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Berkeley researchers search for cancer clues in sample of blood
NEWS MEDICAL One day, patients may be able to monitor their body's response to cancer therapy just by having their blood drawn. A new study, led by bioengineers at UC... 39 minutes
An increasing proportion of women who are 60 years of age and older are drinking
SCIENCE DAILY Most older Americans drink alcohol. Given that this segment of the population is projected to almost double by... 2 hours
Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Patients diagnosed with a glioblastoma, and who undergo current standard treatment, have a median survival of 16 months. Based on recent information on the mechanisms of chemotherapy, a team of researchers developed... 2 hours
Virtual environment education reduces anxiety prior to radiation therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Radiation therapists and physicians know that education can reduce anxiety before radiation treatment but lack a standardized tool. In an effort to solve this problem, a multidisciplinary team conducted a... 3 hours
Vegas doctor, 93, convicted in opioid pill mill conspiracy
ABC NEWS A 93-year-old Las Vegas doctor has been convicted of illegally writing prescriptions for oxycodone and other painkillers that ended up in the hands of drug addicts and dealers 5 hours
New method using gold microstructures could effectively deliver drugs or DNA into cells
NEWS MEDICAL The ability to deliver cargo like drugs or DNA into cells is essential for biological research and disease therapy but cell membranes... 7 hours
Host sirtuin 1 regulates mycobacterial immunopathogenesis and represents a therapeutic target against tuberculosis
Science Magazine Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) executes a plethora of immune-evasive mechanisms, which contribute to its pathogenesis, limited efficacy of current therapy, and the emergence... 7 hours
One-shot vaccine passes key preclinical test in newborn monkey models
NEWS MEDICAL Newborns are highly vulnerable to infections and don't respond optimally to most vaccines because their young immune systems typically mount weak antibody responses. 9 hours
In a sample of blood, researchers probe for cancer clues
SCIENCE DAILY One day, patients may be able to monitor their body's response to cancer therapy just by having their blood drawn. A new study has taken an important step... 9 hours
Medical News Today: Diabetes: Heart attack risk due to loss of small blood vessels around the heart
MNT Study suggests that the higher risk of heart attack in diabetes is due to... 10 hours
Lighting up antibiotic resistance
SCIENCE DAILY Carbapenems are among the 'antibiotics of last resort' and can fight infections for which other drugs have long lost their effectiveness. However, even carbapenem-resistant pathogenic strains have emerged over the last decades. 10 hours
WATCH: Can birth control pills protect women from cancer?
ABC NEWS Dr. Jen Ashton appears live on "GMA" to discuss a study on the connection between contraceptives and protecting women from certain types of cancer. 13 hours
A fluorogenic probe can detect the activity of multidrug-resistant pathogens in an assay system
PHYS.ORG Carbapenems are among the "antibiotics of last resort" and can fight infections for which other drugs have long lost their... 14 hours
Thermo Fisher Scientific collaborates with CGT Catapult to create seamless cell and gene therapy supply chain
NEWS MEDICAL To help address the challenges surrounding supply chain management for cell and gene therapy around the... 18 hours
SLU researchers aim to tackle diabetes and obesity by capturing benefits of exercise in pill form
NEWS MEDICAL With a series of new grants, Saint Louis University researchers will tackle the twin epidemics of... 19 hours
Inner ear gene therapy holds promise for treating patients with hearing loss and dizziness
NEWS MEDICAL In a first-of-its-kind study published in the March 1, 2017 edition of Molecular Therapy, researchers from the National Institute on... 1 day
FDA grants accelerated approval to new drug for treatment of rare form of skin cancer
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of adults... 1 day
Genome sequencing approach opens door to therapy options for rare, neglected cancers
NEWS MEDICAL An international team of scientists led by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and UConn School of Medicine have reported the results... 1 day
[Report] PI3K pathway regulates ER-dependent transcription in breast cancer through the epigenetic regulator KMT2D
Science Magazine Activating mutations in PIK3CA, the gene encoding phosphoinositide-(3)-kinase α (PI3Kα), are frequently found in estrogen receptor (ER)–positive breast cancer. PI3Kα... 1 day
[Cancer Therapy] Chromatin state dictates drug response
Science Magazine Drugs inhibiting the phosphoinositide-(3)-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway are effective in a subset of breast cancer patients. Tumors become resistant to these drugs, however, and this – [Read More] 1 day
Stress may protect—at least in bacteria
PHYS.ORG Antibiotics harm bacteria and stress them. Trimethoprim (TMP), an antibiotic, inhibits the growth of the bacterium Escherichia coli and induces a stress response. This response also protects the bacterium from subsequent deadly damage from acid. Antibiotics... 1 day
Laser activated gold pyramids could deliver drugs, DNA into cells without harm
PHYS.ORG The ability to deliver cargo like drugs or DNA into cells is essential for biological research and disease therapy but cell membranes are very... 2 days
New research reveals impact of 3D printing technology in medical devices and pharmaceutical sector
NEWS MEDICAL 3D printing technology is the ideal solution for the healthcare industry’s need for the efficient production of complex and personalized... 2 days
Mapping the future of precision medicine in Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY A new transformative approach to defining, studying and treating Parkinson's disease has been revealed by investigators. Rather than approaching Parkinson's disease as a single entity, the international cadre of researchers... 2 days
Microbes could make drug production more efficient
PHYS.ORG Alkaloid-based pharmaceuticals derived from plants can be potent treatments for a variety of illnesses. But getting these powerful therapeutic agents from plants can take a long time and cost plenty of money, because it... 2 days
Sleepless in Space: Therapy Helps Astronauts Snooze
SPACE.COM Whether you're in space or on the ground, cognitive behavioral therapy is a safe and effective way to conquer sleeping troubles without taking any medication. 2 days
Analysis of antibodies could be new tool for predicting prognosis and choosing therapy for RA patients
NEWS MEDICAL In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints. In an article... 2 days
IQWiG assesses potential of MRI-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy for uterine fibroids
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time since the corresponding law became effective in 2012, the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care has published... 2 days
Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy
ABC NEWS Scrambling to nail down votes for the House health care bill, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care,... 2 days
Researchers help map future of precision medicine in Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY A new transformative approach to defining, studying and treating Parkinson's disease has been revealed by investigators. Rather than approaching Parkinson's disease as a single entity, the international cadre... 2 days
Study identifies urinary biomarker that may help monitor progression of ALS
NEWS MEDICAL A study in Neurology suggests that analyzing levels of the protein p75ECD in urine samples from people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may help monitor disease progression as... 2 days
New cell membrane fusion model challenges dogma
SCIENCE DAILY Membrane fusion lies at the heart of many cell functions—from the secretion of antibodies to the release of neurotransmitters. For more than two decades, one view of the process by which membrane fusion occurs... 2 days
[Editors' Choice] When TLRs fail, IgG has your back
Science Magazine Inherited TIRAP deficiency confers susceptibility to staphylococcal disease via impaired TLR2 and TLR4 responses, which can be rescued by bacteria-specific antibodies. 2 days
Feeling out of control: Do consumers make practical purchases or luxury buys?
PHYS.ORG The common assumption about retail therapy is that it's all about indulging in things like pricey designer duds or the latest gadgets. But according... 2 days
Machine learning lets scientists reverse-engineer cellular control networks
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have used machine learning on the Stampede supercomputer to model the cellular control network that determines how tadpoles develop. Using that model, they reverse-engineered a drug intervention that created tadpoles with... 2 days
Study finds increased heart attack risk in patients taking direct acting oral anticoagulants
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has examined whether different blood thinning medications prescribed to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation might increase the... 2 days
'Cannibal drug' consumption in adolescence can increase vulnerability to cocaine use during adulthood
NEWS MEDICAL Consumption of the synthetic drug MDPV -a powerful psychostimulant known as 'cannibal drug'- in adolescence, can increase vulnerability of cocaine addiction during adulthood, according to a... 2 days
Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak
ABC NEWS The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy has been convicted of racketeering over a meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the country and was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs 2 days
Ex-pharmacy exec acquitted of murder in meningitis outbreak
ABC NEWS The co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy has been acquitted of causing the deaths of 25 people but convicted of other racketeering charges in a nationwide meningitis outbreak in 2012 2 days
Verdict reached in trial over deadly US meningitis outbreak
ABC NEWS A verdict has been reached in the trial of a Massachusetts pharmacy co-founder over a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened 700 others in 2012 2 days
MindMetre research note highlights exposure of oncology nurses to harmful effects of cytotoxic drugs
NEWS MEDICAL Independent research organisation MindMetre, which regularly addresses patient and healthcare worker safety across Europe, has examined evidence from qualitative interviews,... 3 days
Study shows stem cell therapy is safe for stroke patients
MNT A multicenter trial looking at whether a single dose of millions of adult, bone-marrow-derived stem cells can aid stroke recovery indicates it's safe and well-tolerated by patients but... 3 days
Deep brain stimulation provides long-term relief from severe depressions
MNT Treatment with deep brain stimulation can provide lasting relief to patients suffering from previously non-treatable, severe forms of depression several years into the therapy or even eliminate... 3 days
Direct-to-consumer ‘low-T’ medication advertising increases prescriptions but may not improve health
NEWS MEDICAL Direct-to-consumer advertising for drugs to treat testosterone deficiency -- or "low T" -- increases prescriptions to men for hormone-replacement therapies but may not improve their health,... 3 days
Study identifies potential Achilles heel of kinase-driven cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists identify two signaling proteins in cancer cells that make them resistant to chemotherapy, and show that blocking the proteins along with chemotherapy eliminate human leukemia in mouse models. 3 days
Penn researcher wins Scientific Innovations Award from Chicago-based Brain Research Foundation
NEWS MEDICAL James Eberwine, PhD, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Professor of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has... 3 days
New Danish research provides structural knowledge of DNA repair complex
NEWS MEDICAL New Danish research provides mechanistic insight into how DNA is monitored and repaired if damage occurs. The results may eventually help to improve the treatment of certain types... 3 days
ISPOR: Study estimates health costs for childhood and adolescent cancer
NEWS MEDICAL The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research announced today the publication of original research estimating the costs of cancer care in children and adolescents. 3 days
Marijuana Chemical Could Help Fight Anxiety
LIVE SCIENCE Cannabidiol could be used in addition to talk therapy to treat anxiety disorders, researchers say, although more study of the compound is needed. 3 days
OxyContin maker asks judge to toss case brought by city
ABC NEWS The maker of the pain medication OxyContin has asked a federal judge in Seattle to throw out a Washington city's lawsuit that seeks to hold the drugmaker responsible... 3 days
First-in-human study shows positive results for new medicine that could reduce maternal deaths
NEWS MEDICAL The Monash University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences today announced positive results from a first-in-human study of a new, inhaled form of a medicine that... 3 days
First patient cured of rare blood disorder
SCIENCE DAILY Using a technique that avoids the use of high-dose chemotherapy and radiation in preparation for a stem cell transplant, physicians have documented the first cure of an adult patient with congenital dyserythropoietic anemia. 3 days
Testing the efficacy of new gene therapies more efficiently
SCIENCE DAILY Using a new cellular model, innovative gene therapy approaches for the hereditary immunodeficiency Chronic Granulomatous Disease can be tested faster and cost-effectively in the lab for their efficacy. A team... 3 days
Efficacy of innovative gene therapy can be tested quickly and cost-effectively using new cellular model
NEWS MEDICAL Using a new cellular model, innovative gene therapy approaches for the hereditary immunodeficiency Chronic Granulomatous Disease can be... 3 days
Cancer cells cast a sweet spell on the immune system
SCIENCE-NEWS Tumors have surface sugars that persuade the body’s defenses to look the other way. New therapies are being devised to break the trance. 3 days
Structural knowledge of the DNA repair complex
PHYS.ORG New Danish research provides mechanistic insight into how DNA is monitored and repaired if damage occurs. The results may eventually help to improve the treatment of certain types of cancer, as the DNA repair... 3 days
Structural knowledge of the DNA repair complex
SCIENCE DAILY New research provides mechanistic insight into how DNA is monitored and repaired if damage occurs. The results may eventually help to improve the treatment of certain types of cancer, as the DNA repair complex... 3 days
5ARIs not associated with increased suicide risk in older men, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Using 5alpha-reductase inhibitors (5ARIs) is not associated with increased suicide risk in older men, but risks for self-harm and depression were increased during the... 4 days
Researchers discover 'map' in malaria vaccine hunt
PHYS.ORG A promising vaccine target for the most deadly type of malaria has had its molecular structure solved by Institute researchers, helping in the quest to develop new antimalarial therapies. 4 days
Genotype-guided warfarin dosing linked to reduced risk of adverse events
NEWS MEDICAL Using genetic testing to help personalize doses of warfarin therapy given to patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery appears to lower the risk of combined adverse events compared with... 4 days
Predatory bacteria as a new 'living' antibiotic
PHYS.ORG Antibiotic resistance is one of medicine's most pressing problems. Now, a team from Korea is tackling this in a unique way: using bacteria to fight bacteria. 4 days
Salk scientists develop new way to find responders to lithium therapy
NEWS MEDICAL For roughly one-third of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, lithium is a miracle drug, effectively treating both their mania and depression. But once someone is diagnosed,... 4 days
ISPOR publishes new guidelines for patient engagement in research
NEWS MEDICAL The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) announced today the publication of suggested guidelines on establishing research partnerships with patients. 4 days
Modern guidelines may miss some African-Americans eligible for statin therapy
NEWS MEDICAL African Americans experience a disproportionately high risk of cardiovascular disease, and statin treatment can be an important tool to lower the risk of plaque building up in the... 4 days
Use of 5ARIs for prostatic enlargement not linked to increased suicide risk in older men
NEWS MEDICAL Using 5α- reductase inhibitors was not associated with increased suicide risk in a group of older men but... 4 days
Use of 5ARIs for prostatic enlargement not linked increased suicide risk in older men
NEWS MEDICAL Using 5α- reductase inhibitors was not associated with increased suicide risk in a group of older men but risks for... 4 days
mutants in microgravity Mutants in microgravity
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Bacteria may mutate more rapidly in space and scientists theorize patterns of those mutations could help predict how pathogens become resistant to antibiotics. Such predictions could, in turn, be used to develop new drugs to use against those pathogens. Antibiotic... 4 days
New research shows promise for the production of patient-matched blood cells for therapies, disease modeling and drug screening
SCIENCE DAILY An elegant system to derive blood cell precursors from human pluripotent stem... 4 days
Bipolar disorder: New method predicts who will respond to lithium therapy
SCIENCE DAILY For roughly one-third of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, lithium is a miracle drug, effectively treating both their mania and depression. Now a new develop tool... 4 days
Stem cell therapy is safe for stroke patients, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY A multicenter trial looking at whether a single dose of millions of adult, bone-marrow-derived stem cells can aid stroke recovery indicates it's safe and well-tolerated by patients but... 4 days
Ketamine for Severe Depression: 'How Do You Not Offer This Drug to People?'
NPR More and more doctors are offering ketamine, an anesthetic and club drug, to severely depressed patients who haven't responded to other treatments. 4 days
Scientists find possible achilles heel of treatment resistant cancers
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists identify two signaling proteins in cancer cells that make them resistant to chemotherapy, and show that blocking the proteins along with chemotherapy eliminate human leukemia in mouse models. Researchers... 4 days
Deep brain stimulation could be effective treatment option for patients with severe depressions
NEWS MEDICAL Treatment with deep brain stimulation can provide lasting relief to patients suffering from previously non-treatable, severe forms of depression several years into... 4 days
Pembrolizumab shows promise in treatment of mesothelioma
SCIENCE DAILY Pembrolizumab, an antibody drug already used to treat other forms of cancer, can be effective in the treatment of the most common form of mesothelioma, according to a new study. The work is the... 4 days
Aligning depression treatment to patient need leads to efficient care
SCIENCE DAILY Not all depressed patients need intensive therapy, according to new research. Instead, prognosis can drive treatment. 4 days
Medical News Today: Could new markers identify patients at high risk of AFib recurrence after ablation?
MNT A study found that atrial fibrillation was more likely to recur following ablation therapy in patients... 4 days
Deep brain stimulation provides long-term relief from severe depressions
SCIENCE DAILY Doctors have produced the first evidence of deep brain stimulation's lasting effectiveness in a four-year study. The method could serve in the future as an optional therapy for critically ill... 4 days
Poison centers receive 32 calls a day about kids exposed to prescription opioids
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found that there were more than 188,000 calls to US Poison Control Centers for pediatric exposure to opioids from... 4 days
Genetically guided warfarin dosing lowers risk of some adverse events
SCIENCE DAILY Using genetic testing to help personalize doses of warfarin therapy given to patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery appears to lower the risk of combined adverse events compared with... 5 days
New markers linked to recurrence of erratic heartbeats in some patients after ablation therapy
NEWS MEDICAL Ablation procedures restore a regular heartbeat in patients who have a dangerous, abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. But it... 5 days
Several states refusing opioid prescriptions
ABC NEWS A growing number of states are looking to help residents make it clear to medical professionals they do not want to be prescribed opioid medications 6 days
Study finds new markers associated with recurrence of AFib in previously treated patients
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that certain molecules are associated with the recurrence of erratic heartbeats in some patients after ablation therapy. 6 days
No opioids, please: Clearing the way to refuse prescriptions
ABC NEWS A growing number of states are looking to help residents make it clear to medical professionals they do not want to be prescribed opioid medications 6 days
Evolocumab significantly reduces risk of cardiovascular events
SCIENCE DAILY Evolocumab, one of the new targeted PCSK9 inhibitor drugs that has been shown to dramatically lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol, also significantly lowers the risk of cardiovascular events in patients... 6 days
New study finds antithrombotic therapy has no benefit for low-risk atrial fibrillation patients
SCIENCE DAILY Findings from a large, community-based study show that antithrombotic therapy doesn't decrease low-risk atrial fibrillation patients' risk of suffering a stroke within... 6 days
Osteoporosis drug found safe in long-term trial
SCIENCE DAILY A new study provides reassuring information about the short-term and long-term safety of denosumab, a monoclonal antibody that is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis. 6 days
Research shows SBRT as viable curative option for older lung cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Patients in their 80s and 90s who have early stage lung cancer but cannot undergo an operation can be treated safely and effectively with... 7 days
Reirradiation using proton therapy offers new hope for patients with recurrent lung cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A new study offers hope for patients with recurrent lung cancer, who historically have been considered ineligible for curative treatment. In the largest analysis... 7 days
Combination approach holds potential for treating lung cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL An emerging approach for cancer treatment seeks to combine radiation therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors to more effectively control tumors in the chest with an acceptable risk of severe treatment-related... 7 days
Increased palliative care consultation for advanced cancer patients leads to better outcomes
NEWS MEDICAL A recent study demonstrated that increased palliative care consultations for patients with advanced cancers is associated with substantial impact on 30-day readmission, administration of... 7 days
Low-risk atrial fibrillation patients fare better without antithrombotic therapy, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Findings from a large, community-based study show that antithrombotic therapy doesn't decrease low-risk atrial fibrillation patients' risk of suffering a stroke within five years. In fact,... 1 week
Clinical study to examine whether antibiotics can be safe, effective alternative to appendectomy
NEWS MEDICAL For 130 years, surgery has been the standard treatment for appendicitis — inflammation of the appendix, a short tube extending from the... 1 week
Intensity modulated proton therapy shows early promise for treatment of recurrent lung cancer
NEWS MEDICAL An advanced form of image-guided radiation therapy, known as intensity modulated proton therapy, has shown early promise for the treatment of recurrent... 1 week
Pharmacist medicines reconciliation reduces likelihood of patient harm
SCIENCE DAILY Medicines reconciliation provided by pharmacists can significantly reduce medicine discrepancies and may be associated with reductions in length of hospital stay and readmission, a new report concludes. 1 week
Advanced form of proton therapy shows promise for treating lung cancer recurrence
SCIENCE DAILY An advanced form of image-guided radiation therapy, known as intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT), has shown early promise for the treatment of recurrent lung... 1 week
Patients' annual financial burden under Medicare Part D is 'too much too soon'
SCIENCE DAILY A study documents the patient out-of-pocket cost burden under Medicare prescription drug plans (known as Medicare Part D) and finds that despite... 1 week
Better understanding of pre-metastatic niches could lead to new preventive therapies
NEWS MEDICAL Metastasis is the major cause of cancer-related death and its appearance remains a phenomenon that is difficult to predict and manage. 1 week
New study provides reassuring information about safety of osteoporosis drug
NEWS MEDICAL A new study provides reassuring information about the short-term and long-term safety of denosumab, a monoclonal antibody that is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis. 1 week
Octapharma uses G:BOX Chemi XX6 imager to accurately characterise large therapeutic proteins
NEWS MEDICAL Syngene, a world-leading manufacturer of image analysis solutions, is pleased to announce its G:BOX Chemi XX6 multi-application-functional imager is being utilised by scientists at... 1 week
Researchers use Syngene’s G:BOX Chemi XRQ image analysis system in cardiac research
NEWS MEDICAL Syngene, a world-leading manufacturer of image analysis solutions is delighted to announce that the G:BOX Chemi XRQ high resolution, multi-application image analysis system is... 1 week
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