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HPV Vaccine Works in HIV+ Women

April 16, 2014 2:00 pm | News | Comments

HIV-positive women respond well to a vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), even when their immune system is struggling, according to newly published results of an international clinical trial, countering doubts about whether the vaccine would be helpful. Read more...

Researchers ID New Formulation for Cancer Treatment

April 16, 2014 11:20 am | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered a new way to deliver a tricky drug, dichloroacetate, that may one...

3-D Printed Tissues May Aid Drug Delivery, Wound Healing

April 16, 2014 11:13 am | News | Comments

A University of Oxford spin-out, OxSyBio, will develop 3-D printing techniques to produce tissue...

SSRI Use During Pregnancy Linked to Autism, Developmental Delays

April 16, 2014 10:57 am | News | Comments

In a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs, researchers found that prenatal exposure to...

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Protein Partnership Inflames Immune Cells in Cancer

April 15, 2014 12:53 pm | News | Comments

Scientists have identified two unlikely partners in a type of immune cell called a macrophage that work together in response to cancer drugs to increase inflammation in a way that may alter tumor growth. Read more...         

Nanoparticles Target Cancer with Triple Threat

April 15, 2014 12:10 pm | News | Comments

Delivering chemotherapy drugs in nanoparticle form could help reduce side effects by targeting the drugs directly to the tumors, but it has been difficult to design particles that can carry any more than one or two drugs. Read more... 

Regenerating Muscle in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

April 15, 2014 11:04 am | News | Comments

A team of scientists has published details of how a class of drugs called “HDACis” drive muscle-cell regeneration in the early stages of dystrophic muscles, but fail to work in late stages. Read more...              

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Potential New Way to Fight Malaria Drug Resistance

April 15, 2014 10:56 am | News | Comments

An anti-malarial treatment that lost its status as the leading weapon against the deadly disease could be given a new lease of life, with new research indicating it simply needs to be administered differently. Read more...        

Mouse Model Breakthrough for Alzheimer's Research

April 14, 2014 1:27 pm | News | Comments

In a new study, a group of researchers has reported the creation of two new mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease that may potentially revolutionize research into this disease. Read more...                  

Astellas European Foundation Awards 2014 Urology Grant

April 14, 2014 10:23 am | News | Comments

The Astellas European Foundation is announced the recipient of the 2014 Functional Urology and Uro-Gynecology Grant as Dr. Marianne Gamper for a project to be undertaken jointly in Austria and Switzerland to quantify marker levels to identify the potential relationship between Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis. Read more...

Brain Cell Find Points to New Therapies

April 14, 2014 9:57 am | News | Comments

Scientists have gained new understanding of the role played by a key molecule that controls how and when nerve and brain cells are formed- a process that allows the brain to develop and keeps it healthy. Read more...          

Cell Models Screen Novel Meds to Regulate Body Clock

April 11, 2014 1:53 pm | News | Comments

The consequences of modern life - shift work, cell phone addiction, and travel across time zones - all disturb internal clocks found in the brain where they regulate sleep and throughout the body where they regulate physiology and metabolism. Read more...

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Expression of Tumor Suppressor Linked to Breast Cancer Survival

April 11, 2014 1:18 pm | News | Comments

A tumor-suppressing protein acts as a dimmer switch to dial down gene expression. It does this by reading a chemical message attached to another protein that's tightly intertwined with DNA, a team led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014. Read more...

Study Findings May Drive Parkinson’s Treatment Research

April 11, 2014 12:51 pm | News | Comments

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University and the Institute for Cell Engineering may have discovered how the most common genetic cause of Parkinson’s disease destroys brain cells and devastates many patients worldwide. Read more...  

Inhibiting Lactate Production Halts Tumor Growth

April 11, 2014 11:00 am | News | Comments

A research team has found that targeting the enzyme responsible for the final step of glucose metabolism not only halts tumor growth in non-small-cell lung cancer, but also leads to the regression of established tumors. Read more...       

Yeast Provides Genetic Clues to Drug Response

April 11, 2014 10:45 am | News | Comments

Why do people respond differently to the same drug? For the first time, researchers have untangled genetic and environmental factors related to drug reactions, bringing us a step closer to predicting how a drug will affect us. Read more...   

Promising Agents Burst Through 'Superbug' Defenses

April 10, 2014 3:26 pm | News | Comments

In the fight against "superbugs," scientists have discovered a class of agents called metallopolymers that can make some of the most notorious strains vulnerable to the same antibiotics that they once handily shrugged off. Read more...    

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Breaking News: Drug Ups Survival in H1N1 Mice

April 10, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

A new study reveals that a drug that inhibits a molecule called prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) increases survival rates in mice infected with a lethal dose of the H1N1 flu virus, a finding that paves the way for an urgently needed therapy. Read more...

New Vaccine Hope for Viral Cause of Birth Defects

April 10, 2014 10:25 am | News | Comments

Experts in infection and immunity have made a path-finding discovery that could lead to the development of a vaccine for a health-ravaging virus that affects around 50% of adults in the UK. Read more...              

Glucosamine Promotes Longevity in Mice

April 9, 2014 10:35 am | News | Comments

Feeding glucosamine to mice extended their lifespan by almost 10%, reflecting around eight additional years of human lifespan. Moreover, the supplement improved glucose metabolism in elderly mice, indicating that it may provide protection from diabetes. Read more...

Compound Holds Potential to Treat Drug-Resistant Leukemias

April 9, 2014 10:06 am | News | Comments

Research in mice and human cell lines has identified an experimental compound dubbed TTT-3002 as potentially one of the most potent drugs available to block genetic mutations in cancer cells blamed for some forms of treatment-resistant leukemia.  Read more...

New Drug May Benefit Head, Neck Cancer Patients

April 8, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

Patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) may benefit from treatment with the investigational drug dacomitinib if their cancer has no defects in a cell signaling pathway called the PI3K pathway and no signs of excessive inflammation. Read more...

Plant Nanotubes May Improve Chemotherapy Treatment

April 4, 2014 1:52 pm | News | Comments

Researchers took what some would consider garbage and made a remarkable scientific tool, one that could someday help to correct genetic disorders or treat cancer without chemotherapy’s nasty side effects. Read more...         

Jammed Protein Signal Forces Cancer Cells to Devour Themselves

April 4, 2014 1:30 pm | News | Comments

Under stress from chemotherapy or radiation, some cancer cells dodge death by consuming a bit of themselves, allowing them to essentially sleep through treatment and later awaken as tougher, resistant disease. Read more...       

EU Study Reveals New Causes of Mouth, Throat Cancer

April 4, 2014 11:04 am | News | Comments

Poor oral health and failure to have regular dental checks could increase the risk of mouth and throat cancer, according to a pan-European study. Read more...                           

Nanoparticles Cause Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

April 4, 2014 10:42 am | Videos | Comments

Using magnetically controlled nanoparticles to force tumor cells to "self-destruct: sounds like science fiction, but could be a future part of cancer treatment, according to new research. Read more...               

New Drug Prevents Tumor Growth by Inhibiting Key Enzyme

April 4, 2014 10:19 am | Videos | Comments

A ground-breaking has shown that fast-growing cancer cells are sensitive towards imbalances in the metabolism of nucleotides, the building blocks of DNA. This vulnerability can be exploited for a radically novel antitumor therapeutic approach. Read more...

Study Helps Unravel the Tangled Origin of ALS

April 3, 2014 1:14 pm | News | Comments

By studying nerve cells that originated in patients with a severe neurological disease, a University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has pinpointed an error in protein formation that could be the root of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Read more...

Fertility Drugs Do Not Increase Breast Cancer Risk

April 3, 2014 12:26 pm | News | Comments

Women who took clomiphene citrate or gonadotropins as a part of fertility treatment did not experience an increased risk for breast cancer over 30 years of follow-up, compared with women who were not treated with these medications, according to a study. Read more...

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