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October 23, 2016

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October 23, 2016

Fake IDs Are a Red Flag for Problem Behaviors

Oct. 21, 2016 — Have you heard of the CNN effect? There is also a “fake ID effect:” This is when a fake piece of identification facilitates later harms. Researchers already know that underage college students ... read more

Polymer Scaffolds Build a Better Pill to Swallow

Oct. 21, 2016 — Nanoparticle drugs can make it easier for medications to reach their targets, say researchers. The researchers have developed a polymeric 'scaffold' that helps drugs that often have trouble ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — There are many disadvantages to using human cells in the initial stages of creating a new therapy. Scientists often have to test a large number of compounds in order to find one that is effective ... read more

New Nanomedicine Approach Aims to Improve HIV Drug Therapies

Oct. 21, 2016 — New research aims to improve the administration and availability of drug therapies to HIV patients through the use of ... read more

First Atomic-Level Image of the Human 'Marijuana Receptor' Unveiled

Oct. 20, 2016 — In a discovery that advances the understanding of how marijuana works in the human body, an international group of scientists has, for the first time, created a three-dimensional atomic-level image ... read more

CDC Recommends Only Two HPV Shots for Younger Adolescents

Oct. 20, 2016 — The U.S. CDC is recommending that 11- to 12-year-olds receive two doses of HPV vaccine at least six months apart rather than the previously recommended three doses to protect against cancers caused ... read more

Toxic Peptides Disrupt Membrane-Less Organelles in Neurodegenerative Disease

Oct. 20, 2016 — Scientists reveal how toxic peptides that arise due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia target the integrity of membrane-less organelles and trigger ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Co-D Therapeutics, a University of Wisconsin-Madison spinoff, is developing a three-drug cocktail to battle a wide range of cancers. The first target for Co-D is angiosarcoma, a rare and lethal ... read more

Patients Weigh in on Orthopedic Surgeons' Pay, Reimbursement

Oct. 20, 2016 — Most patients don’t think an orthopedic surgeon is overpaid but they greatly exaggerate how much a surgeon is reimbursed by Medicare for performing knee surgery, according to a study of patient ... read more

Scientists Build a Better Cancer Drug to Pass Through Blood-Brain Barrier

Oct. 20, 2016 — In efforts to develop new treatments for brain cancer, scientists report they have altered the structure of an experimental drug that seems to enhance its ability to slip through the mostly ... read more

Treatment Approach Used in Cancer Holds Promise for Alzheimer's Disease

Oct. 20, 2016 — New Alzheimer's treatment could be delivered as nasal spray, say scientists. Researchers have developed a novel treatment that could block the development of Alzheimer's disease using ... read more

To Prescribe or Not to Prescribe?

Oct. 20, 2016 — Doctors are more likely to prescribe growth hormones for a child who does not meet federal guidelines for the therapy if the child’s family requests it or if the physician believes in its ... read more

Tiny Gold Particles Could Be Key to Developing a Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

Oct. 19, 2016 — A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is often a death sentence because chemotherapy and radiation have little impact on the disease. In the U.S. this year, some 53,000 new cases will be diagnosed, and ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Information could be the key to winning the race against antibiotic resistance. If we lose, a new analysis predicts a frightening future where drug resistant bacterial infections kill more people ... read more

Medical Ethicists Challenge Court Ruling on Lethal Injection in Alabama Case

Oct. 18, 2016 — Court orders demanding death row inmates to provide "specific, detailed and concrete alternatives" to a state's lethal injection protocol compel those inmates to produce evidence that ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Mutations in a gene linked with brain development may dispose people to multiple forms of psychiatric disease by changing the way brain cells communicate, new research has ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Scientists are aiming to develop a more effective method for delivering neural stem cells to the brain in an effort to move forward stem cell therapies to treat neurological ... read more

Why Prostate Cancer Cells Develop Resistance to Treatment

Oct. 18, 2016 — A standard hormone supplement, used to boost energy levels in prostate cancer patients following radiotherapy, could potentially increase the chances of the cancer returning, a new study has ... read more

Pre-Treatment of Bandages May Improve the Antibacterial Properties of Nanoparticles

Oct. 18, 2016 — Pre-treating the fabric surface of the bandages used to treat burns with enzymes and polyethylene glycol or cellulase may promote the adhesion of antibacterial nanoparticles and improve their ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Several peptides have an antibacterial effect - but they are broken down in the human body too quickly to exert this effect. Researchers have now succeeded in encasing peptides in a protective coat, ... read more

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