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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

Anti-Aging Gene Identified as a Promising Therapeutic Target for Older Melanoma Patients

Feb. 23, 2017 — An anti-diabetic drug can inhibit the growth of melanoma in older patients by activating an anti-aging gene that in turn inhibits a protein involved in metastatic progression and resistance to ... read more

Measuring Patients' Muscles to Predict Chemotherapy Side Effects

Feb. 22, 2017 — Measuring patients' muscle mass and quality could potentially help doctors better identify patients at high risk for toxic side effects that could require hospitalizations, researchers ... read more

High Blood Pressure Reversed in Offspring of Hypertensive Rats

Feb. 22, 2017 — Researchers have demonstrated how harmful health complications passed from mother rats to their offspring can be reversed. The tests may point the way toward preventing the transfer of certain health ... 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

Feb. 22, 2017 — In a land where survival is precarious, Komodo dragons thrive despite being exposed to scads of bacteria that would kill less hardy creatures. Now in a study, scientists report that they have ... 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

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

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

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

Compound Ozanimod Shows Positive Results in Late-Stage Clinical Trial for Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

Feb. 21, 2017 — Ozanimod, a drug candidate can reduce the frequency of multiple sclerosis relapse, results from a new Phase 3 study demonstrate ... 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

The Way Breast Cancer Genes Act Could Predict Your Treatment

Feb. 21, 2017 — Effective treatment options for breast cancer can be predicted based on the way certain breast cancer genes act or express themselves, a researcher has ... 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

Longevity-Promoting Superstar Gets Revealed in Caenorhabditis Reproducibility Project

Feb. 21, 2017 — The amyloid dye Thioflavin T emerged as the superstar when age researchers in three independent laboratories tested ten already-promising pro-longevity chemicals across a range of distinctive strains ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Research in rodents indicates ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — Scientists have created a new computer model that can help better design of allosteric drugs, which control proteins 'at a ... read more

Decision-Making Suffers When Cancer Patients Avoid Math

Feb. 20, 2017 — Many of the toughest decisions faced by cancer patients involve knowing how to use numbers -- calculating risks, evaluating treatment options and figuring odds of medication side effects. But for ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by sharp, lancinating pain in the teeth or facial area. The standard treatment for this chronic nerve pain can cause burdening side effects. A novel substance ... read more

Many Cancer Survivors Change Their Prescription Drug Use for Financial Reasons

Feb. 20, 2017 — A new analysis indicates that many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use (including skipping doses or requesting cheaper medications) for financial ... read more

Study Shows Strong Long-Term Survival Rates for Patients With GIST

Feb. 20, 2017 — Nearly one in four patients with incurable gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) treated with Gleevec will survive 10 years, a new report ... read more

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