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New research into how cells communicate could pave way for improved cancer treatments

July 31, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Pioneering new research into the way in which cells communicate with each other could hold the key to unlocking new, improved treatment for life-threatening diseases, including cancer. Various mechanisms exist for cells to communicate with each other, and many are […]


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‘Normal’ blood sugar levels may not be so normal after all

July 30, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Diabetes affects over 30 million people in the United States, which is almost 10 percent of the population. An additional 84 million people have prediabetes. Abnormal blood sugar levels are a hallmark of this metabolic disease. To measure these levels, […]


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Targeting mossy cells may offer new strategy for treating brain disorders

July 27, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A small population of brain cells deep in a memory-making region of the brain controls the production of new neurons and may have a role in common brain disorders, according to a study from scientists at the University of North […]


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Researchers discover novel antibiotic from leaf of common weed

July 27, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Many of the antibiotics used today were developed from natural products made by bacteria themselves in order to ward off other bacteria. These products used to be sought and found primarily in soil. Now, Julia Vorholt and Jörn Piel of […]


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Mount Sinai creates Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research

July 25, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Mount Sinai Health System is looking to take a lead role in finding ways that healthcare can use emerging blockchain solutions. The New York-based integrated delivery system has launched the Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research to solve healthcare challenges using […]


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Researchers investigate recessive genetic disorder that leads to childhood blindness

July 23, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Our genome is made up of 20,000 genes, all of which may cause disease. At present, 4,141 genes have been identified as being responsible for genetic abnormalities, leaving around 16,000 genes with unknown implication in disease. Researchers from the University […]


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Drug in clinical trials for Parkinson’s disease offers hope for treating heart failure

July 20, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A drug currently in clinical trials for treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may someday have value for treating heart failure, according to results of early animal studies by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers. The drug, a member of a class of […]


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New vaccine could protect unborn babies from Zika virus

July 20, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Until recently, the Zika virus was not a priority since it affected relatively few people and the cost of creating a vaccine was estimated at EUR 149-468 million. But the spread of Zika in the Americas and discovery of a […]


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New clinical trial examines use of adrenaline to treat cardiac arrests

July 19, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A clinical trial of the use of adrenaline in cardiac arrests has found that its use results in less than 1% more people leaving hospital alive – but almost doubles the risk of severe brain damage for survivors of cardiac […]


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Single genetic change in gut bacteria can lead to obesity

July 18, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Scientists from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have shown that deleting a single gene in a certain strain of intestinal bacteria caused metabolic changes and reduced weight gain in mice. Researchers are already aware of the influence […]


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Magnetic wire can identify cancer in blood

July 18, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine in the US have created a magnetic wire to capture free-floating tumour cells in the blood patients. Expected to aid in early diagnosis, the wire is threaded into a vein to detect […]


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How emotions may impact tumor growth

July 17, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Is it possible for us to “tell” the brain to boost the body’s immune response against cancer tumors? Researchers believe that the answer is “yes,” and that it can be done by manipulating the activity of the brain’s reward system. […]


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New molecule shows great promise for future treatment of many cancers

July 17, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A new molecule designed by University of Adelaide researchers shows great promise for future treatment of many cancers. The new molecule successfully targets a protein that plays a major role in the growth of most cancers. This protein target is […]


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Retooled vaccine raises hopes as a lower-cost treatment for Type 1 diabetes

July 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

For Hodalis Gaytan, 20, living with Type 1 diabetes means depending on an assortment of expensive medicines and devices to stay healthy. Test strips. Needles. A glucose meter. Insulin. The increasing cost of Type 1 diabetes, one of the most […]


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Fighting cancer with engineered cancer cells

July 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have engineered cancer cells that track and kill cancer cells. The modified cancer cells have demonstrated anti-cancer efficacy in preclinical studies, destroying both primary and metastatic tumours. Each year over 8 million people die […]