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March 1, 2017

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March 1, 2017

Liver Tumor Growth in Mice Slowed With New Chemo-Immunotherapy Treatment

Feb. 28, 2017 — Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common form of liver cancer, but treatment options are limited and many patients are diagnosed in late stages when the disease can't be treated. Now, ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — A new potential strategy to personalize therapy for brain and blood cancers has now been discovered by ... read more

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

Statins Do Not Benefit Patients With Lung Cancer, New Study Shows

Feb. 27, 2017 — Cholesterol-lowering drugs used alongside chemotherapy have no effect on treatment outcomes for lung cancer patients, according to a new ... read more

Drug Combination Defeats Dengue, Ebola in Mice, Study Finds

Feb. 27, 2017 — A combination of two cancer drugs inhibited both dengue and Ebola virus infections in mice in a study, despite the fact that these two viruses are vastly different from each ... 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

Molecule Stops Fatal Pediatric Brain Tumor

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have found a molecule that stops the growth of an aggressive pediatric brain tumor. The tumor is always fatal and primarily strikes children under 10 years ... read more

Given the Choice, Patients Will Reach for Cannabis Over Prescribed Opioids

Feb. 27, 2017 — Chronic pain sufferers and those taking mental health meds would rather turn to cannabis instead of their prescribed opioid medication, according to new ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Prolonged epileptic seizures may cause serious problems that will continue for the rest of a patient’s life. As a result of a seizure, neural connections of the brain may be rewired in an incorrect ... read more

Publicly Funding Essential Medicines for All Canadians Could Save Over $4 Billion a Year

Feb. 27, 2017 — Universal public coverage of 117 essential medicines could address the needs of most Canadians for pharmaceutical drugs, and possibly save more than $4 billion a year, according to a new ... 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

New Therapeutic Targets Identified for Tropical Disease Leishmaniasis

Feb. 24, 2017 — Each year, about 2 million people contract leishmaniasis, which results in disfiguring skin ulcers that may take months or years to heal and in rare cases can become metastatic, causing major tissue ... read more

New Antiviral Drug Cuts Cytomegalovirus Infection, Improves Survival in Patients Undergoing Donor Stem Cell Transplant

Feb. 24, 2017 — In a significant advance in improving the safety of donor stem cell transplants, a major clinical trial has shown that a novel agent can protect against the most common viral infection that patients ... read more

Men With Superior Higher Cognitive Ability Better at Taking Heart Medication

Feb. 24, 2017 — After a heart attack, it is important for patients to take medication that lowers cholesterol levels. In a new study, researchers found that general cognitive ability (intelligence) has a bearing, in ... read more

First Systematic Study of Deadly, Antibiotic-Resistant Fungus Reported

Feb. 24, 2017 — The deadly fungus, Candida auris, which has been found in hospitals, is resistant to entire classes of antimicrobial drugs, limiting treatment options for those infected. Microbiologists have ... read more

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