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Scientists receive critical funding to study treatments for three deadly cancers

52 min 7 sec ago
Immunotherapy for leukemia patients has been nothing short of a miracle. Now scientists hope to use that science and other forms of gene therapy to tackle three of the deadliest forms of cancer: glioblastoma (brain cancer), sarcoma (bone cancer) and ovarian cancer.

Synthetic compound targets enzyme that supports survival and dissemination of metastatic cells

58 min 39 sec ago
Cancer can most often be successfully treated when confined to one organ. But a greater challenge lies in treating cancer that has metastasized, or spread, from the primary tumor throughout the patient's body.

Study could pave way for more effective cancer therapies

1 hour 46 min ago
Many tumors possess mechanisms to avoid destruction by the immune system. For instance, they misuse the natural "brakes" in the immune defense mechanism, which normally prevent an excessive immune response. Researchers at the University of Bonn have now been able to take off one of these brakes.

Scientists discover how sugar fuels cancer growth

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:36
A nine-year research project looking at the link between sugar and cancer has led to an important breakthrough in cancer research.

Study finds more patients with ulcerative colitis but less number of surgeries

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:54
Today, a higher number of patients with ulcerative colitis are able to keep their bowel and steer clear of surgery, as shown in a study from örebro University.

Study reveals link between cancer relapse and body’s immune system

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:49
Results from a new study conducted at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, suggests cancer cells that remain in the body after treatment, utilize the immune system of the body to wake themselves up and boost their growth.

Mixed ad appeals lead to high medication empowerment among patients, study reveals

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:43
Autumn is flu season and that means it is high season for pharmacies selling over-the-counter cold and flu remedies. Those who aren't reminded by their own running noses are sure to be alerted to these types of pharmaceutical drugs by advertisements and posters.

Timing is crucial for corticosteroids to aid healing of tendons

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:30
A corticosteroid can improve the healing of damaged tendons, but it must be given at the right time, according to a new study from Linköping University in Sweden. In rats, the tendon became twice as strong. The results are presented in the journal Scientific Reports.

Zinc-binding plays key role in sensing and regulation of brain’s pH levels

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:21
Researchers in Oslo, Norway, have discovered that Zinc-binding plays an important role in the sensing and regulation of pH in the human brain. The findings come as one of the first studies that directly link Zinc-binding with bicarbonate transporters.

Research examines awareness, knowledge, and practice of blood donation in Bangladesh

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:15
Blood donation is a vital life-saving process but low awareness about the importance of blood donation can impact the safe and adequate supply of blood in hospitals.

UAB researchers report major advance in efforts to repair damaged heart after heart attack

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:11
University of Alabama at Birmingham biomedical engineers report a significant advance in efforts to repair a damaged heart after a heart attack, using grafted heart-muscle cells to create a repair patch.

Mothers take more social and moral responsibility for children than fathers

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:02
The social and moral responsibility for the children lies primarily with the mother, particularly at celebrations and festive seasons, according to Kristine Warhuus Smeby.

Study uses precision medicine approach to find effective treatments for rare cancers

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:57
For the first time, researchers have been able to identify effective treatments for patients with rare cancers by analyzing genes and proteins in their blood and tumors. In a study reported in The Oncologist, half the patients receiving these targeted treatments saw their rare cancers either stabilize, shrink or go into remission.

Study sheds new light on why autism is more common in boys

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:46
Researchers aiming to understand why autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common in boys have discovered differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in reward learning and motivation that make male mice more vulnerable to an autism-causing genetic glitch.

Researchers identify strategies to mitigate disturbed axonal transport in ALS patients

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:35
A team of researchers at VIB and KU Leuven used stem cell technology to generate motor neurons from ALS patients carrying mutations in FUS. They found disturbed axonal transport in these motor neurons, but also identified genetic and pharmacological strategies that mitigate this defect.

USC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brain

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:06
Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption to the brain's entire communication system.

Most ovarian cancers start in the fallopian tubes, study finds

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:57
Most - and possibly all - ovarian cancers start, not in ovaries, but instead in the fallopian tubes attached to them.

Discovery may lead to new approach for treating MS

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:41
Around 2.5 million people are affected by the autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS), the commonest central nervous system disease among young adults.

Novel gene expression signature assay could help enhance lymphoma management

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:19
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is an aggressive cancer and the most frequently diagnosed non-Hodgkin lymphoma worldwide (nearly 40% of cases). Recent advancements indicate that both the prognosis and choice of treatment of DLBCL may depend on identifying its molecular subtype.

Researchers use new model to predict intergenerational predisposition to C-section

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:55
During the last decades, rates of Caesarean section have multiplied; by now it is one of the most frequently performed surgical treatments worldwide. Even if many of these C-sections are not strictly medically indicated, human childbirth is complicated and risky compared to that in other primates.