Experimental Biology highlights -- Cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and medical news

April 03, 2019

Embargoed press materials are now available for the Experimental Biology (EB) 2019 meeting, to be held in Orlando April 6-9. EB is the annual meeting of five scientific societies bringing together more than 12,000 scientists and 25 guest societies in one interdisciplinary community.

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Study Shows Dogs Can Accurately Sniff Out Cancer in Blood (4/8, 9 a.m. EDT)
Canine cancer detection could lead to new noninvasive, inexpensive ways to detect cancer

Spicy Compound from Chili Peppers Slows Lung Cancer Progression (4/6, 7 p.m. EDT)
Cell, animal studies show potential of capsaicin as lung cancer treatment

Patients Resistant to Breast Cancer Therapy Show Epigenetic Differences (4/6, 7 p.m. EDT)
Findings could one day help predict response to targeted breast cancer drugs

New Insights into How Fatty Liver Disease Progresses to Cancer (4/6, 7 p.m. EDT)
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease likely take different paths to liver cancer; findings could lead to new cancer prevention strategies

Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Gum Bacteria Implicated in Alzheimer's and Other Diseases (4/7, 1 p.m. EDT)
Scientists trace path of bacterial toxins from the mouth to the brain and other tissues

Virtual Reality Offers Benefits for Parkinson's Disease Patients (4/9, 4 p.m. EDT)
Training in virtual environment helps patients improve balance and avoid obstacles while walking

Could Eating Garlic Reduce Aging-Related Memory Problems? (4/8, 9 a.m. EDT)
New study finds that garlic protects memory by improving gut health

Other Medical News

New Hope for Preventing Dangerous Diabetes Complication (4/6, 7 p.m. EDT)
Neuronostatin offers potential therapeutic target for treating and avoiding low blood sugar

Study Suggests 'Rest Is Best' for Carpal Tunnel and Similar Injuries (4/9, 9:15 a.m. EDT)
Rest offers relief for overuse-induced disorders without the side effects of drugs

Scientists Find New Therapy Target for Drug-Induced Liver Failure (4/6, 7 p.m. EDT)
Higher thrombospondin-1 levels aid liver recovery after acetaminophen overdose in mice

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