Medical Research

How Many Glasses of Water Should We Drink a Day?

Based on the potential benefits of proper hydration such as reduced bladder cancer risk, how many cups of water should we strive to drink every day?

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Relieving chronic pain with behavioral strategies

<i>Can primary care physicians change the way they treat patients with chronic pain?</i><p>Behavioral strategies that relieve the physical and emotional …

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Could stem cells reverse the aging process?

<i>Stem cells hold the key to the aging process, according to new research.</i><p>Stem cells in the brain determine how quickly our bodies age, researchers …

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Scientists Find that Monthly Injections are Better than Daily Pills at Fighting HIV

Injectable Therapy<p>A two year trial has shown that monthly antiretroviral therapy (ART) injections are as effective at keeping HIV under control — …

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Gene therapy reverses muscular dystrophy symptoms in dogs

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common and, sadly, the most severe form of the debilitating genetic disorder. Now researchers have used …

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Rule that patients must finish antibiotics course is wrong, study says

Experts suggest patients should stop taking the drugs when they feel better rather than completing their prescription<p>Telling patients to stop taking antibiotics when they feel better may be preferable to instructing them to finish the course, according to a group of experts who argue that the rule …

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Two Babies Have Been Cancer-Free After Receiving Treatment Created With Gene Editing

We're on the cusp.<p>Cancer continues to be one of the major diseases that plagues humanity. Around the world, approximately 1 in 6 deaths is due to …

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Study finds harmful protein on acid triggers a life-threatening disease

(Boston)--Using an array of modern biochemical and structural biology techniques, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have …

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Slug Mucus Is So Sticky, It Inspired a New Kind of Surgical Glue

These super strong medical adhesives can be used to patch tissue defects or help wounds heal.<p>Slimy slugs, which use mucus to cling to even the most slippery surfaces, have inspired scientists make their own mucus for sticking human bodies back together.<p>By breaking down what allows the slug mucus to …

Medicine

Slug slime inspires new kind of surgical glue

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have developed an experimental surgical glue inspired by the mucus secreted by slugs that could offer an alternative to sutures and staples for closing wounds.<p>While some medical glues already exist, they often adhere weakly, are not particularly flexible and frequently …

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In struggle against HIV, scientists get help from cows

SAN DIEGO — Prospects for defeating HIV, once considered an invincible killer, look brighter with major advances against the AIDS-causing virus …

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You may not need to finish your antibiotics (but you probably still should)

Time for a course correction.<p>There are three things that most science lovers know about antibiotics. First, there's the fact that Alexander Fleming discovered them when he noticed that mold had killed the bacteria he’d been growing in a Petri dish. Second, there's the fact that antibiotics kill …

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Running And Your Heart: Is There A 'Too Much?'

A little less than a year ago, I wrote on these pages about the long-standing controversy of whether running is good or bad for your heart.<p>On the one hand, in a 2012 article for the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, cardiologist James O'Keefe and collaborators claimed that "long-term excessive endurance …

Medicine

A Landmark Lawsuit About An Intersex Baby’s Genital Surgery Just Settled For $440,000

After a four-year legal battle, the family of 12-year-old M.C. Crawford has settled with the hospital they sued for performing genital surgery on their intersex son.<p>After four years in court, a first-of-its-kind legal battle over operating on “intersex” babies who are born with ambiguous genitalia …

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AP Interview: China to lead in organ transplants by 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China is on track to lead the world in organ transplant surgeries by 2020 following its abandonment of the much-criticized practice of using organs from executed prisoners, the architect of the country's transplant program said Wednesday.<p>Chairman of the China Organ Donation and …

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Pharmaceutical company Celgene settles suit for $280 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celgene Corp. has agreed to pay $280 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the pharmaceutical company committed fraud promoting a drug with a notorious history that was re-purposed to treat leprosy and another therapy for unapproved cancer treatments, federal …

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Your partner could affect your microbiome, study says

<i>Cohabitating couples exchange bacteria, but their microbiomes remain individualized, according to a new study.</i><p>Living with our significant other can …

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Blood groups beyond A, B and O: what are they and do they matter?

<i>This week we’re running a series in collaboration with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service looking at blood: what it actually does, why we need</i> …

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Identified the component that allows a lethal bacteria to spread resistance to antibiotics

Halting the spread of resistant bacterial strains is one of the strategies available to tackle hospital infections<p>Antibiotic resistance of the …

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Biologics: The Pricey Drugs Transforming Medicine

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.<p>In a factory just outside …

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A First-of-a-Kind Gene Therapy Cure Has Struggled to Find a Market - MIT Technology Review

The first gene therapy to offer an out-and-out cure for any disease is for sale by its owner.<p>In an earnings statement released today, GlaxoSmithKline …

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UCI stem cell therapy attacks cancer by targeting unique tissue stiffness

Study shows success in stamping out deadly metastatic cells<p>Irvine, Calif. -- A stem cell-based method created by University of California, Irvine …

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Enrollment opened in pediatric cancer precision medicine trial

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute and the Children's Oncology Group are enrolling pediatric cancer patients in a precision medicine …

Cancer

Novel class of antibiotics shows promise against plague, drug-resistant bacteria

Washington, DC - July 25, 2017 - Pathogenic bacteria are rapidly developing resistance to the arsenal of microbial therapies -- and driving …

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American Mac Computers Hacked With ‘FruitFly’ Surveillance Malware

<b>LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)</b> <b>—</b><i></i> American Apple Mac computers have been hacked with FruitFly malware, Forbes reports.The hack is thought to be for …

Biomedical Research

Bacteria Can Be Resistant To Brand New Antibiotics

Perhaps the chief poster child of antibiotic resistance is methicillin-resistant <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>, or MRSA. The bacterium is impervious to a …

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Elevated calcium levels raise heart attack risk

<i>High calcium levels impact risk of coronary artery disease and heart attack, recent research finds.</i><p>Higher calcium levels in the bloodstream determine …

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Regenerative medicine startup Rodeo Therapeutics raises $5.9M for drugs to regenerate tissue

If you could write a medical wish-list of futuristic technologies, regenerating tissue would be pretty high up there. It could do things like treat a …

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Sydney Cohen obituary

My father, Sydney Cohen, a scientist with a deep love of nature, who has died aged 95, developed from his South African education and wide travels in Africa a determination to vanquish malaria, the continent’s scourge.<p>His pursuit of a vaccine led, in 1961, to a landmark paper in Nature, co-written …

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Explainer: what's actually in our blood?

<i>This week we’re running a series in collaboration with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service looking at blood: what it actually does, why we need</i> …

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