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Researchers find "executioner protein" that causes cancer cells to self-destruct without hurting healthy cells

Killing Cancer with Apoptosis<p>Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists have induced cancer cells to commit suicide with a new compound that …

British tech leads the fight against global threat of infectious diseases

Scientists, clinicians and the public gathered in the capital yesterday to see some of the cutting-edge tools helping to combat infectious diseases.

UK Universities

Researchers identify CTE biomarker that may lead to diagnosis while alive

<b>(CNN) —</b> The headlines about football players and chronic traumatic encephalopathy - commonly known as CTE - seem endless. The most recent diagnosis of the neurodegenerative brain disease was given to former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez. But one of the biggest obstacles in understanding CTE …

Kinesiology

New gene therapy prevents MS and reverses paralysis in mice

Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a new gene therapy that shows promise in fighting multiple sclerosis (MS). Testing the …

There's a Link Between Chronic Migraines And This Common Jaw Disorder

Here's what you need to know.<p>People who get chronic migraines might not think there's anything worse than the debilitating attacks – but it turns out …

OCD: Cognitive behavioral therapy improves brain connectivity

Researchers have used brain scans to measure changes in the cerebral activity of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder after undergoing a type of …

CRISPR breakthrough could drop miscarriage rates

Gene-editing technology CRISPR has revealed a clue in how human embryos begin to develop, possibly reducing the risk of miscarriage in those crucial first few weeks of pregnancy.<p>CRISPR Cas9 can modify or snip out genetic defects thought to contribute to miscarriage, but until now it wasn’t clear …

Genetics

FDA approves medical scope with disposable cap to fight superbug infections

Seeking to prevent superbug outbreaks, federal health officials said they have approved the first gastrointestinal medical scope with a disposable cap for use in the U.S.<p>The<p>Food and Drug Administrationsaid that the design of the new duodenoscope by Japanese device maker Pentax should make it easier …

Public Health

New information about Alzheimer's disease provides hope for a cure

Amyloid or Tau<p>Since 1993, we’ve known that ApoE4, a variant of the apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene, increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by up to …

Neuroscience

Mayo Clinic Minute: A better look at prostate cancer

It is the third leading cause of cancer death for men in the U.S. More than 160,000 new cases of prostate cancer are expected to be diagnosed in …

Cancer

Scientists create 'three-in-one' antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains

While this is a promising result, the treatment has only be tested on monkeys and the primate form of HIV<p>A new antibody that attacks 99 per cent of …

Immunotherapy

Five Ways to Get CRISPR into the Body - MIT Technology Review

The gene-editing technology CRISPR has the potential to treat—and possibly cure—any number of diseases. But in order for the DNA editing to happen …

Genetics

Fire Ants Could Hold Key to Future Psoriasis Treatments

The key to reducing the skin thickening and inflammation caused by psoriasis might be crawling under your feet.<p>Fire ants, which are a nuisance on a …

Genetic Testing Is Providing New Hope for Babies Born with Mysterious Ailments

Within hours of entering the world, little Sebastiana Manuel’s entire body froze in a rigid spasm. Her neck twisted, her face turned blue, and one …

Insulin resistance cause found, reversed in animal study

UC San Diego scientists say they've discovered a cause of insulin resistance — a hallmark of type 2 diabetes — and reversed it in mice.<p>If the study …

Diabetes

Poliovirus kills off cancer cells, stops tumor regrowth

Researchers from Duke University in Durham, NC, may have discovered a new way of killing off cancer cells.<p>The team was jointly led by Dr. Matthias …

Immunotherapy

Stephen Hawking, take heart: Revalesio’s ALS drug gets regulatory boost from FDA

Revalesio, a biomedical company headquartered in Tacoma, Wash., says it’s been cleared to benefit from federal incentives for the development of a …