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Heart Cell Defect Identified as Possible Cause of Heart Failure in Pregnancy

January 3, 2019

Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare form of heart failure that affects women in their last month of…
From left, Rice University bioengineer Han Xiao, graduate student Chenfei Yu and postdoctoral researcher Juan Tang monitor a sample in Xiao’s lab. The researchers have developed pClick, a new technique to attach drugs or other substances to antibodies. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)
Antibodies get easy upgrade with pClick

November 9, 2018

Rice University scientists have found a simple method to attach drugs or other substances to antibodies, the powerful proteins…
Novel molecular designs unlock therapeutic potential of nicotine receptors

June 11, 2018

Despite a WHO target to phase out tobacco usage by 2040, smoking remains one of the biggest global public health…
Research could improve future treatment of Parkinson’s disease

May 17, 2018

Treatment to control involuntary body movements characteristic of Parkinson’s disease could someday be guided by brain signals recorded…
Promising therapeutic approach for spinal cord injuries

March 7, 2018

In many organs, damaged tissue can be repaired by generating new cells of the type that were lost.…
New alliance aims to bolster promising early-stage research

February 23, 2018

A new research alliance between the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. aims…
FDA OK’s UW-created therapy to protect hearing

February 8, 2018

The first clinical trial of a new drug designed to protect humans’ hearing will involve a compound developed…
MicroRNA treatment restores nerve insulation, limb function in mice with MS

March 28, 2017

Study sheds light on possible therapeutic approach for neurodegenerative disease Scientists partially re-insulated ravaged nerves in mouse models…
Unique visual stimulation may be new treatment for Alzheimer’s

December 8, 2016

Noninvasive technique reduces beta amyloid plaques in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease Using LED lights flickering at a…
Breakthrough in diabetes research: Cells produce insulin upon artemisinin treatment

December 3, 2016

FDA-approved artemisinins, since decades used to treat malaria, transform glucagon-producing alpha cells in the pancreas into insulin producing…
The key to successfully treating cancer is personalized therapies

September 8, 2016

The key to successfully treating cancer is knowing its exact genetic causes. That is something scientists are continuously…
Scientists find potential treatment for ‘painful blindness’ form of dry eye

August 19, 2016

The eye’s lacrimal gland is small but mighty. This gland produces moisture needed to heal eye injuries and…
Gentle cancer treatment using nanoparticles works

August 3, 2016

Cancer treatments based on laser irridation of tiny nanoparticles that are injected directly into the cancer tumor are…
Portable device produces biopharmaceuticals on demand

July 30, 2016

For medics on the battlefield and doctors in remote or developing parts of the world, getting rapid access…
‘Piggybacking’ mitochondrial DNA can compromise mitochondrial replacement therapy

May 19, 2016

Mitochondrial replacement therapy, where a nucleus from a mother’s egg cell is transferred into a donor egg containing…
New technique can provide better cell transplants against Parkinson’s disease

May 5, 2016

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have used a completely new preclinical technique and analysis of tissue from…
Rare form of diabetes may require alternate treatment

March 18, 2016

Current therapies linked to destruction of insulin-secreting cells that regulate blood sugar Patients with a rare, genetic form…
For lupus patients, anti-inflammatory immune cells are maturing Into wrong cell type

March 9, 2016

One of the mysteries of lupus is why the immune cells that normally keep inflammation at bay can’t…
Want to rewire a neuron? You’ve got to take it slow

January 28, 2016

New technique offers potential to reconnect neurons of people with central nervous system damage That very fine hair-line…
Powerful protein promotes post-injury regeneration and growth of injured peripheral nerves

January 6, 2016

Case Western Reserve scientists demonstrate CCL2 activates healing inflammatory immune responses and gene expression The peripheral nervous system…
Novel RNA delivery system may treat incurable blood cancers

January 5, 2016

Tel Aviv University researchers develop unique system to deliver therapy at site of Mantle Cell Lymphoma With a…
Researchers see promising results in treating age-related decline in muscle mass and power

December 28, 2015

A proof-of-concept, phase 2 trial by an international research team has found promising results for a myostatin antibody…
‘Hunger hormone’ may treat severe peripheral artery disease

December 18, 2015

A new study by a team of researchers from New Zealand’s University of Otago and Japan suggests that…
‘Ghost Fibers’ left by injured muscle cells guide stem cells to regenerate

December 14, 2015

New super-resolution technologies reveal muscle stem cells guided into place by ‘ghosts’ of damaged tissue. Ghosts are not…
Guided ultrasound plus nanoparticle chemotherapy cures tumors in mice

December 7, 2015

Thermal ablation with magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is a noninvasive technique for treating fibroids and cancer.…
Lucentis effective for proliferative diabetic retinopathy

November 15, 2015

NIH-funded clinical trial marks first major advance in therapy in 40 years A clinical trial funded by the…
Scientists use dead bacteria to kill colorectal cancer

November 9, 2015

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have successfully used dead bacteria to kill colorectal cancer cells. Harvesting…
Single-agent phototherapy system offers significant new tool to fight cancer

October 29, 2015

Researchers at Oregon State University today announced an important advance in the field of cancer imaging and phototherapy,…
Scientists identify main component of brain repair after stroke

October 29, 2015

NIH-funded research pinpoints protein that sprouts into action, activating stroke repair Looking at brain tissue from mice, monkeys…
Researchers discover an epilepsy switch

October 26, 2015

A team from the University of Bonn uses a new approach to solve an old mystery Scientists at…
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