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New drug 'wakes up' immune system to fight one of deadliest cancers

IMM-101 drug has extended lives of people with metastatic pancreatic cancer and appears to have no side-effects<p>A new drug that “wakes up” the immune system to attack cancer has extended the lives of people with metastatic pancreatic cancer and has no side-effects, raising hopes for a new and …

Immunotherapy

Childhood leukaemia probably caused by mystery virus raising hopes for a vaccination

Childhood leukaemia is probably triggered by a mystery virus raising hopes that a vaccination against the devastating disease could be found.<p>The finding comes after 30 years of research into whether increased cancer rates near nuclear power stations are linked to radiation.<p>Since the 1980s there …

The State of Pediatric Cancer

Each month, I hold a special gathering for patients and their families at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to hear about their experiences and how we can make their time at our institution the best it can be.<p>Families come to St. Jude from across the country and around the world. For most of …

Cancer

Here's Why Some Cancer Is Resistant to Drugs

Cancer is insidious in so many ways, not the least of which is its ability to mutate constantly and keep growing, even when hit with powerful …

Genetics

Reduced Activity of Important Enzyme Identified Among Suicidal Patients

<i>Summary: According to a new study, researchers have discovered suicidal patients have reduced activity of an enzyme that regulates …

Neuroscience

Autism, OCD and Attention Deficit May Share Brain Markers

Autism shares genetic roots with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) andattention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The three conditions have …

Autism

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INTRACEPT Nerve Ablation System for Lower Back Pain

<b>Relievant Medsystems</b> obtained FDA clearance for its INTRACEPT intraosseous nerve ablation system. It’s a minimally invasive device that’s used to …

Back Pain

'Living' cartilage grown using stem cells could prevent hip replacement surgery

An alternative to hip replacement surgery may be in sight. In the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, researchers reveal how it may be …

Cannabis a cure for brain cancer?

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Brain Cancer

Aging Stem Cells to Speed Up Progress Toward ALS Treatments

<i>Summary: Study shows how ALS may impact neurons as they mature.</i><p>Source: Cedars Sinai Medical Center.<p><b>Cedars-Sinai scientists propose a solution after</b> …

Neuroscience

New cancer drug reduces advanced melanoma in almost 50 per cent of patients

A new treatment proving more successful than chemotherapy in treating melanoma could also be used to treat other cancers.<p>Clinical trials have shown …

Cancer

How Salmonella Could Be Used to Kill Cancer

A genetically modified strain of the bacteria has successfully planted drugs in mice tumors.<p><i>Salmonella</i> bacteria are best known as a causes of food poisoning and typhoid fever. Every year, they sicken millions of people. But those in Jeff Hasty’s lab at the University of California, San Diego, are …

Microbiology

US Prostate Cancer Cases Soar, Health Experts Insist Early Screening

Health experts warn men between 55 to 70 years old to seek medical help as cases of prostate cancer have soared to a whopping 72 percent in the last …

Kidney Failure

Summary<p>Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals, and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your …

Diabetes

The ‘Quantum Theory’ of Cancer Treatment

In April 2011, Christopher Barker, a radiation oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, received some unusual news about a …

Cancer

How Bananas Affect Diabetes and Blood Sugar Levels

When you have diabetes, it is important to keep blood sugar levels as stable as possible. Good blood sugar control can help prevent or slow the …

Nutrition

Cancer stem cells hide out in fatty tissue

It's no secret that being overweight increases the chances of negative outcomes for cancer patients and now researchers from the University of …

Cancer

Antibodies could stop heart disease, study finds

Antibodies that help the immune system remove dead and dying cells have been shown to reduce atherosclerosis in mouse models of cardiovascular …

Medical Research

New Trials Are Using Ketamine to Treat Alcohol Addiction

Researchers in the UK and US are running studies to see if ketamine could help prevent alcoholics from relapsing.<p>People looking to quit problematic drinking in the UK could one day have access to a new, quick-acting treatment to help them cope with the difficult first few weeks of sobriety: …

Columbia University

Long-acting schizophrenia drug could reduce relapses

The approval of a new, very long-acting schizophrenia medication by Health Canada could encourage more patients to use injectable drugs that reduce …

Empty nose syndrome: When patients are left 'suffocating' after routine nasal surgery - Health - ABC News

When Erika Schneider had surgery to address a common nasal complaint in the early 2000s, she was expecting a relatively speedy recovery.<p>The operation …

To This Day

Can Vitamin B-17 Really Kill Cancer?

Vitamin B-17 is not very well-known, even among those who take supplements regularly. But many researchers believe that it may hold a cure for cancer.

Astonishing new study says marijuana could destroy Alzheimer’s disease … and the federal government continues to despise the drug

A huge new discovery on marijuana could be a game-changer for brain research and medicine.<p>The growing acceptance of marijuana nationwide in the past …

Bipolar Disorder Linked to Unexpected Region of Brain

<i>Summary: According to researchers, genes within the striatum could be deeply involved in bipolar disorder.</i><p>Source: Scripps Research Institute.<p><b>While</b> …

New study: Cannabis disrupts Alzheimer’s disease

We owe it to our elders to get this right – cannabis medicine for everyone who needs it.<p>An estimated 44 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s …

Cannabis

Scientists Discover Brain Vessel Disease Links To Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that affects nearly 5.5 million Americans, and although scientists know more about it now than 50 years …

Researchers bring science to Lyme disease debate

A national group of researchers is working towards identifying the possible tick species — and the subsequent bacteria — that may be responsible for …

Disease