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Scientists from Heidelberg University Hospital and the German Cancer Research Center have announced that they have identified an enzyme that causes cancer cells to cease growing and eventually die when it is turned off, while not affecting normal cells.
Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum) and Heidelberg University Hospital have identified the HDAC11 enzyme as a promising target for new cancer therapies. If this molecule is turned off, cancer cells stop growing and die. Normal cell... [»]
A surgeon at Loyola's Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park is performing a new procedure for hip replacements that results in less pain, faster recovery and better mobility.
The morning after undergoing a total hip replacement, Sean Toohey walked up half a flight of stairs at the hospital. That afternoon, he progressed from a walker to crutches to a cane. And 15 days after his surgery, he returned to work, no longer hobbled by a severely arthritic h... [»]
Researchers at Mayo Clinic announce that a new drug therapy could soon be used for treating an inherited form of kidney disease called ADPKD (Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease).
A drug therapy shows promise for treating an inherited form of kidney disease called autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), Mayo Clinic researchers say. The medication, tolvaptan, slowed the pace of kidney cyst growth over the three years of the study. The phase th... [»]
A group of researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new compound that suppresses symptoms of the devastating disease in mice.
There’s new hope in the fight against Huntington’s disease. A group of researchers that includes scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have designed a compound that suppresses symptoms of the devastating disease... [»]
The Pharmacotherapy journal recently published results of some prescription drug prices in both the U.K. and the U.S from 2005 to 2009.
In the United States, the cost paid for statins (drugs to lower cholesterol) in people under the age of 65 who have private insurance continues to exceed comparable costs paid by the government in the United Kingdom (U.K.) by more than three fold. These results from Boston Univer... [»]
Researchers at the University at Buffalo have been studying how the protein 'TFIIB' helps cells repair damaged DNA, which is vital for preventing tumor growth.
In a new study, University at Buffalo scientists describe the role that a protein called TFIIB plays in helping cells repair DNA damage, a critical function for preventing the growth of tumors. The research appeared online on Oct. 30 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of... [»]
Sleep apnea as well as insomnia are making people more prone to accidents, less productive, and greater 'consumers' of the health services.
If you can’t sleep at night, you’re not alone. Around ten per cent of the population suffer from insomnia, where you have trouble falling asleep, wake up frequently at night, and still feel tired when the morning comes. – When you feel tired and indisposed, your performanc... [»]
A recent study made by researchers at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have discovered that women who drink green tea may be lowering the risk of developing cancers in their digestive system.
Women who drink green tea may lower their risk of developing some digestive system cancers, especially cancers of the stomach/esophagus and colorectum, according to a study led by researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The study by lead author Sarah Nechuta, Ph.D., MP... [»]
As expected, according to new confirming findings by Circulation, the American Heart Association's journal, recent smoke-free legislation has given way to substantially fewer hospitalizations and deaths from heart and respiratory diseases.
Smoke-free legislation was associated with substantially fewer hospitalizations and deaths from heart and respiratory diseases, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Researchers reviewed 45 studies covering 33 smoke-free laws at the local ... [»]
A new study carried out at a Nationwide Children's Hospital reveals new information into how recurring ear infections happen and how to prevent them.
Eliminating bacteria’s DNA and boosting antimicrobial proteins that already exist may help prevent middle ear infections from reoccurring. These are the findings from a Nationwide Children’s Hospital study that examined how an immune defense protein common in the middle ear ... [»]
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