Download PDF Drug repositioning– taking known drugs and identifying new applications for them–is an attractive concept for speeding up the process of bringing drugs to human testing for unmet medical needs. In a new study, published online Dec. 11 in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, University of Iowa researchers led by Alexander Bassuk, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Patients hospitalized for either asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a higher risk of being readmitted for a hospital stay within 30 days of release if they also suffer from chronic rhinitis, according to a trio of researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC). The study is available online in the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Despite public health efforts, many people who get fungal infections in their blood streams die, even if they can be identified and treated with antifungal drugs. These therapies are often ineffective on their own and increasingly the infections are becoming resistant to treatment with some of the front line antifungal drugs. The new […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Its effectiveness was proved in clinical trials A team of scientists of Ural Federal University headed by Prof. Vladimir Kublanov created a hardware-information system for brain disorders prophylaxis and treatment unrivaled both in Russia and throughout the world. The system developers published the article describing the system in the journal Mobile Information Systems […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF November 2018 Print this issue Communities Affect Health You probably already know that your genes can affect your health. So can the choices you make, such as getting enough exercise and eating healthy food. But did you know that where you live can affect your health, too? NIH-funded researchers are looking at how […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers decipher mechanisms of tumor growth and regression Peripheral nervous system tumors are one of the most common types of childhood tumors. While some of these tumors, known as neuroblastoma, disappear on their own without treatment, others will continue to grow even despite intensive treatment. As part of an international research endeavor, researchers […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A widely used diabetes medication combined with an antihypertensive drug specifically inhibits tumor growth – this was discovered by researchers from the University of Basel’s Biozentrum two years ago. In a follow-up study, recently published in Cell Reports, the scientists report that this drug cocktail induces cancer cell death by switching off their […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, have created a noninvasive technology that detects when nerve cells fire based on changes in shape. The method could be used to observe nerve activity in light-accessible parts of the body, such as the eye, which would allow physicians to quantitatively monitor visual function at the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A team of researchers at the Australian National University have made an important discovery that could help save patients with bacterial infections, particularly those suffering from food poisoning. Australian University | Shutterstock One of the most common causes of food poisoning is a bacterium called Bacillus cereus, which secretes the toxins that cause […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF New research suggests that exercise is a key factor in reducing colorectal cancer risk after weight loss. According to the study, physical activity causes beneficial changes in the bone marrow. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology–Endocrinology and Metabolism. Colorectal cancer is one of the most common […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF While the heavy negative effects of high consumption are confirmed, those who drink in moderation resort less to the hospital than teetotalers A study of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention of I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed (Pozzilli, Italy), in collaboration with the Department of Nutrition of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Boston), […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Credit: CC0 Public Domain Amphetamine and opioid use in pregnancy increased substantially over the last decade in the United States, a new Michigan Medicine-led study finds. And a disproportionate rise occurred in rural counties. Among pregnant women in all parts of the country, amphetamine-affected births (mostly attributed to methamphetamine) doubled—from 1.2 per 1,000 […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Black adolescents living in the United States tend to receive the influenza vaccine at significantly lower rates than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to Florida State University researchers. A new study, led by former FSU graduate student Noah Webb, along with current graduate student Benjamin Dowd-Arrow and Associate Professors of Sociology Miles […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Currently, few antimalarial treatments exist that effectively kill liver-stage malaria parasites, which can lay dormant for months or years as in the case of Plasmodium vivax. Researchers from Kanazawa University have successfully demonstrated that administration of a baculovirus virion (BV) completely eliminates liver-stage parasites in a mouse model via BV-induced fast-acting innate immunity. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Albuminuria is a renal disease that is found to be independently associated with cardiovascular and renal problems without any links to diabetes. In latest ESC/ESH guidelines, microalbuminuria has been related to hypertension-mediated organ damages. While studying its effects and treatment, it was suggested to include albumin-to-creatinine ratio in the routine workup evaluation of […]Continue Reading ...
- Drug repositioning strategy identifies potential new treatments for epilepsy
- Chronic rhinitis associated with hospital readmissions for asthma and COPD patients
- Food poisoning discovery could save lives
- Cloned antibodies show potential to treat, diagnose life-threatening fungal infections
- Exercise may reduce colorectal cancer risk after weight loss
- Russian scientists create hardware-information system for brain disorders treatment
- Moderate alcohol consumption linked with lower risk of hospitalization
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- Rise in meth and opioid use during pregnancy
- Researchers gain new insights into pediatric tumors
- FSU study finds racial disparity among adolescents receiving flu vaccine
- Drug cocktail induces cancer cell death by switching off energy supply
- Baculovirus virion completely eliminates liver-stage parasites in mouse model
- Researchers create noninvasive technology that detects when nerve cells fire
- Treating patients with hypertension induced albuminuria
- New substance could improve efficacy of established breast cancer treatments
- Scientists develop new stem cell line to study conversion of stem cells into muscle
- Re-programming the body’s energy pathway boosts kidney self-repair
- Research findings could help improve treatment of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders
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