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Ebola, Viruses, Virus, Vaccines, Antibodies, Epidemic, Research, Global Health, Disease, Prevention, Infection, Infectious Diseases

Researchers Discover First Human Antibodies That Work Against All Ebolaviruses

After analyzing the blood of a survivor of the 2013-16 Ebola outbreak, a team of scientists from academia, industry and the government has discovered the first natural human antibodies that can neutralize and protect animals against all three major disease-causing ebolaviruses. The findings, published online today in the journal Cell, could lead to the first broadly effective ebolavirus therapies and vaccines.

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Colon, Colorectal Cancer, Survivorship, Recurrence, Diet, Exercise, Prevention, Cancer, Body Weight, BMI

Eating Right and Exercising Could Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer Recurrence

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Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence or death, according to a research team led by UC San Francisco investigators. This finding represents an analysis of data collected on patients participating in a national study for people with stage III colon cancer.

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Peter Campochiaro, Gene Therapy, Injections, Therapeutic

New Gene Therapy for Vision Loss Proven Safe in Humans

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In a small and preliminary clinical trial, Johns Hopkins researchers and their collaborators have shown that an experimental gene therapy that uses viruses to introduce a therapeutic gene into the eye is safe and that it may be effective in preserving the vision of people with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Study Finds Athletes with ADHD More Likely to Choose Team Sports, Could Increase Injury Risk

A new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds athletes with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to compete in team contact sports than individual sports, which could increase their risk of injury.

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Stroke, Neurology, Stroke Prevention, stroke warning signs

The Medical Minute: Strokes on the Rise Among Young People

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According to the American Stroke Association, the number of people 65 and older who were treated for ischemic stroke declined between 2000 and 2010. However, hospitalization rates for those younger than 65 rose.

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Stephen B. Baylin, Stephen Baylin, Cancer, Gene, DNA

Cancer Cells Shown to Co-Opt DNA “Repair Crew”

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In experiments with human colon cancer cells and mice, a team led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have evidence that cancer arises when a normal part of cells' machinery generally used to repair DNA damage is diverted from its usual task. The findings, if further studies confirm them, could lead to the identification of novel molecular targets for anticancer drugs or tests for cancer recurrence, the investigators say.

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Graves' eye disease, thyroid eye disease, thyroid associated ophthalmopathy, eye symptoms, proptosis, decompression surgery , orbital surgery

Disfiguring Eye Symptoms Diminish in Graves' Eye Disease Drug Trial

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Graves' eye disease trial led by the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center shows success of 'breakthrough therapy" to reduce suffering and disfigurement.

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National Institute Of Environmental Health Sciences, Niehs, Antidepressant, Amitriptyline, blood-brain barrier, central nervous system, P-glycoprotein, Rat study

Antidepressant May Enhance Drug Delivery to the Brain

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New research from the National Institutes of Health found that pairing the antidepressant amitriptyline with drugs designed to treat central nervous system diseases, enhances drug delivery to the brain by inhibiting the blood-brain barrier in rats. The blood-brain barrier serves as a natural, protective boundary, preventing most drugs from entering the brain. The research, performed in rats, appeared online April 27 in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism.

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Alan R. Cohen, Alan Cohen, Neurosurgery, Simulator, 3D, ETV, Hollywood

When Hollywood Met Neurosurgery

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A team of computer engineers and neurosurgeons, with an assist from Hollywood special effects experts, reports successful early tests of a novel, lifelike 3D simulator designed to teach surgeons to perform a delicate, minimally invasive brain operation.







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