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Newswise: While Promoting Diseases Like Cancer, These Enzymes Also Cannibalize Each Other
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While Promoting Diseases Like Cancer, These Enzymes Also Cannibalize Each Other

Georgia Institute of Technology

In diseases like cancer, atherosclerosis, and sickle cell anemia, cathepsins promote their propagation. Drug trials to inhibit these enzymes have failed due to baffling side effects. Now a new study examines cathepsins in systems to remove some of the bafflement.

Channels: All Journal News, Grant Funded News, Blood, Cancer, Clinical Trials, Pharmaceuticals,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 10:05 AM EST
Newswise: Dozens of potential anti-cancer drugs netted in massive screening study
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    20-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST

Dozens of potential anti-cancer drugs netted in massive screening study

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

A variety of existing drugs for treating conditions such as diabetes, inflammation, alcohol abuse, and arthritis in dogs can also kill cancer cells in the lab, according to a study by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Channels: All Journal News, Grant Funded News, Cancer, Clinical Trials, Pharmaceuticals, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Nature (journal),

Released:
19-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST
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New Drug Prevents Liver Damage, Obesity and Glucose Intolerance in Mice on High-Fat Diet

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Mice given a new drug targeting a key gene involved in lipid and glucose metabolism could tolerate a high-fat diet regimen (composed of 60% fat from lard) without developing significant liver damage, becoming obese, or disrupting their body’s glucose balance.

Channels: Clinical Trials, Liver Disease, Obesity, Pharmaceuticals, Weight Loss, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Grant Funded News,

Released:
20-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST
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Newswise: Catch and Release: MTU Biochemists Purify Proteins with a Fishing Technique

Catch and Release: MTU Biochemists Purify Proteins with a Fishing Technique

Michigan Technological University

Protein purification is a multibillion-dollar industry. A new purification process developed by Michigan Tech biochemists, called capture and release (CaRe), is a lot like catch and release fishing. It comes down to the picking the right lure to bait a specific protein and CaRe speeds up protein purification while also lowering costs.

Channels: Cell Biology, Chemistry, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 4:15 PM EST
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Newswise: Helping Patients Prep Mind and Body for Surgery Pays Off, Study Suggests

Helping Patients Prep Mind and Body for Surgery Pays Off, Study Suggests

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

An inexpensive program to help surgery patients get physically and mentally ready for their upcoming operation may help reduce overall costs and get them home faster, according to new research involving hundreds of patients in 21 hospitals across Michigan.

Channels: Healthcare, Psychology and Psychiatry, Surgery, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 3:45 PM EST
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Newswise: Cancer study may accidentally help researchers create usable blood stem cells

Cancer study may accidentally help researchers create usable blood stem cells

University of Colorado Cancer Center

University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows healthy form of the leukemia-causing gene MLL may push pluripotent stem cells (which have proven difficult to use in human patients) to become durable hematopoietic stem cells (which are usable in patients, but have until now been impossible to make).

Channels: All Journal News, Blood, Cancer, Cell Biology, Stem Cells, Grant Funded News,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Sepsis Associated with 1 in 5 Deaths Globally, Double Previous Estimate
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Sepsis Associated with 1 in 5 Deaths Globally, Double Previous Estimate

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Twice as many people as previously believed are dying of sepsis worldwide, according to an analysis published today in The Lancet and announced at the Critical Care Reviews annual meeting in Belfast. Among them are a disproportionately high number of children in poor areas.

Channels: Children's Health, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Poverty, Public Health, All Journal News, Grant Funded News, Staff Picks,

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14-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
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Newswise: NIH funds Chicago-based study of chronic fatigue syndrome and mono in college age students

NIH funds Chicago-based study of chronic fatigue syndrome and mono in college age students

DePaul University

Researchers at DePaul University and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago will examine potential connections between chronic fatigue and mono in college students under a new five-year study funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, one of the National Institutes of Health.

Channels: Grant Funded News, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Mental Health, Neuro, Psychology and Psychiatry, Public Health, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

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16-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST
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