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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 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

Stem Cells Collected from Fat May Have Use in Anti-Aging Treatments

Feb. 17, 2017 — Adult stem cells collected directly from human fat are more stable than other cells -- such as fibroblasts from the skin -- and have the potential for use in anti-aging treatments, according to ... read more

DNA Computer Brings 'Intelligent Drugs' a Step Closer

Feb. 17, 2017 — Researchers present a new method that should enable controlled drug delivery into the bloodstream using DNA computers. The team developed the first DNA computer capable of detecting several ... read more

Variability in Local Costs of Substance Abuse Across California

Feb. 17, 2017 — The average news consumer might be surprised to learn that the economic costs of alcohol abuse far exceed those related to illegal drug use. In California, alcohol abuse cost $129 billion in 2010, ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Scientists have mapped a vast spider web of interactions between proteins in lung cancer cells, as part of an effort to reach what was considered 'undruggable.' This approach revealed new ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial scourge that is resistant to most common antibiotics and thus difficult to treat, particularly in children where it commonly causes ... 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

Scientists Create Novel Model That Shows Progression from Normal Blood Cells to Leukemia

Feb. 16, 2017 — Researchers have created a novel model that shows the step-by-step progression from normal blood cells to leukemia and its precursor diseases, creating replicas of the stages of the disease to test ... 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

Adolescents With Weak Working Memory and Progressive Drug Use at Risk for Later Addictions

Feb. 16, 2017 — Drug use in adolescence is often linked to later substance-abuse problems, but a new study suggests that a key risk factor is a combination of weak working memory and difficulties with impulse ... 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

Feb. 15, 2017 — A naturally occurring protein has been discovered that shows promise as a biocontrol weapon against schistosomiasis, one of the world's most prevalent parasitic diseases, researchers ... 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

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