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Medical News

A Cluster of Mutations in Neurofibromatosis Is an Important Risk Factor for Severe Symptoms

Research shows that missense mutations in a cluster of just five codons in the NF1 gene are an important risk factor for severe symptoms of the genetic disease neurofibromatosis type 1. Such information is vital to help guide clinical management and ...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Embargo expired on 28-Dec-2017 at 12:05 ET

Gene Therapy Using CAR T-Cells Could Provide Long-Term Protection Against HIV

Through gene therapy, researchers engineered blood-forming stem cells (hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells, or HSPCs) to carry chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) genes to make cells that can detect and destroy HIV-infected cells. These engineered cells ...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

PLOS Pathogens

Embargo expired on 28-Dec-2017 at 14:00 ET

UCLA Researchers Report Novel Complementary Effects of Estrogen Treatment in Combatting 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

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences


Embargo expired on 28-Dec-2017 at 11:00 ET

Want to Beat Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs? Rethink That Strep Throat Remedy

Antibiotics could become nearly useless by mid-century against intense infections due to bacteria evolving antibiotic resistance. And alternatives haven't been able to replace them. It's time for a rethink: Try reducing antibiotic use for small infec...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

PLOS Biology; 396001; OADS-2016-N-17812

Embargo expired on 28-Dec-2017 at 14:00 ET

Opioid Prescribing to the Disabled, Gene Therapy for Long-term HIV Protection, Improving Patient Access, and More in the Public Health News Source

The latest research, experts and features in Public Health in the Public Health News Source

– Newswise

Carfilzomib Can Lead to Cardiovascular Toxicity in Multiple Myeloma Patients

The proteasome inhibitor carfilzomib has taken on an increasing role in the treatment of multiple myeloma, but new research from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania shows the therapy comes with the risk of cardiovascular pro...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

JAMA Oncology; T32-GM075766

New Structure of Key Protein Holds Clues for Better Drug Design

Nobel laureate Kurt Wüthrich investigates the structure of an important drug target.

– Scripps Research Institute

Cell, Dec. 28, 2017; U54 GM094618; R01GM115825

Turn a New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking into a Monday Resolution

New Year’s resolutions include quitting smoking on the top of the list. Despite their strong resolve, many smokers who quit on New Year’s will be puffing away by Groundhog’s Day. How can smokers break the pattern of failure? Research shows that...

– Monday Campaigns

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Are You Metabolically Flexible? Your New Year’s Resolutions May Depend on It

CU Boulder researchers have developed a new, non-invasive method for assessing mitochondrial function and a 'metabolic rehab' program to improve it

– University of Colorado Boulder

includes video

Science News

A Better Catalyst, A Robotic Device to Help Parkinson's Patients, Making Piezoelectrics Sing, and More in the Engineering News Source

The latest research and features in the Newswise Engineering News Source

– Newswise

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

For a Healthier 2018, Find Purpose in Life

If your resolution is to be healthier, happier and more fit in the new year, focus first on finding a real purpose in life.People with a higher sense of purpose tend to engage in healthier lifestyle choices and are more likely to feel better about th...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Health Psychology





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