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Lethal combination: Drug cocktail turns off the juice to cancer cells

University of Basel | 12-11-2018

A widely used diabetes medication combined with an antihypertensive drug specifically inhibits tumor growth – this was discovered by researchers from the University of Basel’s Biozentrum two years ago. …

Paternal grandfather’s high access to food may indicate higher mortality risk in grandsons

Stockholm University | 12-11-2018

A paternal grandfather’s access to food during his childhood is associated with mortality risk, especially cancer mortality, in his grandson, shows a large three-generational study from Stockholm …

Study links frequent red meat consumption to high levels of chemical associated with heart disease

NIH-NHLBI | 12-11-2018

Researchers have identified another reason to limit red meat consumption: high levels of a gut-generated chemical called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), …

Human antibody discovery could save lives from fungal killer

University of Exeter | 12-11-2018

Despite public health efforts, many people who get fungal infections in their bloodstreams die, even if they can be identified and treated with antifungal drugs. …

Sprayable gel could help the body fight off cancer after surgery

UCLA Health Sciences | 12-10-2018

Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease — almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it’s often the first line of treatment …

Some brain tumors may respond to immunotherapy, new study suggests

Columbia University Irving Medical Center | 12-10-2018

Immunotherapy has proved effective in treating a number of cancers, but brain tumors have remained stubbornly resistant. Now, a new study suggests that a slow-growing brain tumor arising in patients …

Study identifies a key cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans

São Paulo Research Foundation | 12-10-2018

The relationship between influenza and pneumonia has long been observed by health workers. Its genetic and cellular mechanisms have now been investigated in depth by scientists in a study …

Two compounds in coffee may team up to fight Parkinson’s disease

Rutgers University | 12-10-2018

Rutgers scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia – two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration. …

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 …

Biomedical Advances

Biomedical Advances

Lethal combination: Drug cocktail turns off the juice to cancer cells

University of Basel | 12-11-2018

A widely used diabetes medication combined with an antihypertensive drug specifically inhibits tumor growth – this was discovered by researchers from the University of Basel’s Biozentrum two years ago. …

Lethal combination: Drug cocktail turns off the juice to cancer cells

University of Basel | 12-11-2018

A widely used diabetes medication combined with an antihypertensive drug specifically inhibits tumor growth – this was discovered by researchers from the University of Basel’s Biozentrum two years ago. …

Diet and Lifestyle

Diet and Lifestyle

Paternal grandfather’s high access to food may indicate higher mortality risk in grandsons

Stockholm University | 12-11-2018

A paternal grandfather’s access to food during his childhood is associated with mortality risk, especially cancer mortality, in his grandson, shows a large three-generational study from Stockholm …

Paternal grandfather’s high access to food may indicate higher mortality risk in grandsons

Stockholm University | 12-11-2018

A paternal grandfather’s access to food during his childhood is associated with mortality risk, especially cancer mortality, in his grandson, shows a large three-generational study from Stockholm …

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 …