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Researchers find new method to halt the advance of liver cancer

Study suggests that drugs targeting the lymphotoxin-beta receptor may improve liver cancer treatment La Jolla, Calif., July 23, 2015 - A new study by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical...

New therapy slows spread of deadly brain tumor cells, UF Health researchers find

The rapid spread of a common and deadly brain tumor has been slowed down significantly in a mouse model by cutting off the way some cancer cells communicate, according to a team of researchers that...

Study suggests new treatment avenue to prevent serous retinal detachment

Philadelphia, PA, July 21, 2015 - Wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in older individuals. AMD and other serious chronic eye problems that affect...

Diabetes drug may protect against Parkinson's disease

A type of drug used to treat diabetes may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson's disease A type of drug used to treat diabetes may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson's disease,...

Yale researchers beat untreatable eczema with arthritis drug

Yale researchers beat untreatable eczema with arthritis drug New Haven, Conn. -- Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have successfully treated patients with moderate to severe eczema using a...

NOVEL MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES SHOW PROMISE FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE TREATMENT

Posted on: July 21, 2015 at 1:00 am, by adminComments are closed NEW YORK, July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center's Center for Cognitive Neurology have...

Nanospheres shield chemo drugs, safely release high doses in response to tumor secretions

Scientists have designed nanoparticles that release drugs in the presence of a class of proteins that enable cancers to metastasize. That is, they have engineered a drug delivery system so that the...

'Jumping genes' may drive esophageal cancer

CANCER RESEARCH UK scientists have found that 'jumping genes' may add to the genetic chaos behind more than three-quarters of oesophageal cancer cases, according to research* published in BMC...

New molecular mechanism of neuropathic pain in mice

A research group from Hiroshima University demonstrated that the downregulation of spinal astrocyte connexin43 (Cx43) expression causes sustained neuropathic pain following peripheral nerve injury....

Study advances potential of tumor genome sequencing and DNA-based blood tests in precision treatment

In a genome-sequencing study of pancreatic cancers and blood in 101 patients, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists say they found at least one-third of the patients' tumors have genetic...

Impact of major Alzheimer's-related gene may be felt years before any symptoms appear

INDIANAPOLIS -- The best-known genetic variant linked to Alzheimer's disease may be "at work" promoting deposits of plaque in the brain long before any symptoms of the disease can be...

Penn Team Identifies Gene Responsible for Some Cases of Male Infertility

In the most severe form of male infertility, men do not make any measurable levels of sperm. This condition, called azoospermia, affects approximately 1 percent of the male population and is...

Temple-Led Research Team Finds Bacterial Biofilms May Play a Role in Lupus

(Philadelphia, PA) – Lupus, multiple sclerosis, and type-1 diabetes are among more than a score of diseases in which the immune system attacks the body it was designed to defend. But just why...

Reasearchers Identify Brain Abnormalities in People with Schizophrenia

ATLANTA—Structural brain abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia, providing insight into how the condition may develop and respond to treatment, have been identified in an internationally...

Enriched Blood Cells Preserve Cognition in Mice With Features of Alzheimer's Disease

Cedars-Sinai Research Suggests That Targeting Alzheimer's Disease With Specialized Immune Cells Might Someday Have Therapeutic Effects in Humans Contact: Sandy Van | Email: sandy@prpacific.com...

Genomics among the biggest of big data, researchers say

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Each cell in the body contains a whole genome, yet the data packed into a few DNA molecules could fill a hard drive. As more people have their DNA sequenced, that data will require...

Epigenetic Driver of Glioblastoma Provides New Therapeutic Target

Enzyme turns off genes required for maintaining cancer stem cell properties July 06, 2015 | Heather Buschman, PhD ​Cancer's ability to grow unchecked is often attributed to cancer stem cells, a...

Investigators develop activated T cell therapy for advanced melanoma

Investigators develop activated T cell therapy for advanced melanoma Research by UH Seidman Cancer Center published in Journal of Immunotherapy leads to launch of clinical trial University Hospitals...

Danish researchers map important enzyme in the fight against cancer

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered what regulates an enzyme that is central to the growth of cancer tumours. This could be of great value to future cancer treatment. Danish...

TSRI and Biotech Partners Find New Antibody Weapons against Marburg Virus

TSRI and Biotech Partners Find New Antibody Weapons against Marburg Virus Findings Provide New Tools for Detection of Ebola Viruses, Too LA JOLLA, CA – June 26, 2015 – A new study led by...