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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 17:35:50 +0000
Researchers have developed an antibody that pushes the immune system to fight tumor cells in a manner more effective than customary chemotherapy for individuals with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to a new study presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology conference this weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark. In a three-phase clinical trial, previously […]
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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:58:45 +0000
From malaria to Zika, the West Nile virus to yellow fever, mosquitoes transmit some of the most potent and potentially dangerous diseases on the planet, but research published earlier this month in the journal Nature Communications has identified a novel way to combat some of them. In the study, Dr. Christopher Potter, an assistant professor […]
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Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:44:12 +0000
Advancements in science and medicine have helped people live longer and longer over the last several hundred years, but new research published this week in the journal Nature suggests that no matter what we do, it is unlikely that most people will make it past the age of 115. According to CBS News, medical breakthroughs […]
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Sun, 02 Oct 2016 14:20:12 +0000
A newly-developed influenza vaccine could provide protection for as much as 88% of all known strains of the virus with a single dose, the international team of researchers behind the breakthrough reported in a recent edition of the peer-reviewed scientific journal Bioinformatics. Dr. Derek Gatherer of Lancaster University and colleagues from Spain and the UK […]
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:21:34 +0000
A new drug that focuses on the brain’s stress system might help decrease alcohol use in individuals with alcohol addiction, according to a new study from scientists at the National Institutes of Health. In the study, published by the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, scientists carried out a randomized clinical trial of a new medication known as ABT-436, […]
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:07:36 +0000
A new type of flexible artificial bone developed by researchers at Northwestern University can be 3D printed, shaped, and sutured to tissues and appears to act like natural bone when inside the human body, according to a study published this week in Science Translational Medicine. Adam Jakus, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of materials […]
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:58:16 +0000
Using a prevalent group of painkillers has been linked to a heightened risk of heart failure by a new study published in the British Medical Journal. The new study is based on data for 10 million people, with an average age of 77, who took non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen and naproxen, which are […]
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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:15:14 +0000
According to new interactive maps released by the World Health Organization, 92 percent of the world’s population resides in areas where air quality is below the international organization’s standards. “The new WHO model shows countries where the air pollution danger spots are, and provides a baseline for monitoring progress in combating it,” Flavia Bustreo, assistant […]
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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:03:34 +0000
Doctors in New York have announced the first birth of a child conceived via a controversial fertility procedure involving genetic material from three different people. The procedure to conceive the so-called “three-parent baby” was performed by American and British doctors in Mexico. The treatment has been approved for use in the United Kingdom, but not […]
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:12:22 +0000
Upon hearing several of his patients passed their kidney stones after riding a Disney World roller coaster, Michigan State University urologist David Wartinger had to check it out for himself. The result of his investigation is a new paper published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association that says the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad […]
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