Download PDF January 15, 2018 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Lynparza (olaparib tablets) to include the treatment of patients with certain types of breast cancer that have spread (metastasized) and whose tumors have a specific inherited (germline) genetic mutation, making it the first drug in its class (PARP […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 15, 2018 A team of researchers has developed an ultrasound-based system that can non-invasively and remotely control genetic processes in live immune T cells so that they recognize and kill cancer cells. There is a critical need to non-invasively and remotely manipulate cells at a distance, particularly for translational applications in animals […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Neurospora crassa samples growing in Bell-Pedersen’s Center for Biological Clocks Research laboratory. The bands in the tubes indicate the daily rhythm of spore formation in the fungus. Credit: Texas A&M University Biological clocks throughout the body play a major role in human health and performance, from sleep and energy use to how food […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 15, 2018 Researchers have shown for the first time how children can inherit a severe – potentially fatal – mitochondrial disease from a healthy mother. The study, led by researchers from the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit at the University of Cambridge, reveals that healthy people harbor mutations in their mitochondrial DNA and […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 15, 2018 Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food snacks, according to a report by Cancer Research UK. Being bombarded by TV ads for unhealthy, high calorie food could lead teens to eat more than 500 extra […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF BOSTON – December 18, 2017 – Stealth BioTherapeutics (Stealth), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics to treat mitochondrial dysfunction, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for its lead candidate, elamipretide, for the treatment of Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). “We are pleased with the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in 68 children have some form of autism – a rate that has increased by more than 120 percent since 2002, when the rate was one in 150 children. Such a sharp rise might lead to assumptions that the process of diagnosing […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 15, 2018 Prostate tumors tend to be what scientists call “indolent” – so slow-growing and self-contained that many affected men die with prostate cancer, not of it. But for the percentage of men whose prostate tumors metastasize, the disease is invariably fatal. In a set of papers out today in the journals […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Action Points Note that two clinical trials demonstrate that rates of pregnancy and live birth are similar regardless of whether fresh or frozen embryos are used for in vitro fertilization. Be aware that these trials were in women without polycystic ovarian syndrome. Prior studies of women with PCOS have suggested that frozen embryo […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD,January 11, 2018 The heads of accident and emergency (A&E) departments of hospitals all across England and Wales have warned Theresa May that more people are dying prematurely in the corridors of the A&E departments than before. Imran’s Photography / Shutterstock.com The consultants and heads in charge of the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 15, 2018 Pediatric rheumatic diseases are a varied group of rare diseases including juvenile forms of arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, and other conditions. Currently, there is considerable variability in how patients with these diseases are treated in clinical practice, making it difficult to understand which therapies work best. A new review article in […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD,January 15, 2018 There was an epidemic in the Mexican highlands in 1545 and then again in 1576 that killed between 7 and 17 million people. These people had fever and vomiting and developed red spots over their skin before they died. These two epidemics essentially spelled doom for […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF In 2012, there were estimates of waste in U.S. healthcare amounting to $750 billion per year, or approximately 30% of overall spending. The leading causes of waste are broken out in the Table, with low value services, excess administrative costs, and process inefficiencies reflected as the top three contributors. Since 2012, some pundits […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 15, 2018 Preterm babies born early in the third trimester of pregnancy are likely to experience delays in the development of the auditory cortex, a brain region essential to hearing and understanding sound, a new study reveals. Such delays are associated with speech and language impairments at age 2, the researchers found. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 15, 2018 A Norwegian study shows that impairment in mitochondria may actually protect the brain in Parkinson’s disease. Mitochondria are microscopic power stations found inside our cells. They convert foodstuffs (nutrients) into fuel, providing our bodies with the energy they need. In 1989, studies in brain tissue from individuals with Parkinson’s disease […]Continue Reading ...
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- Study reveals how devastating mitochondrial diseases strike families without any previous history
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- Mitochondrial impairment may actually protect the brain in Parkinson’s disease, study shows
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