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Study: Progression of dysfunctional tau protein drives cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease

Study: Progression of dysfunctional tau protein drives cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease Published on March 24, 2015 at 4:24 AM · By examining more than 3,600 postmortem brains,...

Deuterium-containing sigma-1 agonist demonstrates anti-seizure, anti-inflammatory effects in TBI model

Deuterium-containing sigma-1 agonist demonstrates anti-seizure, anti-inflammatory effects in TBI model Published on March 24, 2015 at 1:53 AM · Research results published in the Journal of...

Genetic discovery may offer new avenue of attack against schistosomiasis

Genetic discovery may offer new avenue of attack against schistosomiasis 03/24/2015 CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a group of genes in one species...

Penn Medicine: Potential new drug target may protect against certain neurodegenerative diseases

Penn Medicine: Potential new drug target may protect against certain neurodegenerative diseases 20-Mar-2015 Findings could pave way for precision medicine approach to treatment of neurological...

Study announces a durable vaccine for Ebola

Study announces a durable vaccine for Ebola 25-Mar-2015 A cytomegalovirus-based vaccine provides long-lasting protective immunity against Ebola virus, and has potential for development as a...

TSRI team discovers enzyme that keeps blood stem cells functional to prevent anemia

TSRI team discovers enzyme that keeps blood stem cells functional to prevent anemia Public Release: 23-Mar-2015 Scripps Research Institute LA JOLLA, CA - March 23, 2015 - Stem cells can generate any...

Brain tumor cells decimated by mitochondrial 'smart bomb'

Brain tumor cells decimated by mitochondrial 'smart bomb' Public Release: 24-Mar-2015 Houston Methodist HOUSTON -- ( March 24, 2015 ) -- An experimental drug that attacks brain tumor tissue...

WSU researchers show how fatty acids can fight prostate cancer

Mechanism points way to more effective drug treatment SPOKANE, Wash.--Washington State University researchers have found a mechanism by which omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth and spread of...

3-D snapshot of protein highlights potential drug target for breast cancer

The genome of a cell is under constant attack, suffering DNA damage that requires an army of repair mechanisms to keep the cell healthy and alive. Understanding the behavior of the enzymes defending...

Antibiotic nanoparticles attack respiratory infection and reduce drug side effects

Estoril, Portugal: Treating respiratory disease is often difficult because drugs have to cross biological barriers such as respiratory tissue and mucosa, and must therefore be given in large...

New genome-editing technology to help treat blood cancers

Melbourne researchers have developed a new genome editing technology that can target and kill blood cancer cells with high accuracy. Using the technology, researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall...

Blood pressure drug protects against symptoms of multiple sclerosis in animal models

Blood pressure drug protects against symptoms of multiple sclerosis in animal models FDA-approved drug prevents myelin loss and alleviates symptoms of MS by enhancing innate cellular protective...

Genetically engineered immunotoxin shows early promise in patients with B-cell malignancies

Genetically engineered immunotoxin shows early promise in patients with B-cell malignancies American Association for Cancer Research Public Release: 13-Mar-2015 Almost all patients with a group of...

New antibody therapy dramatically improves psoriasis symptoms in clinical trial

New antibody therapy dramatically improves psoriasis symptoms in clinical trial Only a single treatment produced what researchers describe as 'rapid, substantial, and durable clinical...

A new tool for detecting and destroying norovirus

GERMAN CANCER RESEARCH CENTER (DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM, DKFZ) Infection with highly contagious noroviruses, while not usually fatal, can lead to a slew of unpleasant symptoms such as...

Psychedelic drug use could reduce psychological distress, suicidal thinking, study suggests

Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Summary: A history of psychedelic drug use is associated with less psychological distress and fewer suicidal thoughts, planning and attempts, according to new research....

M-MDSCs shut down arthritis in mouse model of the disease

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that immature myeloid cells that suppress T cell activity also inhibit B cell proliferation and antibody production ameliorating...

Radical Vaccine Design Effective Against Herpes Viruses

A new way of thinking challenges standard notions about what a herpes vaccine should look like. Highlights Herpes simplex virus infections are an enormous global public health problem. There are...

Salk scientists move one step closer to creating drug that could prevent HIV virus

LA JOLLA--Imagine a single drug that could prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, treat patients who have already contracted HIV, and even remove all the dormant copies of the virus...

Experimental drug turns 'bad' white fat into 'good' brown-like fat

An experimental drug causes loss of weight and fat in mice, a new study has found. The study results will be presented Friday at the Endocrine Society's 97th annual meeting in San Diego. Known as...