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Study suggests using excess stress to kill therapy resistant breast cancer

CINCINNATI - Maxing out the inherently stressed nature of treatment-resistant breast cancer cells thwarts their adaptive ability to evolve genetic workarounds to treatment, a new study suggests....

Neuroscientists reveals autism's 'noisy' secret: 3-D simulator reveals inner workings of the autistic brain

Strapped into a motion-enabled simulator and wearing 3D glasses, 36 adolescent volunteers recently experienced what it was like to "travel" through a field of virtual stars. The experiments...

Scientists create mice with a major genetic cause of ALS and FTD

Scientists at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida created a novel mouse that exhibits the symptoms and neurodegeneration associated with the most common genetic forms of frontotemporal dementia (FTD)...

Pitt team IDs two new, very large classes of RNAs linked to cancer biomarker

PITTSBURGH, May 26, 2015 - Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified two new classes of RNAs that are closely associated with a protein known to be a prognostic...

New chemical technology boosts potency of targeted cancer therapy

In work that heralds a new, more potent form of targeted therapy for cancer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have devised a chemical technology that doesn't just disable malevolent...

Researchers discover molecular approach to promote cancer cell death

Researchers discover molecular approach to promote cancer cell death Emory Health Sciences 21-May-2015 Lung cancer researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have discovered a novel...

UCLA researchers identify a potentially effective treatment for methamphetamine addiction

A team led by Lara Ray found that Naltrexone significantly reduced people's craving for methamphetamine, and that it made them less aroused by the drug. A new study by UCLA researchers has found that...

New device successfully captures metastasis-associated circulating tumor cell clusters

The latest version of a microfluidic device for capturing rare circulating tumor cells (CTCs) is the first designed specifically to capture clusters of two or more cells, rather than single cells....

Collaborative research team solves cancer-cell mutation mystery

Breakthrough has implications for better targeted cancer treatment protocols More than 500,000 people in the United States die each year of cancer-related causes. Now, emerging research has...

Scientists discover bacterial cause behind fatal heart complications

Researchers at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health have discovered a key cause of life threatening heart complications, conditions that frequently follow severe...

Discovery of a treatment to block the progression of multiple sclerosis

A drug that could halt the progression of multiple sclerosis may soon be developed thanks to a discovery by a team at the CHUM Research Centre and the University of Montreal. The researchers have...

UCI neurobiologists restore youthful vigor to adult brains

Reactivated plasticity points to new treatments for developmental disorders Irvine, Calif., May 18, 2015 -- They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. The same can be said of the adult...

Bigger capsules may be long-sought key for transplanting islet cells

Changing the size of cell-carrying spheres may surmount the difficulties that have bedeviled diabetes researchers trying to ferry insulin-producing islet cells into hosts as a way to treat type 1...

Pactamycin analogs offer new, gentler approach to cancer treatment

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University are pursuing a new concept in treatment of epithelial cancer, especially head and neck cancer, by using two promising "analogs" of an...

Healing plants inspire new compounds for psychiatric drugs

Scientists look to healers in Nigeria to develop better therapies for mental disorders EVANSTON, Ill. -- Treatments used by traditional healers in Nigeria have inspired scientists at Northwestern...

Finding should enhance treatments that stop immune system attack

Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important discovery about an immune cell which is already being used in immunotherapy to treat diseases such as type I diabetes. Dr Mark Travis...

siRNA-toting nanoparticles inhibit breast cancer metastasis

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University combined finely crafted nanoparticles with one of nature's potent disrupters to prevent the spread of triple-negative breast cancer in mouse models....

Experimental gene therapy holds promise against metastatic prostate cancer

Even with the best available treatments, the median survival of patients with metastatic, hormone-refractory prostate cancer is only two to three years. Driven by the need for more effective...

Drug perks up old muscles and aging brains

Inhibitor tamps down TGF-beta1 and rejuvenates aging stem cells in brain and muscles Whether you're brainy, brawny or both, you may someday benefit from a drug found to rejuvenate aging brain and...

A TRIGGER THAT LIKELY UNLEASHES AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Australian researchers believe they have discovered a group of cells that trigger autoimmune disease, as well as the molecular 'trigger guard' that normally holds them in check. These previously...