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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

Study Suggests New Therapy for Gaucher Disease

Feb. 22, 2017 — Scientists propose that blocking a molecule that drives inflammation and organ damage in Gaucher, and maybe other lysosomal storage diseases, as a possible treatment with fewer risks and lower costs ... read more

CAR T Cells More Powerful When Built With CRISPR, Researchers Find

Feb. 22, 2017 — Researchers have harnessed the power of CRISPR/Cas9 to create more-potent chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells that enhance tumor rejection in ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — A prosthetic limb controlled by brain activity can partially recover the lost motor function. Neuroscientists asked whether it was possible to transmit the missing sensation back to the brain by ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — Researchers report they can alter blood cell development through the use of biomaterials designed to mimic characteristics of the bone ... read more

Brain Scans Could Predict Teens’ Problem Drug Use Before It Starts

Feb. 22, 2017 — There's an idea out there of what a drug-addled teen is supposed to look like: impulsive, unconscientious, smart, perhaps -- but not the most engaged. While personality traits like that could ... read more

Asthma Drugs Could Prevent Prevent Deadly Form of Pneumonia, Research Suggests

Feb. 22, 2017 — Two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a form of pneumonia that can kill up to 40 percent of people who contract it, researchers at the University of Virginia School ... read more

New Tool Developed to Help Avoid Adverse Drug Reactions

Feb. 22, 2017 — Medicines are an important part of treating and preventing disease in adults and children. Now researchers have developed a new tool to help avoid adverse reactions to ... read more

Obesity Reprograms Muscle Stem Cells

Feb. 22, 2017 — Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism. Epigenetic changes that affect the formation of new muscle cells may be a contributing factor, according to new ... read more

Estrogen Therapy Shown Effective in Reducing Tooth and Gum Diseases in Postmenopausal Women

Feb. 22, 2017 — Estrogen therapy has already been credited with helping women manage an array of menopause-related issues, including reducing hot flashes, improving heart health and bone density, and maintaining ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — The sudden onset of kidney problems often serves as a warning for doctors to discontinue patients' use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), sold under brand names Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium and ... read more

Scientists Identify Chain Reaction That Shields Breast Cancer Stem Cells from Chemotherapy

Feb. 22, 2017 — Working with human breast cancer cells and mice, researchers say they have identified a biochemical pathway that triggers the regrowth of breast cancer stem cells after ... read more

A Close Look at Sharp Vision in Eye Structure Seen Only in Humans and Other Primates

Feb. 22, 2017 — Found only in the retinas of humans and other primates, the fovea is responsible for visual experiences that are rich in colorful, spatial detail. Some reasons behind the fovea's unusual ... read more

Hormonal Maintenance Therapy May Improve Survival in Women With Chemo-Resistant Rare Ovarian or Peritoneum Cancer

Feb. 21, 2017 — For women with a rare subtype of epithelial ovarian or peritoneum cancer, known as low-grade serous carcinoma (LGSC), hormone maintenance therapy (HMT) may significantly improve survival, according ... read more

Study Reveals Ways to Improve Outcomes, Reduce Costs for Common Heart Procedure

Feb. 21, 2017 — Hospitals can improve patient care and reduce costs associated with coronary angioplasty if cardiologists perform more of these procedures through an artery in the wrist and if they take steps to ... read more

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 — Researchers recently discovered that an inhibitory brain receptor triggers synaptic pruning in adolescence. Drugs that selectively target these receptors, when administered during adolescence, can ... 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 — A group of researchers has come to a better understanding of how long-lived, antibody-producing plasma cells are ... read more

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