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cancer

Investigational Cancer Compound Receives FDA Approval to Begin Human Trials

An investigational compound developed by Penn State researchers that targets and destroys cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed has been approved for phase...
Antibioticsvideo

Finding the Perfect Match: A New Approach to Battle Drug-resistant Bacteria

Antibiotics were the wonder drug of the 20th century, but persistent use and over-prescription have opened the door that has allowed bacteria to evolve...
cancer, diabetes, autism, Tourette syndrome

Mass. General Study Finds Potential Mechanism for BCG Vaccine Reversal of...

New data from an FDA-approved clinical trial testing the generic vaccine bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes are being presented at...
depressionvideo

UCLA Doctors Use Magnetic Stimulation to ‘Rewire’ the Brain for People...

Americans spend billions of dollars each year on antidepressants, but the National Institutes of Health estimates that those medications work for only 60 percent to...
Enzymes

Enzymes Engineered Using Direct Evolution

Organic molecules containing a fluorine atom are widely used in the materials, agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. However, synthesizing the carbon-fluorine bond typically utilizes toxic...
Liver Disease

Intestinal Fungi Worsen Alcoholic Liver Disease

Liver cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of mortality worldwide and approximately half of those deaths are due to alcohol abuse. Yet apart from...
eosinophilic syndrome

FDA-approved Drug Helps Treat Rare Immunologic Disease, Study Finds

What Adding the injectable drug mepolizumab to standard treatment for eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), a rare immunologic disease, significantly improved clinical outcomes among participants...
uveitis

Systemic Therapy Outperforms Intraocular Implant for Treating Uveitis

Systemic therapy consisting of corticosteroids and immunosuppressants preserved vision of uveitis patients better — and had fewer adverse outcomes — than a long-lasting corticosteroid...
aneurysms

Texas A&M researcher provides a more effective method for treating aneurysms

What started as a whiteboard concept nearly 20 years ago by Dr. Duncan Maitland, the Stewart & Stevenson Professor I in the Department of...
heart attacks

Ban on Trans Fats in Diet May Reduce Heart Attacks and...

People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without...
Huntington

URMC Plays Key Role in New Huntington’s Drug

University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) researchers were instrumental in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent approval of SD-809 (deutetrabenazine) to treat...
smoking

Smoking Hot

Hookah-tobacco users might want to rethink how they heat up their water pipes, based on research by chemists at the University of Cincinnati. The gooey,...
peripheral artery diseasevideo

Purdue Professor Thinks ‘Space Pants’ Can Help People Suffering from PAD

Purdue has produced 23 astronauts, more than any other public institution. Now, a university professor is working with a key piece of their equipment...
triclosan

Researcher Helps Stem the Spread of Superbugs

Katherine Baker feels vindicated. She and other microbiologists have been warning for years that anti-bacterial soaps containing triclosan are bad for the environment, harmful...
cancer immunotherapy

UNC Researcher Arms Platelets to Deliver Cancer Immunotherapy

After surgery to remove a cancerous tumor – even if the surgery is considered “successful” – it’s nearly impossible to ensure that all microtumors...
Alzheimer’s

Investigational New Drug for Alzheimer’s Scheduled for First Study in Humans

Vanderbilt University scientists have received notification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that testing in humans may proceed for an investigational new...
breast cancer, Lymphoma Treatment, Stem-Cell Therapy

Wisconsin Cancer Patients Test Encouraging Lymphoma Treatment

Half of the patients in a Wisconsin Oncology Network (WON) clinical trial for a rare blood cancer are still in remission eight years after beginning treatment, according...
skin cancer

Topical Treatment Clears Precancerous Skin Lesions

Acombination of two FDA-approved drugs — a topical chemotherapy and an immune system-activating compound — was able to rapidly clear actinic keratosis lesions from...
Tobacco Smoke

What’s in Tobacco Smoke? Many Americans Don’t Know

National surveys of adults and teens suggest that many Americans have little understanding of the dangerous substances lurking in cigarette smoke. Most troubling to the...
zika virus

Researchers Investigate Effects of 725 Drugs Against Zika Virus

To find new weapons with which to combat infection by Zika virus, a group of Brazilian and French researchers have tested the efficacy of...