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February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

Feb. 27, 2017 — A team of biological engineers has developed a method to measure levels of heme, a critical iron-containing molecule, inside the parasite that causes malaria. This could eventually help scientists ... read more

Doctors Should Discuss Herbal Medication Use With Heart Disease Patients

Feb. 27, 2017 — Physicians should be well-versed in the herbal medications heart disease patients may take to be able to effectively discuss their clinical implications, potential benefits and side effects—despite ... read more

Feb. 25, 2017 — Cutting-edge research and development can help solve some of the challenges associated with drug delivery, say ... read more

Alzheimer's Drug Prescribed Off-Label Could Pose Risk for Some

Feb. 25, 2017 — Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer's disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment without a genetic test. Researchers ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Sometimes cells spit out things we don't want them to -- like medications. Researchers have determined the three-dimensional structure of a tiny pump that expels, among other things, ... read more

Antibiotic Resistance: A Burgeoning Problem for Kids Too

Feb. 24, 2017 — In a new, first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found a 700-percent surge in infections caused by bacteria from the Enterobacteriaceae family resistant to multiple kinds of antibiotics among ... read more

Multidrug Resistant Bacteria Found in Hospital Sinks

Feb. 24, 2017 — Many recent reports have found multidrug resistant bacteria living in hospital sink drainpipes, putting them in close proximity to vulnerable patients. But how the bacteria find their way out of the ... read more

New Nano Approach Could Cut Dose of Leading HIV Treatment in Half

Feb. 24, 2017 — Successful results have utilized nanotechnology to improve drug therapies for HIV ... read more

SARS and MERS: What’s Next?

Feb. 23, 2017 — It may be difficult to remember now, but when SARS was first recognized in February 2003, people were scared. This heretofore unknown disease was killing people—nearly 10 percent of those infected ... read more

Researchers Develop Model for Studying Rare Polio-Like Illness

Feb. 23, 2017 — Scientists have developed the first animal model for studying paralysis caused by virus linked to a polio-like illness that paralyzed 120 children in ... read more

Drugs Similar to Aspirin, Ibuprofen Could Help Treat Sepsis, Study Suggests

Feb. 23, 2017 — A potentially life-saving treatment for sepsis has been under our noses for decades in the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) most people have in their medicine cabinets, a new study ... read more

Receiving a Clot-Buster Drug Before Reaching the Hospital May Reduce Stroke Disability

Feb. 23, 2017 — A preliminary study shows that giving a clot-busting drug in a mobile stroke unit ambulance may lead to less disability after stroke, compared to when the clot-buster is given after reaching the ... read more

New Role of Cholesterol in Regulating Brain Proteins Discovered

Feb. 23, 2017 — A study demonstrates that the cholesterol present in cell membranes can interfere with the function of an important brain membrane protein, through a previously unknown mode of interaction. ... read more

Sons of Cocaine-Using Fathers Have Profound Memory Impairments

Feb. 23, 2017 — Fathers who use cocaine at the time of conceiving a child may be putting their sons at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss. The researchers say the findings reveal that drug abuse by ... read more

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

Studies Show That the Cerebellum Is Crucial to Understanding Vulnerability to Drug Addiction

Feb. 23, 2017 — The cerebellum, contrary to what was thought, fulfils functions that go beyond the motor sphere and can be co-responsible for the brain alterations associated with addictive consumption of drugs, ... read more

Many Stroke Patients Do Not Receive Life-Saving Therapy

Feb. 23, 2017 — Many ischemic stroke patients do not get tPA, which can decrease their chances for recovery. Blacks, Hispanics, women and 'Stroke Belters' are less likely to get tPA. Patients treated in ... read more

Scientists Close in on Cracking 'Enigma Code' of Common Cold

Feb. 23, 2017 — Scientists say they are a step closer to cracking, what researchers have dubbed, the 'enigma code' of the common cold ... read more

Study Finds Resistant Infections Rising, With Longer Hospital Stays for US Children

Feb. 23, 2017 — Infections caused by a type of bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics are occurring more frequently in US children and are associated with longer hospital stays and a trend towards greater risk ... read more

Link Between Aging, Devastating Lung Disease Discovered

Feb. 23, 2017 — A new study has shown evidence linking the biology of aging with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a disease that impairs lung function and causes shortness of breath, fatigue, declining quality of ... read more

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