International study discovers bacteria previously thought harmless can worsen existing lung disease

A team of international scientists led by the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has discovered that Neisseria—a genus of bacteria that lives in the human body—is not as harmless as previously thought, and can cause infections in patients with bronchiectasis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In a study published today in Cell Host & Microbe, the team […]

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When surgery for endometriosis is the answer

Endometriosis is a painful condition where cells similar to the lining of the uterus grow outside of the uterus. While it most commonly occurs in the pelvis, it can occur anywhere in the abdomen or pelvis. Dr. Megan Wasson, a Mayo Clinic medical and surgical gynecologist, says it’s a quality-of-life issue, affecting approximately 1 out of every 10 reproductive-aged individuals. […]

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Study compares the benefits of taking antihypertensive medication in the morning or evening

A pragmatic randomised trial in more than 21,000 patients with high blood pressure followed for over five years has concluded that protection against heart attack, stroke and vascular death is not affected by whether antihypertensive medications are taken in the morning or evening. The late breaking research is presented in a Hot Line session today at ESC Congress 2022 and […]

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Neoadjuvant immunotherapy improves outlook in high-risk melanoma

Patients with high-risk melanoma who received the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab both before and after surgery to remove cancerous tissue had a significantly lower risk of their cancer recurring than similar patients who received the drug only after surgery. These results from a research study by the SWOG Cancer Research Network, a cancer clinical trials group funded by the National Cancer […]

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Interactions between SIRT5 and SARS-CoV-2 Nsp14 protein

In a recent study published in the PLOS Pathogens journal, researchers investigated the interactions between sirtuin 5 (SIRT5) and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) nonstructural protein (Nsp14) protein. Study: SIRT5 is a proviral factor that interacts with SARS-CoV-2 Nsp14 protein. Image Credit: CROCOTHERY/Shutterstock The highly conserved enzyme called SARS-CoV-2 Nsp14 is essential for viral replication. The non-structural protein […]

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Access to New Cancer Treatment Is a Hurdle for Rural Americans

Suzanne Behanna initially turned down an experimental but potentially lifesaving cancer treatment. Three years ago, the newlywed, then 62, was sick with stage 4 lymphoma, sick from two failed rounds of chemotherapy, and sick of living in a trailer park near the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. It was fall 2019, and treatment had forced her […]

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Variants in BRCA1/2 and MMR genes in children with cancer

Pathogenic variants in BRCA1/2 genes are associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer in adults, and variants in mismatch repair (MMR) genes increase the risk of gastrointestinal and other cancers. Until now, the role of such variants in children and adolescents with cancer was unclear. An international study initiated by the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology […]

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Suffer with migraines? These Pilates moves could help

Around 10 million people aged 15-69 in the UK suffer from migraines – and they are horrendous.  Research has shown that while mild exercise can help to curb oncoming migraines, if it’s too strenuous, it can also act as a trigger.  This is why Pilates might be a good exercise option for those with migraines. Not only does Pilates slightly […]

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