New method promises fewer side effects from cancer drugs

A recent achievement in the field of protein research allows for better tailored pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects; the method was developed by two University of Copenhagen researchers FACULTY OF SCIENCE – UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN Protein research is one of the hottest areas […]

Malicious brain cell identified

Surprising finding fills gap in understanding astrocytes’ role in brain disease SANFORD BURNHAM PREBYS MEDICAL DISCOVERY INSTITUTE Astrocytes–the star-shaped cells of our brain–are very busy. Their job description includes maintaining the blood-brain barrier, removing excess neurotransmitters, repairing brain tissue and […]

Chronic diseases driven by metabolic dysfunction

New model suggests natural healing cycle becomes blocked by cellular miscommunication, allowing conditions like cancer, diabetes and some neurological disorders to persist; a small but dramatic autism trial offers evidence UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – SAN DIEGO IMAGE: THIS IS A FALSE-COLOR […]

Biochemists described a new mechanism for autoimmunity suppression

RUDN biochemists suggested a new mechanism by which the human body prevents the development of autoimmune diseases, allergies, and implant rejection. They report that regulatory T-cells are able to suppress the reproduction of autoimmune cells. The work was published in Molecular […]

A new generation of pain medication

Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Zuse Institute Berlin have developed a new generation of pain medication. The researchers used computer simulations to develop new opioids that will only work at sites affected by injury or inflammation. These drugs can prevent the occurrence of […]

Bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered implant emitting light to kill cancer cells

Scientists from Waseda University, the National Defense Medical College, and the Japan Science and Technology Agency have developed a new bioadhesive, wirelessly powered light-emitting device that could better treat cancers in delicate organs. The newly-developed, bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered implant. Credit: Dr. […]

Focused Ultrasound and Intranasal Drug Delivery for Brain Cancer Therapy

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new method to bypass the blood-brain barrier and deliver drugs to the brain, which could be particularly useful in difficult-to-treat brain tumors. The technique involves administering drugs through an intranasal spray, […]

Variation in cancer-causing KRAS mutations greater than thought

UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN FINLAND The effects of KRAS mutations underlying many different types of cancer are more diverse than previously thought, according to a new study led by the University of Eastern Finland. Different mutations in the same amino acid […]

UNM study shows medical cannabis effective in treating a wide range of health conditions

Researchers use mobile app to identify and track symptom relief Utilizing new mobile application technology, researchers at The University of New Mexico found that medical cannabis provides immediate symptom relief across dozens of health symptoms with relatively minimal negative side effects. […]

Triclosan, often maligned, may have a good side — treating cystic fibrosis infections

Maybe you’ve had the experience of wading in a stream and struggling to keep your balance on the slick rocks or forgetting to brush your teeth in the morning and feeling a slimy coating in your mouth. These are examples […]