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Article ID: 701005

New Way of Determining Treatment for Staph Infections Cuts Antibiotic Use

Duke Health

Using a clinical checklist to identify eligible patients, doctors were able to shorten the antibiotic duration for patients with uncomplicated staphylococcal bloodstream infections by nearly two days, Duke Health researchers report.

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24-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700947

New Nanotherapy Offers Hope in Treating Drug-Resistant Renal Cell Carcinoma

Wayne State University Division of Research

A research team led by Arun Iyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University, has developed a nanoplatform technology that works in combination with existing chemotherapeutic drugs that may reverse drug-resistance in renal cell carcinoma.

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21-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 700672

E. coli’s Adaptation to Extreme Temperatures Helps Explain Resistance to Certain Drugs

Santa Fe Institute

A new study suggests that defenses against extreme temperatures give E. coli bacteria an advantage in fending off certain drugs. The work could help doctors administer antibiotics in a more precise way.

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17-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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    17-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700528

Study IDs Why Some TB Bacteria Prove Deadly

Washington University in St. Louis

The same mutation that gives TB bacteria resistance to the antibiotic rifampicin also elicits a different – and potentially weaker – immune response.

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13-Sep-2018 2:55 PM EDT
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    14-Sep-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700303

Probiotic Use May Reduce Antibiotic Prescriptions, Researchers Say

Georgetown University Medical Center

The use of probiotics is linked to reduced need for antibiotic treatment in infants and children, according to a review of studies that probed the benefits of probiotics, co-led by a Georgetown investigator.

Released:
11-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700540

Study: Antibiotics Destroy Immune Cells and Worsen Oral Infection

Case Western Reserve University

New research shows that the body’s own microbes are effective in maintaining immune cells and killing certain oral infections.

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13-Sep-2018 4:35 PM EDT
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    12-Sep-2018 6:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700353

Shedding Light on 100-Year-Old Cancer Mystery

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Using genetic and pharmacological means, scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) were surprised to find that blocking LDHA had only a limited impact on melanoma cells, since they were able to redirect energy production. Their results identify an alternative growth pathway driven by a molecule called ATF4, revealing new potential targets for drug development. The study was published today in EMBO Journal.

Released:
11-Sep-2018 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 700239

NYU Awarded Boost of Over $65M for Research on Environmental Influences on Children’s Health

New York University

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded New York University nearly $66 million over the next five years to study how exposure to environmental factors influences children’s health. This new funding is an extension of a previous award of nearly $15 million over the last two years from an NIH initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO), which investigates how a range of environmental factors in early development – from conception through early childhood – affects the health and development of children and adolescents.

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10-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 700036

UCLA’s epilepsy center offers hope to people with drug-resistant seizures

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

Thirty to 40 percent of people with epilepsy — more than 1 million Americans — continue to experience seizures despite taking medication. Experts at the UCLA Seizure Disorder Center at UCLA Health want to change that picture. Their message to people with epilepsy as well as their doctors is simple: Referral to a full-service epilepsy center can help.

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5-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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