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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Using a Rabbit Virus to Treat Multiple Myeloma

Feb. 21, 2017 — Treating multiple myeloma (MM) with myxoma virus (MYXV) eliminated a majority of malignant cells in preclinical studies, report investigators. Furthermore, introduction of MYXV had no impact on the ... read more

New Peptide to Combat a Disorder That Causes Heart Attacks at Early Age

Feb. 21, 2017 — Some people inherit a condition that elevates their cholesterol to an excessive degree, and no amount of diet or exercise can bring the numbers down. Researchers are developing and testing a new ... read more

Drugs That Alter Inhibitory Targets Offer Therapeutic Strategies for Autism, Schizophrenia

Feb. 21, 2017 — Memories are formed at structures in the brain known as dendritic spines, which communicate with other brain cells through 'synapses.' Researchers recently discovered that an inhibitory ... read more

Likelihood of Dieting Success Lies Within Your Tweets

Feb. 21, 2017 — There is a direct link between a person's attitude on social media and the likelihood that their dieting efforts will succeed. In fact, researchers have now determined that dieting success ­-- ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Scientists present the smallest member of the CRISPR-Cas9 family developed to date and show that it can fit inside adeno-associated viruses and mutate blindness-causing ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — MS patients are three to six times more likely to develop seizures. Using a mouse model, a team of scientists has found for the first time that chronic demyelination is closely linked to, and is ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers have now found that physical forces exerted between cancer cells and the ECM are enough to drive a shape change necessary for metastasis. Those forces converge on an optimal stiffness ... read more

Testosterone Treatment Improves Bone Density and Anemia, May Lead to Cardiac Risk

Feb. 21, 2017 — Testosterone treatment improved bone density and anemia for men over 65 with unequivocally low testosterone, a new study has concluded. However, testosterone treatment did not improve cognitive ... read more

Microbe, Virus Co-Evolution: Model of CRISPR, Phage Co-Evolution Explains Confusing Experimental Results

Feb. 21, 2017 — A new study suggests that researchers planning to use the CRISPR genome-editing system to produce designer gut bacteria may need to account for the dynamic evolution of the microbial immune ... read more

Osteopathic Technique Helps Locate Ectopic Pregnancies When Imaging Fails

Feb. 21, 2017 — The location of an ectopic pregnancy can be determined quickly and easily with a simple, noninvasive physical examination technique used by osteopathic physicians. The method can be helpful in ... read more

New Type of Immunological Treatment of Cancer?

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers have found an important piece of the puzzle leading towards an understanding of how our innate immune system reacts against viral infections and recognises foreign DNA, for example from ... read more

Anti-Epilepsy Medicine Taken by Pregnant Women Does Not Harm the Child's Overall Health

Feb. 21, 2017 — Previous studies have shown that anti-epilepsy medicine may lead to congenital malformations in the fetus and that the use of anti-epilepsy medicine during pregnancy affects the development of the ... read more

Youth Handball Players Get Injured by Sudden Increases in Training Volume

Feb. 21, 2017 — With extra training sessions in the sports hall and more matches on the program, youth handball players risk getting shoulder injuries, conclude ... read more

Discovery Could Help Doctors to Spot Cardiovascular Disease at an Earlier Stage

Feb. 21, 2017 — Screening methods for cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes could be improved by measuring different biological signposts to those currently being tested, a new study suggests. ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Japanese researchers have confirmed the second case known to science of a chimpanzee born with trisomy 22, a chromosomal defect similar to that of Down syndrome (or trisomy 21) in ... read more

Exercise Most Important Lifestyle Change to Help Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Feb. 21, 2017 — For patients with breast cancer, physical activity and avoiding weight gain are the most important lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death, according to an ... read more

Expert Calls for Shorter Radiation Use in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Feb. 21, 2017 — Men with prostate cancer can receive shorter courses of radiation therapy than what is currently considered standard, according to ... read more

Mediterranean Diet May Decrease Pain Associated With Obesity

Feb. 21, 2017 — Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research ... read more

Cocaine Addiction Leads to Build-Up of Iron in Brain

Feb. 21, 2017 — Cocaine addiction may affect how the body processes iron, leading to a build-up of the mineral in the brain, according to new research. The study raises hopes that there may be a biomarker -- a ... read more

3,000 Steps in 30 Minutes Improves the Prognosis for Heart Failure, Study Suggests

Feb. 21, 2017 — Contrary to what was previously assumed, physical exercise does not lead to harmful ventricular enlargement. Researchers have new evidence against this earlier hypothesis and have issued ... read more

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