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September 3, 2015

One Step Closer to Cheaper Antivenom

Sep. 3, 2015 — Researchers involved in an international collaboration across six institutions have successfully identified the exact composition of sea snake venom, which makes the future development of synthetic ... read more

Targeting Newly Discovered Pathway Sensitizes Tumors to Radiation and Chemotherapy

Sep. 3, 2015 — In some patients, aggressive cancers can become resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatments. In a new paper, researchers identified a pathway that causes the resistance and a new therapeutic ... read more

Genetic Testing All Women for Breast Cancer Might Not Be Worth the Cost

Sep. 3, 2015 — Women who are carriers of mutated BRCA genes are known to have a significantly higher risk for developing breast and ovarian cancers than those who don’t have the mutations. But a new study ... read more

Emotional Behavior Altered After Multiple Exposures to Anesthesia During Infancy

Sep. 3, 2015 — Repeated exposure to anesthesia early in life causes alterations in emotional behavior that may persist long-term, according to a ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — In the breast, cancer stem cells and normal stem cells can arise from different cell types and tap into distinct yet related stem cell programs, according to researchers. The differences between ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — A number of illnesses causing blindness can be cured from transplanting cells from the oral cavity. New findings make the treatment accessible to the places where the condition strikes the most ... read more

Novel Genes Found in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Under Age Five

Sep. 3, 2015 — Researchers analyzing the complicated genetic influences in inflammatory bowel disease have discovered new gene variants associated with an often-severe type of the disease that affects children ... read more

Do Antipsychotic Medications Affect Cortical Thinning?

Sep. 3, 2015 — People diagnosed with schizophrenia critically rely upon treatment with antipsychotic medications to manage their symptoms and help them function at home and in the workplace. But despite their ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — In an effort to find a better treatment for spinal curvature in children and young people, the EU’s “StimulAIS” project is focused on electrostimulation of muscles. Scientists worked with ... read more

Susceptibility to Allergies Can Be Reduced, Experts Say

Sep. 3, 2015 — Susceptibility to allergies reduced by increased production of regulatory T cells, researchers report, adding that these new findings could lead to preventive treatments being developed for high risk ... read more

Arabs or Jews, Children Who Need Pain Relief in the ER Get It

Sep. 3, 2015 — Children with broken bones or joint dislocations in northern Israel emergency departments received equal pain treatment, regardless of their ethnicity or the ethnicity of the nurses who treated them, ... read more

Drug for Fungal Infections in Lung Transplant Recipients Increases Risk for Cancer, Death

Sep. 3, 2015 — Voriconazole, a prescription drug commonly used to treat fungal infections in lung transplant recipients, significantly increases the risk for skin cancer and even death, according to a new ... read more

Needle Exchange Program Prevented 120 New Cases of HIV in Two Years, Study Suggests

Sep. 3, 2015 — The District of Columbia's needle exchange program prevented 120 new cases of HIV infection and saved an estimated $44 million over just a two-year period, according to a first-of-a-kind ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — Researchers have revealed the molecular mechanism involved in the process of repair to damage of the myelin sheath.This achievement shows that it is possible to encourage the regeneration of the ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — Childhood celiac disease mirrors the condition in adults, increasing the possibility a celiac disease therapy that could enable patients to eat gluten again will work in children, a new study has ... read more

Long-Term Study Links Common Psychiatric Disorders With Increased Risk of Violent Reoffending in Ex-Prisoners

Sep. 2, 2015 — Ex-prisoners with common psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) and alcohol and drug abuse are substantially more likely to commit a violent crime after release ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — New research may help explain why drug treatments for addiction and depression don't work for some patients. The conditions are linked to reward and aversion responses in the brain. And the ... read more

Telomerase Targeting Drug Demonstrates Benefit in Myelofibrosis Treatment

Sep. 2, 2015 — Imetelstat, a novel drug that targets telomerase, has demonstrated potential value in treating patients with myelofibrosis, according to the results of a new ... read more

Diabetes and Brain Tangles May Be Linked Independently of Alzheimer's Disease

Sep. 2, 2015 — Diabetes may be linked to the buildup of tangles or tau in the brain, separate from Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. A new study looked at the relationship between type 2 diabetes, ... read more

Who Gets a Transplant Organ?

Sep. 2, 2015 — A new study examines how decisions are made when it comes to allocating scare resources. Imagine 12 patients who need new kidneys, and six kidneys available. How would you allocate them? This ... read more

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