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lipopolysaccharides

The Medicine of the Future Against Infection and Inflammation?

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, have in collaboration with colleagues in Copenhagen and Singapore, mapped how the body’s own peptides act to reduce...
Microdevice

Flexible Drug Delivery Microdevice to Advance Precision Medicine

A KAIST research team has developed a flexible drug delivery device with controlled release for personalized medicine, blazing the path toward theragnosis. Theragnosis, an emerging...
brain scans

Revealing Brain Scans: AI Can Predict Personality

MRI image data can reveal information on a person’s personality traits. This was shown by scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich and the University of Düsseldorf...
blood cancer

Faster, Cheaper Way to Make Gene-Therapies Wins Grant

Funding to progress new gene delivery method The NSW government has awarded $500,000 to Indee Labs to partner with the University of Sydney to eliminate...
Nanofibres

​NTU and Harvard Scientists Discover Fat-Blocking Effect of Nanofibres

Tiny balls of nano-sized cellulose fibres added to food reduced fat absorption by up to half in laboratory and animal experiments, report scientists from Nanyang...
Spinal Cord Injury

New Study Offers Hope of Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury or damage causes permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions. Hope of recuperation is slim to none. Now a...
Kidney Disease

Surgery and Fluid Science Combine to Help Dialysis in Kidney Disease...

Their new study on 60 patients suggests that creating 3D images of blood vessel structures prior to dialysis can predict how well a patient might take to treatment. When...
Tardigrades

These Gummy Bear-Looking Things Will Inherit the Earth

Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are microscopic animals that live basically everywhere on earth, from the hot springs atop the Himalayas to the...
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New Treatments Being Developed for a Small Group of Parkinson’s Patients...

A gene linked to 3 to 4 percent of people with Parkinson’s disease could play an important role in most, if not all, people...
lung cancer

Turbocharging Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer

A naturally occurring hormone could help make chemotherapy much more effective for many Australians with lung cancer, according to new findings from Sydney and...
obesity

Discovery Reveals How Obesity Causes Disease – and How We Could...

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine explains why obesity causes harmful inflammation that can lead to diabetes, clogged arteries and other health...
venous thromboembolism

Depression and Antidepressants Are Associated with an Increased Risk of Venous...

VTE, a condition in which blood clots form in the veins of the legs or lungs, is a life-threatening condition and its treatment is...
cancer

Complementary Medicine for Cancer Can Decrease Survival

People who received complementary therapy for curable cancers were more likely to refuse at least one component of their conventional cancer treatment, and were...
dementia

Majority of Older Adults with Probable Dementia Are Likely Unaware They...

A Johns Hopkins Medicine analysis of information gathered for an ongoing and federally sponsored study of aging and disability adds to evidence that a...
Personalized Medicine

Bioengineers Create Pathway to Personalized Medicine

Engineering cellular biology — minus the actual cell — is a growing area of interest in biotechnology and synthetic biology. It’s known as cell-free...
cancer

Why Randomized Trials for Proton Therapy Are Difficult to Complete (And...

Randomized clinical trials are the gold standard of cancer research and can shed light on whether innovative, new therapies with great potential actually have...
glioblastoma

Researchers Clarify Role of Mutations in Glioblastoma

Researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered how different mutations in a specific gene help drive glioblastoma, the...
Brain Tumors

Penn led Study Finds Mutation Driving Deadlier Brain Tumors and Potential...

A poorly understood mutation in the brain cancer glioblastoma (GBM) is now being implicated for the first time as the driver of rare but...
schizophrenia

Treatment Prevents Symptoms of Schizophrenia in Tests with Rats

Researchers at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) in Brazil have tested a treatment with sodium nitroprusside in a strain of rats that...
Cancer Resistance to Drugs

Computer Algorithm Maps Cancer Resistance to Drugs, Therapy

New methods of studying the evolution of treatment resistance in head and neck cancer are being developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel...