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Hydrogel Offers Double Punch Against Orthopedic Bone Infections

June 25, 2019

Surgery prompted by automobile accidents, combat wounds, cancer treatment and other conditions can lead to bone infections that…
Better prognosticating for dogs with mammary tumors

June 17, 2019

Mammary tumors in dogs are the equivalent of breast cancers in people, and, as in the human disease,…
Analyzing data from more than 400,000 people, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that consuming one to two drinks four or more times per week — an amount deemed healthy by current guidelines — increases the risk of premature death by 20 percent. Image credit: U.S. Air Force, Sahara. L. Fales / Public Domain
Integrated stepped alcohol treatment for people in HIV care improves both HIV and alcohol outcomes

May 20, 2019

New clinical research supported by the National Institutes of Health shows that increasing the intensity of treatment for…
Gene Therapy Treatment Targets Rare Mutation Tied to Blindness

February 13, 2019

Eye troubles detected at infancy began to take their toll when Emma Kate Roden started walking. The toddler…
Ebola-fighting protein discovered in human cells

December 27, 2018

Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps fight the Ebola virus and could one day lead to…
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus particles (green) both budding and attached to the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (orange). Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID via Flickr, CC BY 2.0
Clinical trial of investigational Ebola treatments begins in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

November 28, 2018

An international research team has begun patient enrollment in a clinical trial testing multiple investigational Ebola therapies in…
Scientists Produce 3-D Chemical Maps of Single Bacteria

November 19, 2018

Researchers at NSLS-II used ultrabright x-rays to generate 3-D nanoscale maps of a single bacteria’s chemical composition with…
Study provides an early recipe for rewiring spinal cords

September 7, 2018

For many years, researchers have thought that the scar that forms after a spinal cord injury actively prevents…
Study finds multiple sclerosis drug slows brain shrinkage

September 7, 2018

Results from a clinical trial of more than 250 participants with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) revealed that ibudilast was better…
Largest genetic study of type 2 diabetes offers hope of better treatment

July 30, 2018

Improved treatment for type 2 diabetes might result from a new study by University of Queensland researchers. Professor Jian…
NIH begins testing Ebola treatment in early-stage trial

May 28, 2018

A first-in-human trial evaluating an experimental treatment for Ebola virus disease has begun at the National Institutes of…
Vaccines to treat opioid abuse and prevent fatal overdoses

April 13, 2018

Heroin and prescription opioid abuse and fatal overdoses are a public health emergency in the United States. Vaccines…
Research reveals new direction to halt citrus greening epidemic

March 29, 2018

Citrus greening – also known as huanglongbing (translation: “yellow dragon disease”) – is a serious disease dramatically affecting…
New Study Identifies Effective Treatments for Persistent Asthma

March 20, 2018

When it comes to treating teens and adults with persistent asthma, using a single corticosteroid and long-acting bronchodilator…
Brain’s Immune System May Be Key to Better Treatments for Psychiatric Disorders

January 4, 2018

Between the ages of two and four, the human brain has an estimated one quadrillion synapses – the…
New treatment suppresses relapse of eye lymphoma in brain

November 16, 2017

A University of Tokyo research group has found that a new treatment regimen is effective in curtailing the…
Smart artificial beta cells could lead to new diabetes treatment

November 7, 2017

Treating type 1 diabetes and some cases of type 2 diabetes has long required painful and frequent insulin…
Storming the cellular barricades to fight fungi

September 13, 2017

Yale scientists have developed a new class of small molecules that attack fungal infections by clinging to the…
Researchers uncover new treatment options for common debilitating skin disease

July 24, 2017

Researchers focusing on the common debilitating skin disease Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), which causes deep, painful lesions and leads to…
Potential new target for anti-malarial drugs identified

June 19, 2017

A newly described protein could be an effective target for combating drug-resistant malaria parasites. The protein, the transcription…
International team uncovers new approach to combat deadly fungal infection

June 16, 2017

Each year, invasive fungal infections sicken an estimated 2 million people worldwide and kill nearly 800,000 — but…
Type of sugar may treat atherosclerosis, mouse study shows

June 8, 2017

Researchers have long sought ways to harness the body’s immune system to treat disease, especially cancer. Now, scientists…
Life expectancy for HIV patients has increased by 10 years in U.S. and Europe

May 12, 2017

Life expectancy for 20-year-olds initiating treatment for HIV has increased by about a decade in the European Union…
Combination therapy could provide new treatment option for ovarian cancer

May 3, 2017

Researchers have been trying to understand why up to 85 percent of women experience recurrence of high-grade serous…
Immune cells play crucial role in brain cancer development

May 3, 2017

Brain tumors recruit immune cells derived from bone marrow to transform what began as benign masses into deadly…
Cancer diagnosis with a breath test

April 19, 2017

“Inhale deeply … and exhale.” This is what a test for lung cancer could be like in future.…
Laser-Based Dermatological Procedures Could be Revolutionized with New Technique

April 11, 2017

The first laser treatments used to treat skin conditions such as benign vascular birthmarks and port-wine stains were…
New technology can detect tiny ovarian tumors

April 11, 2017

Most ovarian cancer is diagnosed at such late stages that patients’ survival rates are poor. However, if the…
In Four Related Papers, Researchers Describe New and Improved Tools for Stem Cell Research

April 7, 2017

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), derived from human adult cells and capable of being differentiated to become a…
Detecting mutations could lead to earlier liver cancer diagnosis

March 29, 2017

In many parts of the world, including Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, exposure to a fungal product called…
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