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Experts report new guidelines for clinical trial design in patients with brain metastases

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 12:06
Clinical trials of new anti-cancer therapies have often excluded patients whose disease has spread to the brain or central nervous system (CNS) or, if such patients were allowed on trial, trials have often failed to clearly capture information on the drug's effect in the brain.

Researchers propose different approach to beat antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 11:45
Got a sore throat? The doctor may write a quick prescription for penicillin or amoxicillin, and with the stroke of a pen help diminish public health and your own future health by helping bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics.

Quitting smoking found to be one of the toughest New Year's resolutions

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 10:51
Most New Year's resolutions fail. A study, from the United Kingdom's Royal Society of Public Health, found that that "quitting smoking is the most difficult resolution to keep.

Study shows e-cigarette use may increase quit attempts and reduce smoking

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 08:36
As e-cigarettes become more popular, fewer people are taking up smoking traditional cigarettes. But can e-cigarettes, an electronic nicotine delivery system, help people quit smoking altogether? That was the focus of a recent study led by a Hollings Cancer Center researcher.

Blueberry extract can enhance effectiveness of cervical cancer treatment

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 08:24
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 12,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year.

Gene therapy with CAR T-cells could create long-term immunity from HIV

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 08:14
Through gene therapy, researchers engineered blood-forming stem cells (hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells, or HSPCs) to carry chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) genes to make cells that can detect and destroy HIV-infected cells.

Ophthalmologists have more negative perceptions about effect of EHR systems

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 07:30
Ophthalmologists' use of electronic health records systems for storing and accessing patients' medical histories more than doubled between 2006 and 2016, while their perceptions of financial and clinical productivity following EHR implementation declined, a study published today in JAMA Ophthalmology shows.

Researchers find way to prevent Ebola infection from spreading

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 07:17
A single enzyme. That is all the researchers behind a new study need to manipulate to prevent the feared Ebola virus from spreading. Because with the enzyme they also take away the virus' ability to copy itself and thus produce more virus particles and more infection.

Selenium protects specialized neurons from cell death during postnatal development

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 06:05
Exactly 200 years ago, the Swedish scientist Jöns Jacob Berzelius discovered the trace element selenium, which he named after the goddess of the moon, Selene.