New treatments for Alzheimer’s and stroke revealed in several new studies

The results of three new studies indicate there could be new treatments for Alzheimer’s and stroke. One study reveals a possible link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s. Two other studies explore how the substance sovateltide shows promise for treating neurodegenerative disorders. The research data will be presented virtually October 4–7 at the Seventeenth International Conference on Endothelin (ET-17), hosted and […]

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New ‘almanac’ may help clinicians better tailor cancer treatments

Researchers have developed a tool that integrates a variety of molecular data from patients and tumors, with the goal of guiding precision medicine. A promise of precision cancer medicine is for oncologists to tailor treatment based on a patient’s unique molecular profile. In practice, however, interpreting the vast array of data points which make up a person and their cancer […]

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New York Covid shot mandate boosts vaccination rates

The results are in, and New York’s pioneering gamble with mandating COVID-19 vaccines for health care workers has paid off: despite holdouts, the hard-hit state and city has boosted inoculation rates. New York was the first in the nation to order workers to get the shot or face their pay being suspended or even risk getting fired, a mandate that […]

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Scientists identify new therapeutic target in ovarian cancer subtype with poor prognosis

Mutations in the ARID1A gene are present in more than 50% of ovarian clear cell carcinomas (OCCC), for which effective treatments are lacking. Scientists at The Wistar Institute discovered that loss of ARID1A function enhances a cellular stress response pathway that promotes survival of cancer cells, which become sensitive to pharmacological inhibition of this pathway. These findings were published online […]

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New nano particles suppress resistance to cancer immunotherapy

Hokkaido University scientists and colleagues in Japan have found a way that could help some patients overcome resistance to an immunotherapy treatment for cancer. The approach, proven in mice experiments, was reported in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer. The activation of checkpoint proteins on the surfaces of immune cells help regulate the immune response by preventing them from indiscriminately […]

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Researcher unlocks new approach for possible pancreatic cancer treatment

Researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified how restoring a missing molecule in pancreatic fibrosis could help deliver treatments to cancer cells. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers with only 10.8 percent of people surviving five years after diagnosis. One risk factor for pancreatic cancer is chronic pancreatitis, a fibroinflammatory disease. […]

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New web app to help demystify why COVID mutations have the effects they do

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has focussed everyone’s attention on the hidden world of viruses. The emergence of new variants such as Beta and Delta, affects us all: some variants spread more quickly and some are less affected by vaccines. But why? Teams of scientists around the world, including the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium, are tracking the emergence of new variants […]

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Immunologic resilience: A new metric to accurately gauge COVID-19’s path

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System today unveiled a novel concept, “immunologic resilience,” to accurately predict which COVID-19 patients will advance to severe disease and which will not. In their Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology article, the researchers define immunologic resilience as the capacity to preserve […]

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The Best Podcasts For New Moms

Syda Productions/Shutterstock By Ashley Moor/Aug. 31, 2021 9:54 pm EDT Especially for new moms, pregnancy and motherhood can be overwhelming. It’s likely that you’re nearly overcome with questions and anxiety that leads you to spend hours researching every aspect of motherhood — from breastfeeding to postpartum depression. Rather than sifting through thousands of articles on the internet, perhaps you’d rather enjoy […]

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