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treatment for addiction

How Treatment for Addiction Came out of the Dark Ages

“It’s not often that a psychiatrist gets to hear ‘Doctor, you saved my life,’ ” said Ellen Edens, M.D., FW ’09, assistant professor of...
DrugPredict

Computer Program Finds New Uses for Old Drugs

Researchers at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCCC) at Case Western Reserve University have helped develop a computer program to find new indications for...
medical marijuana

Pediatric Cancer Providers Give Medical Marijuana a Cautious Thumbs-Up

New research by Yale Cancer Center (YCC) researchers shows a majority of pediatric cancer providers endorse the potential use of medical marijuana for children...
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

Study Suggests Digital Treatment Through a Video Game Could Improve Attention...

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 11 percent of school-aged children in the U.S. and often leads to behavioral, academic and social challenges. A new...
Chemotherapy

New Technique Reduces Side Effects, Improves Delivery of Chemotherapy Nanodrugs

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a new method for delivering chemotherapy nanodrugs that increases their bioavailability and reduces side effects. Their study, published online...
blood pressure

Combination Low-Salt and Heart-Healthy “Dash” Diet as Effective as Drugs for...

A study of more than 400 adults with prehypertension, or stage 1 high blood pressure, found that combining a low-salt diet with the heart-healthy...
magnetic resonance imaging

Manganese-Based MRI Contrast Agent May Be Safer Alternative to Gadolinium-Based Agents

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers has developed a potential alternative to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In...
cancer cell

Rochester Chemists Find New Means to “Block” Cancer Cell Growth

When we are still embryos, proteins of the so-called “hedgehog” signaling pathway stimulate our cells to develop into different organs. When we are adults, this...
chronic skin wounds

Topical Gel Made From Oral Blood Pressure Drugs Shown Effective in...

An international team of researchers led by Johns Hopkins has shown that a topical gel made from a class of common blood pressure pills...
BPA exposure

Prenatal Exposure to BPA at ‘Safe’ Levels Can Affect Gene Expression...

New research from North Carolina State University reveals that prenatal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) at levels below those currently considered safe for humans...
Triclosan

UMass Amherst Researchers Find Triclosan and Other Chemicals Accumulate in Toothbrushes

A team of environmental chemists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by Baoshan Xing, who has long studied how polymers take up chemicals...
blood cancersvideo

New Gene-Altering Treatment Offered for Certain Blood Cancers

Amanda Cashen, MD, examines patient Marie Miceli at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Miceli...
SkinTE

PolarityTE™ Announces FDA Registration of Lead Product – SkinTE™

PolarityTE™, Inc. today announced that the Company’s lead product, SkinTE™, has been registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pursuant to applicable...
Pancreatic Cancer

Notre Dame Research Shows Promising Results for Improving Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

New Notre Dame research has been used to support the Orphan Drug designation for IT-139, a compound that when used in combination with chemotherapy...
Pediatric Leukemia, Knee Surgery, Acute Kidney Injury, reproductive disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, ear tumor, tumor, asthma, lung cancer, anti-viral, norovirus, antibiotic

New Cutting-Edge Treatment for Type of Pediatric Leukemia Offered at Monroe...

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is part of a select group of health care institutions recently chosen to offer a new FDA-approved...
diabetes

Designed to Treat Type 2 Diabetes, Dapagliflozin Provides Significant Benefits to...

A majority of patients with Type 1 diabetes who were treated with dapagliflozin, a Type 2 diabetes medicine, had a significant decline in their...
Pediatric Leukemia, Knee Surgery, Acute Kidney Injury, reproductive disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, ear tumor, tumor, asthma, lung cancer, anti-viral, norovirus, antibiotic

Novel Knee Surgery Utilizes Patient’s Regrown Cartilage Cells

Vanderbilt’s Scott Arthur, M.D., recently performed the state’s first knee surgery using a newly approved implant containing a patient’s regrown cartilage cells. Trademarked under the...
breast cancer, Combination immunotherapy, prostate cancer, acute heart failure, Metastatic lymph nodes, obesity, spontaneous coronary artery dissection, movement disorder, Safe-sleep, electronic cigarettes, prostate cancer, radiation therapy, neonatal disease, chemotherapy, tumor cells, X-linked disorders, autoimmune disease, neurological disorder, transplantation, tumor cells, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Nerve-damage Disorder, Mature B Lymphocytes, Alzheimer's Disease, hepatitis c infection, depression, penicillin, Leukemia, Anti-Angiogenesis, diabetes, conversion disorder, lymphoma, kidney disease, cancer, diabetes, autism, Tourette syndrome

FDA-Approved Drug May Block Resistance to Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has identified a potential strategy for improving the efficacy of angiogenesis inhibitors, drugs that help fight cancer...
plasma

The Turbulent Healing Powers of Plasma

Researchers are starting to discover the curing powers of plasma -- bringing the ion-based form of matter into medical realms. A kind of plasma...
depression

Drugs Found to Be More Effective Against Depression than Electric Current

A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine questions the efficacy of treatments for depression based on stimulating brain areas with...