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enough sleep

Americans Are Getting More ZZZZs

Although more than one in three Americans still don’t get enough sleep, a new analysis shows first signs of success in the fight for more shut...
melanoma

Penn Researchers Identify New Treatment Target for Melanoma

Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a new therapeutic target for the treatment of melanoma. For...
cancer

VUMC Researchers Find a Way to ‘Starve’ Cancer

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to starve a tumor and stop its...
lamprey

MBL Scientists Find Lamprey Genes That Aid Spinal Healing Are Present...

Many of the genes involved in the natural repair of the injured spinal cord of the lamprey are also active in the repair of...
autoimmune disease

Study Suggests Hope for a Longer Life for Patients with Rare...

An unusual autoimmune disease that causes skin and lung damage can be treated effectively by stem cell transplant, a new study in the New England...
Alzheimer’s, aging, hearing loss, implantable muscle stimulator

Probing Alzheimer’s at Both Ends of the Spectrum

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have received two grant awards, in partnership with investigators from other institutions, from the National...
blood leakage

New Software Better Able to Predict Leakage Around Aortic Stents

Each year, approximately 2700 people in the Netherlands undergo surgery for an aneurysm (dilation) in their abdominal aorta. These procedures usually involve inserting a...
blood clots

Location of Leg Blood Clots Affects Outcomes

A common vascular disease, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), can cause dangerous blood clots to form in the legs. A study led by a Yale...
HIV-Positive Kidney Transplants

Johns Hopkins is the First Center in the United States Approved...

Johns Hopkins hopes to become the first hospital in the U.S. to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants from living donors. Potential kidney donors are...
Huntington's disease

Researchers Identify New Potential Drug Target for Huntington’s Disease

A team of researchers led by the University of Michigan, the Baylor College of Medicine and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences has...
malaria

Researchers Map Druggable Genomic Targets in Evolving Malaria Parasite

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Penn State, with a consortium of colleagues across the country and around the...
sense of touch

UCLA Scientists Make Cells That Enable the Sense of Touch

Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have, for the first time, coaxed human stem cells...
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...
diabetes

Formula Made with Cow’s Milk Does Not Increase Diabetes Risk

A 15-year global study of children genetically predisposed to developing Type 1 diabetes found that drinking formula made with cow’s milk did not increase...
corneal transplants

New Study Offers Added Hope for Patients Awaiting Corneal Transplants

New national research led by Jonathan Lass of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has found that corneal donor tissue can be safely...
beta blocker

Beta Blockers May Boost Immunotherapy, Help Melanoma Patients Live Longer

A common, inexpensive drug that is used to prevent heart attacks and lower blood pressure may also help melanoma patients live longer, according to...