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Anti-inflammatory Protein

Anti-inflammatory Protein Promotes Healthy Gut Bacteria to Curb Obesity

Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine discovered that the anti-inflammatory protein NLRP12 normally helps protect mice against obesity and insulin resistance when they...
Non-coding RNA

Scientists Create Method to Map Vast Unknown Territory of Long Non-coding...

Scientists from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have developed a powerful method for exploring the properties of mysterious molecules called long...
blood pressure

Hundreds of Genetic Markers Linked to Blood Pressure Uncovered

The research, carried out by a team at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London, used data from more than one million...
Acute Leukemia

Findings Could Improve Treatment for Challenging Acute Leukemia in Children

Researchers from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have made important discoveries that could lead...
Huntington’s disease

Blood and Brain Fluid Change First in Huntington’s Disease

A simple blood test can detect the earliest changes caused by Huntington’s disease, even before scans can pick up any signs in the brain,...
artificial intelligence tool

Artificial Intelligence Tool Accurately Identifies Cancer Type & Genetic Changes in...

A new computer program can analyze images of patients’ lung tumors, specify cancer types, and even identify altered genes driving abnormal cell growth, a...
musical sensorvideo

Musical Sensor Shows Bad Medicine Plays False Note

What if a single musical note could mean the difference between life and death? A new sensor based on a 3,000 year old African musical...
tuberculosis

Complete Make-Over in Fight of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Several new medicines have been found to be more effective than traditional ones used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), according to a new international...
skin patches

How Medicine Literally Gets Under Your Skin

If drugs are to enter the body painlessly and efficiently, they can be administered via skin patches. Researchers at Empa and the University of...
Robotic surgery

USC Research Could Change Robotic Surgery in the Future

Is there an objective, standardized way to train the next generation of surgeons? Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC think so, with...

Single-Dose Drug Can Shorten Flu Symptoms by About a Day

A single dose of a new influenza drug can shorten the duration of the illness in teens and adults, according to a study published...
immune systemvideo

Immune System Emerges as Partner in Opioid Cravings Fight

The same immune system that fights infection and the flu could join the battle against opioid addiction, new research out of the Vanderbilt Center for...
Multiple Sclerosis

Drug Shows Promise in Slowing Multiple Sclerosis

Research appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine could herald a new treatment approach for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) if confirmed in future studies. The...
leukemia

Researchers Lay the Foundation for Personalized Immune Treatments for Leukemia

New findings led by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers will help lay the foundation for developing highly personalized immune therapies...
childhood brain cancer

Stem Cells Show Promise as Drug Delivery Tool for Childhood Brain...

The latest in a series of laboratory breakthroughs could lead to a more effective way to treat the most common brain cancer in children....
Radiofrequency/Microwave Radiation

Researcher Links Diplomats’ Mystery Illness to Radiofrequency/Microwave Radiation

Writing in advance of the September 15 issue of Neural Computation , Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at University of California San Diego School...
neuropsychiatric disorders

Researchers Reveal How Gene Variant Is Linked to Chronic Pain After...

The gene FKBP5 is a critical regulator of the stress response and affects how we respond to environmental stimuli. Previous studies have shown that...
Breast Cancers

Researchers to Test Novel Drug Combination Against Toughest Breast Cancers

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have launched a phase Ib clinical trial to assess the safety and tolerability of...
Heart Failure

Drug Reduces Deaths from Underdiagnosed Form of Heart Failure

A phase three clinical trial has shown that a drug called tafamidis significantly reduces deaths and hospitalizations in patients with transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM),...
Marijuana

Marijuana Found in Breast Milk up to Six Days after Use

With the legalization of marijuana in several states, increased use for both medicinal and recreational purposes has been documented in pregnant and breastfeeding women....