Download PDF Two new clinical trials for pediatric brain cancer have begun at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Children\’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. The pilot trials, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, both focus on the administration of chemotherapy agents directly into the fourth ventricle of the brain, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The Danish concept Football Fitness has proved to be just as effective as tablets for countering high blood pressure. Furthermore, women participating in the project have also benefited from improved physical fitness, decreased body fat percentage and stronger bones. Professor Peter Krustrup of the University of Southern Denmark calls this \”a 4-0 health […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have discovered that a \’sponge on a string\’ pill test can identify which people with a condition called Barrett\’s oesophagus have a low risk of developing oesophageal cancer – sparing them uncomfortable endoscopies. Researchers from the University of Cambridge gave 468 people who had Barrett\’s oesophagus a \’sponge on […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A new study, published in Psychological Medicine, has added to the body of evidence pointing to a link between schizophrenia and the use of cannabis. New research finds that people with schizophrenia are more likely to smoke cannabis. Recent research suggests that not only are people who are prone to schizophrenia more likely […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A specific molecule involved in maintaining pain after a nerve injury has been identified and blocked in mice by Hiroshima University researchers. These results reveal a promising therapeutic strategy for treating neuropathic pain. Mice with an injury to their sciatic nerve showed less pain after multiple injections of a drug that blocks the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for research into treatment of the disease. Synovial Fibroblasts (SFs) are cells that make up part of the connective tissue, or […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A subtle change occurred in our evolutionary history 100,000 years ago which allowed people who thought and behaved differently – such as individuals with autism – to be integrated into society, academics from the University of York have concluded. The change happened with the emergence of collaborative morality – an investment in the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disease, and as such, there is an urgent need to find therapeutic targets for this eating disorder. Now, researchers describe their new mouse model that shows how a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors can trigger the disease. The BDNF gene variant […]Continue Reading ...
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Download PDF Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are on the rise, but its underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Noriko Osumi, Kaichi Yoshizaki and colleagues at Tohoku University\’s Graduate School of Medicine collaborated with Shigeru Wakana and Tamio Furuse at RIKEN Bio-Resource Center, and Tucci Valter […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF With food allergies on the rise, knowing how and when to introduce peanuts into your child\’s diet can be a difficult and worrying decision. A recent presentation by a panel of experts offers much-needed guidance. New guidelines on children and peanuts are released today. Between 1997-2007, reported food allergies in children rose 18 […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Sleeping in the first 24 hours after a traumatic event may help people to process the memory more effectively and therefore minimize the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to research published in the journal Sleep. A traumatic incident can sometimes leave people with long-term stress. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an ongoing […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Genelux Corporation, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of vaccinia virus for oncolytic immunotherapy, today announced that data from two Phase I trials evaluating its lead oncolytic virotherapy GL-ONC1 in head and neck cancer and malignant pleural mesothelioma demonstrate a favorable safety profile and support further investigation of the therapy in […]Continue Reading ...
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