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Exercise to prevent falls recommended for older adults at increased risk for falls
For adults 65 years or older who are at increased risk of falling, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends exercise, such as supervised individual and group classes and physical therapy, to prevent falls, and that clinicians selectively check older adults' risks for falls and then offer tailored interventions that address those specific risks.
New study finds people covered by universal health coverage will fall far below SDGs
An estimated 5.4 billion people globally are expected to be covered under some form of universal health care (UHC) by 2030, up from 4.3 billion in 2015, but far below the related target in United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3, according to a new scientific study.
Strong carbon fiber artificial muscles can lift 12,600 times their own weight
Some Illinois researchers working on artificial muscles are seeing results even the fittest individuals would envy, designing muscles capable of lifting up to 12,600 times their own weight.
Novel thermal phases of topological quantum matter in the lab
A quantum simulation of topological phases of matter at finite temperature has be realized for the first time by a group of researchers from Universidad Complutense, IBM, ETH Zurich, MIT and Harvard University.
Abramson Cancer Canter studies show promise of immunotherapy combinations, including CAR T
As immunotherapies continue to make up a larger share of new cancer drugs, researchers are looking for the most effective ways to use these cutting edge treatments in combination with each or with other pre-existing options.
What happens to our muscles during spaceflight and when living on Mars?
The inactivity of astronauts during spaceflights presents a significant risk to their muscles, says a new study in The Journal of Physiology.
Novel proteomics strategies aid cancer research
This month's issue of the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics features several studies using novel proteomics methods to address unanswered questions in cancer research, including protein variation within tumors; the failure of some candidate cancer drugs; and how chemotherapeutic combinations act synergistically.
People who use medical marijuana more likely to use and misuse prescription drugs
Can medical marijuana help to fight the opioid epidemic? Many believe that it can.
FDA approves new standard of care for kidney cancer
The US Food and Drug Administration granted approval to the combination of two immunotherapy drugs, ipilimumab and nivolumab, for the treatment of metastatic kidney cancer.
The microbiome of a native plant is much more resilient than expected
The microbiome, which consists of all microorganisms that live on or in plants, animals and also humans, is important for the health and development of these organisms.
Adolescents' cooking skills strongly predict future nutritional well-being
Evidence suggests that developing cooking and food preparation skills is important for health and nutrition, yet the practice of home cooking is declining and now rarely taught in school.
New study finds that workplace anxiety isn't always a bad thing
Researchers have developed a new comprehensive model of workplace anxiety.
Mother's depression might do the same to her child's IQ
Roughly one in 10 women in the United States will experience depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Study paves way for healthier and more robust eggs
An eggshell is made up of both organic and inorganic matter that contains calcium carbonate.
Global ROS1 initiative: A patient-researcher collaboration targeting ROS1 cancer
CU presentation at AACR2018 describes the first research-focused group of patients organized around the genetic mutation that creates their cancer, namely changes to the gene ROS1.
Simple one-page tool improves patient satisfaction with doctor visit
A simple, one-page form given to patients ahead of their doctor visit can significantly improve satisfaction with the care they receive, according to a study by Duke Health researchers.
Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) 40th Annual Meeting
Smell and taste are vital senses that bring pleasure to daily life, inform us about our environment, and guide fundamental behaviors in humans and animals.
Researchers find resilience counteracts effects of childhood abuse and neglect on health
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have determined that psychological resilience has a positive effect on health outcomes for people living with schizophrenia.
Studying oxygen, scientists discover clues to recovery from mass extinction
A research team, led by scientists from Arizona State University and funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation, is helping to understand why the Permian-Triassic mass extinction event happened and why it took life so long to recover.
NASA's GPM catches line of strong storms responsible for tornadoes in eastern US
On Sunday, April 15, a line of strong storms at one point stretched from the Florida Straits below the Florida Keys all the way up the East Coast and into Ohio.
Digital remains should be treated with the same care and respect as physical remains
An Oxford University study published in Nature advises that people's digital remains, such as, social media activity and online history, should be viewed in the same way as the human body, and treated with care and respect rather than manipulated for commercial gain.
Study reports possible novel method for stopping untreatable pediatric brain cancers
Researchers used an experimental molecular therapy in preclinical laboratory tests to effectively treat several types of deadly pediatric brain cancer and now propose advancing the treatment to clinical testing in children.
Can we tell black holes apart?
Astrophysicists at Goethe University Frankfurt, and collaborators in the ERC-funded project BlackHoleCam in Bonn and Nijmegen have created and compared self-consistent and realistic images of the shadow of an accreting supermassive black hole.
Preventing fractures and falls: Shedding light on the USPSTF's new recommendations
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released new recommendation statements on preventing fractures and falls in older adults, casting doubt on vitamin D and calcium supplements but advocating for exercise and other interventions.
Rosalind Franklin University leads study in solving the structure of ATP synthase
A team of scientists headed by Rosalind Franklin University Professor David M.
Though most prolapse surgeries regress over time, symptoms remain improved
A Duke-led study publishing April 17 in the Journal of the American Medical Association followed women for five years after two common prolapse surgeries and found failure rates for both procedures were equally high, at over 60 percent.
New type of opal formed by common seaweed discovered
Scientists have discovered a completely new type of opal formed by a common seaweed which harnesses natural technology by self-assembling a nanostructure of oil droplets to control how light reflects from its cells to display a shimmering array of colours that until now, has only been seen in the gem stone.
Could statins ease deadly heart condition in rare neuromuscular disease?
Decreased HDL and ApoA-l levels in the general population are associated with an increased risk of death from cardiomyopathy and heart failure.
Invertebrates inspire first fully 3-D printed active materials for robots
To overcome the material rigidity and actuation limitations in current robotic systems, a joint US Army Research Laboratory and University of Minnesota research project sought inspiration from invertebrates.
USPSTF recommendation statement on vitamin D, calcium supplementation to prevent fractures
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes current scientific evidence is insufficient regarding the use of vitamin D and calcium, alone or in combination, to prevent fractures in men and premenopausal women.
Surrey creates new tool to speed up the design of wearable tech
People could soon power items such as their mobile phones or personal health equipment by simply using their daily movements, thanks to a new research tool that could be used by manufacturers.
New findings to help in the fight against wombat mange
New answers have been uncovered in the fight against bare-nosed wombat sarcoptic mange, thanks to the latest research by the University of Tasmania.
High-quality nursing homes lower risks for long-term care placement for older adults
In a new study, researchers decided to examine the role that skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) play with regard to older adults' placements in long-term care facilities.
Foodborne illness caused by common agricultural practice, casts doubts on biocidal product labeling
Chlorine, commonly used in the agriculture industry to decontaminate fresh produce, can make foodborne pathogens undetectable, according to new research published in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
Carbon dioxide as a raw material
Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have found a way to turn climate-damaging CO2 into an alcohol that could serve as a raw material for the chemical industry - without producing large amounts of salt waste that usually arise.
Diagnosing, treating neuropathy symptoms in cancer patients not exact science
Most of the roughly 15.5 million cancer survivors in the US receive chemotherapy, and roughly 65 percent develop some degree of the chemotherapy-induced nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy.
Machine learning techniques may reveal cause-effect relationships in protein dynamics data
Machine learning algorithms excel at finding complex patterns within big data, so researchers often use them to make predictions.
Study: Ibuprofen, acetaminophen more effective than opioids in treating dental pain
Ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alone or in combination with acetaminophen are better at easing dental pain than opioids, according to new research conducted with the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.
Divorce and low socioeconomic status carry higher risk of second heart attack or stroke
Heart attack survivors who are divorced or have low socioeconomic status have a higher risk of a second attack, according to research from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a European Society of Cardiology journal.
Biophysics: Making patterns robust
Correct protein localization is crucial for many fundamental cellular processes.
A new, streamlined approach to diagnosing and treating bowel cancer
Researchers at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the University of Adelaide have discovered a faster, more cost-effective way to determine which DNA mutations cause human bowel cancer.
Study finds high rates of type 1 diabetes near food swamps
Hotspots of type 1 diabetes in New York City are found in food swamps, areas with a higher proportion of fast food restaurants, for children and adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of the Endocrine Society.
Opioid-related hospitalizations rising in Medicare patients without opioid prescriptions
A 2014 federal change that limited the dispensing of hydrocodone products may be indirectly contributing to the illegal use of some of those drugs, a study by University of Texas Medical Branch researchers has found.
Can your dog predict an earthquake? Evidence is shaky, say researchers
For centuries people have claimed that strange behavior by their cats, dogs and even cows can predict an imminent earthquake, but the first rigorous analysis of the phenomenon concludes that there is no strong evidence behind the claim.
OncoDNA announces publication of peer-reviewed study in Oncotarget assessing the utility of its uniq
OncoDNA treatment recommendation followed in 60% of cases. 93% of treatment decisions were made based on a holistic approach combining next generation sequencing (NGS) and multiple biomarker analysis provided by OncoDNA.
Marine fish won an evolutionary lottery 66 million years ago, UCLA biologists report
Why do the Earth's oceans contain such a staggering diversity of fish of so many different sizes, shapes, colors and ecologies?
Researchers develop first gene drive targeting worldwide crop pest
UC San Diego biologists have created the world's first gene drive system--a mechanism for manipulating genetic inheritance--in Drosophila suzukii, an agricultural pest that has invaded much of the United States and caused millions of dollars in damage to high-value berry and other fruit crops.
Polymer-graphene nanocarpets to electrify smart fabrics
Scientists developed a versatile modification method of graphene without destroying it, which can build strong covalent bonds with polymers.
First long-term study finds half trillion dollars spent on HIV/AIDS
Spending on HIV/AIDS globally between 2000 and 2015 totaled more than half a trillion dollars, according to a new scientific study, the first comprehensive analysis of funding for the disease.
Scientists make counter-intuitive observations in hybrid quantum systems
Scientist have found that the cooling of quantum systems coupled to a common reservoir can lead to counter-intuitive behavior, where one of the quantum systems actually heats up.
Rethinking the fight as surge of malaria deaths in conflict zones threatens to upend progress
Ten years of progress globally in the fight against malaria have masked the rapid rise of infections and deaths in African countries experiencing conflict and famine, though new strategies implemented in places like the Central African Republic, South Sudan, and northern Nigeria could provide a way forward, according to research presented this week at the 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan African Malaria Conference.
Global first determination of crystal structure of gastric proton pump
Nagoya University-centered researchers determined the first crystal structure the gastric proton pump H+, K+-ATPase responsible for acidifying gastric juice down to pH1.
Performing under pressure: Modeling oxidation in high-stress materials
Each year, the effects of corroding materials sap more than $1 trillion from the global economy.
Under-fives should be priority for snail fever therapy, study finds
Pre-school children in sub-Saharan Africa should be tested regularly for a common infection known as snail fever, which would reduce the spread of the disease.
How does plant DNA avoid the ravages of UV radiation?
Plants can't come in from the sun or slather on sunblock; instead they have a super robust DNA repair kit to combat UV radiation.
PharmaMar discovers new data on the mechanism of action of plitidepsin in tumor cells
PharmaMar (MSE: PHM) has presented during the AACR meeting (American Association for Cancer Research) in Chicago new data about how plitidepsin works on the tumor cells.
A potential setback in the personalized medicine of cancer
One of the most constant and exhaustive searches in cancer research is for a treatment aimed specifically at the Ras family of genes, the most common oncogenes and those that initiate many of the most lethal tumors.
The enzyme designers
Practically all biochemical processes involve enzymes that accelerate chemical reactions.
New capabilities at NSLS-II set to advance materials science
The Hard X-ray Nanoprobe at Brookhaven Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source II now offers a combination of world-leading spatial resolution and multimodal imaging.
Science and Twitter join forces to uncover a globally imperiled plant species
What happens when researchers and social media combine forces in the name of science?
Observing inflammatory cells in the body
Researchers at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence develop a new method that enables them to genetically modify immune cells, multiply them and visualize them in living organisms.
Army research rejuvenates older zinc batteries
Army scientists, with a team of researchers from the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, have created a water-based zinc battery that is simultaneously powerful, rechargeable and intrinsically safe.
Top-down approach gets to the bottom of cancer
By studying patient colorectal tumors, a Northwestern University research team characterizes a fully intact protein that results from a mutation of the RAS gene, the first cancer gene ever pinpointed in human cancer cells.
An AI that makes road maps from aerial images
MIT CSAIL's 'RoadTracer' system could reduce workload for developers of apps like Google Maps
Ben-Gurion University researchers develop algorithm to locate fake users on many social networks
Overall, the results demonstrated that in a real-life friendship scenario we can detect people who have the strongest friendship ties as well as malicious users, even on Twitter,' the researchers say.
What is flame jetting? (video)
We know fuels like gasoline and alcohol can burn. But sometimes, when the conditions are just right, a hand-held container of fuel being poured near an ignition source can shoot out a 10-foot jet of flame.
350,000 stars' DNA interrogated in search for sun's lost siblings
An international team of astronomers has revealed the 'DNA' of more than 350,000 stars in the Milky Way, which should help them find the siblings of the sun, now scattered across the sky.
KAIST develops sodium ion batteries using copper sulfide
A KAIST research team recently developed sodium ion batteries using copper sulfide anode.
Bacterial 'gene swapping' sparks disease outbreaks
A new study by scientists at the University of Liverpool documents, for the first time, how the ability of bacteria to swap genetic material with each other can directly affect the emergence and spread of globally important infectious diseases.
Data shows migration more strongly linked to aspiration than desperation
The Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, analyze global survey data which sheds light on the motivations of people who decide to migrate.
Understanding Mercury's magnetic tail
Theoretical physicists used simulations to explain the unusual readings collected in 2009 by the Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging mission.
For aggressive breast cancer in the brain, researchers clarify immune response
In a preliminary study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2018 in Chicago, researchers from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center revealed findings for what kind of immune response the body is staging against triple negative breast cancer that has spread to the brain.
Scientists reveal trends in carbon storage and sequestration across Chinese ecosystems
Led by Professor FANG Jingyun from the Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with collaborators, the ecosystem carbon sequestration project team was set up, the team aims to quantify the magnitude and distribution of ecosystem carbon pools and sequestration in China's terrestrial ecosystems.
The 'bread basket' of the tropics? Study explores tropical grain production
Agricultural economists at the University of Illinois wanted to learn more about the productivity of grain production in the tropics.
Scientists identify potential targets for new autoimmune disease treatments
Researchers have provided new insight into how a gene associated with autoimmunity contributes to disease in humans.
Statins save lives of people with high levels of LDL cholesterol
Cholesterol-lowering drugs are more likely to save thousands of additional lives when used in people with higher levels of LDL cholesterol, or 'bad' cholesterol, according to a new study from the University of Iowa, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Your immune system holds the line against repeat invaders, thanks to this molecule
his new insight may allow researchers to design drugs that improve immune responses to vaccines.
Scientists find some human cancers to be 'evolutionary accidents'
New research, published in Biological Reviews and conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool and Escola Superior de Ciências da Saúde (Brasília, Brazil) has found some type of cancers unique to humans may be a result of evolutionary accidents.
Diversified business groups offer improved growth
Firms that belong to diversified business groups can better exploit growth opportunities, thanks to the ability to draw on the group's skilled human capital, according to new research from Cass Business School.
New clues point to relief for chronic itching
Studying mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St.
Trust in science, news and experts is influenced by sound quality
New research using manipulated audio clips from NPR's Science Friday and YouTube videos of academic presentations indicates that poor audio quality can create distrust -- in both the information and the source, while high audio quality strengthens their credibility.
More than 12,000 marine creatures uncovered during West Java deep-sea exploration
Scientists who participated in the South Java Deep Sea Biodiversity Expedition 2018 had collected more than 12,000 creatures during their 14-day voyage to survey the unexplored deep seas off the southern coast of West Java, Indonesia.
Comparison of type 2 diabetes treatments in improving survival
In a comparison of different classes of drugs used to lower blood sugar levels for patients with type 2 diabetes, sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors or glucagon-like peptide 1(GLP-1) agonists were associated with a lower risk of death than dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors or control (placebo or no treatment).
Smooth dance moves confirm new bird-of-paradise species
Newly publicized audiovisuals support full species status for one of the dancing birds-of-paradise in New Guinea.
Of mice and disease: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria discovered in NYC house mice
A study by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health finds New York City house mice carry bacteria responsible for mild to life-threatening gastroenteritis in people, and some of these bacteria may be resistant to antibiotics.
Calculus III for cells
Cells can sense and respond to surface curvature in very clever ways, as shown in research led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.
Modeling prosocial behavior increases helping in 16-month-olds
Shortly after they turn 1, most babies begin to help others, whether by handing their mother an object out of her reach or giving a sibling a toy that has fallen.
Kids hit hard by junk food advertising: New research
Junk food ads are shown more frequently on TV at times when many children are watching, new Heart Foundation-funded research shows.
Gene affects how some women store fat -- and ups their diabetes risk
Cruelly, the gene is sex specific: men with the same variation of the gene have a much less heightened diabetes risk.
A new Listeria species from Costa Rica identified
Listeria costaricensis is the official name given to the new bacterial species described by investigators from the Costa Rican Institute of Technology and the WHO-collaborating center on Listeria at Institut Pasteur.
Giant group of octopus moms discovered in the deep sea
At the bottom of the ocean, scientists discovered hundreds of small pink octopuses and their eggs.
When others fail, new migraine treatment may work
People who have tried unsuccessfully to prevent migraine with other treatments may find relief with a drug called erenumab, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018.
Model can predict success of treatments that manipulate the gut microbiota
A new mathematical model can predict the effectiveness of microbiome therapies that manipulate the immune system through live bacteria and could help doctors choose the most appropriate treatment for people with inflammatory or allergic diseases, a study in eLife reveals.
New highly selective antitumor photodynamic therapy agents synthesized
A team of researchers from Lobachevsky University (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) headed by Professor Alexei Fedorov, Chair of the Organic Chemistry Department, is working to create a new generation of targeted anti-cancer drugs for photodynamic therapy.
Combination therapy strengthens T cells in melanoma pre-clinical study
A pre-clinical study of two drugs designed to boost T cell performance, has revealed the agents, when give in combination, may enhance the immune system's ability to kill melanoma tumors deficient in the tumor suppressor gene PTEN.
Army engineers develop technique to make adaptive materials
Engineers at the US Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland have developed a technique that causes a composite material to become stiffer and stronger on-demand when exposed to ultraviolet light.
Back to the beginning
As scientists try to find therapy options to fight back and neck pain, considerable interest exists in harnessing stem cells to restore nucleus pulposus, the chief material in discs.
Can a simple blood test rule out lung cancer?
A blood test to measure the levels of two proteins in plasma that are common predictors of lung cancer was 98 percent effective in a multicenter clinical trial at distinguishing benign from malignant lung nodules when combined with a patient's clinical characteristics to form an integrated classifier.
Text messaging tool may help fight opioid epidemic
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Epharmix, a digital health company, have created a new automated text messaging service that may curb opioid abuse and prevent relapse.
Flipping the classroom approach in public health -- does student performance improve?
A study analyzed the traditional model of education versus the flipped classroom model -- where pre-recorded lectures are viewed outside of the classroom and in-person class time is devoted to interactive exercises, discussions, and group projects.
Multidisciplinary study provides new insights about French Revolution
New research from experts in history, computer science and cognitive science shines fresh light on the French Revolution, showing how rhetorical and institutional innovations won acceptance for the ideas that built the French republic's foundation and inspired future democracies.
Gene mapping lays groundwork for precision chemotherapy
Despite the great successes of targeted cancer drugs and the promise of novel immunotherapies, the vast majority of people diagnosed with cancer are still first treated with chemotherapy.
Trials in Africa support conditional day 3 follow-up for children with fever
Children in sub-Saharan African settings with uncomplicated fever may be safely managed with conditional, rather than universal, three-day follow-up with a community health worker (CHW), according to two cluster-randomized, community-based non-inferiority trials published this week in PLOS Medicine.
Competition between males improves resilience against climate change
Animal species with males who compete intensively for mates might be more resilient to the effects of climate change, according to research by Queen Mary University of London.
Siblings' experiences in middle childhood predict differences in college graduation status
Graduating from college has significant implications for adults' long-term success, including employment, family formation, and health.
Anthropogenic influence on channel evolution in Datong to Xuliujing reach of Yangtze River
Evolution of river channel pose safety risks for embankments, navigation, and ports.
Full of hot air and proud of it
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are developing new ways to store, separate, and transport gases.
Honeybees are struggling to get enough good bacteria
Modern monoculture farming, commercial forestry and even well-intentioned gardeners could be making it harder for honeybees to store food and fight off diseases, a new study suggests.
Battery's hidden layer revealed
An international team led by Argonne National Laboratory makes breakthrough in understanding the chemistry of the microscopically thin layer that forms between the liquid electrolyte and solid electrode in lithium-ion batteries.
Efficient control of leukaemia with treatment by dual immune-checkpoint blockade
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is a haematological malignancy. When infiltrating tissues, CLL cells come in contact with healthy cells, including immune cells.
Researchers demonstrate the presence of beta-amyloid dimers in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's
A study headed by researchers at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologie (IECB) in France proposes that the presence of two beta-amyloid molecules bound together (beta-amyloid dimers) could provide a new biomarker for AD.
Diabetes drug may not reduce risk of death
One class of drug used to treat type 2 diabetes may not reduce the risk of death when compared with placebo, suggests new findings.
Safety concerns over tungsten
New research shows how and where tungsten accumulates in bones of mice exposed to the element through drinking water.
Scientists discover new way that HIV evades the immune system
HIV uses our own cellular machinery to disable a signalling pathway (an assembly line of molecules) that produces anti-viral weaponry in the body.
Preserving fertility during chemotherapy
One of the most significant impairments of the quality of life after a chemotherapy is infertility.
Boosting employment rate is unlikely to curb opioid use
Improving job prospects for people in economically depressed parts of the United States is unlikely to help curb the opioid epidemic, according to a study by researchers at Princeton University.
Alpine grassland productivity not sensitive to climate warming on third pole
HE Jinsheng's research team at the Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology, collaborating with scientists from Peking University, established a warming-by-precipitation manipulative experiment at the Haibei National Field Research Station of Alpine Grassland Ecosystem.
Researchers uncover origin of virus-fighting plasma B cells
A group of researchers led by RIKEN and Osaka University have discovered an important mechanism that governs how B cells are chosen to become plasma B cells, which move through the body releasing antibodies, acting as an important component of the body's fight against viral infections and other invaders.
A graphene roll-out
MIT engineers have developed a scalable manufacturing process that spools out strips of graphene for use in ultrathin membranes.
Better species mapping can improve conservation efforts, study finds
With limited funding available for conservation efforts, it's critical that species distribution models be more comprehensive
ALS treatment delays disease and extends life in rats
Investigators at Cedars-Sinai are exploring a new way to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by transplanting specially engineered neural cells into the brain.

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