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Rare Genetic Defect May Lead to Cancer Drug

Dr. Ayelet Erez, a doctor and geneticist at the Weizmann Institute of Science, has found that while a lack of the protein citrin slows children’s growth, blocking it in cancer slows tumor growth

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New Blood Test Technology Reduces False Readings, Saves Costs, and Improves Care - Live Virtual Press Briefing with Researcher May 16

Research findings to be published about new blood test technology that will greatly reduce errors in labwork and improve care in public health and infectious disease. Press briefing scheduled for May 16, reserve press access to live virtual event now.

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New Gene Therapy for Vision Loss Proven Safe in Humans

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In a small and preliminary clinical trial, Johns Hopkins researchers and their collaborators have shown that an experimental gene therapy that uses viruses to introduce a therapeutic gene into the eye is safe and that it may be effective in preserving the vision of people with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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University of Birmingham Develops Revolutionary Eye Drops to Treat Age-Related Blindness

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a type of eye drop which could potentially revolutionise the treatment of one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK.

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Diabetes Drug May Help Symptoms of Autism-Associated Condition

Metformin, the most widely used drug to treat type 2 diabetes, could potentially be used to treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability and a cause of some forms of autism.

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New Guideline for Prostate Cancer Treatment – Radiation Oncologist Panel Members Available to Comment

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Stroke, MS Patients Walk Significantly Better with Neural Stimulation

A research volunteer with multiple sclerosis and another who had suffered stroke walked significantly better and faster with the aid of neural stimulation systems, potentially laying the foundation for implanted systems that restore some independence to people in these populations.

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Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Pharmaceucticals, Drugs and treatment, Precision Medicine

A Slingshot to Shoot Drugs Onto the Site of an Infection

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Chemists from Italy and Canada specializing in nanotechnology create a molecular slingshot that could shoot drugs at precise locations in the human body once triggered by specific disease markers.

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UAMS Researcher Presents Findings on Synthetic ‘Marijuana’ at National Meeting

Some people who use so-called synthetic marijuana, known by names such as K2 and Spice, may be unable to metabolize the drug, leading them to experience its most harmful effects, a UAMS researcher said today at a national scientific meeting in Chicago.

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Adjusting Meds May Reduce Fall Risk in Older Adults

Simply adjusting the dose of an older adult's psychiatric medication could reduce their risk of falling, a new University of Michigan study suggests.







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