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March 21, 2019

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March 21, 2019

New Evidence Links Lifespan Extension to Metabolic Regulation of Immune System

Mar. 21, 2019 — Researchers have uncovered a new mechanism of lifespan extension that links caloric restriction with immune system ... read more

Potential New Combination Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

Mar. 20, 2019 — Researchers have identified a possible new therapeutic strategy using two types of drug inhibitors at once to treat one of the world's deadliest ... read more

Balance of Two Enzymes Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Survival

Mar. 20, 2019 — New research sets the stage for clinicians to potentially one day use levels of a pancreatic cancer patient's PHLPP1 and PKC enzymes as a prognostic, and for researchers to develop new ... read more

Improper Removal of Personal Protective Equipment Contaminates Health Care Workers

Mar. 20, 2019 — More than one-third of healthcare workers were contaminated with multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) after caring for patients colonized or infected with the bacteria, according to a new study. The ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — An active substance that has been known for 30 years could unexpectedly turn into a ray of hope against eye tumors. This is shown by a new study. The plant leaves of which contain the tested ... read more

Experiments With Roundworms Suggest Alternatives for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

Mar. 19, 2019 — Researchers used C. elegans as an animal model to investigate the importance of certain human genes for the treatment of ... read more

Revealing the Rules Behind Virus Scaffold Construction

Mar. 19, 2019 — New insights into virus shell self-assembly could impact future drug delivery and therapeutic ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — Researchers have discovered the parameters that govern the encapsulation of drugs. This gives more control over the slow and steady release of drugs in patients. Moreover, designing encapsulations ... read more

Deep Brain Stimulation Provides Sustained Relief for Severe Depression

Mar. 19, 2019 — Patients suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression can benefit not only acutely but also the long-term from deep brain ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — Researchers have discovered that an epigenetic protein called EZH2 delays the development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) but then switches sides once the disease is established to help maintain ... read more

Study Explaining Side Effects of Statins Finds Drug Can Have Unexpected Benefits

Mar. 19, 2019 — By suppressing the activity of key cellular receptors called G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and their interacting partners called G proteins, statins have the potential to alter various bodily ... read more

Eating Fish May Help Prevent Asthma

Mar. 19, 2019 — An innovative study has revealed new evidence that eating fish can help prevent ... read more

Inflammation Links Heart Disease and Depression

Mar. 18, 2019 — People with heart disease are more likely to suffer from depression, and the opposite is also true. Now, scientists believe they have identified a link between these two conditions: inflammation -- ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Increases in chronic inflammation -- not the passage of time -- is the main reason why injured bones do not heal as well with ... read more

Brain Research Reveals a Circuit for Cocaine Relapse

Mar. 18, 2019 — Researchers have identified which neurons are responsible for cocaine-seeking behaviors in rodents and where these neurons exert their effects within the brain. Their work opens a new line of ... read more

Common Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis May Prolong Life

Mar. 18, 2019 — Researchers have found that a widely prescribed drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with longer survival for ... read more

Fast-Acting Psychedelic Associated With Improvements in Depression/anxiety

Mar. 18, 2019 — Researchers have discovered that use of the synthetic psychedelic 5-methocy-N,-N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) appears to be associated with unintended improvements in self-reported depression and ... read more

Refugee Women Have Healthier Pregnancies Than US Women -- Why? An Unhealthy US Culture

Mar. 18, 2019 — African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States, despite receiving less prenatal care, found a recent ... read more

Ticagrelor Is as Safe and Effective as Clopidogrel After Heart Attack

Mar. 18, 2019 — Patients given clot busters to treat a heart attack fared equally well if they were given the standard blood thinning medication clopidogrel versus the newer, more potent drug ticagrelor, according ... read more

Diabetes Drug Effective Against Heart Failure in Wide Spectrum of Patients

Mar. 18, 2019 — The cardiovascular benefits of the diabetes drug dapagliflozin extend across a wide spectrum of patients and are especially pronounced in those with reduced ejection fraction, a measure of the ... read more

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