disease that leads to muscle paralysis from birth and results in death before two years of age. Although no treatment currently exists, researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland – working in collaboration with the University of Stras...

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One-third of US parents plan to skip flu shots for their kids this season ONE-THIRD OF US PARENTS PLAN TO SKIP FLU SHOTS FOR THEIR KIDS THIS SEASON

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Nov 20, 2018

Thirty-four percent of US parents said their child was unlikely to get the flu vaccine this year, according to a report published Monday by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The online poll, which was administered in October, looked at 1,977 parents who had at least one child, whether parents wou...

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Anti-vaccine community behind North Carolina chickenpox outbreak ANTI-VACCINE COMMUNITY BEHIND NORTH CAROLINA CHICKENPOX OUTBREAK

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Nov 20, 2018

On Friday 36 students at Asheville Waldorf School were diagnosed with the disease, the Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper reported. The school has one of the state’s highest rates of religious exemption, allowing students to skip vaccination. US health officials say vaccinating is far safer tha...

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Inflammation inhibitor could be used to treat sepsis INFLAMMATION INHIBITOR COULD BE USED TO TREAT SEPSIS

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Nov 19, 2018

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a new inhibitor which decreases lung inflammation and could hold the key to treating Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome – a life-threatening disease which affects thousands of people in the UK. In the pioneering research, an internat...

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The new technique to simultaneously target fibroblasts while killing cancer cells THE NEW TECHNIQUE TO SIMULTANEOUSLY TARGET FIBROBLASTS WHILE KILLING CANCER CELLS

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Nov 19, 2018

Scientists have equipped a virus that kills carcinoma cells with a protein so it can also target and kill adjacent cells that are tricked into shielding cancer from the immune system. It is the first time that cancer-associated fibroblasts within solid tumors – healthy cells that are tricked i...

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The long-term outcomes of breast implants studied THE LONG-TERM OUTCOMES OF BREAST IMPLANTS STUDIED

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Nov 19, 2018

The largest study of breast implants to date provides women with some important information regarding rare but serious adverse outcomes. A breast implant is a prosthesis used to change the size or shape of a woman's breast. Some women use breast implants to feel more comfortable in their bodies,...

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Preeclampsia symptoms alleviated by RNAi therapy PREECLAMPSIA SYMPTOMS ALLEVIATED BY RNAI THERAPY

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Nov 19, 2018

A collaboration of scientists from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Western Sydney University, has shown that an innovative new type of therapy using small interfering RNAs (siRNA) can temper the symptoms of preeclampsia in an animal model. The...

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Microgel powder fights infection and helps wounds heal MICROGEL POWDER FIGHTS INFECTION AND HELPS WOUNDS HEAL

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Nov 18, 2018

Hao Meng’s doctoral project focused on biocompatibility testing and pulling a sticky amino acid out of mussels. Glue-like catechol shows promise for smart adhesives a small jolt of electricity can turn the stickiness on and off but that’s not its only potential use. “In the process...

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Home Remedies and Ayurvedic Treatment for Diabetes HOME REMEDIES AND AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR DIABETES

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Nov 17, 2018

Prameha, according to Ayurveda is a group of urinary disorders. There are 20 types of urinary disorders (prameha) based on doshas. Among these 20 urinary disorders (prameha rogas), 4 are due to vata, 6 due to pitta and 10 due to kapha. Diabetes that is characterized by an increase in blood sugar lev...

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Drug candidate offers hope of vocal improvement for ADNP syndrome DRUG CANDIDATE OFFERS HOPE OF VOCAL IMPROVEMENT FOR ADNP SYNDROME

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Nov 16, 2018

Activity-dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP) syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes developmental delays, intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder symptoms in thousands of children worldwide. There is no known remedy for the disorder. Fortunately, scientists at Tel Aviv Un...

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Inhibiting inflammation by blocking release of TNF alpha INHIBITING INFLAMMATION BY BLOCKING RELEASE OF TNF ALPHA

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Nov 16, 2018

A multidisciplinary team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action. By inhibiting a certain protein, the researchers were able to reduce the signals that trigger an inflammation. The study was conducted in...

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Do you use music as a sleep aid? DO YOU USE MUSIC AS A SLEEP AID?

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Nov 16, 2018

Sleep disorders are changes in sleep patterns that increase the risk of health problems and can impact a person's everyday quality of life. Symptoms of sleep disorders include difficulty falling asleep, daytime sleepiness, and excessive movement during sleep.

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Hot baths reduce inflammation, improve glucose metabolism HOT BATHS REDUCE INFLAMMATION, IMPROVE GLUCOSE METABOLISM

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Nov 15, 2018

According to new research, a hot bath could have effects that extend way beyond mental relaxation. According to the authors, regular hot baths might reduce inflammation and improve metabolism. Over recent years, hot baths, saunas, and other so-called passive heating therapies have received growing a...

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Can multitasking boost rather than hinder performance? CAN MULTITASKING BOOST RATHER THAN HINDER PERFORMANCE?

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Nov 15, 2018

Multitasking might be an illusion, but it is a helpful one. A new study, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that merely perceiving one or several activities as multitasking is enough to boost performance. An established body of n...

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Using anti-malaria drugs to slow tumour growth USING ANTI-MALARIA DRUGS TO SLOW TUMOUR GROWTH

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Nov 15, 2018

Anti-malaria drugs known as chloroquines have been repurposed to treat cancer for decades, but until now no one knew exactly what the chloroquines were targeting when they attack a tumor. Now, researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania say they have identified that...

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Parkinson PARKINSON'S DISEASE: SCIENTISTS FIND NEW TARGET TO DESTROY PROTEIN CLUMPS

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Nov 14, 2018

Blocking an enzyme could put a stop to the buildup of toxic protein clumps that occurs in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease. This was the conclusion that scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in Washington, D.C. reached after studying the enzyme, called USP13, in ...

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Pancreatic cancer cells are PANCREATIC CANCER CELLS ARE 'ADDICTED' TO KEY PROTEIN

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Nov 14, 2018

New research finds that the cancer cells in a particularly aggressive form of pancreatic cancer rely heavily on a key protein to grow and spread. The findings may soon lead to new treatments and prevention strategies. Pancreatic cancer is particularly difficult to treat. The American Cancer Soc...

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MS: When good brain cells turn bad MS: WHEN GOOD BRAIN CELLS TURN BAD

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Nov 14, 2018

A new study is the first to suggest that the brain cells that multiple sclerosis attacks, called oligodendrocytes, may actually play a significant role in the development of the disease. The researchers behind this discovery are from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and they hope...

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Combination of imaging techniques views retina in unprecedented detail COMBINATION OF IMAGING TECHNIQUES VIEWS RETINA IN UNPRECEDENTED DETAIL

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Nov 14, 2018

By combining two imaging modalities-adaptive optics and angiography-investigators at the National Eye Institute (NEI) can see live neurons, epithelial cells, and blood vessels deep in the eye’s light-sensing retina. Resolving these tissues and cells in the outermost region of the retina in suc...

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New cancer drug safely boosts radiation therapy NEW CANCER DRUG SAFELY BOOSTS RADIATION THERAPY

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Nov 14, 2018

A new clinical trial tests a radiotherapy-boosting drug in the fight against various forms of cancer. Cancer continues to be one of the top causes of death in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be 1,735,350 new cancer cases by the end of 2018, of which 609,640 ...

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A new approach to detecting cancer earlier from blood tests A NEW APPROACH TO DETECTING CANCER EARLIER FROM BLOOD TESTS

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Nov 14, 2018

Cancer scientists led by principal investigator Dr. Daniel De Carvalho at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have combined "liquid biopsy," epigenetic alterations and machine learning to develop a blood test to detect and classify cancer at its earliest stages. The findings, published on...

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Immune cell enzyme protects against tuberculosis IMMUNE CELL ENZYME PROTECTS AGAINST TUBERCULOSIS

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Nov 14, 2018

Using freshly resected lung tissue from 21 patients and two distinct mouse models, tuberculosis researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Africa Health Research Institute, or AHRI, have identified a protein that plays an essential role in host defense against this deadly disease...

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Cancer and obesity: Clogged immune cells help explain link CANCER AND OBESITY: CLOGGED IMMUNE CELLS HELP EXPLAIN LINK

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Nov 13, 2018

Obesity is a risk factor for cancer, but researchers are only now unfurling the exact mechanisms behind this connection. A new study looks at how obesity might scupper the immune system's ability to attack tumor cells. Obesity is at an all-time high in the United States. According to the Nationa...

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CRISPR used to prevent cancers tied to EBV and KSHV CRISPR USED TO PREVENT CANCERS TIED TO EBV AND KSHV

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Nov 13, 2018

Researchers have discovered a possible path forward in preventing the development of cancers tied to two viruses, including the virus that causes infectious mononucleosis–more commonly known as mono or the “kissing disease”–that infects millions of people around the globe eac...

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RIP1 kinase as a therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer RIP1 KINASE AS A THERAPEUTIC TARGET FOR PANCREATIC CANCER

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Nov 12, 2018

Researchers at NYU School of Medicine have found that an experimental drug could be effective against a deadly form of pancreatic cancer when used in combination with immune-boosting therapies. Using mouse models and lab-grown human cells, the researchers showed how GSK547, the experimental drug, he...

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New way to manipulate immune cells may treat cancer, autoimmune disease NEW WAY TO MANIPULATE IMMUNE CELLS MAY TREAT CANCER, AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

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Nov 12, 2018

Scientists have uncovered a new way to curb autoimmunity and stimulate the body to fight cancer. The method uses a previously unknown druggable pathway to manipulate immune cells. The discovery concerns a molecule called tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4), which is already well-known to those who study the b...

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Vitamin D, fish oil supplements of little benefit to heart health VITAMIN D, FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS OF LITTLE BENEFIT TO HEART HEALTH

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Nov 12, 2018

Two new randomized trials challenge the view that vitamin D and fish oil supplements hold any real benefit in the fight against chronic conditions, such as cancer and heart disease. The results of the first and second trial were presented at Scientific Sessions, held by the American Heart Institute ...

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All about effective hair fall remedies ALL ABOUT EFFECTIVE HAIR FALL REMEDIES

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Nov 12, 2018

Consistent and uncontrollable hair fall can be a nightmare for anybody. Experts say that normally we lose between 50 and 100 strands of hair quite imperceptibly every day. So that’s nothing to be worried about. But if you continue to lose large clumps of hair regularly, this can point to a who...

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Scalpel-Free Surgery Enhances Quality Of Life For Parkinson’s Patients SCALPEL-FREE SURGERY ENHANCES QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PARKINSON’S PATIENTS

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Nov 10, 2018

A high-tech form of brain surgery that replaces scalpels with sound waves improved quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease that has resisted other forms of treatment, a new study has found. Further, the University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers conclude their study offe...

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New Single-Dose Antibiotic Safe And Effective For Uncomplicated Gonorrhea NEW SINGLE-DOSE ANTIBIOTIC SAFE AND EFFECTIVE FOR UNCOMPLICATED GONORRHEA

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Nov 08, 2018

A phase 2 clinical trial led by Stephanie N. Taylor, MD, Professor of Medicine and Microbiology in the Section of Infectious Diseases at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that a new antibiotic effectively treats uncomplicated urogenital and rectal gonorrhea infections in a single ...

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Tracking Down MicroRNA Candidates That Can Contribute To Disease TRACKING DOWN MICRORNA CANDIDATES THAT CAN CONTRIBUTE TO DISEASE

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Nov 07, 2018

What started as Ninad Oak’s side project turned out into something much larger, his doctorate thesis. “The project started as the qualifying exam that I proposed at the end of my first year of graduate school,” said Oak, a graduate student in molecular and human genetics in Dr. Sha...

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Simple Method For Linking Molecules Could Help Overcome Drug Resistant Infections SIMPLE METHOD FOR LINKING MOLECULES COULD HELP OVERCOME DRUG RESISTANT INFECTIONS

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Nov 07, 2018

Using a novel type of chemical reaction, MIT researchers have shown that they can modify antibiotics in a way that could potentially make them more effective against drug-resistant infections. By chemically linking the antibiotic vancomycin to an antimicrobial peptide, the researchers were able to d...

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P2K system could resolve bottlenecks in drug research P2K SYSTEM COULD RESOLVE BOTTLENECKS IN DRUG RESEARCH

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Nov 07, 2018

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new system that could significantly speed up the discovery of new drugs and reduce the need for costly and time-consuming laboratory tests. The new technology called Pattern to Knowledge (P2K) can predict the binding of biosequences in secon...

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Improving Sepsis Care IMPROVING SEPSIS CARE

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Nov 07, 2018

Researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a predictive model that could guide clinicians in deciding when to give potentially life-saving drugs to patients being treated for sepsis in the emergency room. Sepsis is one of the most frequent causes of admission, and o...

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Parasitic worm study predicts potential drug targets and drugs PARASITIC WORM STUDY PREDICTS POTENTIAL DRUG TARGETS AND DRUGS

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Nov 06, 2018

Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Edinburgh, and other collaborators have conducted the largest genomic study on parasitic worms. They identified numerous drug targets, potential drugs, and hundreds of thousands of new genes. The re...

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Heat-resistant enzymes for cost-effective drugs HEAT-RESISTANT ENZYMES FOR COST-EFFECTIVE DRUGS

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Nov 05, 2018

A recent study looked to one of the most essential enzymes in medicine to aid better, and more cost-effective design of drugs. The research was co-authored by Dr. Nitin Jain, UT Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology Associate Professor, and graduate student Sara Lemmonds. It focused on Cyt...

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New Statistical Tool Helps Makes Sense of Brainwaves NEW STATISTICAL TOOL HELPS MAKES SENSE OF BRAINWAVES

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Nov 02, 2018

A new statistical tool for collectively analyzing large sets of brainwaves promises to accelerate neurofunctional research. The lack of tools to be able to pinpoint anomalies in large datasets that vary through time sparked a search by KAUST scientists for new efficiencies to help brain research. Se...

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Could the appendix trigger Parkinson COULD THE APPENDIX TRIGGER PARKINSON'S?

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Nov 02, 2018

A new study concludes that for some people, having had their appendix removed decades earlier reduced the risk of developing Parkinson's disease by almost 20 percent. Parkinson's disease is a long-term degenerative condition that affects the central nervous system. In the United States, medi...

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Researchers may stop Parkinson RESEARCHERS MAY STOP PARKINSON'S BY 'COOLING OFF' BRAIN

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Nov 02, 2018

Parkinson's disease, a progressive neurodegenerative condition, has no cure. However, specialists are hard at work to remedy that situation. A new study conducted in mice suggests that one way to treat this condition may be by "cooling off" inflammation in the brain. According to ...

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Can fermented dairy shield you against heart disease? CAN FERMENTED DAIRY SHIELD YOU AGAINST HEART DISEASE?

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Nov 01, 2018

Many experts have debated the effect of dairy on cardiovascular health. A recent study in Finland has shown that consuming a particular type of dairy, namely fermented dairy, may actually have a protective effect against heart disease. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a condition in which the bl...

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MS: How too much salt can cause inflammation MS: HOW TOO MUCH SALT CAN CAUSE INFLAMMATION

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Nov 01, 2018

New research, published in the journal Nature Immunology, now shows how a high intake of salt may cause inflammation in multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system destroys the protective coating around neurons called myelin. This neuro...

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Dodgy Heart? There DODGY HEART? THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT

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Nov 01, 2018

A clinical trial to determine whether a smartwatch app that analyzes pulse-rate data can screen for a heart-rhythm disorder has enrolled more than 400,000 participants. Researchers at Stanford Medicine, in collaboration with Apple, launched the Apple Heart Study last November to determine whether a ...

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Boosting Tumor Cell Drug Sensitivity BOOSTING TUMOR CELL DRUG SENSITIVITY

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Oct 31, 2018

Pancreatic cancer cells deficient in the expression of the human gene known as Schlafen 11 and resistant to chemotherapy (left panels) were re-sensitized to chemotherapeutic treatment (middle and right panels) by inhibiting the expression of the transfer RNA known as tRNA-Leu-TAA through specially d...

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Novel Conjugates: Flexible, Stable & Potent Against Cancer NOVEL CONJUGATES: FLEXIBLE, STABLE & POTENT AGAINST CANCER

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Oct 31, 2018

Linking therapeutically active molecules to specific antibodies can help to pilot them to their designated targets and minimize side effects--especially when treating tumors. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have now described novel conjugates made from antibodies and a kinesin spindle p...

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Loneliness tied to a higher risk of dementia LONELINESS TIED TO A HIGHER RISK OF DEMENTIA

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Oct 31, 2018

Recent research into older adults confirms that loneliness is tied to a raised risk of developing dementia. The study also reveals that the effect ranges across a diversity of people and is independent of how much social contact they have. Scientists from Florida State University (FSU) in Talla...

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'NATURAL PROTEIN' COULD REVERSE OBESITY-RELATED DIABETES, FATTY LIVER

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Oct 30, 2018

A chance finds in cancer research has revealed that a protein that occurs naturally in the body plays an important role in regulating metabolism. Further investigation led to the suggestion that raising levels of the protein could reverse fatty liver, type 2 diabetes, and other obesity-related condi...

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How does income actually affect life expectancy? HOW DOES INCOME ACTUALLY AFFECT LIFE EXPECTANCY?

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Oct 30, 2018

The current notion about income and health status is that the wealthier a person is, the longer they can expect to live because they will have easier access to appropriate healthcare. A new study, however, takes a more complex approach and suggests that the answer may not be quite as straightforward...

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Eye scan may detect Alzheimer EYE SCAN MAY DETECT ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IN SECONDS

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Oct 30, 2018

Two new studies now suggest that a noninvasive eye scan could soon be used to catch Alzheimer's disease early. The world's population is aging rapidly and the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease is on the rise. For this reason, the need for efficient dementia screening methods that can be ...

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Intriguing egg protein behavior may shape fertility and cancer treatment INTRIGUING EGG PROTEIN BEHAVIOR MAY SHAPE FERTILITY AND CANCER TREATMENT

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Oct 30, 2018

Researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have discovered the complicated mechanisms with which three proteins regulate each other in female mouse eggs, or ova ­– indicating that the finding may play an important role in female fertility and cancer biology. The unexpected complexity ...

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Nature NATURE'S 'KILL CODE' MAY DESTROY CANCER

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Oct 30, 2018

Two recent studies detail a natural mechanism that, if harnessed properly, may be able to destroy cancer cells and their ability to become resistant to treatment without any of the side effects of chemotherapy. In a study published last year, scientists led by Marcus E. Peter the Tomas D. Spies...

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Water as a biomarker against cancer? WATER AS A BIOMARKER AGAINST CANCER?

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Oct 30, 2018

A study by researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country and the Biofísika Institute has found that The team of researchers found that the Tn antigen appears in around 90 percent of cancers, and is also associated with metastasis. Dr. Emilio José Cocinero, member of the U...

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The Need For Non-Invasive Diagnosis And Monitoring Of NASH THE NEED FOR NON-INVASIVE DIAGNOSIS AND MONITORING OF NASH

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Oct 29, 2018

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a chronic liver disease and is increasing in prevalence as an etiology for end-stage liver disease and also hepatocellular carcinoma. NASH is often a silent disease and many patients have undiagnosed NASH for several years without experiencing any symptoms.

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Surgeons carry out spine surgery in the womb SURGEONS CARRY OUT SPINE SURGERY IN THE WOMB

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Oct 28, 2018

In a condition known as spina bifida, children are born with an exposed spinal cord, which causes numerous physical and developmental issues. Usually, surgeons will operate on spina bifida after birth, but a complex in utero surgery can allow the baby to develop better while still inside the mother&...

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New drug kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria in clinical trial NEW DRUG KILLS ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA IN CLINICAL TRIAL

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Oct 27, 2018

Antibiotic resistance is a major obstacle that modern medicine is currently grappling with. It has created crisis situations around the world, and researchers are trying to find solutions. One clinical trial is now breaking the superbug barrier. Bacteria can cause a range of infections, and sometime...

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MRI tool to cure digestive disorders MRI TOOL TO CURE DIGESTIVE DISORDERS

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Oct 26, 2018

More than 60 million people in the US suffer from disorders in the gastrointestinal tract that could be cured by electrical stimulation, but scientists don’t fully understand the therapy’s effects on a critical organ: the stomach. Purdue University researchers used an MRI to show a play-...

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Summary of All Known Human Genes Involved in Human Cancer SUMMARY OF ALL KNOWN HUMAN GENES INVOLVED IN HUMAN CANCER

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Oct 25, 2018

Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute have created the first comprehensive summary of all genes known to be involved in human cancer, the "Cancer Gene Census". Describing all genes strongly implicated in causing cancer, the Census also describes how they function across all forms of...

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Infant Diet Important for Healthy Gut Long-term INFANT DIET IMPORTANT FOR HEALTHY GUT LONG-TERM

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Oct 25, 2018

A child has until the age of two-and-a-half to establish healthy gut bacteria with little change after this point, new research has revealed. The study also reinforced the important role breastfeeding plays in providing good gut bacteria to babies during the early stages of their life. The team, inv...

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Cluster Of Factors Could Help Predict C. Diff CLUSTER OF FACTORS COULD HELP PREDICT C. DIFF

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Oct 25, 2018

A cluster of factors may help predict which patients are likely to develop Clostridioides difficult, a potentially life-threatening disease commonly known as C. difficile or C. diff, a new study has found. And that could help in efforts to prevent infection, according to the researchers. Reduced imm...

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Scientists image antibodies working together against malaria SCIENTISTS IMAGE ANTIBODIES WORKING TOGETHER AGAINST MALARIA

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Oct 24, 2018

Researchers investigating how the human immune system defends against malaria have uncovered a rare phenomenon: antibodies working together to bind to a vulnerable spot on the parasite. The new research shows that antibodies working together can result in a protein on the parasite’s cell surfa...

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Protein adhesion complex cell structure identified PROTEIN ADHESION COMPLEX CELL STRUCTURE IDENTIFIED

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Oct 23, 2018

A new structure in human cells has been discovered by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden in collaboration with colleagues in the UK. The structure is a new type of protein complex that the cell uses to attach to its surroundings and proves to play a key part in cell division. The cells i...

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Antiphospholipid antibodies linked to heart attacks ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID ANTIBODIES LINKED TO HEART ATTACKS

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Oct 23, 2018

Levels of antiphospholipid antibodies, which are associated with rheumatic diseases, are also elevated in myocardial infarction without any autoimmune co-morbidity. Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) are a group of antibodies that target endogenous tissue, including the fat molecule cardiolipin and t...

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How the Brain HOW THE BRAIN'S EPIGENETIC FACTORS CHANGE IN ALZHEIMER'S

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Oct 23, 2018

Pioneering research into the mechanisms controlling gene activity in the brain could hold the key to understanding Alzheimer’s disease and might help identify effective treatments in the future. An international research team led by scientists at the University of Exeter and the University of ...

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Post-heart Attack Antibody Levels May Guide Treatment POST-HEART ATTACK ANTIBODY LEVELS MAY GUIDE TREATMENT

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Oct 23, 2018

Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) are a group of antibodies that target endogenous tissue, including the fat molecule cardiolipin and the plasma protein β2glycoprotein-I. Cardiolipin is found in the membranes of blood vessel and blood platelet cells, whereas β2glycoprotein-I is found in th...

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Math6 gene dysfunction may lead to miscarriages MATH6 GENE DYSFUNCTION MAY LEAD TO MISCARRIAGES

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Oct 22, 2018

A single gene of the mother plays such a crucial role in the development of the placenta that its dysfunction leads to miscarriages. Researchers from the Medical Faculty of Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have observed this in so-called knockout mice that were specifically modified for this purpo...

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Clearing Senescent Cells From The Brain In Mice Preserves Cognition CLEARING SENESCENT CELLS FROM THE BRAIN IN MICE PRESERVES COGNITION

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Oct 22, 2018

Out-of-commission cells that clutter the brain may accelerate dementia, according to researchers who found that getting rid of such cells preserved cognitive function in mice. The NIA-funded research suggests that senescent cells that are alive but no longer divide or perform their designated functi...

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New Treatment Approach For Advanced Anal Cancer NEW TREATMENT APPROACH FOR ADVANCED ANAL CANCER

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Oct 22, 2018

Around 1,300 people are diagnosed with anal cancer each year in the UK and this number is rising by around three percent per year. Due to small patient populations, there is very limited evidence to guide treatment decisions, and international consensus among clinicians is lacking. The findings from...

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Better drug delivery through the blood-brain barrier BETTER DRUG DELIVERY THROUGH THE BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER

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Oct 19, 2018

Research on the delivery of therapeutics to the brain could have implications for the treatment of a wide range of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, ALS, brain cancer and Parkinson’s. Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Centre (URMC) discovered the approach that should deliver...

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Protein mTOR regulated by Src in cancer growth PROTEIN MTOR REGULATED BY SRC IN CANCER GROWTH

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Oct 19, 2018

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital have revealed a connection between mTORC1 and Src, two proteins known to be hyperactive in cancer. The study shows that Src is necessary and sufficient to activate mTORC1 and offers the possibility to develop novel approac...

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Exploiting Epigenetics in Cancer Treatment EXPLOITING EPIGENETICS IN CANCER TREATMENT

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Oct 18, 2018

Changes to the complex of DNA and the proteins that form chromatin are important drivers in many cancers. We explore the challenges and progress in the development of new therapies targeting epigenetic regulators. “Epigenetics was originally defined as the heritable changes that aren’t c...

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The study uses brain cells in a dish to understand polygenic origins of schizophrenia THE STUDY USES BRAIN CELLS IN A DISH TO UNDERSTAND POLYGENIC ORIGINS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

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Oct 18, 2018

A recent study has established a new analytical method for investigating the complex genetic origins of mental illnesses using brain cells that are grown in a dish from human embryonic stem cells. The polygenic factors associated with psychiatric diseases are little understood, but this new approach...

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Investigating tumour microenvironments for more effective treatments INVESTIGATING TUMOUR MICROENVIRONMENTS FOR MORE EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS

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Oct 17, 2018

Researchers have gained insights into the microenvironment of different types of lung tumors, describing how the cell ecosystems may affect response to treatment. The microenvironment of a cell impact how it grows behaves and communicates with other nearby cells. Researchers aim to understand the mi...

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Key genomic differences in breast cancers of women of different ethnicity KEY GENOMIC DIFFERENCES IN BREAST CANCERS OF WOMEN OF DIFFERENT ETHNICITY

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Oct 17, 2018

A study comparing DNA and RNA data from Nigerian breast cancer patients to patients in a United States database found that certain aggressive molecular features were far more prevalent in tumors from Nigerian women than in black or white American women. The study’s authors say those difference...

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Using Facebook to predict depression USING FACEBOOK TO PREDICT DEPRESSION

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Oct 17, 2018

New research uses over half a million Facebook status updates to predict depression diagnoses in people at risk. Depression is one of the most widespread mental health problems in the United States, with over 16 million adults have experienced at least one major depressive episode in their lifetimes...

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Diabetes: Surprising new role of fat revealed DIABETES: SURPRISING NEW ROLE OF FAT REVEALED

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Oct 16, 2018

A new study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, challenges the current understanding of what causes diabetes. The findings may lead to new therapies. More than two decades ago, researchers suggested that the action of an enzyme called protein kinase C epsilon (PKCɛ) in the liver may cause dia...

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Keto diet may protect against cognitive decline KETO DIET MAY PROTECT AGAINST COGNITIVE DECLINE

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Oct 16, 2018

Ketogenic, or keto, diets are low-carb and fat-rich, and many people who follow such regimens do it to shed excess weight. However, a keto diet may bring other benefits, too. In particular, it may help keep the brain healthy and young, as new research in mice seems to suggest. A keto diet is high in...

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Virtual Reality Shows We Eat with Our Eyes VIRTUAL REALITY SHOWS WE EAT WITH OUR EYES

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Oct 16, 2018

Humans not only relish the sweet, savory and saltiness of foods, but they are influenced by the environment in which they eat. Cornell food scientists used virtual reality to show how people’s perception of real food can be altered by their surroundings, according to research published in the ...

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Neutrophil NEUTROPHIL'S ROLE DURING TUMOR PROGRESSION UNRAVELED

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Oct 16, 2018

Researchers at The Wistar Institute have characterized the function of neutrophils, a type of white blood cells, during early stages of tumor progression, showing that they migrate from the bone marrow to distant sites and facilitate tumor cell seeding and establishment of metastasis. Importantly, t...

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Lassa fever vaccine reveals new test for immunity LASSA FEVER VACCINE REVEALS NEW TEST FOR IMMUNITY

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Oct 15, 2018

Lassa fever belongs to the same class of hemorrhagic fevers like Ebola. Like Ebola, it has been a major health threat in Western Africa, infecting 100,000-300,000 people and killing 5,000 per year. A new vaccine against both rabies and Lassa has demonstrated effective protection in animal models of ...

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Cancer stem cells use normal genes in abnormal ways CANCER STEM CELLS USE NORMAL GENES IN ABNORMAL WAYS

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Oct 15, 2018

CDK1 is a “normal” protein – its presence drives cells through the cycle of replication. And MHC Class I molecules are “normal” as well – they present bits of proteins on the surfaces of cells for examination by the immune system. But a University of Colorado Canc...

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A cure for Alzheimer’s? Yes, a cure for Alzheimer’s! A CURE FOR ALZHEIMER’S? YES, A CURE FOR ALZHEIMER’S!

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Oct 14, 2018

This is the most important column I’ve ever written.  The message is quite complex–dozens of new health parameters to test for and to optimize, all of them interacting in ways that will require new training for MDs.  The message is also as simple as it can be: There is a cure f...

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Novel Genetic Study Sheds New Light On Risk Of Heart Attack NOVEL GENETIC STUDY SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON RISK OF HEART ATTACK

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Oct 12, 2018

Loss of a protein that regulates mitochondrial function can greatly increase the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack), Vanderbilt scientists reported Oct. 3 in the journal eLife. The study illustrates how “integrative genomics,” a combination of basic research, a human biobank li...

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Drug target identified in oestrogen receptors DRUG TARGET IDENTIFIED IN OESTROGEN RECEPTORS

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Oct 12, 2018

A team of scientists has described a strategy to disrupt the estrogen receptor in order to access a therapeutic drug target. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have uncovered a previously uncharacterized, bridge-like structure within the human estrogen receptor which...

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Healthcare Interoperability Woes: Three Solutions that Create Optimism HEALTHCARE INTEROPERABILITY WOES: THREE SOLUTIONS THAT CREATE OPTIMISM

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Oct 12, 2018

Let’s face it: healthcare interoperability remains an intractable problem, and discussion about it continues without signs of settling down. Both healthcare providers and patients feel unease about limited access to medical data, which results in lower care quality and poor patient engagement....

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Lung Cancer Deaths 28 Percent Lower In California Due To Long-Term, Aggressive Tobacco Control Programs LUNG CANCER DEATHS 28 PERCENT LOWER IN CALIFORNIA DUE TO LONG-TERM, AGGRESSIVE TOBACCO CONTROL PROGRAMS

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Oct 11, 2018

Early adoption of tobacco control efforts in California led to fewer people ever smoking, reduced the amount used by those who do smoke and helped smokers quit at a younger age when their risk of developing lung cancer is lowest. As a result, say the authors of a new study published online October 1...

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Breast cancer: Omega-3-rich diet may stop tumors from spreading BREAST CANCER: OMEGA-3-RICH DIET MAY STOP TUMORS FROM SPREADING

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Oct 11, 2018

New research shows that a diet rich in marine omega-3 fatty acids slows the growth and spread of breast cancer cells in female mice. The diet enriched with omega-3 also improved the rodents' survival. A vast body of research hails the benefits of a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These he...

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Lassa Fever Vaccine Shows Promise and Reveals New Test for Immunity LASSA FEVER VACCINE SHOWS PROMISE AND REVEALS NEW TEST FOR IMMUNITY

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Oct 11, 2018

Lassa fever belongs to the same class of hemorrhagic fevers like Ebola. Like Ebola, it has been a major health threat in Western Africa, infecting 100,000-300,000 people and killing 5,000 per year. A new vaccine against both rabies and Lassa has demonstrated effective protection in animal models of ...

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Wired for Life: Study links infants WIRED FOR LIFE: STUDY LINKS INFANTS' BRAIN CIRCUITRY TO FUTURE HEALTH

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Oct 11, 2018

Growth rates of brain circuits in infancy may help experts predict what a child's intelligence and emotional health could be when the child turns 4, a new study has found. Along with prior research, these findings could help future physicians identify cognitive and behavioral challenges in the f...

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Micropeptide molecule restores heart function MICROPEPTIDE MOLECULE RESTORES HEART FUNCTION

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Oct 10, 2018

Researchers have discovered a micro peptide molecule that can restore normal heart function in mice. The micropeptide works by preventing calcium dysregulation and remodeling of the heart and could be a promising new gene therapy target to treat heart failure.

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Unlocking the Secrets of Brain Organization -in the Fruit Fly UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF BRAIN ORGANIZATION -IN THE FRUIT FLY

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Oct 10, 2018

We’re on the cusp of solving how all the neurons in the fruit fly brain are connected. This represents a huge milestone for the field of neuroscience and a giant leap forward in the understanding of human brains, but how? As many people spent the summer trying to keep the flies away from their...

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Paralysis from Rare Disorder: Stem Cell Therapy Trial Brings Hope PARALYSIS FROM RARE DISORDER: STEM CELL THERAPY TRIAL BRINGS HOPE

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Oct 09, 2018

By injecting patients with stem cells engineered to repair the central nervous system – called progenitor cells – scientists are working to establish the first treatment that can repair spinal cords inflamed by transverse myelitis. If successful, the clinical trial could lead to similar ...

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Existing drug may treat triple-negative breast cancer EXISTING DRUG MAY TREAT TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER

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Oct 09, 2018

The existing drug estradiol can inhibit tumor growth in a subtype of triple-negative breast cancer. The researchers may soon test the repurposed drug in phase II clinical trial. Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of breast cancer wherein tumors lack expression of three proteins. The...

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Inflammatory Marker Tied To Kidney Decline In Healthy Adults INFLAMMATORY MARKER TIED TO KIDNEY DECLINE IN HEALTHY ADULTS

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Oct 08, 2018

A large, multiethnic study of healthy individuals found that high blood levels of an inflammatory marker are linked with the long-term decline of kidney function. The results may shed light on biological mechanisms that spur chronic kidney disease. The findings were published today in the Journal of...

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Efficacy of PET imaging in managing chronic liver diseases EFFICACY OF PET IMAGING IN MANAGING CHRONIC LIVER DISEASES

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Oct 08, 2018

Despite liver biopsies being powerful and reliable, they are also invasive, painful, limited and subject to complications. These effects may soon be a thing of the past for some patients. Research showing PET imaging with the 18F-FAC radiotracer can be used as a non-invasive substitute.

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Researchers develop a potential tool for efficacious targeted cancer therapy RESEARCHERS DEVELOP A POTENTIAL TOOL FOR EFFICACIOUS TARGETED CANCER THERAPY

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Oct 08, 2018

Researchers at the Faculty of Pharmacy have developed PeptiENV, a cancer vaccine platform, which can be used to improve the therapeutic efficacy of oncolytic enveloped viruses currently in clinical use. With the help of this new cancer vaccine platform, the activation of the human immune response ag...

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AI algorithm accurately predicts Alzheimer’s disease onset AI ALGORITHM ACCURATELY PREDICTS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE ONSET

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Oct 05, 2018

Dr. Mallar Chakravarty, a computational neuroscientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, and his colleagues from the University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, designed an algorithm that learns signatures from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), genetics, an...

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Nuclear tracer helps to study the aging brain NUCLEAR TRACER HELPS TO STUDY THE AGING BRAIN

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Oct 04, 2018

A PET imaging radiotracer could help researchers understand the neurodegenerative disease and the aging brain. Researchers from John Hopkins University found that the radiotracer rapidly entered the brain, and was distributed quickly. Previous studies show a reduced density of the α4β2 ni...

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Study Links Individual HPV Types To HIV Infection STUDY LINKS INDIVIDUAL HPV TYPES TO HIV INFECTION

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Oct 04, 2018

An international research team led by a scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has for the first time identified individual types of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, that are specifically linked to HIV infection. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, concludes that a person w...

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Ovarian cancer: Taking regular low-dose aspirin can lower risk OVARIAN CANCER: TAKING REGULAR LOW-DOSE ASPIRIN CAN LOWER RISK

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Oct 04, 2018

An analysis of data from hundreds of thousands of women in the United States has found that regularly taking low-dose aspirin is linked to a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer. The team found a 23 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer in women who reported that they had recently been freque...

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Viruses In Blood Lead To Digestive Problems VIRUSES IN BLOOD LEAD TO DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS

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Oct 04, 2018

While studying viruses best known for infecting the brain, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis stumbled upon clues to a conundrum involving a completely different part of the anatomy: the bowel, and why some people possibly develop digestive problems seemingly out of...

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PSD-95 molecule reveal potential treatment for stroke patients PSD-95 MOLECULE REVEAL POTENTIAL TREATMENT FOR STROKE PATIENTS

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Oct 03, 2018

A novel hybrid approach has revealed a 3D structure of a protein fragment that could serve as a drug target in treating stroke patients. The protein called “postsynaptic density protein of 95 kDa (PSD-95)” is positioned on neurons in the brain that are receiving chemical messages –...

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Why sudden cardiac arrests no longer peak in the morning WHY SUDDEN CARDIAC ARRESTS NO LONGER PEAK IN THE MORNING

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Oct 03, 2018

New research, published in the journal Heart Rhythm, discovers that due to recent cultural shifts in our work schedules and daily stressors, sudden cardiac arrests no longer tend to occur in the mornings. Until now, the consensus has been that a range of cardiovascular events, such as angina, h...

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How to identify psoriasis and ringworm HOW TO IDENTIFY PSORIASIS AND RINGWORM

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Oct 02, 2018

Both psoriasis and ringworm cause red, scaly patches on the skin. Knowing the symptoms of each condition can help people to identify their rash. Psoriasis and ringworm are very different conditions. Ringworm is a fungal infection that will go away with treatment. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune co...

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What are the risks of having too much amniotic fluid? WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF HAVING TOO MUCH AMNIOTIC FLUID?

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Oct 02, 2018

Women experience polyhydramnios when too much amniotic fluid surrounds the fetus in the womb. This excess fluid can slightly increase the risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery. As a result, doctors usually monitor fluid levels regularly until a woman is ready to give birth. The amount ...

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Targets for chronic kidney disease treatment TARGETS FOR CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE TREATMENT

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Oct 02, 2018

DAB2 could be a target for chronic kidney disease treatments after researchers investigated how genetic variations drive the expression of genes within the cells of the kidney. The kidney works harder than any other organ in the body, tasked with extracting waste, balancing body fluids, forming urin...

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Amazonian plant provides antitumour activity AMAZONIAN PLANT PROVIDES ANTITUMOUR ACTIVITY

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Oct 01, 2018

Research conducted by scientists at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country shows the amazonian Vismia baccifera plant causing oxidative stress in hepatic tumor cells. The Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress Group in the Faculty of Medicine and Nursing investigated the action of the plant of hum...

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Kidney disease biomarker could help detect COPD KIDNEY DISEASE BIOMARKER COULD HELP DETECT COPD

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Sep 28, 2018

A biomarker commonly used with kidney disease could also indicate lung problems, primarily chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Researchers reported a link between COPD and levels of albuminuria, the amount of albumin in urine. The researchers conducted their study by pooling information fr...

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Sugar specific molecules show promising results for new allergy vaccine SUGAR SPECIFIC MOLECULES SHOW PROMISING RESULTS FOR NEW ALLERGY VACCINE

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Sep 27, 2018

Using sugar molecules researchers have developed a new vaccine for hay fever that may reduce treatment times and increase the effectiveness of treatments. The vaccine, which is still at the earliest research stage, has been tested on mice. The method can potentially also be used to develop different...

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KCNB1 may be a root cause of Alzheimer’s disease KCNB1 MAY BE A ROOT CAUSE OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

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Sep 27, 2018

A new mechanism has been developed that could contribute to Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury. Researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey aim to launch a clinical trial to test this treatment in humans. Scientists have long since held the view of the popular theory where th...

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New drug Metavert blocks the growth of pancreatic cancer in mice NEW DRUG METAVERT BLOCKS THE GROWTH OF PANCREATIC CANCER IN MICE

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Sep 25, 2018

The study, led by non-profit health science center Cedars-Sinai, also demonstrated in mice that the drug, called Metavert, may prevent patients from developing a resistance to currently used pancreatic cancer chemotherapies. Commenting on the potential impact of their findings, study lead author Mou...

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Cryo-EM shows structure of TRPM2 CRYO-EM SHOWS STRUCTURE OF TRPM2

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Sep 25, 2018

The atomic-level structure of TRPM2 has been revealed for the first time. Researchers at the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) revealed the structure as a promising drug target for Alzheimer’s and bipolar disorder. The protein, TRPM2 is found throughout the body and is involved in regulating...

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Breast tissue simulations address enhanced MRI delays BREAST TISSUE SIMULATIONS ADDRESS ENHANCED MRI DELAYS

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Sep 25, 2018

Researchers from Purdue University argue that as no two women have the same breast tissue, MRI’s detecting and monitoring breast cancer should not treat all women the same way. As methods of ensuring the safety of new MRIs, clinical MRIs have not been able to progress to the standard of today&...

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Lung Inflammation From Childhood Asthma Linked With Later Anxiety LUNG INFLAMMATION FROM CHILDHOOD ASTHMA LINKED WITH LATER ANXIETY

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Sep 25, 2018

Persistent lung inflammation may be one possible explanation for why having asthma during childhood increases your risk of developing anxiety later in life, according to Penn State researchers. In a study with mice, researchers found that childhood exposure to allergens was linked to persistent lung...

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Battling Superbugs: New Compounds Could Make Old Antibiotics New BATTLING SUPERBUGS: NEW COMPOUNDS COULD MAKE OLD ANTIBIOTICS NEW

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Sep 25, 2018

With antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” now infecting 2 million people per year and a dearth of new medications in the pipeline to treat them, CU Boulder researchers are taking a novel approach to address the looming public health crisis: They’re helping develop new drugs to make old...

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Psoriasis and lupus: What PSORIASIS AND LUPUS: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

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Sep 24, 2018

Psoriasis and lupus are both autoimmune conditions that can affect people's skin. Although they share some symptoms, they are separate disorders. It is possible for a person to have both lupus and psoriasis, or psoriatic arthritis. The treatments and complications are different for each disorder...

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Mitochondrial diseases could be treated with gene therapy MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASES COULD BE TREATED WITH GENE THERAPY

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Sep 24, 2018

Researchers have developed a genome-editing tool for the potential treatment of mitochondrial diseases: serious and often fatal conditions which affect 1 in 5,000 people. The researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, applied an experimental gene therapy treatment in mice and were able to succ...

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Chemical tags make differences in cell fate and gene expression CHEMICAL TAGS MAKE DIFFERENCES IN CELL FATE AND GENE EXPRESSION

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Sep 21, 2018

Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Spain have uncovered the role of chemical ‘tags’ in controlling genes involved in mammalian development. The research was led by Professor Luciano Di Croce and Professor Marc Marti-Renom, and focused on genes known as bivalent promoters;...

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Can a heart treatment lower depression and anxiety? CAN A HEART TREATMENT LOWER DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY?

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Sep 20, 2018

Many people who have atrial fibrillation experience symptoms of mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Do particular treatments for this condition help resolve such symptoms? A new study suggests they might. Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is a common condition characterized by an irregula...

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Synthetic organelle shows how tiny puddle-organs in our cells work SYNTHETIC ORGANELLE SHOWS HOW TINY PUDDLE-ORGANS IN OUR CELLS WORK

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Sep 20, 2018

An illustration of part of a synthetic organelle without a membrane. Here we see two layers that phase separate like oil and water, but both layers are water. There is no oil. Each layer contains a different solute that gives it its own chemical thermodynamics, keeping it separate from the other one...

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Scientists develop means to manipulate nuclear pore numbers SCIENTISTS DEVELOP MEANS TO MANIPULATE NUCLEAR PORE NUMBERS

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Sep 19, 2018

If you consider the cell nucleus as a bank for DNA, nuclear pores are the security doors around its perimeter. However, more security doors aren’t necessarily desirable, evidenced by the fact that some cancer cells contain a dramatic excess of nuclear pores. Scientists at the Salk Institute re...

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What are the stages of Crohn WHAT ARE THE STAGES OF CROHN'S DISEASE?

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Sep 19, 2018

Crohn's disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. Doctors do not categorize Crohn's into different stages because symptoms can vary considerably over time, which can make it unpredictable. Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It...

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Do low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risk? DO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS INCREASE BREAST CANCER RISK?

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Sep 19, 2018

A new study from Brazil corroborates the evidence gathered by previous research, suggesting that women with low levels of vitamin D after menopause onset have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) notes that "approximately 12.4 percent of women will...

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Biomarkers: Embracing a Holistic View Is Key to the Future of Precision Medicine BIOMARKERS: EMBRACING A HOLISTIC VIEW IS KEY TO THE FUTURE OF PRECISION MEDICINE

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Sep 19, 2018

We are entering an era where healthcare as we know it is going to be revolutionized.  We’re beginning to realize the potential that biomarkers hold for the world of medicine. By enabling medical scientists to stratify patients into clear, targeted groups categorized by their susceptibilit...

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Young Children’s Oral Bacteria May Predict Obesity YOUNG CHILDREN’S ORAL BACTERIA MAY PREDICT OBESITY

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Sep 19, 2018

Weight gain trajectories in early childhood are related to the composition of oral bacteria of two-year-old children, suggesting that this understudied aspect of a child’s microbiota the collection of microorganisms, including beneficial bacteria, residing in the mouth could serve as an early ...

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Targeting This Key Bacterial Molecule Could Reduce The Need For Antibiotics TARGETING THIS KEY BACTERIAL MOLECULE COULD REDUCE THE NEED FOR ANTIBIOTICS

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Sep 18, 2018

Stanford researchers have shown that bacteria involved in urinary tract infections (UTI) rely on a novel chemical form of the molecule cellulose to stick to bladder cells. The finding, published in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could lead to new ways of treating...

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Gut Bacteria’s Shocking Secret: They Produce Electricity GUT BACTERIA’S SHOCKING SECRET: THEY PRODUCE ELECTRICITY

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Sep 17, 2018

While bacteria that produce electricity have been found in exotic environments like mines and the bottoms of lakes, scientists have missed a source closer to home: the human gut. UC Berkeley scientists discovered that a common diarrhea-causing bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes, produces electricity ...

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Injuries Associated With Infant Walkers Still Sending Children To ER INJURIES ASSOCIATED WITH INFANT WALKERS STILL SENDING CHILDREN TO ER

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Sep 17, 2018

Although infant walkers provide no benefit to children and pose the significant injury risk, many are still being used in US homes. A new study from researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined characteristics of infant walker-related inju...

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Paracetamol Use In Infancy Is Linked To Increased Risk Of Asthma In Some Teenagers PARACETAMOL USE IN INFANCY IS LINKED TO INCREASED RISK OF ASTHMA IN SOME TEENAGERS

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Sep 17, 2018

Children who take paracetamol during their first two years of life may be at a higher risk of developing asthma by the age of 18, especially if they have a particular genetic makeup, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress today (Monday). Ms. Xi...

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Quick And Easy Test For Viral Infections Reduces Hospital Admissions And Antibiotic Use QUICK AND EASY TEST FOR VIRAL INFECTIONS REDUCES HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS AND ANTIBIOTIC USE

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Sep 17, 2018

A quick and easy test for viral infections can reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and hospital admissions, according to new research presented to the European Respiratory Society International Congress Monday. The test, which takes just 50 minutes to obtain results, could save hospitals around €...

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Brain cell identified as BRAIN CELL IDENTIFIED AS 'MEDIATOR OF DISEASE'

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Sep 17, 2018

Brain inflammation is a marker of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, and some psychiatric disorders. A new study finds a subtype of brain cell that is key in neuroinflammation, bringing us closer to new treatments for multiple central nervous system diseases. Recent estimates suggest that 1 millio...

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Daily low-dose aspirin found to have no effect on healthy life span in older people DAILY LOW-DOSE ASPIRIN FOUND TO HAVE NO EFFECT ON HEALTHY LIFE SPAN IN OLDER PEOPLE

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Sep 16, 2018

ASPREE is an international, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that enrolled 19,114 older people (16,703 in Australia and 2,411 in the United States). The study began in 2010 and enrolled participants aged 70 and older; 65 was the minimum age of entry for African-American and Hispani...

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Chronic pain and the power of placebo CHRONIC PAIN AND THE POWER OF PLACEBO

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Sep 16, 2018

A new study has asked whether certain people with chronic pain should be given sugar pills to manage their symptoms. Scientists tap into the individual differences that make some people more susceptible to a placebo. A placebo is a medical intervention be it a pill, injection, or sham surgery that h...

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Timing could be crucial when taking medication TIMING COULD BE CRUCIAL WHEN TAKING MEDICATION

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Sep 14, 2018

Researchers used bioinformatics tools to analyze thousands of human tissue samples, creating a new database of daily circadian rhythms in human gene activity. The scientists, from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, mention that their results could have significant implications for ...

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Developing RNA Medicines for Rare Genetic Diseases DEVELOPING RNA MEDICINES FOR RARE GENETIC DISEASES

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Sep 11, 2018

There are approximately 7,000 known rare diseases, however, less than 6% of these have a treatment. It is estimated that between 25–35 million Americans live with a rare disease. The company ProQR is dedicated to developing new therapeutics for patients living with untreated rare diseases. We ...

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New cancer vaccine is 100 percent successful in mouse model NEW CANCER VACCINE IS 100 PERCENT SUCCESSFUL IN MOUSE MODEL

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Sep 10, 2018

Scientists have developed a new vaccine that — in conjunction with existing therapies — cannot only treat aggressive melanoma but also prevent its recurrence. Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, CA, recently worked with experts from other institutions to develop...

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How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the elbow? HOW DOES RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AFFECT THE ELBOW?

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Sep 10, 2018

Rheumatoid arthritis can affect any of the joints in the body, including the elbow joint. This long-term condition causes inflammation, stiffness, and pain around affected joints. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the elbow can be very uncomfortable, and it may affect daily tasks, such as reaching for ob...

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These supplements may actually harm your health THESE SUPPLEMENTS MAY ACTUALLY HARM YOUR HEALTH

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Sep 09, 2018

New research warns that a number of weight loss and workout supplements contain — without accurately listing — potentially harmful doses of a substance that has been ruled as unsafe. Recently, scientists looked into whether a range of supplements used as weight loss or workout aids may a...

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Novel Cancer Vaccine Against Melanoma Tested NOVEL CANCER VACCINE AGAINST MELANOMA TESTED

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Sep 07, 2018

An experimental cancer vaccine that boosts the immune system’s ability to fight cancers could work in tandem with other cancer therapies to fight aggressive tumors, scientists reported recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers demonstrated that adding a m...

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Building a Better Brain-in-a-Dish, Faster and Cheaper BUILDING A BETTER BRAIN-IN-A-DISH, FASTER AND CHEAPER

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Sep 07, 2018

The development of a rapid, cost-effective method to create human cortical organoids directly from primary cells has been described by researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in a paper published in Stem Cells and Development. Experimental studies of developing huma...

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Single-Dose Drug Shortens Flu Symptoms by ~1 Day SINGLE-DOSE DRUG SHORTENS FLU SYMPTOMS BY ~1 DAY

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Sep 07, 2018

A single dose of a new influenza drug can significantly shorten the duration of the illness in teens and adults, according to a study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. The article reports the results of two multicenter, double-blind, randomized clinical trials. Both found...

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How uncontrolled inflammation leads to brain cell loss HOW UNCONTROLLED INFLAMMATION LEADS TO BRAIN CELL LOSS

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Sep 06, 2018

In a study of inflammation mechanisms in the brain, researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany have identified how, as we get older, a vicious cycle of poorly regulated inflammatory responses leads to the loss of brain cells. Recently, those researchers conducted a study that investigat...

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DNA of early medieval Alemannic warriors and their entourage decoded DNA OF EARLY MEDIEVAL ALEMANNIC WARRIORS AND THEIR ENTOURAGE DECODED

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Sep 05, 2018

In 1962, an Alemannic burial site containing human skeletal remains was discovered in Niederstotzingen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). Researchers at the Eurac Research Centre in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, and at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, have now exam...

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The alchemy of healing: Researchers turn open wounds into the skin THE ALCHEMY OF HEALING: RESEARCHERS TURN OPEN WOUNDS INTO THE SKIN

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Sep 05, 2018

Plastic surgery to treat large cutaneous ulcers, including those seen in people with severe burns, bedsores or chronic diseases such as diabetes, may someday be a thing of the past. Scientists at the Salk Institute have developed a technique to directly convert the cells in an open wound into new sk...

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10-Year Risk Estimates For Dementia May Help Early Targeted Prevention 10-YEAR RISK ESTIMATES FOR DEMENTIA MAY HELP EARLY TARGETED PREVENTION

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Sep 04, 2018

A Danish study provides 10-year absolute risk estimates for dementia specific to age, sex and common variation in the APOE gene, which may help identify high-risk individuals who potentially could benefit from early targeted prevention. The study is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Jo...

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A step closer to preventing autoimmune response to gene therapy A STEP CLOSER TO PREVENTING AUTOIMMUNE RESPONSE TO GENE THERAPY

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Sep 04, 2018

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers used a mouse model in an effort to counter the body’s autoimmune reaction to the normal protein that it’s encountering for the first time. The model they used accurately recapitulates Duchenne muscular dystrophy; a disease encountered in...

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Computational analysis identifies a new clinical phenotype of severe malaria COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS IDENTIFIES A NEW CLINICAL PHENOTYPE OF SEVERE MALARIA

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Sep 04, 2018

There are more clinical phenotypes of severe malaria than those defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a study led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by “la Caixa” Foundation. The results indicate that heart failure can be a pathogenic mechanism of disease, which...

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New clues found to understanding relapse in breast cancer NEW CLUES FOUND TO UNDERSTANDING RELAPSE IN BREAST CANCER

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Sep 04, 2018

A large genomic analysis has linked certain DNA mutations to a high risk of relapse in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, while other mutations were associated with better outcomes, according to researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the Baylor College of Medi...

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Complex biology for the precision medicine era: re-thinking the drug discovery process COMPLEX BIOLOGY FOR THE PRECISION MEDICINE ERA: RE-THINKING THE DRUG DISCOVERY PROCESS

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Sep 04, 2018

Complex biology is a discipline acknowledging that performing biological experiments in vitro should take account of the complexity of the biological context. While this may be a noble aim, it has proven difficult to incorporate these elements into the drug discovery process, especially at the high-...

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Applications of high content screening in autophagy APPLICATIONS OF HIGH CONTENT SCREENING IN AUTOPHAGY

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Sep 04, 2018

Autophagy is an important process to maintain cellular homeostasis and function. Basal levels of autophagy are essential for most cells to remove unwanted protein aggregates and damaged organelles in order to prevent diseases. However, sometimes cells are unable to maintain physiological stability a...

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Is it time to dismiss the myths and fears about psoriasis? IS IT TIME TO DISMISS THE MYTHS AND FEARS ABOUT PSORIASIS?

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Sep 03, 2018

Psoriasis is a long-lasting noncontagious skin condition that can cause much discomfort. Because of its unpleasing appearance, psoriasis is often accompanied by stigma. A new study reveals that myths surrounding the skin condition still persist in this era of readily. Characterized by reddish, scaly...

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Deadly venoms may drive medical advances DEADLY VENOMS MAY DRIVE MEDICAL ADVANCES

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Sep 02, 2018

Despite the fast pace of research, there are still many diseases that defy treatment. A paper, recently published in the journal Science, asks whether venom might help design innovative treatments. Venomous plants and animals are incredibly common 15 percent of Earth's biodiversity, according to...

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Cardiovascular disease: Study finds the best drugs for prevention CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: STUDY FINDS THE BEST DRUGS FOR PREVENTION

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Sep 01, 2018

A large cohort study has identified which treatment combinations work best for people with high blood pressure who are at risk for heart disease. Taking both blood pressure drugs and statins might be the best choice, the researchers find. Researchers from the William Harvey Research Institute at Que...

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Matcha green tea kills cancer stem cells MATCHA GREEN TEA KILLS CANCER STEM CELLS

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Aug 31, 2018

Scientists from the University of Salford used breast cancer stem cells to test Matcha green tea. Matcha is a stone-ground powder made from green tea leaves and has often been hailed as a ‘miracle food’ containing properties to treat and prevent disease. The researchers tested Matcha gre...

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Scientists decode opium poppy genome SCIENTISTS DECODE OPIUM POPPY GENOME

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Aug 30, 2018

Scientists have determined the DNA code of the opium poppy genome, uncovering key steps in how the plant evolved to produce the pharmaceutical compounds used to make vital medicines. The discovery may pave the way for scientists to improve yields and the disease resistance of the medicinal plant, se...

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Electronic Device Planted in Brain Could Stop Seizures ELECTRONIC DEVICE PLANTED IN BRAIN COULD STOP SEIZURES

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Aug 30, 2018

Researchers have successfully demonstrated how an electronic device implanted directly into the brain can detect, stop and even prevent epileptic seizures. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines and INSERM in France, implanted the de...

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Scientists discover compound for a non-addictive painkiller SCIENTISTS DISCOVER COMPOUND FOR A NON-ADDICTIVE PAINKILLER

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Aug 30, 2018

Scientists have developed a chemical compound which could potentially lead to becoming an effective non-addictive painkiller. Researchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine, along with support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse developed At-121, a compound which suppresses the addictive ...

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Potential drug to cure ciliopathies POTENTIAL DRUG TO CURE CILIOPATHIES

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Aug 30, 2018

Ciliopathies are rare disorders involving functional and structural abnormalities of cilia. Although they are rare, they may reach 1 in 1,000 births. Unfortunately, there are no small-molecule drugs for treating ciliary defects. A KAIST research team conducted successful research that introduces a p...

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Scientists develop TSA-Seq technique for precise 3D mapping of the human genome SCIENTISTS DEVELOP TSA-SEQ TECHNIQUE FOR PRECISE 3D MAPPING OF THE HUMAN GENOME

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Aug 29, 2018

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have reported a new technique that can measure the position of every single gene in the nucleus to build a 3D picture of the genome’s layout, called tyramide signal amplification sequencing (TSA-Seq). The location of genes be they...

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Novel imaging biomarker to help predict coronary inflammation NOVEL IMAGING BIOMARKER TO HELP PREDICT CORONARY INFLAMMATION

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Aug 29, 2018

Researchers have identified a novel imaging biomarker, which has been found to be able to predict all-cause and cardiac mortality by measuring inflammation of fatty tissue surrounding the coronary arteries. Coronary artery inflammation inhibits fatty tissue formation surrounding the blood vessels, k...

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Researchers Reveal Cause Of Aggressive Skin Cancer In Patients With Butterfly Syndrome RESEARCHERS REVEAL CAUSE OF AGGRESSIVE SKIN CANCER IN PATIENTS WITH BUTTERFLY SYNDROME

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Aug 28, 2018

Patients with a rare skin disease, commonly called Butterfly Syndrome, that causes chronic blistering and extensive scarring also develop an aggressive and fatal form of cancer early in life. Now an international team of scientists led by researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jeffer...

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Scientists show combined immunotherapy treatment effective against advanced melanoma SCIENTISTS SHOW COMBINED IMMUNOTHERAPY TREATMENT EFFECTIVE AGAINST ADVANCED MELANOMA

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Aug 28, 2018

The UCLA-led research showed that using the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab and the experimental agent SD-101 a sequence of nucleic acids that mimics a bacterial infection altered the microenvironment surrounding the tumor in a way that enabled the immune system to more effectively attack cancer. T...

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Brain-heart link points at potential biomarker for trauma-induced epilepsy BRAIN-HEART LINK POINTS AT POTENTIAL BIOMARKER FOR TRAUMA-INDUCED EPILEPSY

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Aug 28, 2018

Concentrating on subjects who suffered physical or infectious brain insults, Penn State researchers studied mouse models of cerebral malaria, which often causes epilepsy in those who survive. Results of their study indicate a possible biomarker that signals which patients will proceed to develop epi...

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Scientists identify a new kind of human brain cell SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY A NEW KIND OF HUMAN BRAIN CELL

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Aug 27, 2018

One of the most intriguing questions about the human brain is also one of the most difficult for neuroscientists to answer: What sets our brains apart from those of other animals? "We really don't understand what makes the human brain special," said Ed Lein, Ph.D., Investigator at the ...

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Scientists Have Developed An Effective Marker For Cancer Diagnosis And Therapy SCIENTISTS HAVE DEVELOPED AN EFFECTIVE MARKER FOR CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY

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Aug 26, 2018

A research group consisting of scientists from NUST MISIS, the Technical University of Munich, Helmholtz Zentrum München, the University of Duisburg-Essen, and the University of Oldenburg has developed a system that allows doctors to both improve the accuracy of diagnosing malignant cells and t...

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Why Polluted Air May Be A Threat To Your Kidneys WHY POLLUTED AIR MAY BE A THREAT TO YOUR KIDNEYS

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Aug 26, 2018

There is good evidence that polluted air increases the risk of respiratory problems such as asthma as well as organ inflammation, worsening of diabetes and other life-threatening conditions. But new research suggests air pollution can also fuel something else: chronic kidney disease, or CKD, which o...

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Jury Still Out On Aspirin A Day To Prevent Heart Attack And Stroke JURY STILL OUT ON ASPIRIN A DAY TO PREVENT HEART ATTACK AND STROKE

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Aug 26, 2018

The jury is still out on whether people at moderate risk of a first heart attack or stroke should take the daily aspirin to lower their risk, according to late-breaking results from the ARRIVE study1 presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress 20182 and with simultaneous publication in the...

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Alzheimer’s One Day May Be Predicted During Eye Exam ALZHEIMER’S ONE DAY MAY BE PREDICTED DURING EYE EXAM

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Aug 24, 2018

It may be possible in the future to screen patients for Alzheimer’s disease using an eye exam. Using technology similar to what is found in many eye doctors’ offices, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have detected evidence suggesting Alzheimer’s ...

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NanoMIPs efficiently target and eliminate cancer cells NANOMIPS EFFICIENTLY TARGET AND ELIMINATE CANCER CELLS

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Aug 24, 2018

A joint research team from Russia and the UK has demonstrated the possibility of developing a new type of anti-neoplastic drugs based on nanoMIPs, or “plastic antibodies.” NanoMIPs are synthetic polymers that can function as antibodies, selectively binding to target proteins on the surfa...

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Handheld probe images photoreceptors in children HANDHELD PROBE IMAGES PHOTORECEPTORS IN CHILDREN

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Aug 23, 2018

The technology, based on adaptive optics, will make it easier for physicians and scientists to observe these cells to diagnose eye diseases and make early detection of brain-related diseases and trauma. Photoreceptors are specialized neurons that comprise the light-sensing cells of the retina, an ex...

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What are gastric and duodenal ulcers? WHAT ARE GASTRIC AND DUODENAL ULCERS?

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Aug 23, 2018

Gastric and duodenal ulcers are types of peptic ulcer. The main distinction is that they affect different parts of the digestive tract. A person could have both at the same time. Some causes of peptic ulcers include an excess of stomach acid, bacterial infection, and certain medications. In this art...

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AI system detects cancer tumours missed by conventional diagnostics AI SYSTEM DETECTS CANCER TUMOURS MISSED BY CONVENTIONAL DIAGNOSTICS

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Aug 23, 2018

Computer engineers have ‘taught’ a computer to identify tiny specs of lung cancer in CT scan images, often missed by radiologists. Engineers have used machine learning to ‘teach’ a computer how to detect tiny specs of lung cancer in CT scans. Researchers from the University o...

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Modified-RNA vaccine elicits protective response against influenza MODIFIED-RNA VACCINE ELICITS PROTECTIVE RESPONSE AGAINST INFLUENZA

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Aug 22, 2018

A universal flu vaccine that protects people against most influenza strains is one step closer to reality, with a study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The candidate vaccine elicited a strong antibody response to a structure on the surface of flu viruses, call...

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Blood test may identify cancer patients who won’t respond to immunotherapy BLOOD TEST MAY IDENTIFY CANCER PATIENTS WHO WON’T RESPOND TO IMMUNOTHERAPY

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Aug 22, 2018

Patients who are unlikely to benefit from a commonly used immunotherapy for bladder cancer could be identified by a simple blood test, according to researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). This could potentially save months of unnecessary and ineffective treatment. Currently, 30-40%...

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Research team develops predictor for immunotherapy response in melanoma RESEARCH TEAM DEVELOPS PREDICTOR FOR IMMUNOTHERAPY RESPONSE IN MELANOMA

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Aug 21, 2018

In a new study, researchers developed a gene expression predictor that can indicate whether melanoma in a specific patient is likely to respond to treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors, a novel type of immunotherapy. The predictor was developed by Dr Noam Auslander, with other researchers in t...

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Can gut bacteria help us achieve a CAN GUT BACTERIA HELP US ACHIEVE A 'UNIVERSAL' BLOOD TYPE?

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Aug 21, 2018

In light of the global relief efforts required after natural disasters, which have often called for blood transfusions, researchers are looking for effective ways of turning other blood types into the "universal. Researchers press on with their quest for a safe and effective method to convert o...

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The Agricultural Perspective on Water Contamination by Pharmaceuticals THE AGRICULTURAL PERSPECTIVE ON WATER CONTAMINATION BY PHARMACEUTICALS

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Aug 21, 2018

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has recognized pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) [1] to be part of a class of materials known as “emerging contaminants”. Emerging contaminants [2] can be either manmade or naturally occurring compounds that have recently...

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Vitamin B-3 may treat and prevent acute kidney injury VITAMIN B-3 MAY TREAT AND PREVENT ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY

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Aug 21, 2018

New research suggests that taking vitamin B-3 orally might soon become an effective way to treat or even prevent acute kidney injury. In acute kidney injury, the kidneys suddenly stop functioning usually as a result of complications during hospitalization. Approximately 10 percent of adults who are ...

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How much protein is too much? HOW MUCH PROTEIN IS TOO MUCH?

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Aug 20, 2018

Proteins are the most versatile molecules for the human body and are key to almost all biological processes. The average recommended dietary allowance for protein is calculated using the ratio of 1 gram of protein for every 1 kilogram of a person's body weight.

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Largest Oral HPV Study In England Shows Infection Rates Lower Than Expected LARGEST ORAL HPV STUDY IN ENGLAND SHOWS INFECTION RATES LOWER THAN EXPECTED

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Aug 20, 2018

Infection rates of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) oral infection in England are lower than expected, compared to previous US studies. The research, conducted by the University of Sheffield, also strengthens the evidence that smoking and sexual behavior were shown to be risk factors for oral...

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Maple Leaf Extract Could Nip Skin Wrinkles In The Bud MAPLE LEAF EXTRACT COULD NIP SKIN WRINKLES IN THE BUD

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Aug 20, 2018

Maple trees are best known for their maple syrup and lovely fall foliage. But it turns out that the beauty of those leaves could be skin-deep and that’s a good thing. Today, scientists report that an extract from the leaves may prevent wrinkles. The scientists had previously studied the chemis...

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To Find And Disarm: Scientists Develop Platform To Kill Cancer Cells TO FIND AND DISARM: SCIENTISTS DEVELOP PLATFORM TO KILL CANCER CELLS

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Aug 17, 2018

The new treatment will serve as both the diagnosis and treatment of malignant tumors. This breakthrough in the technologies of cancer diagnosis and treatment was made by an interdisciplinary Russian-German collaboration of chemists, physicists, and biologists from NUST MISIS, Lomonosov Moscow State ...

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Developing Neuroprotective Therapies: Defending the Nervous System from Damage DEVELOPING NEUROPROTECTIVE THERAPIES: DEFENDING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM FROM DAMAGE

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Aug 17, 2018

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Accelerator Life Science Partners recently announced the launch of Magnolia Neurosciences Corporation – a biopharmaceutical company advancing a new class of neuroprotective medicines. To learn more about Magnolia Neurosciences, we spoke to ...

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What are the natural ways to prevent prostate cancer? WHAT ARE THE NATURAL WAYS TO PREVENT PROSTATE CANCER?

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Aug 16, 2018

There is no single best way to prevent prostate cancer, but several natural methods can help. These include maintaining a healthful weight, exercising, and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the type most common among American men, according to the Centers ...

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Is it safe to mix aspirin and ibuprofen? IS IT SAFE TO MIX ASPIRIN AND IBUPROFEN?

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Aug 16, 2018

Taking aspirin and ibuprofen at the same time can cause side effects. The safety of mixing these drugs depends on the reasons why people are taking them. Aspirin and ibuprofen are both pain relievers from the same family of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. Because ...

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New chemical causes deadly brain cancer to self-destruct NEW CHEMICAL CAUSES DEADLY BRAIN CANCER TO SELF-DESTRUCT

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Aug 16, 2018

Scientists have discovered a chemical compound that cuts off the "energy supply" to glioblastoma cells, making them self-destruct.  A newly discovered chemical may improve brain cancer survival. A glioblastoma is a deadly form of brain cancer. Glioblastoma tumors emerge from the ...

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New technique treats prostate cancer in just five radiotherapy sessions NEW TECHNIQUE TREATS PROSTATE CANCER IN JUST FIVE RADIOTHERAPY SESSIONS

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Aug 14, 2018

A new clinical trial shows the benefits of an innovative form of radiation therapy, which delivers the radiation in only five sessions instead of the usual 37. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that prostate cancer affects over 160,000 people in the United States. In 2018, almost 30,000 ...

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Why cannabis relieves IBD symptoms WHY CANNABIS RELIEVES IBD SYMPTOMS

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Aug 14, 2018

New research, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, reveals the molecular mechanism that explains why cannabis could help treat inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term that describes inflammatory conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract, ...

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3D Electron Microscopy of Synapse Building 3D ELECTRON MICROSCOPY OF SYNAPSE BUILDING

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Aug 13, 2018

New research from a team led by Marshall University scientist W. Christopher Risher, Ph.D., reveals novel molecular insights into how multiple cell types drive the formation and maturation of brain circuits. The brain is a highly complex organ that enables us to think, remember, move and perform sim...

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Highly Effective and Selective Molecule Developed to Fight Malaria HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AND SELECTIVE MOLECULE DEVELOPED TO FIGHT MALARIA

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Aug 13, 2018

A novel laboratory-synthesized molecule is a strong candidate for the development of a new antimalarial drug. The possibility of a new drug offers hope for thousands of patients infected by Plasmodium falciparum, one of the parasites that cause malaria, above all because tests have proved that the m...

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Glaucoma May Be An Autoimmune Disease GLAUCOMA MAY BE AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

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Aug 10, 2018

Glaucoma, a disease that afflicts nearly 70 million people worldwide, is something of a mystery despite its prevalence. Little is known about the origins of the disease, which damages the retina and optic nerve and can lead to blindness. A new study from MIT and Massachusetts Eye and Ear has found t...

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Cancer Cells vs Normal Cells CANCER CELLS VS NORMAL CELLS

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Aug 08, 2018

Cancer is a complex genetic disease that is caused by specific changes to the genes in one cell or group of cells. These changes disrupt normal cell function – specifically affecting how a cell grows and divides. Cancer cells have more genetic changes compared to normal cells, however not all ...

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AI Is a New Must for Medical Software AI IS A NEW MUST FOR MEDICAL SOFTWARE

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Aug 08, 2018

It appears that artificial intelligence is an apple of discord in disruptive technologies. On the one hand, even those who create new products based on AI or implement it across their internal processes, are worried. “Artificial intelligence and robots will kill many jobs,” predicts Jack...

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What Might Explain the Unhappiness Epidemic? WHAT MIGHT EXPLAIN THE UNHAPPINESS EPIDEMIC?

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Aug 08, 2018

Although measures of teen and adult happiness dropped during the high unemployment rates of the Great Recession, it didn’t rebound when the economy started to improve. We’d all like to be a little happier. The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. S...

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ADHD medications: Of all available drugs, methylphenidate should be first option for short-term treatment in children ADHD MEDICATIONS: OF ALL AVAILABLE DRUGS, METHYLPHENIDATE SHOULD BE FIRST OPTION FOR SHORT-TERM TREATMENT IN CHILDREN

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Aug 07, 2018

Of the drugs available for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the most effective and safe for short-term treatment is methylphenidate for children, and amphetamines for adults, according to the most comprehensive evidence yet from a network meta-analysis and systematic review comparing...

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Novel Approach Could Lead to Creation of New Thiophosphate-Based Nucleotide Drugs NOVEL APPROACH COULD LEAD TO CREATION OF NEW THIOPHOSPHATE-BASED NUCLEOTIDE DRUGS

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Aug 07, 2018

Scientists at Scripps Research and Bristol-Myers Squibb have created a novel tool for precisely controlling the stereochemistry of thiophosphates, found in some promising new drugs that target genetic molecules and other disease targets. Called phosphorus-sulfur incorporation (PSI), the technology a...

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Link between appendicitis and allergies discovered LINK BETWEEN APPENDICITIS AND ALLERGIES DISCOVERED

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Aug 07, 2018

Children with allergies have a lower risk of developing complicated appendicitis, according to a new study from Lund University and Skåne University Hospital in Sweden. The findings, now published in JAMA Pediatrics, could pave the way for new diagnostic tools in the future. "In a study o...

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Belly fat linked to cognitive decline BELLY FAT LINKED TO COGNITIVE DECLINE

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Aug 06, 2018

In the largest study of its type, researchers conclude that having higher levels of belly fat in old age is correlated with a reduction in cognitive function. Dementias, including Alzheimer's, are a growing concern. As the average age of the population steadily rises, their prevalence increases....

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New drug may improve liver cancer therapy NEW DRUG MAY IMPROVE LIVER CANCER THERAPY

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Aug 06, 2018

Researchers from many international institutions have teamed up to design a more effective drug for liver cancer therapy. Their compound may help improve survival rates and reduce adverse effects. The researcher working in the lab. If it is not caught early, this means that people who have been diag...

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pH imbalance in astrocytes may lead to Alzheimer’s disease PH IMBALANCE IN ASTROCYTES MAY LEAD TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

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Aug 06, 2018

Researchers have identified that a simple pH imbalance in astrocytes could be the root of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine said they have found new evidence in lab-grown mice brain cells that an imbalance in acid-alkaline chemistry in the endosomes may be a cause ...

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Learning More About Addiction Relapse LEARNING MORE ABOUT ADDICTION RELAPSE

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Aug 06, 2018

Researchers studying cocaine addiction have managed to significantly reduce relapse rates in a preclinical model. To do so, a molecule called BDNF was delivered directly to a part of the brain that has a critical role in reward-seeking behavior, the nucleus accumbens, just before a rat model sought ...

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Agitation in dementia: Are drugs the best treatment? AGITATION IN DEMENTIA: ARE DRUGS THE BEST TREATMENT?

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Aug 05, 2018

A common symptom among people with dementia is agitation, which can affect their and their carers' well-being. Dementia experts conducted a new study and found the most effective means of addressing agitation. In a paper that is now published in the journal International Psychogeriatrics, expert...

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Effective Drug For Disorders of Copper Metabolism EFFECTIVE DRUG FOR DISORDERS OF COPPER METABOLISM

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Aug 01, 2018

According to a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a research team led by Dr. Vishal Gohil of Texas A&M AgriLife Research in College Station has now offered more targeted treatment options for individuals with defects in copper metabolism. The paper reports on an invest...

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The top 5 vaccine companies by 2017 revenue THE TOP 5 VACCINE COMPANIES BY 2017 REVENUE

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Aug 01, 2018

Even in an industry dominated by a few huge companies, disruption happens sometimes and 2017 was one of those times. GlaxoSmithKline surpassed Merck to top the vaccine industry by sales, generating $7 billion compared to Merck's $6.5 billion. It stands to be a long-term switch, too; analysts pre...

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New blood test may someday help guide the best treatment for aggressive prostate cancer NEW BLOOD TEST MAY SOMEDAY HELP GUIDE THE BEST TREATMENT FOR AGGRESSIVE PROSTATE CANCER

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Aug 01, 2018

Tumors that spread, or metastasize, in the body shed cells into the blood that doctors can scrutinize for insights into what a patient’s cancer might do. Analyzing these so-called circulating tumor cell  (CTC) isn’t part of routine care yet, in part because they’re so har...

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Artificial Intelligence System Designs Drugs From Scratch ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM DESIGNS DRUGS FROM SCRATCH

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Aug 01, 2018

An artificial-intelligence approach created at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy can teach itself to design new drug molecules from scratch and has the potential to dramatically accelerate the design of new drug candidates. The system is called Reinforcement...

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Alzheimer’s Drug May Stop Disease If Used Symptoms Develop ALZHEIMER’S DRUG MAY STOP DISEASE IF USED SYMPTOMS DEVELOP

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Aug 01, 2018

About 50 percent of people who reach the age of 85 will develop Alzheimer’s disease. Most will die within about five years of exhibiting the hallmark symptoms of the disease severe memory loss and a precipitous decline in cognitive function. But the molecular processes that lead to the disease...

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Can cell phone use cause ADHD? CAN CELL PHONE USE CAUSE ADHD?

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Jul 31, 2018

Anyone who has spent any time around teens, and seen the way they often seem surgically attached to their phones, has likely wondered: is all that time on the phone affecting their brains? Researchers from California studied the digital media use of more than 2,500 high school students who did not h...

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DNA For Drug Development? DNA FOR DRUG DEVELOPMENT?

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Jul 31, 2018

Genetic data of individuals who were customers of DNA testing service for the purpose of understanding their ancestry and genetic history, such as the company 23andME, could now be utilized for the development of new drugs. 23andMe, the home DNA testing service, announced a 4-year deal with pharmace...

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Pill Approved For Endometriosis Treatment PILL APPROVED FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS TREATMENT

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Jul 31, 2018

A first drug, by the name of Elagolix, to treat for endometriosis-related pain, has recently become approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Endometriosis is caused by uterine tissue moving to another part of the body, usually around the pelvis. The pain, which affects one in ten young women...

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Pancreatic cancer: Cannabis compound may boost survival PANCREATIC CANCER: CANNABIS COMPOUND MAY BOOST SURVIVAL

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Jul 31, 2018

Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that unfortunately has some of the lowest survival rates. A new study in mice suggests that one substance could help address this problem: cannabidiol, a naturally occurring cannabis compound. According to data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in the Un...

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Molecule deficiency may help diagnose severe depression MOLECULE DEFICIENCY MAY HELP DIAGNOSE SEVERE DEPRESSION

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Jul 31, 2018

A new study, published in the journal PNAS, suggests that a diagnostic blood test for depression may soon be on the horizon. The new research shows that treatment-resistant depression is characterized by reduced blood levels of a specific molecule. According to the most recent estimates from the Nat...

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What are the symptoms of late stage bladder cancer? WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF LATE STAGE BLADDER CANCER?

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Jul 30, 2018

It is difficult to remove stage 4 cancer from the body entirely. The main aim of treatment, therefore, is to give people the best possible quality of life. Doctors use staging to help diagnose cancer, plan treatment, and explain a person's outlook clearly. There are four stages, which people oft...

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Mini-brains offer hope in search for new drugs for brain disorders MINI-BRAINS OFFER HOPE IN SEARCH FOR NEW DRUGS FOR BRAIN DISORDERS

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Jul 30, 2018

Miniature brains grown in laboratory dishes could overcome some of the problems testing drugs on animals and help researchers identify new ways to treat very human, and incurable, conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy. Most new drugs are developed and tested using mice as models. Ho...

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Gender Disparity in Post Heart Attack Treatment GENDER DISPARITY IN POST HEART ATTACK TREATMENT

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Jul 29, 2018

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack, with 790,000 Americans having a heart attack every year. After a heart attack, heart damage can affect heart rhythm, pumping action, and blood circulation. Damage can increase the risk of another heart attack or other conditions such...

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Parkinson PARKINSON'S GENE AFFECTS MORE PEOPLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

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Jul 28, 2018

New research finds that a gene previously thought to affect only a small percentage of Parkinson's disease cases actually affects many more. The findings mean that treatments that are being developed for a small number of people may, in fact, benefit many more. Almost 1 million people in the Uni...

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Side effects of painkillers are worse in Alzheimer SIDE EFFECTS OF PAINKILLERS ARE WORSE IN ALZHEIMER'S

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Jul 27, 2018

A recent study demonstrates that pain relief drugs produce more pronounced side effects when taken by people with dementia. A second study uncovers why this might be the case. Older adult Alzheimer's care home. Dementia is a large and growing concern. Because it cannot be reversed, understanding...

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Psoriasis: Mediterranean diet may slow disease progression PSORIASIS: MEDITERRANEAN DIET MAY SLOW DISEASE PROGRESSION

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Jul 27, 2018

A new study suggests that adhering to a Mediterranean diet may relieve the severity of psoriasis and slow its progression. Mediterranean salad on blue background Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects about 6.7 million adults in the United States, according to recent estimates. Som...

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New enzyme discovery may help improve drugs against cancer, diabetes and obesity NEW ENZYME DISCOVERY MAY HELP IMPROVE DRUGS AGAINST CANCER, DIABETES AND OBESITY

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Jul 26, 2018

A new study reveals that several drugs for treating hematological cancers are less effective than expected in inhibiting a special enzyme. Researchers have also identified new lead compounds that could potentially improve existing treatments and pave the way for new drugs against diabetes and obesit...

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Cannabinoids for Dementia CANNABINOIDS FOR DEMENTIA

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Jul 26, 2018

One area of interest in the last year, as medical cannabis moves into the mainstream, is the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of dementia.  To be clear, many of the scientists or providers looking to cannabis or cannabinoid products are really looking at treating the symptoms associated wi...

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Fitness Trackers Helpful For Cancer Assessments FITNESS TRACKERS HELPFUL FOR CANCER ASSESSMENTS

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Jul 25, 2018

A new study published in the journal Digital Medicine found that fitness trackers can be used as a valuable tool to only assess the quality of life but the daily functioning of cancer patients during the course of their treatment. The trackers, also called wearable activity monitors, include commerc...

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Liver Disease Deaths Are Up in Young Adults LIVER DISEASE DEATHS ARE UP IN YOUNG ADULTS

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Jul 25, 2018

It’s a fact that overuse of alcohol can cause liver problems. Cirrhosis of the liver is often the result of long-term alcoholism, but a new study of the data shows that liver disease is increasing in young adults, a group not generally seen as at risk. During the years 1999-2016 deaths from ci...

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Gottlieb Reshapes FDA to Elevate Centers, Streamline Policymaking GOTTLIEB RESHAPES FDA TO ELEVATE CENTERS, STREAMLINE POLICYMAKING

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Jul 25, 2018

Most FDA commissioners look to leave their imprint on the agency by making structural changes that update the roles and functions of lead operations. After more than a year at the agency’s helm, Scott Gottlieb now proposes to flatten out FDA’s structure by having the Center directors rep...

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Super-resolution Microscope Provides Insight Into Alzheimer SUPER-RESOLUTION MICROSCOPE PROVIDES INSIGHT INTO ALZHEIMER'S PLAQUES

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Jul 25, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease impacts around 200,000 Americans; it is the country’s sixth leading cause of death. The disease is thought to begin affecting the brain ten to twenty years before it can be diagnosed, which is a serious treatment challenge. New work by scientists at Purdue University ...

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Adapting drug discovery to Artificial Intelligence ADAPTING DRUG DISCOVERY TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Jul 25, 2018

There is a need and opportunity to explore new drug discovery approaches that harness immense datasets (public and private), which have been built upon the successes and failures of the past to guide in-silico approaches to new therapies. Advances in genetics and molecular biology have revealed pote...

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Measles are on the Move MEASLES ARE ON THE MOVE

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Jul 24, 2018

Measles is a highly contagious disease that used to be common in young children. Due to the development of vaccines, however, it’s been almost eradicated. Almost, because there are several communities in the United States that still experience a high rate of measles infections. Mostly the outb...

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Can You Be Obese and Metabolically Healthy? CAN YOU BE OBESE AND METABOLICALLY HEALTHY?

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Jul 24, 2018

Experts in the medical field, nutrition and fitness professionals and health educators all advise against the dangers of becoming overweight. They cite an "obesity epidemic," and it's true that health problems that can go along with obesity, such as hypertension, diabetes and cardiovas...

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Finding drugs that are safe to take while pregnant FINDING DRUGS THAT ARE SAFE TO TAKE WHILE PREGNANT

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Jul 23, 2018

Expectant mothers often face a dilemma about whether to take medication when they fall ill due to fears it might harm their unborn baby, but new research is unraveling which drugs are safe to take during pregnancy. Pregnant women are excluded from trials of new medications for ethical reasons, which...

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Gestational Diabetes Increases Heart Disease Risk in Babies GESTATIONAL DIABETES INCREASES HEART DISEASE RISK IN BABIES

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Jul 22, 2018

Gestational diabetes occurs in pregnant women who have high blood glucose (sugar) levels and have not previously had diabetes, usually around the 24th week. A 2014 study from the Center for Disease Control stated that gestational diabetes prevalence is as high as 9.2%. Gestational diabetes can affec...

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X-ray Images to Get Colors X-RAY IMAGES TO GET COLORS

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Jul 20, 2018

In the near future, the X-ray images from your doctor's office will no longer be just black and white, at least that's what MARS Bioimaging Ltd, an imaging company based in New Zealand, hopes. Why are they so confident? A CERN (yes the organization that built the Large Hadron Collider)-devel...

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FDA Opens Door to Importing Scarce and Costly Drugs FDA OPENS DOOR TO IMPORTING SCARCE AND COSTLY DRUGS

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Jul 20, 2018

For years, consumer advocates and state officials have pushed for access to less expensive prescription medicines available overseas, only to meet stiff resistance from FDA and government health authorities claiming that such action could bring unsafe and harmful products into the U.S. This oppositi...

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Treating Dementia With The Healing Waves Of Sound TREATING DEMENTIA WITH THE HEALING WAVES OF SOUND

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Jul 20, 2018

Ultrasound waves applied to the whole brain improve cognitive dysfunction in mice with conditions simulating vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The research, conducted by scientists at Tohoku University in Japan, suggests that this type of therapy may also benefit humans.

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Stopping Structural Changes in Collagen may Prevent Lung Fibrosis STOPPING STRUCTURAL CHANGES IN COLLAGEN MAY PREVENT LUNG FIBROSIS

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Jul 19, 2018

Lung fibrosis is a serious condition that thickens tissues in the lungs and makes it hard to breathe. It can be caused by a variety of environmental factors, including exposure to coal or grain dust. New work has shown that it may be possible to prevent the disease with a drug that can block structu...

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CT Scans May Increase The Risk Of Brain Cancer CT SCANS MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF BRAIN CANCER

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Jul 18, 2018

A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that CT scans, commonly used in medical imaging, may increase the risk of brain tumors. The use of computed tomography (CT) scans has increased dramatically over the last two decades. CT scans greatly improve diagnostic capabilitie...

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Fighting A Common Viral Infection In Kidney Transplant Patients FIGHTING A COMMON VIRAL INFECTION IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANT PATIENTS

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Jul 18, 2018

Organ transplants save lives, but the immune-suppressing drugs needed to protect a transplant leave the recipient susceptible to potentially deadly infections like cytomegalovirus, or CMV. Now, a team of researchers is trying to predict which kidney transplant patients might be at risk. With the hel...

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Immunotherapy Increases Survival of Melanoma Brain Metastases Patients IMMUNOTHERAPY INCREASES SURVIVAL OF MELANOMA BRAIN METASTASES PATIENTS

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Jul 18, 2018

Melanoma, a form of skin cancer, accounts for about 1% of all skin cancer cases and a vast majority of skin cancer deaths. In Stage IV melanoma more than 60% of patients will develop brain metastases, which is difficult to treat and carries an overall survival of about 4-5 months. A recent study out...

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Artificial Intelligence for Diagnosing and Typing Tumors ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR DIAGNOSING AND TYPING TUMORS

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Jul 18, 2018

While most think of artificial intelligence (AI) as the stuff of sci-fi movies and futuristic novels, it actually has many medical applications. From brain-computer interfaces for patients who have been paralyzed by injury or disease to machine learning for prosthetic limbs, AI is a game changer in ...

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Powering up the Elderly POWERING UP THE ELDERLY'S IMMUNE SYSTEM

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Jul 17, 2018

As we age our immune system weakens, leading to diseases such as influenza and pneumonia taking a toll on the elderly across the world. For people over 65 years of age infections are a leading cause of death, with an estimated 85% of all deaths from pneumonia in 2013 in the United States occurring i...

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Can the Keto Diet Make Cancer Treatment More Effective? CAN THE KETO DIET MAKE CANCER TREATMENT MORE EFFECTIVE?

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Jul 17, 2018

It’s been said that “you are what you eat” but with so many diet plans and trends, it can be hard to choose. Paleo, keto, Mediterranean, and Nordic are all ways of eating that emphasize “clean eating” in different ways. Are they just trends or can they produce real...

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Heart Failure Death Rates Higher in Females than Males HEART FAILURE DEATH RATES HIGHER IN FEMALES THAN MALES

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Jul 17, 2018

Heart failure is a common cause of morbidity and mortality, despite progress made over the past 10 years, more than 6 million Americans live with heart failure, and over 900,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. There are known sex-based differences in risk factors, presentation, and management of ...

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Omega-3-derived cannabinoid may stop cancer OMEGA-3-DERIVED CANNABINOID MAY STOP CANCER

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Jul 16, 2018

Our bodies have an "endogenous," or "built-in," pain-killing system named after the cannabis plant: the endogenous cannabinoid system, otherwise known as the endocannabinoid system. Endocannabinoids are molecules that, together with their receptors, can be found throughout the bo...

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6 REASONS FOR DELAYED TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE 6 REASONS FOR DELAYED TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE

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Jul 16, 2018

The key to killing Lyme disease bacteria successfully depends, in part, upon identifying the disease early on. Unfortunately, in all too many cases, individuals harboring the infection are not diagnosed early, which can lead to a delay in treatment and an increased risk of long-term complications.&n...

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New Drug Target For Remyelination In Multiple Sclerosis NEW DRUG TARGET FOR REMYELINATION IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

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Jul 16, 2018

Remyelination, the spontaneous regeneration of the fatty insulator in the brain that keeps neurons communicating, has long been seen as crucial to the next big advance in treating multiple sclerosis (MS). However, a lack of understanding of how remyelination is stymied in the disease has hampered th...

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Solving pharma’s patient services paradox SOLVING PHARMA’S PATIENT SERVICES PARADOX

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Jul 16, 2018

Pharma companies are expending considerable time, energy and money on developing services that are designed to support patients before, during and after treatment across therapeutic areas. But there’s a paradox at the heart of these patient services. Although patients want them and pharma comp...

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Brain Disease and High Blood Pressure BRAIN DISEASE AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

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Jul 15, 2018

Research recently published in the medical journal, Neurology, found a link between high blood pressure and brain disease. As many as half of American adults have high blood pressure and do not even know it. High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when the force of blood flow through your blood...

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Nature Is Proving To Be Awesome Medicine For PTSD NATURE IS PROVING TO BE AWESOME MEDICINE FOR PTSD

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Jul 13, 2018

The awe we feel in nature can dramatically reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to UC Berkeley research that tracked psychological and physiological changes in war veterans and at-risk inner-city youth during white-water rafting trips. Psychologists tested nature’s heal...

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Innovative Development of Product Portfolio to Stimulate Production Sales of Vital Signs Monitoring Device INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCT PORTFOLIO TO STIMULATE PRODUCTION SALES OF VITAL SIGNS MONITORING DEVICE

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Jul 12, 2018

Low production cost has been significantly influencing the growth of the market for vital signs monitoring device across the globe. Apart from this, the major companies, as well as manufacturers, are working towards expanding the presence of their products with the help of several marketing activiti...

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Solved protein puzzle opens door to new design for cancer drugs SOLVED PROTEIN PUZZLE OPENS DOOR TO NEW DESIGN FOR CANCER DRUGS

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Jul 12, 2018

Researchers at Oregon State University have solved a longstanding puzzle concerning the design of molecular motors, paving the way toward new cancer therapies. Findings were published today in Current Biology. The research involved kinesins: tiny, protein-based motors that interact with microtubules...

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Exploiting the brain tumor environment to make better treatments EXPLOITING THE BRAIN TUMOR ENVIRONMENT TO MAKE BETTER TREATMENTS

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Jul 12, 2018

Scientists are used to exploring unfamiliar territories. It’s thanks to centuries of these investigations that we understand most of the human body enough to fix things when they go wrong. Unfortunately, some parts of the body remain somewhat of a mystery. And the brain is perhaps one of the g...

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Brain tumour chemotherapy now available to even more NHS patients BRAIN TUMOUR CHEMOTHERAPY NOW AVAILABLE TO EVEN MORE NHS PATIENTS

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Jul 12, 2018

Science can be a painstakingly slow process. It can take years of tweaking, refining and rethinking to get solid, reliable evidence. And when it comes to developing new cancer treatments, the layers of research needed to go even deeper. Not only do scientists need to prove that a potential drug does...

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Scientists from UofA are changing the face of viral pathogen treatment SCIENTISTS FROM UOFA ARE CHANGING THE FACE OF VIRAL PATHOGEN TREATMENT

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Jul 12, 2018

The University of Alberta appears to have hit the nail on the head yet again. With so much inspiring research coming out of this campus, it should come as no surprise that they have made a significant discovery that has the potential to treat viral pathogens such as the Zika virus and respiratory sy...

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Parkinson’s Foundation Prevalence Project Finds Number of People With Parkinson’s Severely Underestimated PARKINSON’S FOUNDATION PREVALENCE PROJECT FINDS NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S SEVERELY UNDERESTIMATED

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Jul 10, 2018

When a large population of people has a disease, like Parkinson’s disease (PD), it’s essential to have accurate numbers of how many people have the disease, where they live and why they have it. In our latest research initiative, we established the Parkinson’s Prevalence Project to...

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Cancer treatments should depend on the type of tumor CANCER TREATMENTS SHOULD DEPEND ON THE TYPE OF TUMOR

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Jul 10, 2018

Traditionally, cancers have been treated according to the part of the body they are diagnosed in, like the breast, lungs, or bowel. But a new study from California’s Buck Institute for Research on Aging analyzed 33 cancer types and reclassified them into 28 molecular types, or ‘clus...

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Pharmaceutical Industry to Stimulate Production Sales of Peptide Therapeutics PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY TO STIMULATE PRODUCTION SALES OF PEPTIDE THERAPEUTICS

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Jul 10, 2018

The rapid increase in FDI and rising healthcare expenditure has been driving the adoption of peptide therapeutics across the globe. Apart from this, growing prevalence of metabolic and cardiovascular disorders has been leading to a rapid increase in R&D activities with regards to usage of peptid...

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Graphene in the fight against antimicrobial resistant bacteria GRAPHENE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANT BACTERIA

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Jul 10, 2018

The overuse of antibiotics has led to antimicrobial resistant bacteria that threaten the lives of hundreds of millions. In the search for alternative ways to fight bacteria, a recent study published in Burns & Trauma turns to a composite of the world’s strongest known material, graphene, a...

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Engineering a Better Heart Valve ENGINEERING A BETTER HEART VALVE

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Jul 09, 2018

Over 5 million Americans have heart valve disease (HVD), which can lead to heart failure, stroke, blood clots, and even death. HVD occurs when one or more of the four valves of the heart does not work properly, disrupting the flow of blood through your heart. The human heart has four valves: ao...

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Bioelectronic Medicine: Technology Targeting Molecular Mechanisms BIOELECTRONIC MEDICINE: TECHNOLOGY TARGETING MOLECULAR MECHANISMS

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Jul 09, 2018

In this blog, Margot Puerta reports on the Bioelectronic Medicine: Technology Targeting Molecular Mechanisms symposium which took place in June. This three-day meeting had the aim of developing the field of bioelectronic medicine and brought together leading scientists and industry leaders from arou...

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Researchers Investigate Drug to Help Veterans With PTSD Sleep Better At Night RESEARCHERS INVESTIGATE DRUG TO HELP VETERANS WITH PTSD SLEEP BETTER AT NIGHT

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Jul 06, 2018

A study into whether or not a new investigational drug could help veterans cope with trauma-related sleep disturbances is in its final phase of clinical research. Started this past January by Tonix Pharmaceuticals, the HONOR study is investigating the effectiveness of new medication intended to...

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Supporting the Development of Regenerative Medicines SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF REGENERATIVE MEDICINES

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Jul 06, 2018

Regenerative medicine can be defined as a branch of translational research which focuses on methods to regrow, repair or replace human cells, tissues or organs. This approach holds promise for revolutionary new cures for devastating conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. We recently...

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BMC Medicine at Digestive Disease Week 2018 BMC MEDICINE AT DIGESTIVE DISEASE WEEK 2018

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Jul 06, 2018

BMC Medicine joined Digestive Disease Week in 2018, the largest GI conference worldwide, held last June in Washington DC. Here we look at some of the highlights from the meeting. Attendance to the Digestive Disease Week 2018 gathering was marked by the impressive presence of around 32,000 parti...

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Branded Drug Products to Significantly Stimulate Production Sales of Pharmaceuticals BRANDED DRUG PRODUCTS TO SIGNIFICANTLY STIMULATE PRODUCTION SALES OF PHARMACEUTICALS

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Jul 06, 2018

The rapid increase in the cases related to non-communicable diseases and growing penetration of the health insurance companies, resulting in low treatment costs, thereby influencing healthcare providers for prescribing generic drugs have been contributing towards the substantial growth of Saudi Arab...

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Digital Therapeutics: How to Ensure Quality in an Emerging Field DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS: HOW TO ENSURE QUALITY IN AN EMERGING FIELD

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Jul 05, 2018

Imagine using the software on your phone or tablet to treat health conditions that, until now, could only be treated with medications. Now stop imagining, because, for some conditions, such as attention deficit disorder and substance dependency, it is already a reality. I’m talking about the n...

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Four steps to building an innovation culture in pharma FOUR STEPS TO BUILDING AN INNOVATION CULTURE IN PHARMA

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Jul 04, 2018

The quest for innovation is a major driving force in pharma. From the discovery of therapeutic biologicals in the 1920s, such as Salvarsan and insulin, to the blockbuster drugs birthed in the 1990s, such as Lipitor and Humira, pharma has always been on a quest for novel, groundbreaking drug developm...

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Increased Dose of Drug INCREASED DOSE OF DRUG 'RIFAMPIN' EFFECTIVE IN ELIMINATING TUBERCULOSIS BACTERIUM

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Jul 04, 2018

According to a randomized controlled trial, a TB drug by the name ‘Rifampin’ was seen to effectively kill TB bacteria in sputum cultures when administered at an increased dose per day. In the publication "Efficacy and Safety of High-Dose Rifampin in Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A Randomi...

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Discovery of New Properties of an Anti-Tuberculosis Drug DISCOVERY OF NEW PROPERTIES OF AN ANTI-TUBERCULOSIS DRUG

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Jul 04, 2018

Investigators at the University of Otago found novel properties of a new anti-tuberculosis drug which may inspire more new drugs to treat tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (TB), as well as TB resistant drugs, are responsible for about 1.7 million global deaths per year. In a collaboration, Greg Cook a prof...

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5 Golden Rules For Effective (And Inspection Ready) OOS Investigations 5 GOLDEN RULES FOR EFFECTIVE (AND INSPECTION READY) OOS INVESTIGATIONS

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Jul 04, 2018

The investigation of out of specification (OOS) results is a regulatory requirement in a GMP laboratory, and these investigations are intensively scrutinized by health authority inspectors. The purpose of this article is to provide five Golden Rules that will ensure investigations are both effective...

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Researcher uses HPV vaccine to treat patients with skin cancer RESEARCHER USES HPV VACCINE TO TREAT PATIENTS WITH SKIN CANCER

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Jul 03, 2018

Squamous cell carcinoma is the second-most-common form of skin cancer. Evidence suggests the human papilloma virus plays a role in the development of some types of this skin cancer. Two years ago, a 97-year-old woman whose right leg was covered with squamous cell tumors went to see dermatologist Ann...

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Adamis Pharma Sells Epinephrine Injector Rights to Novartis ADAMIS PHARMA SELLS EPINEPHRINE INJECTOR RIGHTS TO NOVARTIS

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Jul 02, 2018

Adamis Pharmaceuticals is selling U.S. commercial rights to Symjepi, a competitor to Mylan’s EpiPen, to Novartis.Although financial details were not released, Novartis’ Sandoz division will pay Adamis an upfront fee and various performance-based milestone payments. Net profits in the U.S...

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New Regulations And Safety Complicate Drug Labeling NEW REGULATIONS AND SAFETY COMPLICATE DRUG LABELING

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Jul 02, 2018

Multinational pharmaceutical companies have for decades manufactured drugs for global distribution. Nevertheless, the task of labeling is becoming increasingly difficult and time-consuming. With new labeling requirements that can vary by country and region, drug companies are forced to either develo...

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Malaria eradication: tackling counterfeit and substandard drugs MALARIA ERADICATION: TACKLING COUNTERFEIT AND SUBSTANDARD DRUGS

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Jul 02, 2018

Although malaria is beginning to be eradicated, it remains a global health issue and this is partially due to the existence of counterfeit and substandard drugs in the regions where malaria remains most prevalent: South East Asia and Africa. What is the extent of the problem in these areas, and what...

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Use of State Medicaid Inflation Rebates Could Discourage Drug Price Increases USE OF STATE MEDICAID INFLATION REBATES COULD DISCOURAGE DRUG PRICE INCREASES

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Jun 28, 2018

List prices for prescription drugs set by the manufacturer before discounts and rebates have grown faster  than the rate of inflation.1  In 2015, average drug list prices increased by 6.4 percent, while general inflation only increased by 0.1 percent. 2 Although price concessions, primaril...

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How to achieve digital success in pharma’s communications HOW TO ACHIEVE DIGITAL SUCCESS IN PHARMA’S COMMUNICATIONS

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Jun 27, 2018

Demystifying what digital means, empowering people to ‘think digitally’ and acting with confidence are game-changing factors for pharma communications according to Katrine Bach, the CEO of Anthill Agency. Bach, spoke to pharmaphorum for the Future Pharma issue of its Deep Dive digital ma...

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Sino-American Pharma Pros draws China, U.S. drugmakers to Philly SINO-AMERICAN PHARMA PROS DRAWS CHINA, U.S. DRUGMAKERS TO PHILLY

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Jun 25, 2018

In a cheerful cacophony of start-up and recruiter pitches, emerging-science talks and investment-banking tips, laptop displays and card exchanges  in English and in Mandarin more than 1,000 Philadelphia-area scientists, pharma professionals, and people who want to do business with them  ja...

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New Study Shows Drug War Sends Users to Dark Web NEW STUDY SHOWS DRUG WAR SENDS USERS TO DARK WEB

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Jun 19, 2018

A new study published in the British journal BMJ says restricting the supply of illegal drugs forces users into black markets, where the drugs get more dangerous and more addictive. The authors of the study looked at the effect of the DEA's rescheduling of hydrocodone in 2014 from a schedule III...

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Pharma Companies Secure About $250 Million in Financing Today PHARMA COMPANIES SECURE ABOUT $250 MILLION IN FINANCING TODAY

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Jun 19, 2018

Venture capitalists are flexing their muscles today with the significant support of pharma and biotech companies. Approximately $250 million in financing has been secured to support various pipelines to address multiple concerns. Boston-based Decibel Therapeutics secured $55 million in a Series C fi...

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Global Halal Pharmaceuticals Market will reach 540 million US$ in 2023 with Double Digit CAGR GLOBAL HALAL PHARMACEUTICALS MARKET WILL REACH 540 MILLION US$ IN 2023 WITH DOUBLE DIGIT CAGR

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Jun 18, 2018

A new market study, titled “Global Halal Pharmaceuticals Market 2018 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2023”, has been featured on WiseGuyReports.Halal pharmaceuticals are those medicines that stringently adhere to Shariah law. More specifically, halal pharmace...

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Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API): Global Markets Estimated to Reach 154.7 billion by 2022 ACTIVE PHARMACEUTICAL INGREDIENTS (API): GLOBAL MARKETS ESTIMATED TO REACH 154.7 BILLION BY 2022

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Jun 18, 2018

This report (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients: Global Markets to 2022) covers an overview of the pharmaceutical industry landscape and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), along with the current trends and dynamics shaping the API market landscape. API sourcing trends and regulatory guidelines ...

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How Correctional Facilities Could Lower Drug Prices HOW CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES COULD LOWER DRUG PRICES

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Jun 14, 2018

State and local correctional facilities, including prisons and jails, are required to provide health care to incarcerated adults.1 Drug spending has an outsize impact on correctional health care budgets: Of the states that report drug spending, the majority spend more than 15 percent of their health...

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Psychedelic drugs could inspire new medications to treat depression and anxiety PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS COULD INSPIRE NEW MEDICATIONS TO TREAT DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

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Jun 12, 2018

Drugs like LSD help neurons reach out to each other, a promising path for pharmaceutical development. In a new study, researchers looked at a range of psychedelic drugs and their effects on neurons in the petri dish and tested one drug in rats. They found that these drugs help neurons branch out and...

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North Carolina Bill Would Make Prescription Records Available to Police Without a Warrant NORTH CAROLINA BILL WOULD MAKE PRESCRIPTION RECORDS AVAILABLE TO POLICE WITHOUT A WARRANT

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Jun 12, 2018

America’s opioid epidemic is a grave public health issue, one that experts and a growing national consensus say we need to approach with solutions based in science and treatment. Unfortunately, some lawmakers haven’t gotten the memo and want to continue with the failed and inhumane strat...

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How pharma hides data about farm antibiotic use HOW PHARMA HIDES DATA ABOUT FARM ANTIBIOTIC USE

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Jun 11, 2018

ON Wednesday  last week, the non-profit Natural Resources Defense  Council revealed that pig herds in the United States receive almost as many antibiotics as people in this country do. That’s bad news, especially since most of the pigs receiving antibiotics aren’t sick, but ins...

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Aspirin for prevention: A look at the potential benefits and risks ASPIRIN FOR PREVENTION: A LOOK AT THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS AND RISKS

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Jun 07, 2018

When my doctor first asked me to take aspirin, I wasn’t so sure I needed it. Since the 1980s, aspirin has a proven record of preventing second heart attacks and strokes, but its use in people without these problems was and remains a source of confusion for both doctors and patients. Why take a...

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Nigeria’s drug makers upgrade factories to push for more WHO certifications NIGERIA’S DRUG MAKERS UPGRADE FACTORIES TO PUSH FOR MORE WHO CERTIFICATIONS

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Jun 05, 2018

The quest to obtain the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s prequalification is pushing more local pharmaceutical companies into upgrading their machinery and factories, with a number of them investing in new facilities. The WHO prequalification enables a pharmaceutical company to participate in...

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Study finds rare gain for tough-to-treat pancreatic cancer STUDY FINDS RARE GAIN FOR TOUGH-TO-TREAT PANCREATIC CANCER

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Jun 04, 2018

Patients with pancreatic cancer that hadn’t spread lived substantially longer on a four-drug combo than on a single standard cancer drug, a rare advance for a tough-to-treat disease, researchers reported Monday. The results indicate the powerful chemotherapy treatment known as folfirinox will ...

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Three charged over dangerous drugs, Arundel THREE CHARGED OVER DANGEROUS DRUGS, ARUNDEL

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Jun 01, 2018

Police have charged three people following the alleged discovery of dangerous drugs at Arundel this morning.It is alleged that around 7.20am, officers from the Rapid Action Patrol group executed a search warrant at a private residence on Portreeves Place, where they allegedly located methamphetamine...