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Chemotherapy may increase survival for advanced colon cancer patients with dementia, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL A pre-existing diagnosis of dementia was associated with increased risk of death for older patients with advanced colon cancer; however, some of... 3 minutes
Oxygen therapy solutions manufacturer CAIRE rolls out new website
NEWS MEDICAL CAIRE Inc. rolled out new branding and content on its website www.cairemedical.com this month. “We want our customers who have been prescribed oxygen therapy to connect with us as a... 36 minutes
NIST's quick test may speed antibiotic treatment and combat drug resistance
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a potential new tactic for rapidly determining whether an antibiotic combats a given infection,... 54 minutes
Opioid epidemic likely applies to high-risk dialysis population, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A new analysis indicates that the US opioid epidemic likely applies to the unique population of dialysis patients. The study, which appears in an upcoming issue of the... 4 hours
Experts advise new measures to combat antimicrobial resistance
NEWS MEDICAL An expert panel was formed in the United States to advise the government on how to deal with the problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a growing menace. This panel has now come... 5 hours
Diet and exercise have potential to improve chemotherapy effectiveness in pediatric cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Diet and exercise may improve treatment outcomes in pediatric cancer patients, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson... 7 hours
Unique gene therapy prevents, reverses multiple sclerosis in animal model
SCIENCE DAILY Multiple sclerosis can be inhibited or reversed using a novel gene therapy technique that stops the disease's immune response in mouse models, researchers have found. 11 hours
New hope for people with fibromyalgia
SCIENCE DAILY A novel psychological therapy that encourages addressing emotional experiences related to trauma, conflict and relationship problems has been found helpful for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia. 13 hours
Novel gene therapy can inhibit, reverse multiple sclerosis in mouse models
NEWS MEDICAL Multiple sclerosis can be inhibited or reversed using a novel gene therapy technique that stops the disease's immune response in mouse models, University of Florida Health researchers have... 13 hours
New single-day pill for HIV treatment promises more bang for less buck
Science Magazine Dolutegravir, unaffordable for most countries, will be part of novel, inexpensive three-drug antiretroviral combo 14 hours
Wayne State research finds novel psychological therapy to be helpful for people with fibromyalgia
NEWS MEDICAL A novel psychological therapy that encourages addressing emotional experiences related to trauma, conflict and relationship problems has been found helpful... 14 hours
New discovery about high-risk Alzheimer’s gene suggests potential therapeutic target
NEWS MEDICAL Nearly a quarter century ago, a genetic variant known as ApoE4 was identified as a major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease- one that increases a person's chances of... 15 hours
MOF-derived cobalt nanoparticles catalyze a general synthesis of amines
Science Magazine The development of base metal catalysts for the synthesis of pharmaceutically relevant compounds remains an important goal of chemical research. Here, we report that cobalt nanoparticles encapsulated by a graphitic... 16 hours
Lipid vesicles replace blood in new bacteria test
SCIENCE DAILY As schools around the U.S. start back up, so do trips to the doctor's office. But is that raw sore throat due to bacteria, which can be fought off with antibiotics, or... 16 hours
No magic pill to cure alcohol dependence yet
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found no reliable evidence for using nalmefene, naltrexone, acamprosate, baclofen or topiramate to control drinking in patients with alcohol dependence or alcohol use disorder. At best, some treatments... 18 hours
Point-of-care ultrasound enhances patient safety, effectiveness of regional anesthesia
NEWS MEDICAL Ultrasound guidance is proving invaluable for the regional neurosurgical centre at the Salford Royal Hospital, helping to improve safety, save time and enhance the patient experience. 20 hours
turning the evolutionary clock back on a light sensitive protein Turning the evolutionary clock back on a light-sensitive protein
PHYS.ORG VIDEO We are inching closer to using light to help cure diseases. The key is harnessing the power of proteins that are sensitive to light. 22 hours
Researchers design novel small antibody fragment with improved crystallizability
NEWS MEDICAL Antibodies are a powerful weapon system in defending our body against invaders such as bacteria and viruses. Each antibody consists of four polypeptide chains: two heavy chains and two light... 1 day
Study focuses on addressing gaps in understanding of women's sexual pleasure
NEWS MEDICAL Faculty members from the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington and the school's Center for Sexual Health Promotion recently published a paper in the Journal of... 1 day
Researchers explore new combination approach to treat high-risk soft-tissue sarcomas
NEWS MEDICAL University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers are investigating a new approach to treat high-risk soft-tissue sarcomas by combining two immunotherapy drugs with radiation therapy to stimulate the... 1 day
Poliovirus therapy triggers longer-lasting immune response against malignant tumors
NEWS MEDICAL An investigational therapy using modified poliovirus to attack cancer tumors appears to unleash the body's own capacity to fight malignancies by activating an inflammation process that counter's the ability of cancer cells... 1 day
Trispecific broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies mediate potent SHIV protection in macaques
Science Magazine The development of an effective AIDS vaccine has been challenging due to viral genetic diversity and the difficulty in generating broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs). Here, we... 2 days
By ganging up, HIV antibodies may defeat the virus
SCIENCE-NEWS A duo or trio of powerful antibodies was effective at stopping an HIV-like infection in lab monkeys, two studies find. 2 days
[Research Articles] Protection against a mixed SHIV challenge by a broadly neutralizing antibody cocktail
Science Magazine HIV-1 sequence diversity presents a major challenge for the clinical development of broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) for both therapy and... 2 days
Newly ID'd role of major Alzheimer's gene suggests possible therapeutic target
SCIENCE DAILY A new role has been identified for the major Alzheimer's risk factor ApoE4, suggesting that targeting the protein may help treat the disease. Researchers show that... 2 days
Tibetan yoga practice may reduce sleep disturbances in breast cancer patients undergoing treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Participating in twice-weekly practice of Tibetan yoga may reduce sleep disturbances and improve sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, according... 2 days
Medical News Today: Drug resistance: WHO report 'serious lack of new antibiotics'
MNT A new report from the WHO reveals that the current scope of new antibiotic development is far from what is needed to tackle drug... 2 days
Neutralization of pathogenic fungi with small-molecule immunotherapeutics
PHYS.ORG Fungal infections represent an increasing health crisis, especially for immune-deficient patients. American scientists now report in the journal Angewandte Chemie that specific help could be provided by small-molecule immunotherapeutics with novel mechanism of action.... 2 days
Exercise therapy alone seems to be effective for treating patients with neck pain
NEWS MEDICAL The queues for treatment with physiotherapists in Norwegian municipal clinics are often long. Perhaps unnecessarily long. It's a scenario that is probably... 2 days
Immune cells produce wound healing factor, could lead to new IBD treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Specific immune cells have the ability to produce a healing factor that can promote wound repair in the intestine, a finding that could lead... 2 days
Researchers identify new target, develop new drug for cancer therapies
SCIENCE DAILY Opening up a new pathway to fight cancer, researchers have found a way to target an enzyme that is crucial to tumor growth while also blocking the mechanism... 2 days
WHO report shows serious lack of new antibiotics to combat drug-resistant infections
NEWS MEDICAL A report, Antibacterial agents in clinical development - an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis, launched today by WHO shows a... 2 days
Lipid vesicles replace blood in new bacteria test
PHYS.ORG As schools around the U.S. start back up, so do trips to the doctor's office. But is that raw sore throat due to bacteria, which can be fought off with antibiotics, or... 2 days
Novel small antibody fragment—a valuable tool in crystallography
PHYS.ORG Antibodies are a powerful weapon system in defending our body against invaders such as bacteria and viruses. Each antibody consists of four amino acidpolypeptide chains: two heavy chains and two light chains... 2 days
Trial shows safety and tolerability of antisense oligomer for treatment of influenza A
NEWS MEDICAL A phase 1 clinical trial published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found that radavirsen -- an antisense oligomer that inhibits... 2 days
Researchers identify role of tumor-infiltrating B-cells in melanoma progression, resistance to therapy
NEWS MEDICAL In a multi-institutional collaborative study, scientists at The Wistar Institute and the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, have identified the role of tumor-infiltrating or... 2 days
The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?
ABC NEWS Gene tests may help gauge who will benefit from cancer immune system treatments 2 days
New antibiotic development slowing - warns World Health Organization
NEWS MEDICAL According to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) released yesterday, antibiotics development at present is not at par with the rising antimicrobial resistance worldwide and soon the... 2 days
Lawyers trade jabs as meningitis outbreak murder trial opens
ABC NEWS An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak has urged jurors not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors say the man's actions demonstrated a... 3 days
The Latest: Lawyer: Pharmacist didn't contaminate the drugs
ABC NEWS The attorney for a pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak traced to tainted steroids says there is no evidence the man caused the drugs to become contaminated 3 days
Prosecutor: Pharmacist put speed over safety before outbreak
ABC NEWS A federal prosecutor says a pharmacist facing murder charges for his role in a deadly meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroid injections demonstrated a "shocking disregard" for human life 3 days
Cell-based therapy success could be boosted by new antioxidant
SCIENCE DAILY Cell therapies being developed to treat a range of conditions could be improved by a chemical compound that aids their survival, research suggests. Lab tests found that the human-made molecule... 3 days
New man-made antioxidant could help improve success rates of cell-based therapies
NEWS MEDICAL Cell therapies being developed to treat a range of conditions could be improved by a chemical compound that aids their survival, research suggests. 3 days
Trial of pharmacist charged in meningitis outbreak begins
ABC NEWS A federal prosecutor says a pharmacist facing murder charges for his role in a deadly meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroid injections demonstrated a "shocking disregard" for human life 3 days
Antibiotics following C-section among obese women reduces risk of surgical infection
SCIENCE DAILY Among obese women undergoing cesarean delivery, a postoperative 48-hour course of antibiotics significantly decreased the rate of surgical site infection within 30 days after delivery, according... 3 days
Treatment-resistant melanoma may be vulnerable to a drug holiday, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has uncovered the mechanisms by which treatment-resistant melanoma become vulnerable to cessation of a class of drugs called MAP kinase (MAPK)-targeted inhibitors. By... 3 days
the opioid epidemic is so bad it s driving down life expectancy in the us The opioid epidemic is so bad it's driving down life expectancy in the US
THE VERGE The opioid epidemic is pushing down the life... 3 days
Guidelines for handling CAR T cell side effects
SCIENCE DAILY Immune-cell based therapies opening a new frontier for cancer treatment carry unique, potentially lethal side effects that provide a new challenge for oncologists, one addressed by proposed guidelines for systematically dealing with... 3 days
How eyes get clogged in glaucoma and how to free them
SCIENCE DAILY Biologists have found an explanation for the increase in intraocular pressure in glaucoma and a promising therapeutic option to rejuvenate the eye. 3 days
Horses working in therapeutic riding programs do not experience additional stress
SCIENCE DAILY In the US, therapeutic horseback riding offers equine-assisted therapy to diverse populations who have anxiety disorders. Veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder often are prescribed this... 3 days
Gene therapy could be novel approach to treat alcoholism, research suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers used gene transfer to block the expression of one of the two main enzymes that break down alcohol in the liver, leading to the accumulation... 3 days
Medtronic launch spinal chord stimulation platform for chronic pain management following FDA approval
NEWS MEDICAL Medtronic plc announced FDA approval and U.S. launch of the Intellis(TM) platform for the management of certain types of chronic intractable pain.... 3 days
People with OCD show distinct changes in the brain when treated with special form of talk therapy
NEWS MEDICAL UCLA researchers report that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder, when treated with a special form of talk... 3 days
Study investigates depression treatment among older people with dementia
NEWS MEDICAL A high prevalence of depression among older individuals with dementia is prompting researchers at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Banner Alzheimer's Institute to investigate depression treatment among... 3 days
Scientists take important step toward gene therapy for deaf patients
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at Oregon State University have taken an important step toward gene therapy for deaf patients by developing a way to better study a large protein essential for... 3 days
Trial to begin for pharmacist charged in meningitis outbreak
ABC NEWS A Massachusetts pharmacist facing murder charges for his role in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak is set to go on trial 3 days
Potential pathway to treat flesh-eating bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have solved a 100-year-old mystery, providing them a possible key to unlock a pathway for treating diseases caused by flesh-eating bacteria. Medical researchers have found a critical target on which to focus for developing a... 3 days
Baycrest study could pave way to affordable, easy-to-use treatment for MCI patients
NEWS MEDICAL Baycrest will embark on the first study combining music therapy with brain stimulation to improve memory among patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). 3 days
City asks judge to let case against OxyContin maker proceed
ABC NEWS The city of Everett, Washington, is asking a federal judge to let it move forward with a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin 3 days
States ask insurers to prioritize non-opioid pain treatment
ABC NEWS Attorneys general across the U.S. are asking insurers to prioritize pain treatment through means other than opioid prescriptions 4 days
Horses working in therapeutic riding programs do not experience additional stress
PHYS.ORG In the United States, therapeutic horseback riding offers equine-assisted therapy to diverse populations, including children and adults who have anxiety disorders. Veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress... 4 days
Christie: Drugmakers to work on nonaddictive pain medication
ABC NEWS New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says pharmaceutical companies have agreed to work on nonaddictive pain medications and additional treatments to deal with opioid addiction 4 days
How bacteria hinder chemotherapy
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found bacteria in pancreatic tumors that metabolize a common drug, explains a new report. 4 days
Antibiotics, Agriculture & Superbugs: Q&A with 'Big Chicken' Author Maryn McKenna
LIVE SCIENCE Chickens' staggering popularity as a food source has come at an enormous cost — to chickens and to people. 4 days
New assay leads to step toward gene therapy for deaf patients
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists at have taken an important step toward gene therapy for deaf patients by developing a way to better study a large protein essential for hearing... 4 days
Research shows how bacteria inactivate common drug used to treat cancers
NEWS MEDICAL To the reasons that chemotherapy sometimes does not work, we can now add one more: bacteria. In a study published today in Science, researchers describe findings... 4 days
Asthma medication linked with neuropsychiatric symptoms
NEWS MEDICAL In a Pharmacology Research & Perspectives study, the asthma medication montelukast (trade name Singulair) was linked with neuropsychiatric reactions such as depression and aggression, with nightmares being especially frequent in children. 4 days
Hospital design and effective decontamination can prevent spread of antibiotic-resistant infections
NEWS MEDICAL Hospitals should design premises and adapt their infection control routines to a society that no longer has effective antibiotics, and that is vulnerable to fast-spreading global... 4 days
Antimalarial drug combined with light sensitive molecules for promising treatment of cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered that a combination of artemisinin, which is a potent anti-malarial drug, and aminolaevulinic acid, which is a photosensitizer, could kill colorectal... 4 days
More efficient use of raw materials with the aid of 'molecular conveyor belts'
SCIENCE DAILY Making valuable products, such as fuels, synthetic materials or pharmaceuticals, from renewable raw materials is to date not efficient enough because the... 4 days
Reducing mental health disparities through online therapy
NEWS MEDICAL For many years, I was a psychologist at a very large US university mental health center and we constantly had more people seeking help than we could possibly accommodate. That is a ubiquitous problem... 4 days
Without price breaks, rural hospitals struggle to stock costly, lifesaving drugs
NEWS MEDICAL Hospital pharmacist Mandy Langston remembers when Lulabelle Berry arrived at Stone County Medical Center's emergency department last year. 4 days
Understanding the language of cellular communication
PHYS.ORG A team of Caltech scientists has uncovered a molecular code that cells use to communicate with each other. This "language" is thought to be common to many types of cellular communication and has implications for designing... 4 days
Why veterinarians prescribe certain diets for pets
PHYS.ORG Veterinarians must prescribe certain therapeutic diets because, depending on the disease being addressed, these foods may contain levels of nutrients below what is legally allowed to be sold for a healthy pet without that... 4 days
More efficient use of raw materials with the aid of 'molecular conveyor belts'
PHYS.ORG Currently, making products such as fuels, synthetic materials or pharmaceuticals from renewable raw materials lacks efficiency because the microorganisms process the raw... 4 days
Medical News Today: Hair growth after chemo: When does hair grow back?
MNT How long does it take to grow hair after chemo and will hair look or feel different afterward? Can you stimulate hair growth after... 4 days
New ‘Neurology Atlas’ reveals treatment gap and disparities in distribution of resources
NEWS MEDICAL In the run-up to the World Congress of Neurology in Kyoto the new "Neurology Atlas" was published today. Even though there has been progress... 4 days
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TechCrunch  Most people use Amazon’s Alexa to answer their questions, but what about using it to test what you already know? That’s the... 5 days
‘Big Chicken’ chronicles the public health dangers of using antibiotics in farming
SCIENCE-NEWS A new book takes a hard look at the chicken industry for its role in fostering antibiotic resistance. 5 days
Common surgeries may serve as pathway to nonmedical opioid use in adolescents
SCIENCE DAILY Results of study, the first known to suggest long-term opioid use after surgery may be a significant problem for teens and young adults, shows... 5 days
Hormone replacement therapy can slow decline in lung function for middle-aged women
SCIENCE DAILY Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can slow the decline in lung function in middle-aged women, according to new research. 6 days
Chemotherapy pain could be eased by jetlag drug, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY Painful side effects from cancer medicines could be tackled with a drug that eases the effects of jetlag, research suggests. 6 days
Medical students not trained to prescribe medical marijuana
SCIENCE DAILY More than half of the states in the US now allow some type of legal marijuana use, primarily medical marijuana. But, in a survey of medical residents and deans at the nation's... 6 days
Medical marijuana rarely addressed in medical education
NEWS MEDICAL Although 29 states and the District of Columbia allow marijuana use for medical purposes, few medical students are being trained how to prescribe the drug. 6 days
‘Deprescribing’ gains support from majority of Canadians over 65, survey shows
NEWS MEDICAL Most Canadians over 65 years of age take a lot of prescription drugs -- two-thirds, in fact, take more than five a day, while two out... 6 days
Wanna peer into Pharma Bro’s mind? Look at his eBay listing - CNET
CNET Martin Shkreli opens up a little in the Q&A section of his eBay auction page for a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album. 6 days
Real-time probing of granular dynamics with magnetic resonance
Science Magazine Granular dynamics govern earthquakes, avalanches, and landslides and are of fundamental importance in a variety of industries ranging from energy to pharmaceuticals to agriculture. Nonetheless, our understanding of the underlying physics is... 7 days
Researchers take first steps towards development of biosensor for detection of bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from UPM have taken the first steps towards the development of a sensor for the detection of bacterial meningitis in real time by... 7 days
Metal-catalyzed addition of saturated carbon into C-C bonds: A relevant reaction for the synthesis type II polyketides
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Type II polyketides are a class of compounds found in nature as secondary metabolites... 7 days
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9to5Mac VIDEO An Apple job ad... 7 days
How affirmative action could cure cancer and heart disease
PHYS.ORG Affirmative action programs are designed to provide access to high-quality higher education for underrepresented minorities, but the Trump administration is targeting these essential programs by directing resources toward investigating and... 7 days
FDA permits first digital therapeutic device for treatment of substance use disorders
NEWS MEDICAL The United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) yesterday – 14th of September 2017, permitted the marketing of an application developed for mobiles... 1 week
IUPUI cell biologist receives $1.9 million grant to tackle age-related hearing loss
NEWS MEDICAL Cell biologist Benjamin J. Perrin of the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is advancing knowledge of age-related hearing loss with the... 1 week
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