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May 28, 2016

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May 27, 2016 — Skin, eye and hair pigmentation requires a delicate balance of acidity within the cellular compartments where melanin is made -- that balance is partly regulated, scientists now know, by a protein ... read more

Surrogate Endpoints Poor Proxy for Survival in Cancer Drug Approval Process

May 26, 2016 — Surrogate endpoints used to support the majority of new cancer drugs approved in the US often lack formal study, according to the authors of a new report. This analysis questions whether the US Food ... read more

May 26, 2016 — A team of researchers has found a way to make personalized medicine cheaper and easier. Imagine if you could combine the myriad of pills you need to take for your ailment in just one tablet, or if ... read more

'Phage' Fishing Yields New Weapon Against Antibiotic Resistance

May 26, 2016 — Researchers were fishing for a new weapon against antibiotic resistance and found one floating in a Connecticut pond. A virus called a bacteriophage, found in Dodge Pond in East Lyme, attacks a ... read more

Genome Sequencing Provides Diagnosis for Some Types of Intellectual Disability

May 25, 2016 — A study is one of the first to show the life-changing benefits of genome-wide sequencing for children with certain kinds of intellectual disability, report ... read more

May 25, 2016 — A new study provides additional evidence that amyloid-beta protein -- which is deposited in the form of beta-amyloid plaques in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease -- is a normal ... read more

May 25, 2016 — A molecular key that breast cancer cells use to invade bone marrow in mice, where they may be protected from chemotherapy or hormonal therapies that could otherwise eradicate them, has been ... read more

Dialing Up Chemotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer With Ultrasound

May 25, 2016 — By enhancing the ability of cells to absorb chemotherapeutics, researchers have nearly doubled the median patient survival time from diagnosis in a phase I clinical trial. Researchers have combined a ... read more

May 25, 2016 — Scientists have found that one of the most widely prescribed pain and anti-inflammation drugs slows the growth rate of a specific kind of cancer in animal models and suggests the medication could ... read more

Fixing Cystic Fibrosis: In Vitro Studies Show Therapeutically Robust Correction of the Most Common CF Gene Mutation

May 25, 2016 — In experiments with isolated cystic fibrosis lung cells, researchers have partially restored the lost function of those cells to therapeutic ... read more

Will Heart Medication Help Treat Alzheimer's Disease?

May 25, 2016 — Heart medication reduces the build-up of plaque in the brain’s blood vessels in mice, new research shows. The question is if this is true also in humans; if the answer is yes, it might bring ... read more

Harnessing Nature’s Vast Array of Venoms for Drug Discovery

May 24, 2016 — Scientists have invented a method for rapidly identifying venoms that strike a specific target in the body -- and optimizing such venoms for therapeutic ... read more

May 24, 2016 — A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states indicates the number of teens with marijuana-related problems is declining. Similarly, the rates of marijuana use by young people are ... read more

Low Hormone Levels Linked to Obesity in Teens

May 24, 2016 — Obese teenagers already show signs of hormonal differences from normal-weight peers that may make them prone to weight gain, according to a new ... read more

Targeted Treatment for Liver Cancer Under Way

May 24, 2016 — A new molecular mechanism has been discovered that can be used to inhibit the growth of hepatocellular carcinoma, which is the most common liver cancer, report ... read more

Antidepressants Commonly, Increasingly Prescribed for Nondepressive Indications

May 24, 2016 — Researchers analyzed treatment indications for antidepressants and assessed trends in antidepressant prescribing for ... read more

More Than a Myth: Drink Spiking Happens

May 24, 2016 — Google the term “spiked drink,” and you’ll get more than 11 million hits, directing you to pages that describe being slipped a mickey, tips on how to avoid becoming a victim and even kits to ... read more

May 24, 2016 — The results are in from the first international clinical trial evaluating the effect of intense physical exercise to improve survival of men with advanced prostate ... read more

New Disease Gene Will Lead to Better Screening for Pediatric Heart Disease

May 23, 2016 — Cardiomyopathy, or a deterioration of the ability of the heart muscle to contract, generally leads to progressive heart failure. It is frequently inherited, and, because approximately 40 percent of ... read more

Breast, Ovarian Cancer May Have Similar Origins, Study Finds

May 23, 2016 — While breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in women worldwide, ovarian cancer also is a significant source of mortality as the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women. These ... read more

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