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Salmonella resistant to antibiotics of last resort found in US
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a gene that gives Salmonella resistance to antibiotics of last resort in a sample taken from a human patient in the US The find is the first evidence that the gene mcr-3.1 has made its way into the US from Asia. (2019-06-13)
Breaking down pathological protein aggregates
ETH researchers have discovered a new mechanism that brain cells use to protect themselves from protein aggregates. (2019-06-06)
Study compares different strategies for treating insomnia
New research published in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing indicates that for treating insomnia, stimulus control therapy (which reassociates the bed with sleepiness instead of arousal) and sleep restriction therapy are effective, and it is best to use them individually rather than together. (2019-06-05)
Stopping Parkinson's disease before it starts
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting millions of people worldwide. (2019-06-05)
Brighter possibilities for treating blindness
Advances in preclinical research are now being translated into innovative clinical solutions for blindness, a review published in the 10th anniversary series of science Translational Medicine depicts. (2019-06-05)
Adding targeted therapy to treatment extends lives of those with metastatic breast cancer
A UCLA-led study has found that using a drug called ribociclib in combination with a common hormone therapy may help premenopausal women with the most common type of breast cancer live longer than if they only receive the hormone therapy. (2019-06-03)
Cleveland researchers test novel gene therapy for glioblastoma
A novel gene therapy clinical trial for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) shows promising results. (2019-06-03)
New TAILORx data guides adjuvant therapy in younger breast cancer patients
New data from TAILORx, the largest-ever breast cancer trial, guides adjuvant therapy in younger breast cancer patients with even greater precision than the original findings: no benefit from chemotherapy if age 50 or less with a score of 16-20 on the 21-gene Recurrence Score (RS) test and at low risk, clinically (determined by tumor size/histologic grade). (2019-06-03)
Lithium boosts muscle strength in mice with rare muscular dystrophy
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that lithium improves muscle size and strength in mice with a rare form of muscular dystrophy that causes weakness in the shoulders and hips. (2019-06-03)
Germline gene therapy pioneer, teenage son make case for safe treatment
An internationally known embryologist and his son make the case for using gene-editing tools to prevent inherited disease, in an editorial published today in the journal Nature Medicine. (2019-06-03)
Intranasal stem cell therapy restores smell in mice
A stem cell therapy delivered into the nose can restore the sense of smell in a mouse model of olfactory loss. (2019-05-30)
Cognitive behavior therapy shown to improve multiple menopause symptoms
Although hormone therapy (HT) is the most commonly recommended treatment for menopause symptoms, research is ongoing for alternatives, especially nonpharmacologic options. (2019-05-29)
Could gold be the key to making gene therapy for HIV, blood disorders more accessible?
Scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center took a step toward making gene therapy more practical by simplifying the way gene-editing instructions are delivered to cells. (2019-05-27)
Microglia turned on
Part of the immune system in the brain is made up of so-called microglia cells. (2019-05-27)
Gene therapy towards a clinical trial for gamma-sarcoglycanopathy, limb-girdle muscular dystrophy
Isabelle Richard's team, a CNRS researcher in an Inserm unit at Genethon, the AFM-Telethon laboratory, has demonstrated the efficacy of gene therapy and determined the effective dose for treating a rare muscle disease, gamma-sarcoglycanopathy, in mouse models of the disease. (2019-05-24)
Proton therapy for cancer lowers risk of side effects
Proton therapy results in fewer side effects than traditional X-ray radiation therapy for many cancer patients, according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-05-22)
Using fruit flies to identify new treatment for a colorectal cancer patient
Erdem Bangi and colleagues demonstrate a new approach to developing personalized therapy for a patient with treatment-resistant colorectal cancer: using a fruit fly genetically modified with a patient's own cancer mutations to test candidate treatments. (2019-05-22)
Lupus treatments can be tailored to patient's individual cells, study shows
A new report shows how tissue samples from some lupus patients can accurately predict those more likely than not to respond to therapy. (2019-05-20)
Danish research team identifies the first gene that increases the risk of fainting
Fainting is not solely caused by external factors. Your genes also play a part. (2019-05-16)
What are the neurological side effects of CAR T-cell therapy?
A team at Brigham and Women's Hospital recently cataloged the neurological symptoms of patients who had received CAR T-cell therapy to better understand its neurotoxic side effects. (2019-05-15)
IL-1 inhibitors may reduce radiation-induced vascular damage
Radiation therapy against cancer can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease much later in life, as the radiation causes chronic inflammation of the exposed blood vessels. (2019-05-14)
Rates of long-term opiate use rises in Medicare cancer survivors each year after diagnosis
Using Medicare data, new findings from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston show for the first time that the rates of long term opiate therapy for older cancer survivors remain high for at least five years in cancer survivors. (2019-05-14)
WVU researcher studies incurable blood disease usually diagnosed in children
Most people with Fanconi anemia are diagnosed before they turn 12 but don't live past 30. (2019-05-13)
BU finds rare gene mutations may prevent heart disease
A kind of rare gene mutation may prevent heart disease, according to a new study co-led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher. (2019-05-13)
Researchers discover the Achilles' heel of an aggressive brain cancer
Researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland, have discovered a chink in the armor of the tumor cells of glioblastoma, a lethal brain cancer. (2019-05-10)
Researchers discover 'daywake,' a siesta-suppressing gene
Rutgers researchers have identified a siesta-suppressing gene in fruit flies, which sheds light on the biology that helps many creatures, including humans, balance the benefits of a good nap against those of getting important activities done during the day. (2019-05-09)
Personalized 'Eye-in-a-Dish' models reveal genetic underpinnings of macular degeneration
Using stem cells derived from six people, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers recapitulated retinal cells in the lab. (2019-05-09)
Fragmented turtles
Scientists looked at how fragmentation is affecting critically endangered Dahl's toad headed turtle (Mesoclemmys dahli) a forest-stream specialist found only in Colombia. (2019-05-09)
New 'jumping' superbug gene discovered, resistant to last-resort antibiotic
While sifting through the bacterial genome of salmonella, Cornell University food scientists discovered mcr-9, a new stealthy, jumping gene so diabolical and robust that it resists one of the world's few last-resort antibiotics. (2019-05-07)
New disease discovered by CU Anschutz researchers
A new immunodeficiency disease caused by a novel genetic mutation has been identified by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus providing unique insights into cell biology. (2019-05-06)
New computational tool improves gene identification
Looking to improve the identification of genes associates with disease, a team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has developed a new bioinformatics tool that analyzes CRISPR pooled screen data and identifies candidates for potentially relevant genes with greater sensitivity and accuracy than other existing methods. (2019-05-06)
Researchers ready B cells for novel cell therapy
Scientists at Seattle Children's Research Institute are paving the way to use gene-edited B cells -- a type of white blood cell in the immune system -- to treat a wide range of potential diseases that affect children, including hemophilia and other protein deficiency disorders, autoimmune diseases, and infectious diseases. (2019-05-02)
A new method to select the right treatment for advanced prostate cancer
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified blood-based biomarkers that may determine which patients will benefit from continued hormonal therapy for advanced prostate cancer. (2019-05-02)
Chemical modifiers tag-team to regulate essential mechanism of life
For decades, scientists thought that one modification, phosphorylation, ran the show. (2019-05-02)
Study reveals link between starch digestion gene, gut bacteria
A newly discovered relationship between genetic variation and the gut microbiome could help nutritionists personalize their recommendations. (2019-05-02)
What can be done to prevent another CRISPR crisis?
The public announcement last fall from China regarding gene editing on human embryos, conducted without the benefit of scientific review or ethical debate, has raised global concerns that more rigorous standards must be established to guide research in germline gene therapy, according to a new article publishing on April 30 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by medical ethicist Arthur L. (2019-04-30)
An important function of non-nucleated sperm
Some animals form characteristic infertile spermatozoa called parasperm, which differ in size and shape compared to fertile sperm produced by single males. (2019-04-29)
Screening for genes to improve protein production in yeast
By silencing genes, researchers have managed to increase protein production in yeast significantly. (2019-04-26)
How cortisol affects exposure therapy for anxiety disorders
Bochum-based psychologists have studied how the application of the stress hormone cortisol affects exposure therapy for anxiety disorders. (2019-04-25)
Study confirms value of exposure therapy for vets with PTSD, alcohol problems
A Veterans Affairs study has confirmed the value of prolonged exposure therapy for veterans coping with both PTSD and alcohol problems. (2019-04-24)
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