Month: December 2017

 

Researchers find way to prevent Ebola infection from spreading

A single enzyme. That is all the researchers behind a new study need to manipulate to prevent the feared Ebola virus from spreading. Because with the enzyme they also take away the virus’ ability to copy itself and thus produce more virus particles and more infection.

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UCLA study reveals positive effects of estrogen treatment in people with MS

A study by UCLA researchers reveals the cellular basis for how the hormone estrogen protects against damage to the central nervous system in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Research clarifies role of zinc transport mechanism in onset of obstructive pulmonary diseases

Obstructive pulmonary disease is a collective term for refractory respiratory diseases with chronic airway inflammation and excessive mucus retention that are accompanied by airway obstruction.

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Researchers reveal how tumor cells disrupt circadian rhythm to survive

Tumor cells use the unfolded protein response to alter circadian rhythm, which contributes to more tumor growth, Hollings Cancer Center researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina find.

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Study uncovers genomic targets in refractory neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common solid tumor found in children. It starts in some very early forms of nerve cells found in the embryo or fetus.

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TUM scientists discover new substance to fight against tuberculosis

In search of new strategies against life-threatening tuberculosis infections, a team from the Technical University of Munich, as well as Harvard University and Texas A&M University in the USA have found a new ally.

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Study: Higher dose of anti-seizure drug during pregnancy may increase baby’s risk of cleft lip, palate

Taking a higher dose of topiramate during the first three months of pregnancy may increase a baby’s risk of cleft lip or cleft palate more than when taking a lower dose, according to a study published in the December 27, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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New AAN guideline: Exercising twice a week may improve memory in people with MCI

Exercising twice a week may improve thinking ability and memory in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a guideline released by the American Academy of Neurology.

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PIVC insertion in the ED can be reduced using multimodal approach, study finds

Peripheral intravenous cannula insertion in the emergency department can be reduced using a multimodal approach designed to support critical thinking and promote clinically appropriate peripheral intravenous cannula insertion and use.

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Multidisciplinary approach may improve outcomes in young women with ischemic stroke

A multidisciplinary approach aimed at providing emergency physicians with a foundation of knowledge regarding ischemic stroke in young women and addressing the unique challenges in the evaluation and diagnosis of ischemic stroke in young women may improve outcomes for patients served in the ED.

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