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Alzheimer's study finds a molecule that might stymie critical stage of the disease

Scientists at some of the most prestigious research institutions in the U.K. and Sweden say they've found a molecule that could disarm the toxic clusters of amyloid beta that are believed to trigger Alzheimer's, offering a new approach to treating the disease.

UC San Diego group zeroes in on breaking a link between obesity and diabetes

Investigators at the University of California-San Diego say they've identified a crucial link between obesity and diabetes, and now they're zeroing in on a new drug that can break it.

MD Anderson team explores a combination approach against cancer metastasis

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center say they've devised a new strategy for attacking breast cancer tumors before they metastasize.

Study: New antibody blocks dengue virus

While Sanofi has been working long and hard on a promising late-stage dengue vaccine, investigators in the field believe that there are some real limitations to its effectiveness. Now a team led by Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore has discovered an antibody which they say has demonstrated a powerful effect against the dengue virus, pointing to a possible new therapy that can fight it.

Science team spotlights a potentially game-changing approach for ovarian cancer

Researchers at the Wistar Institute say that they have zeroed in on a potential new therapeutic target for a subset of the most aggressive cases of ovarian cancer. And they're heralding the discovery as a big step toward the first effective therapy for the lethal disease.

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