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December 14, 2018

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December 14, 2018

Helping the Anti-Parasitic Medicine Go Down

Dec. 12, 2018 — An international team has developed a novel pharmaceutical formulation to administer triclabendazole -- an anti-parasitic drug used to treat a type of flatworm infection -- in billions of tiny ... read more

Dec. 12, 2018 — Researchers have made a significant breakthrough by developing the 3D structure of proteins from inside the eye lens that control how cells communicate with each other, which could open the door to ... read more

Dec. 12, 2018 — Currently, few antimalarial treatments exist that effectively kill liver-stage malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax, which can lay dormant for months or even years. Researchers have reported a new drug ... read more

Fighting Obesity: Could It Be as Plain as Dirt?

Dec. 12, 2018 — It costs the global economy an estimated US $2 trillion annually and has been dubbed a modern day health epidemic, but new research has unearthed a possible cure for obesity -- and it is as plain as ... read more

Developing Brains of Premature Babies Benefit from Caffeine Therapy

Dec. 12, 2018 — New research shows early caffeine treatment of premature babies born less than 29 weeks' gestation has no long-term negative effects on brain ... read more

Researchers Developing Nonopioid Drug for Chronic Pain

Dec. 12, 2018 — Researchers are developing a drug -- now in its earliest stages -- that can treat certain types of chronic pain without the addictive consequences of ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — A new study has found that an antimicrobial chemical called triclosan is abundant in dust -- and linked to changes in its genetic makeup. The result is dust with organisms that could cause an ... read more

Gut Microbiome May Affect Some Anti-Diabetes Drugs

Dec. 11, 2018 — Why do orally-administered drugs for diabetes work for some people but not others? According to researchers, bacteria that make up the gut microbiome may be the ... read more

Lethal Combination: Drug Cocktail Turns Off the Juice to Cancer Cells

Dec. 11, 2018 — A widely used diabetes medication combined with an antihypertensive drug specifically inhibits tumor growth - this was discovered by researchers two years ago. In a follow-up study, scientists report ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — According to some estimates, up to one in three people around the world may experience severe anxiety in their lifetime. Researchers have now revealed a previously unknown mechanism underlying ... read more

Improved Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Dec. 11, 2018 — Traumatic experiences can become deeply entrenched in a person's memory. How can fears following a traumatic event be reduced in the long term and prevented from becoming a permanent ... read more

New Light-Based Technology Reveals How Cells Communicate in Human Disease

Dec. 11, 2018 — Scientists have developed a new technique that uses light to understand how cells communicate in human ... read more

Using Water Molecules to Unlock Neurons' Secrets

Dec. 11, 2018 — Researchers have developed a method to observe the electrical activity of neurons by analyzing the behavior of surrounding water molecules. This simple and non-invasive method, which could eliminate ... read more

Human Antibody Discovery Could Save Lives from Fungal Killer

Dec. 11, 2018 — A new way to diagnose, treat and protect against stealth fungal infections that claim more than 1.5 million lives per year worldwide has been moved a step ... read more

New Evidence That Females Might Benefit Most from a Low-Salt Diet

Dec. 11, 2018 — A low-salt diet may be more beneficial in lowering blood pressure in females than males, report scientists who found that while actual salt retention isn't higher in females, there is still an ... read more

Some Brain Tumors May Respond to Immunotherapy

Dec. 10, 2018 — A new study suggests that a slow-growing brain tumor arising in patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) may be vulnerable to immunotherapy, which gives the immune system a boost in ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — A new study provides a biophysical and structural assessment of a critical immune regulating protein called human T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain containing protein-3 (hTIM-3). Understanding ... read more

Memory Tests Predict Brain Atrophy and Alzheimer's Disease

Dec. 10, 2018 — Use of two episodic memory tests help in predicting brain atrophy and Alzheimer's disease, as indicated by a study. Researchers suggest that comprehensive use of memory tests could improve the ... read more

Why Feeling Empathy Could Lead Former Drug Users to Relapse

Dec. 10, 2018 — Empathy, the awareness of another's feelings and emotions, is a key feature in normal social interactions. But new research suggests that empathy can have detrimental effects on an individual -- ... read more

Statins Have Low Risk of Side Effects

Dec. 10, 2018 — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are associated with a low risk of side effects. The benefits of statin therapy for most people outweigh the ... read more

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