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Scientists point to potentially promising treatment target for deadly brain cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists report finding a potentially promising treatment target for aggressive and deadly high-grade brain cancers like glioblastoma. But they also say the current lack of a... 4 hours
Risky opioid prescriptions linked to higher chance of death
SCIENCE DAILY Most people who misuse opioids are first exposed to the drugs through prescriptions so improving prescribing is targeted as one way to help curb the nation's opioid abuse epidemic. A... 10 hours
Novel combination as potential therapy for high-risk neuroblastoma
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers at VCU Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, Virginia, have identified a promising target to reverse the development of high-risk neuroblastoma and potentially inform the creation of novel combination therapies for the... 10 hours
Synthetic receptors can rewire cell functions and minimize side-effects
PHYS.ORG One of the challenges of modern pharmacology is specificity. Despite therapeutic effects, drugs can often have side effects. The biological basis for this has to do with the proteins and... 11 hours
Chemists design 'miniecosystems' to test drug function
PHYS.ORG Scripps Research scientists have solved a major problem in chemistry and drug development by using droplet-sized 'miniecosystems' to quickly see if a molecule can function as a potential therapeutic. 11 hours
Study shows link between risky opioid prescriptions and increased odds of death
NEWS MEDICAL When patients are prescribed opioids in risky ways, their chance of dying increases and their odds of death go higher as the number of... 13 hours
Radiation therapy alone may be enough to treat older, sicker patients with anal cancers
NEWS MEDICAL The incidence of anal cancer continues to rise. Despite making the headlines with Farrah Fawcett, people are still reluctant to... 16 hours
Innovative drugs and new European treatment guidelines refine, improve MS therapy
NEWS MEDICAL MS is the most common neurological disease in young adults. There are about 2.3 million people worldwide who face a high risk of ever worsening disabilities... 17 hours
Mechanical thrombectomy appears to be important therapy for acute stroke in very old patients
NEWS MEDICAL The mechanical removal of blood clots in acute stroke is highly effective but not suitable for all patients. 18 hours
Studies provide insight into molecular changes prior to onset of arthritis
NEWS MEDICAL The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) provide insight into molecular changes prior to the onset of... 19 hours
Why reducing antibiotics in farm animals isn't as easy as it seems
PHYS.ORG The use of antibiotics in meat production is a rapidly emerging issue in food discourse. The conversation around meat, eggs and dairy has focused... 19 hours
Novel compound as effective as FDA-approved antibiotics for treating deadly infections
NEWS MEDICAL Purdue University researchers have identified a new compound that in preliminary testing has shown itself to be as effective as antibiotics approved by the Food and... 23 hours
New compound as effective as FDA-approved drugs against life-threatening infections
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a new compound that in preliminary testing has shown itself to be as effective as antibiotics approved by the FDA to treat life-threatening infections while... 2 days
Researchers find combination can enhance ipilimumab immunotherapy
SCIENCE DAILY Using a targeted therapy to block a protein that suppresses T cell activity could improve cancer treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors, researchers report. 2 days
Camouflaged nanoparticles used to deliver killer protein to cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A biomimetic nanosystem can deliver therapeutic proteins to selectively target cancerous tumors, according to a team of Penn State researchers. 2 days
CLOVES Syndrome: Remarkable improvement in the health of 19 patients medical first
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have recently demonstrated the efficacy of a novel medication in a cohort of 19 patients suffering from CLOVES Syndrome (Congenital Lipomatous Overgrowth, Vascular... 3 days
EEG can determine if a depressed patient will do better on antidepressants or talk therapy
SCIENCE DAILY A simple, in-office EEG-based test can help determine if a depressed patient will do better on antidepressants or... 3 days
Camouflaged nanoparticles used to deliver killer protein to cancer
PHYS.ORG A biomimetic nanosystem can deliver therapeutic proteins to selectively target cancerous tumors, according to a team of Penn State researchers. 4 days
Researchers develop molecular assembly method for cancer therapy and diagnostics
PHYS.ORG Biophysicists have developed a method for modifying the surface of micro- and nanoparticles—tiny structures measuring between a thousandth and a millionth of a millimeter —by covering them with... 4 days
Medical News Today: Assessing trauma through art: The signs of inner struggle
MNT Traumatic brain injury can bring post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or anxiety. Can therapy art help to assess how severe someone's trauma is? 4 days
Assessing trauma through art: The signs of inner struggle
MNT Traumatic brain injury can bring post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or anxiety. Can therapy art help to assess how severe someone's trauma is? 4 days
Medical News Today: Why can you have a missed period on birth control?
MNT A person can miss a period while taking birth control pills for many reasons. The pills contain several hormones that affect the... 4 days
CRE Infection: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
LIVE SCIENCE CRE are a type of bacteria that have become resistant to most antibiotics. Infections usually occur in health care settings. 4 days
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Medical News Today: How do birth control pills affect menopause?
MNT The use of birth control pills, or hormonal contraceptives, can mask some of the symptoms of menopause. This can make it difficult for a person to know if... 5 days
Scientists discover how cancer-targeting 'Natural Killer' cells are fueled in the body
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have just made an important discovery as to how cancer-targeting 'Natural Killer' cells are fueled in the body, which has significant implications for... 5 days
How microgrids could boost resilience in New Orleans
PHYS.ORG During Hurricane Katrina and other severe storms that have hit New Orleans, power outages, flooding and wind damage combined to cut off people from clean drinking water, food, medical care, shelter, prescriptions... 5 days
Pharmacists can play key role in resolving treatment-related problems among undeserved people
NEWS MEDICAL Pharmacist-delivered home medication management review service effectively resolves treatment-related problems in patients displaced by humanitarian crisis, according to a new study published in Research... 5 days
Zinc plays vital role in animal and human fertility, can help scientists quickly diagnose infertility
PHYS.ORG Infertility affects about 20 percent of the U.S. population and can be incredibly costly; it also costs the... 5 days
Observing the cell's protein factories during self-assembly
PHYS.ORG Berlin-based researchers have produced snapshots of cellular ribosomes. Their findings could set us on the path towards a new class of antibiotics. The study—a basic science study conducted by researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin... 5 days
Researchers show feasibility of stem cell-derived organoids for developing gene therapy vectors
NEWS MEDICAL A new study that compared six of the most promising adeno-associated viral gene therapy vectors in human retinal organoid models showed clear distinctions in... 5 days
Researchers produce snapshots of the cell's 'protein factories'
NEWS MEDICAL Berlin-based researchers have produced snapshots of the 'protein factories' of the cell. Their findings could set us on the path towards a new class of antibiotics. 5 days
Study opens new potential avenue for treating ovarian cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Houston Methodist Research Institute and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found a prescription drug, Calcitriol, approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the... 5 days
Music therapy shows promise for improving lives of people with sickle cell disease
NEWS MEDICAL A new study published in the Journal of Music Therapy reveals promising findings for the application of improvisational music therapy in assuaging... 5 days
Observing the cell's protein factories during self-assembly
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have produced snapshots of the 'protein factories' of the cell. Their findings could set us on the path towards a new class of antibiotics. 5 days
US painkiller restriction linked to 'significant' increase in illicit online drug trading
SCIENCE DAILY The US Drug Enforcement Administration's decision to restrict prescription drugs containing hydrocodone (a popular opioid painkiller) was associated with a 'significant' increase in illicit... 5 days
Carrying standby antibiotics encourages travelers to careless antibiotic use
SCIENCE DAILY Travelers carrying standby antibiotics take them more often than those traveling without such drugs, shows a recent study. Having antibiotics packed in the bags allows their use -- against recommendations... 5 days
Errors Trigger Retraction Of Study On Mediterranean Diet's Heart Benefits
NPR An anesthesiologist who taught himself statistics identified flaws in an influential study that claimed to prove the Mediterranean diet has cardiovascular benefits. The 2013 paper is being retracted. 5 days
Following charges of flawed statistics, major medical journal sets the record straight
Science Magazine An anesthesiologist’s review prompts The New England Journal of Medicine to issue five corrections and one retraction 5 days
Medical News Today: How can disc desiccation be treated?
MNT The bones in the back have sponge-like discs between them. These discs can become dehydrated and lose flexibility, often as people age, resulting in desiccation. Treatment, that can include at-home... 5 days
WATCH: What is the plague?
ABC NEWS The disease dates back to the Middle Ages, when it killed millions in Europe before the age of antibiotics. 5 days
Researchers develop biomimetic nanosystem to deliver therapeutic proteins to target tumors
NEWS MEDICAL A team of Penn State researchers has developed a biomimetic nanosystem to deliver therapeutic proteins to selectively target cancerous tumors. 6 days
Genetic soil prospecting yields wealth of potential antibiotics
PHYS.ORG Soil, the source of our best antibiotics, can be more thoroughly mined for new drugs and other useful chemicals with the help of metagenomics, according to University of California, Berkeley, scientists. 6 days
WATCH: Common prescription drugs may be linked to depression: Study
ABC NEWS Hundreds of commonly used prescription drugs were found to have depression or suicide listed as potential side effects, according to a new study in the Journal of the... 6 days
New test can identify ICU patients at greatest risk of secondary infections
NEWS MEDICAL Patients in intensive care units are at significant risk of potentially life-threatening secondary infections, including from antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and C. difficile. 6 days
Original habitat is best, but restoration still makes a big difference
PHYS.ORG A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications presents some of the best evidence to date that restoration efforts in Missouri's Ozark Highlands make a difference... 6 days
How America got hooked on a deadly drug
NEWS MEDICAL Purdue Pharma left almost nothing to chance in its whirlwind marketing of its new painkiller OxyContin. 6 days
Physicians test technique to preserve potency in men undergoing prostate cancer therapy
NEWS MEDICAL "Will treatment make me impotent?" It's a question on the minds of many men as they are making decisions about prostate cancer treatment. 6 days
Prescription drugs found in York's rivers
PHYS.ORG Scientists have detected 29 different pharmaceutical drugs in York's two rivers – with some levels higher than previously observed across parts of Europe and Asia. 6 days
Older melanoma patients fare better on immune checkpoint blockade therapy
NEWS MEDICAL Patient age correlates with response to immunotherapy in melanoma and depleting regulatory T cells in young patients may have a therapeutic potential to enhance response in younger patients,... 6 days
Economical technique removes pharmaceuticals, chemical contaminants from public water systems
PHYS.ORG As the controversy surrounding the Environmental Protection Agency and water contamination heats up in Washington, D.C., Purdue University researchers have developed a technology to remove pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics... 6 days
Study identifies factors that increase antibiotic use among travelers
NEWS MEDICAL Travelers carrying standby antibiotics take them more often than those traveling without such drugs. Having antibiotics packed in the bags allows their use - against recommendations - also for mild... 6 days
Unique project to develop fully-automated technology for faster and effective drug discovery
NEWS MEDICAL A unique project to develop technology to drive fast and effective drug discovery was announced today by Business Secretary Greg Clark. Based at the... 6 days
New discovery could have significant implications in brain aging and cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered what keeps the perfect balance of breaks and repairs in our DNA - something which could help improve... 6 days
Researchers explore how postoperative patients can be protected from opioid addiction
NEWS MEDICAL Greater coordination is needed between surgeons and physicians about the prescription of pain-relieving opioid drugs following surgery to help identify patients who are at risk of... 6 days
Prescription drugs that could raise risk of depression
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers are working towards understanding how use of certain regularly used prescription drugs could be raising the risk of getting depression. The study was published yesterday in the latest issue of the... 6 days
Mozart, meditation and a yoga mat: Oncologists welcome integrative therapies for breast cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A breast cancer patient dealing with anxiety, depression or mood swings could soon be encouraged by her oncologist to learn meditation techniques,... 6 days
One-third of US adults may unknowingly use medications that can cause depression
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that more than one-third of U.S. adults may be using prescription medications that have the potential to cause depression or... 6 days
How can patients be protected from post-surgery opioid addiction?
SCIENCE DAILY Greater coordination is needed between surgeons and physicians about the prescription of pain-relieving opioid drugs following surgery to help identify patients who are at risk of becoming opioid addicts. 6 days
A third of American adults take prescription drugs that can cause depression: Study
ABC NEWS More than 200 commonly prescribed drugs could have that side effect. 6 days
Composition of complex sugars in breast milk may prevent future food allergies
SCIENCE DAILY The unique composition of a mother's breastmilk may help to reduce food sensitization in her infant, report researchers. The findings further highlight the health... 6 days
Fruit and vegetable prescription program improves access to healthy foods for underserved children
NEWS MEDICAL A new study shows that a fruit and vegetable prescription program can improve access to healthy foods for underserved children. The program,... 7 days
Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes: New pill could 'mimic the effects of surgery'
MNT A material that temporarily coats the small intestine and can be taken in pill form before a meal reduced glucose... 7 days
Type 2 diabetes: New pill could 'mimic the effects of surgery'
MNT A material that temporarily coats the small intestine and can be taken in pill form before a meal reduced glucose response by 47 percent in rats. 7 days
Study shows prevalence of medications with potential to cause depression among U.S. adults
NEWS MEDICAL A new study from University of Illinois at Chicago researchers suggests that more than one-third of U.S. adults may be using prescription... 7 days
New FDA-approved therapy provides better quality of life for patients with midgut neuroendocrine tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Midgut neuroendocrine tumors are a rare type of cancer that develops in the small intestine and colon. Roughly 12,000 people... 7 days
David vs Goliath: How a small molecule can defeat asthma attacks
PHYS.ORG An invisible particle enters your lungs. The next thing you know breathing becomes difficult. You are having as asthma attack. Asthma is one of the most... 7 days
An outspoken epidemiologist becomes U.S. science envoy
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Is 'Fortnite' Sending Kids to Therapy?
LIVE SCIENCE Are kids becoming addicted to the world's most popular video game? 7 days
A new way to mend a broken heart
MIT "Therapi" device attaches directly to damaged heart, enabling delivery of medicine from a port under a patient’s skin to augment cardiac function. 7 days
AbCellera and Denali collaborate to discover new antibodies to fight neurodegenerative diseases
NEWS MEDICAL AbCellera Biologics Inc. today announced the successful completion of the first phase of its collaboration with Denali Therapeutics Inc. 7 days
Medical News Today: What is the first sign of multiple myeloma?
MNT Spotting the early signs of multiple myeloma means it is easier to treat the disease. However, this type of cancer has no cure and can lead... 7 days
Long periods of viral suppression shown to reduce cancer risk in aging HIV population
SCIENCE DAILY Early, sustained antiretroviral therapy (ART), which results in long-term viral suppression, helps to prevent AIDS-defining cancers and also non-AIDS-defining cancers,... 7 days
Combination of antibodies shown to cause rheumatoid arthritis
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have shown that severe inflammation and joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is primarily caused by a combination of different antibodies. 7 days
Medical News Today: Gene editing for cancer prevention may actually cause cancer
MNT Gene editing tools have been hailed as promising in cancer prevention therapy. However, new research warns that they may, in fact, help to trigger... 7 days
Breakthrough method predicts resistance to antibiotics under development
PHYS.ORG Given the ever-increasing threat of antibiotic resistance, European researchers have developed a method to rapidly test new antibiotic candidates for their potential to be hit by emerging resistance. The high-throughput mutagenesis method,... 7 days
IU researchers observe bacteria's 'DNA uptake' process
NEWS MEDICAL Indiana University scientists have made the first direct observation of a key step in the process that bacteria use to rapidly evolve new traits, including antibiotic resistance. 7 days
Immune response in RA patients linked to inflammation and joint damage
NEWS MEDICAL To diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies to the amino acid citrulline are commonly measured. A new study from Uppsala University shows that a broad mix of different... 7 days
Manipulated enzymes—researchers set milestone in biocatalysis research
PHYS.ORG TU Graz researchers managed for the first time ever to 'retrain' an enzyme to build ring-shaped molecular structures instead of performing its natural task of reducing double bonds. The work was published in Angewandte... 7 days
Penn research team identifies novel therapeutic target for heart disease
NEWS MEDICAL Changes in cellular struts called microtubules (MT) can affect the stiffness of diseased human heart muscle cells, and reversing these modifications can lessen the stiffness and improve the... 7 days
Safety protocol violations in health care: Researchers explore ways to avoid infection transmission
NEWS MEDICAL The medical community is losing its biggest gun in fighting infection, antibiotics. Researchers are turning to safety protocols to reduce the transmission... 7 days
Orange peels may hold secret to airborne medicine, safer bridges
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have figured out the mechanics of how oranges release that thin stream of fragrant oil when squeezed. They characterized the orange peels' structure and figured out the... 1 week
New target for treating heart failure
SCIENCE DAILY Changes in cellular struts called microtubules (MT) can affect the stiffness of diseased human heart muscle cells, and reversing these modifications can lessen the stiffness and improve the beating strength of these cells isolated from transplant... 1 week
Investigators suggest that brain circuits could unlock new psychiatric treatments
SCIENCE DAILY The findings of the studies highlight the complexity of brain inhibitory systems and the importance of taking a subtype-, circuit- and neuronal population-specific approach to develop future therapeutic... 1 week
Artificial gene defect reveals target to fight genetic disease
SCIENCE DAILY Fanconi anemia (FA) is caused by defective genes for DNA-repair leading to bone marrow failure, developmental abnormalities and increased cancer risk. Using genome-wide genetic approaches, researchers systematically screened for the... 1 week
Device attaches to damaged heart, enabling delivery of multiple therapy doses
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers is hoping to halt the progression from heart attack to heart failure with a small device called 'Therepi.' The device contains a... 1 week
Manipulated enzymes
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers managed for the first time ever to 'retrain' an enzyme to build ring-shaped molecular structures instead of performing its natural task of reducing double bonds. The work is relevant for the production of pharmaceuticals and plant protection products. 1 week
Scientists pinpoint potential treatment target for pediatric liver cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A protein in the cell nucleus already targeted therapeutically for several types of cancer has now been linked to an aggressive form of pediatric liver cancer called hepatoblastoma (HBL), according... 1 week
Genome-editing tool could increase cancer risk
SCIENCE DAILY Therapeutic use of gene editing with the so-called CRISPR-Cas9 technique may inadvertently increase the risk of cancer, according to a new study. Researchers say that more studies are required in order to guarantee the safety of... 1 week
Implantable device delivers drugs straight to the heart
SCIENCE DAILY A refillable, implantable device, sits directly on the heart and delivers drugs and other therapies to treat the after-effects of a heart attack. 1 week
Synthetic gene reveals potential therapeutic target for rare, inherited disease
NEWS MEDICAL DNA Repair is essential for a healthy organism. In every day of our lives, tens of thousands of damages occur in the genetic material of our cells. Hence,... 1 week
A 'super' receptor that helps kill HIV infected cells
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a unique set of 'super' receptors on immune cells capable of killing HIV across genetically diverse populations, making them a potential candidate for immunotherapy treatments. The researchers... 1 week
Neuroscientists identify one single control center for sleep-wake cycle in the brain
NEWS MEDICAL Until now, it was thought that multiple brain areas were needed to control sleep and wakefulness. Neuroscientists from Bern have now identified one single... 1 week
Researchers develop 'surgery in a pill' to reverse type 2 diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL Over the last decade, bariatric surgeons have made strides in performing weight loss surgery that not only reverses obesity but can also reverse type 2 diabetes... 1 week
CRISPR-Cas9 technique may raise cancer risk
NEWS MEDICAL Therapeutic use of gene editing with the so-called CRISPR-Cas9 technique may inadvertently increase the risk of cancer, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and the University of Helsinki, Finland, published in Nature Medicine. 1 week
'Surgery in a pill' a potential treatment for diabetes
PHYS.ORG Over the last decade, bariatric surgeons have made strides in performing weight loss surgery that not only reverses obesity but can also reverse type 2 diabetes in patients with both... 1 week
Scientists watch bacteria 'harpoon' DNA to speed their evolution
PHYS.ORG Indiana University scientists have made the first direct observation of a key step in the process that bacteria use to rapidly evolve new traits, including antibiotic resistance. 1 week
Translate Bio collaborates with Sanofi to develop mRNA vaccines for infectious diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Translate Bio, a clinical-stage messenger RNA therapeutics company developing a new class of potentially transformative medicines to treat diseases caused by protein or gene... 1 week
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PHYS.ORG It was another good week for physics as a team at the U.S. National... 1 week
Enzyme found to control formation of collagen carriers and inhibit collagen secretion
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have identified an enzyme that controls how much collagen cells secrete. As collagen imbalance is linked... 1 week
WHO releases new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)
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Rare mutation of gene carried by Quebec family gives insight into how the brain is wired
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Purdue phoneme project creates new haptic communications future
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New DNA synthesis technique promises rapid, high-fidelity DNA printing
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Why a minor change to how EPA makes rules could radically reduce environmental protection
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Odors are perceived the same way by hunter-gatherers and Westerners
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Study unravels 'blood stem cell niche' puzzle
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Zika Virus: What Does the Future Hold?
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These frogs walk instead of hop, video reveals
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What's the minimum number of people you should send in a generational ship to Proxima Centauri?
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Biological light sensor filmed in action
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Major work starts to boost the luminosity of the LHC
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A sprinkle of platinum nanoparticles onto graphene makes brain probes more sensitive
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