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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

Micro-RNA May Amplify Effectiveness of Sorafenib in Difficult Liver Cancer Cases

Feb. 17, 2017 — Only 25% of patients respond to sorafenib treatment, so researchers have endeavored to understand its mechanism of action and discover a way to boost its ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Nonsense-mediated RNA decay (NMD) is a processing pathway in cells that, like a broom, cleans up erroneous RNA. Biomedical scientists report that they have come up with a method in the lab that ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — A study reveals the operation of the biochemical clockwork that drives cellular division in bacteria in extreme detail. It is s an important step forward in research on bacterial growth and could ... read more

Scientists Reveal the Treadmilling Motion of Dividing Bacteria

Feb. 16, 2017 — An international team of scientists using the latest imaging techniques have revealed how bacterial division proteins build a partition wall across the cell, one molecule at a ... read more

Pilot Study Shows Stable Insulin Production in Type 1 Diabetes

Feb. 16, 2017 — A small pilot study, in which researchers attempted to slow attacks mounted by the immune system on insulin-producing cells in type 1 diabetes, has given promising results, report ... read more

Complex Neurological Infections Require Team Care

Feb. 16, 2017 — A multidisciplinary approach is important for diagnosis and treatment of healthcare-associated ventriculitis and meningitis, suggest new guidelines. These complex brain and spinal infections can be ... read more

Researchers Develop Potential Treatment for Fatal Kidney Disease

Feb. 16, 2017 — Researchers have developed a potential drug to treat polycystic kidney disease -- an incurable genetic disease that often leads to end-stage kidney ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Researchers have discovered why a lethal superbug is so resistant to the last line antibiotic meaning potential treatments could now be developed to fight the killer ... read more

Dual-Drug Combination Shows Promise Against Diabetic Eye Disease in Animal Model

Feb. 16, 2017 — A two-drug cocktail provided better protection against diabetes-related vision loss than a single drug during testing in rat models, a team of researchers has ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — More than six decades after Castleman disease (CD) was first described, a group of experts has established the first set of diagnostic criteria for a life-threatening subtype of the condition, ... read more

Scientists Take Aim at Obesity-Linked Protein

Feb. 15, 2017 — Scientists have shown that deleting the gene for this protein, known as IP6K1, protects animal models from both obesity and ... read more

Mental Shortcuts: Many Physicians Choose Insomnia Meds Based on Habit

Feb. 15, 2017 — Clinical decision-making and treatment choice is a complex cognitive process influenced by multiple variables, report ... read more

High Rates of Satisfaction for Applicator Free Local Estrogen Softgel Ovule

Feb. 15, 2017 — A new investigational delivery method for localized vaginal estrogen therapy received high rates of patient satisfaction among post-menopausal women, according to post-trial survey ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — A combination of drugs known as SMAC Mimetics and immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) amplifies kill rates of cancer tumor cells in laboratory ... read more

New Antibiotic from Bacteria Found on Kenyan Ant Could Help Beat MRSA

Feb. 15, 2017 — A new antibiotic, produced by bacteria found on a species of African ant, is very potent against antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ like MRSA according to ... read more

Statin Side Effects Are Strongest Predictor of Failure to Meet Cholesterol Targets

Feb. 15, 2017 — Statin side effects are the strongest predictor of failure to meet low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol targets, according to new research. Other predictors were statin non-adherence and use of ... read more

Analyzing Copies of Genes Offers New Treatment Possibilities for Ovarian Cancer

Feb. 15, 2017 — A team of researchers has developed a new tool to analyze an often overlooked aspect of cancer genetics -- an alteration that results in the loss or gain in a copy of a gene. This change, known as ... read more

New Guideline Provides Clinical Recommendations for Specific Insomnia Drugs

Feb. 15, 2017 — A new clinical practice guideline is the first from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to provide comprehensive, evidence-based analyses of individual agents commonly used in the treatment of ... read more

Scalp Cooling Device May Help Reduce Hair Loss for Women With Breast Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy

Feb. 14, 2017 — Two studies examine hair loss among women with breast cancer who received scalp cooling before, during and after ... read more

Melatonin Content of Supplements Varies Widely, Study Finds

Feb. 14, 2017 — The melatonin content of dietary supplements often varies widely from what is listed on the label, a new study has found. Melatonin is a natural hormone that helps regulate the daily cycle of sleep ... read more

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