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September 30, 2016

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September 30, 2016

Sep. 29, 2016 — A study using a new imaging method has revealed that, surprisingly, cocaine accumulates in the eyes of zebrafish. The findings indicate that chemicals – especially psychoactive drugs – need to be ... read more

Nuclear Protein Causes Neuroblastoma to Become More Aggressive

Sep. 28, 2016 — Aggressive forms of neuroblastoma contain a specific protein in their cells' nuclei that is not found in the nuclei of more benign forms of the cancer, and the discovery could lead to new forms ... read more

Brown Adipose Tissue Is Able to Secrete Factors That Activate Fat and Carbohydrate Metabolism

Sep. 28, 2016 — Brown adipose tissue – the main organ generating heat in the body -- is also an endocrine organ that secretes signaling factors that activate the fat and carbohydrates metabolism, report ... read more

Antibiotics Developed in 1960s Show Promise for TB Therapy

Sep. 28, 2016 — First generation cephalosporins—antibiotics introduced as a treatment against bacterial infections in 1963—now show promise for tuberculosis (TB) therapy, according to new research. Tuberculosis, ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — Scientists have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in prairie soils that had little or no exposure to human or animal ... read more

Toxins from Food Mold Weaken Airways' Defenses to Cause More Damage

Sep. 27, 2016 — Toxins from mold found growing on nuts or corn can weaken the airways’ self-clearing mechanisms and immunity, opening the door for respiratory diseases and exacerbating existing ones, suggests a ... read more

Experimental Imaging Agent Reveals Concussion-Linked Brain Disease in Living Brain

Sep. 27, 2016 — A protein tracer shows a distinctive pattern of brain protein deposition specific to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease typically confirmed after death. A link between brain injury and ... read more

Skin Cancer: Drug Combination Could Improve Immunotherapy

Sep. 27, 2016 — The results of studies show that the effect of immunotherapy on malignant melanoma (black skin cancer) can be improved by combining it with other cancer treatments. However, the results also show ... read more

Blood Pressure Drug May Boost Effectiveness of Lung Cancer Treatment

Sep. 27, 2016 — A blood pressure drug may make a type of lung cancer treatment more effective, suggests a new study. Almost 2 million people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year worldwide and it is the top ... read more

How Statins Aid the Immune System

Sep. 26, 2016 — Statins protect against cardiovascular disease in more ways than previously thought. In a new study, researchers are able to show the immunological effects of statins, and present a new hypothesis on ... read more

Crowdsourcing for Scientific Discovery: Researchers Find Novel Ways to Analyze Data for Drug and Target Discovery

Sep. 26, 2016 — In a unique project, researchers have crowdsourced the annotation and analysis of a large number of gene expression profiles from the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s (NCBI) Gene ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Iron nanoparticles can activate the immune system to attack cancer cells, according to a study. The nanoparticles, which are commercially available as the injectable iron supplement ferumoxytol, are ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Current methods to control epilepsy are not only inefficient, but haven’t improved in more than 150 years when the first anticonvulsant drug was developed. Researchers have opened up the ... read more

Fatty Diet Activates Oldest Branch of Immune System, Causing Intestinal Tumors

Sep. 26, 2016 — A high-fat-diet-induced immune reaction causes inflammation leading to intestinal cancer in a mouse model – even among animals that are not ... read more

Nanoparticle Injections May Be Future of Osteoarthritis Treatment

Sep. 26, 2016 — Researchers have shown that they can inject nanoparticles into an injured joint and suppress inflammation immediately following an injury, reducing the destruction of cartilage and lowering the risk ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus is capable of rapid genetic adaptation in both natural environments and in humans according to a study. This presents doctors with a dilemma: prescribe medication ... read more

Team Compares Effectiveness of Four PD-L1 Tests

Sep. 23, 2016 — In a recent study, a research team compared the performance of the four available PD-L1 assay tests. They found that one of the assays failed to reveal comparable levels of PD-L1, a tumor-promoting ... read more

Sep. 23, 2016 — In the future, our health may be monitored and maintained by tiny sensors and drug dispensers, deployed within the body and made from graphene -- one of the strongest, lightest materials in the ... read more

To Produce Biopharmaceuticals on Demand, Just Add Water

Sep. 23, 2016 — Researchers have created tiny freeze-dried pellets that include all of the molecular machinery needed to translate DNA into proteins, which could form the basis for on-demand production of drugs and ... read more

Precision Medicine Trial First of Its Kind to Show Benefit to Patients

Sep. 23, 2016 — A clinical trial for types of advanced cancer is the first of its kind to show that precision medicine – or tailoring treatment for individual people – can slow down the time it takes for a tumor ... read more

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