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Study of Gut Microbes, Antibiotics Offers Clues to Improving Immunity in Premature Babies

Mothers give a newborn baby a gift of germs—germs that help to kick-start the infant’s immune system. But antibiotics, used to fight bacterial infection, may paradoxically interrupt a newborn’s own immune responses.

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Cancer Stem Cells Linked to Drug Resistance

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Most drugs used to treat lung, breast and pancreatic cancers also promote drug-resistance and ultimately spur tumor growth. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a biomarker called CD61 on the surface of drug-resistant tumors that appears responsible for inducing tumor metastasis by enhancing the stem cell-like properties of cancer cells.

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“Chaperone” Compounds Offer New Approach to Alzheimer's Treatment

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A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Weill Cornell Medical College, and Brandeis University has devised a wholly new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease involving the so-called retromer protein complex. Retromer plays a vital role in neurons, steering amyloid precursor protein (APP) away from a region of the cell where APP is cleaved, creating the potentially toxic byproduct amyloid-beta, which is thought to contribute to the development of Alzheimer's.

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University of Chicago Institute of Politics to Host Al Gore, Sens. Rand Paul and Rick Santorum

Sen. Rand Paul, former Vice President Al Gore and former Sen. Rick Santorum will visit the University of Chicago in the coming weeks as part of the Institute of Politics’ spring speaker series. Although the talks are sold out, each can be viewed via webcast at UChicago Live.

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Counterfeit Contraceptives Found in South America

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A survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of the batches studied were either of substandard quality or falsified. Many pills released the active ingredient too slowly. Others had the wrong active ingredient. One batch had no active ingredient at all.

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University of Kentucky Research on Depression and Parkinson's Disease Published in Psychiatry Research

A group of scientists from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has found interesting new information in a study on depression and neuropsychological function in Parkinson's disease (PD).

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Scientists and Headlining Entertainers Unite to Find a Cure for Scleroderma

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Thanks to an eclectic and unique gathering of gifted and creative minds, new treatments for a rare autoimmune disease may be just a few short years away…

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Proteins Conspire to Make Breast Cancer Cells Resistant to Drug Treatment

Sanford-Burnham researchers discover that the interaction between two proteins called BCAR1 and BCAR3 is responsible for resistance to antiestrogen drugs, paving the way for improved diagnostic and treatment strategies.

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