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Triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules for guided drug delivery

Chemists have designed triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules that bring the promise of guided drug delivery closer to preclinical testing. These multilayer capsules show three traits that have been difficult to achieve in a single entity. Show More Summary

United Airlines Dress Code is Wrong, Especially for MS Patients

It appears my favorite way to fly — wearing leggings or yoga pants — isn’t sanctioned by United Airlines. Fortunately, I’m not one of their employees, and I am not related to one who might be able to share free travel passes with me....Show More Summary

How Insulin Resistance May Speed Up Cognitive Decline

In a recent study, researchers found that insulin resistance may be speeding up cognitive decline in those with insulin resistance. Insulin resistance means the body’s cells are not responding to insulin as they should causing blood sugar levels to rise, leading to pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and other health problems. In this study from Tel Aviv University […]

Immune suppressant ineffective in treating leprosy inflammation

(PLOS) Throughout the course of a leprosy infection, patients often have episodes of painful inflammation affecting their skin and nerves. Researchers have continuously struggled with finding effective drugs to treat these so-called 'type 1 reactions,' and now one more study has come up empty-handed. Show More Summary

Single-cell RNA sequencing reveals detailed composition of two major types of brain tumor

(Massachusetts General Hospital) Detailed analysis of two brain tumor subtypes by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has revealed that they may originate from the same type of neural progenitor cells and be distinguished by gene mutation patterns and by the composition of their microenvironments.

13 Urinary Incontinence Causes in Women

Childbirth isn't the only thing that can make you leak. Here are some of the other main causes of urinary incontinence.

A First-Time Peek From the Hill at AIDSWatch 2017

The energy of the tribe of my fellow HIV advocates at AIDSWatch 2017 echoed the heartbeat of those we have lost from the beginning of the epidemic. I was honored to walk to halls of the Capitol building and speak for those lives, my life with every congressperson and staffer I met. Show More Summary

8 Diseases That Disproportionately Affect Black Women's Health

Black women have higher incidence and mortality rates for many diseases. Here's what you need to know—plus how to prevent some of these conditions.

Lady Gaga Just Dyed Her Platinum Blonde Hair A Gorgeous Chocolate Shade

Lady Gaga celebrated her 31st birthday on March 28 by trading in her signature platinum locks for brown hair.

High doses of vitamin C to improve cancer treatment passes human safety trial

(Cell Press) Clinical trials found that it is safe to regularly infuse brain and lung cancer patients with 800 -- 1000 times the daily recommended amount of vitamin C as a potential strategy to improve outcomes of standard cancer treatments. Show More Summary

How I Was Misdiagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes in My 40s

By Erin Clausen In my 42 years leading up to my type 1 diabetes diagnosis, I’d never been the type of person to get sick much at all. An occasional cold every couple of years. Maybe a quick 24-hour flu a couple of times in my entire life. My immune system always seemed to function […]

Emma Thompson Threatened to Quit a Movie After 'Evil' Body Shaming

British actress Emma Thompson called out Hollywood's anorexia problem and revealed that she once helped a costar fight back against a studio.

This Question Prompted Scarlett Johansson to Take Self-Defense Classes

Scarlett Johansson is taking self-defense classes after one misogynistic journalist made a less-than-appropriate comment to her.

See Some of the Worst Breast Pump Rooms in America

The Scary Pump Rooms contest asks moms to share the inadequate places they're given to pump breast milk at work. See the four finalists here.

Link between common prostate cancer treatment, dementia detailed in new Penn study

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A new analysis of patients who have undergone treatment for prostate cancer shows a connection between androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) -- a testosterone-lowering therapy and a common treatment for the disease -- and dementia, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dan Says Treasure Your Caregiving Hero

Caregivers are in the spotlight during MS Awareness Month and, as it draws to a close, one man with multiple sclerosis is calling for everyone with the disease to recognize them. Dan Melfi, who lives in the state of Colorado, is encouraging...Show More Summary

Study demonstrates how Zika virus rewires and repurposes invaded cells

(Boston University Medical Center) New research reveals a high-resolution view of the Zika viral life cycle within infected cells and shows dramatic changes in the cell's architecture throughout the infection process. This novel perspective may lead to the development of new vaccines and treatments.

New study sheds light on how mosquitoes wing it

(University of Oxford) The unique mechanisms involved in mosquito flight have been shared for the first time in a new Oxford University collaboration, which could inform future aerodynamic innovations, including tiny scale flying te...

MicroRNA Therapy Restored Myelin Production, Limb Function in MS Mouse Model

Using a small RNA molecule belonging to the family of microRNAs (miRs), scientists could restore myelin in nerve cells and improve limb function in mouse models of human multiple sclerosis (MS). The study, “miR-219 Cooperates with miR-338 in Myelination and Promotes Myelin Repair in the CNS,” was published in the journal Developmental Cell. Show More Summary

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