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New insights into childhood cancer

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin | 12-10-2018

Peripheral nervous system tumors are one of the most common types of childhood tumors. While some of these tumors, known as neuroblastoma, disappear on their own without treatment, others will continue to grow …

Research team identifies promising diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease

Johns Hopkins Medicine | 12-10-2018

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have identified in live human brains new radioactive “tracer” molecules that bind to and “light up” tau tangles, a protein associated with a number of neurodegenerative diseases …

Statins have low risk of side effects

American Heart Association | 12-10-2018

The cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins have demonstrated substantial benefits in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes caused by blood clots (ischemic strokes) in at-risk patients. Since statins are associated with a low risk of side effects, …

Genetic influences on physical activity reported

UK Biobank | 12-10-2018

Time spent sitting, sleeping and moving is determined in part by our genes, University of Oxford researchers have shown. In one of the most detailed projects of its kind, the scientists studied the activity of 91,105 UK Biobank participants …

A code for reprogramming immune sentinels

Lund University | 12-07-2018

For the first time, a research team at Lund University in Sweden has successfully reprogrammed mouse and human skin cells into immune cells called dendritic cells. The process is quick and effective, …

Inflammatory bowel disease linked to prostate cancer

Northwestern University | 12-07-2018

Men with inflammatory bowel disease have four to five times higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, reports a 20-year study from Northwestern Medicine. …

Researchers explore what’s behind Mediterranean diet and lower cardiovascular risk

Brigham and Women's Hospital | 12-07-2018

A new study offers insights from a cohort study of women in the U.S. who reported consuming a Mediterranean-type diet. …

Bacterial ‘sleeper cells’ evade antibiotics and weaken defense against infection

Imperial College London | 12-07-2018

New research, from scientists at Imperial College London, unravels how so-called bacterial persister cells manipulate our immune cells, …

Drug reduces hot flashes, improves breast cancer survivor quality of life

Mayo Clinic | 12-07-2018

Research led by oncologists Roberto Leon-Ferre, M.D. and Charles Loprinzi, M.D. of Mayo Clinic has found that the drug oxybutynin helps to reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes in women who are unable to take …

Repurposing wasp venom as an antibiotic drug

Massachusetts Institute of Technology | 12-07-2018

The venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria. Unfortunately, many of these compounds are also toxic for humans, making it impossible to use them as antibiotic drugs. …

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Biomedical Advances

Biomedical Advances

New insights into childhood cancer

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin | 12-10-2018

Peripheral nervous system tumors are one of the most common types of childhood tumors. While some of these tumors, known as neuroblastoma, disappear on their own without treatment, others will continue to grow …

New insights into childhood cancer

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin | 12-10-2018

Peripheral nervous system tumors are one of the most common types of childhood tumors. While some of these tumors, known as neuroblastoma, disappear on their own without treatment, others will continue to grow …

Diet and Lifestyle

Diet and Lifestyle

Researchers explore what’s behind Mediterranean diet and lower cardiovascular risk

Brigham and Women's Hospital | 12-07-2018

A new study offers insights from a cohort study of women in the U.S. who reported consuming a Mediterranean-type diet. …

Researchers explore what’s behind Mediterranean diet and lower cardiovascular risk

Brigham and Women's Hospital | 12-07-2018

A new study offers insights from a cohort study of women in the U.S. who reported consuming a Mediterranean-type diet. …

Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Statins overprescribed for primary prevention

University of Zurich | 12-06-2018

Even healthy people who don’t suffer from a cardiovascular disease are prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs, known as statins, if they meet certain risk criteria. However, for years the use of statins for primary prevention …

Statins overprescribed for primary prevention

University of Zurich | 12-06-2018

Even healthy people who don’t suffer from a cardiovascular disease are prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs, known as statins, if they meet certain risk criteria. However, for years the use of statins for primary prevention …