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Novel approach can reveal personalized breast cancer treatments

(Baylor College of Medicine) Researchers from various institutions, including Baylor College of Medicine, have developed a new way to approach breast cancer treatment. First, they search for the proteins that drive tumor growth, and then test in the lab drugs that potentially neutralize these specific biological drivers.

Newly discovered molecule may treat vison loss in diabetics and premature infants

A new study has identified a molecule involved in the formation of new blood vessels in the eyes of diabetic mice, according to researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The...Show More Summary

OTUD6B gene mutations cause intellectual and physical disability

(Baylor College of Medicine) An international team of researchers from institutions around the world, including Baylor College of Medicine, has discovered that mutations of the OTUD6B gene result in a spectrum of physical and intellectual deficits.

Scientists use new technology to assemble genome of Zika virus mosquito

A team spanning Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, Texas Children's Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a new way to sequence genomes, which can assemble the genome of an organism, entirely from scratch, dramatically cheaper and faster. Show More Summary

Novel gene therapy experiment offers hope for people with certain hearing loss and dizziness disorder

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a first-of-its-kind study published in the March 1, 2017 edition of Molecular Therapy, researchers from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and Johns Hopkins University...Show More Summary

MSU lands NIH grant to study connection between fish genes and human medicine

(Michigan State University) Michigan State University has landed a $727,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the use of fish as disease models for human medicine.

UC researchers help map future of precision medicine in Parkinson's disease

(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) Two landmark publications with co-authors from the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute outline a transformative approach to defining, studying and treating Parkinson's disease. Show More Summary

Study Suggests New Way to Prevent Vision Loss in Diabetics and Premature Babies

Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have identified a new molecule that induces the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the eyes of diabetic mice. The study, "Secretogranin...Show More Summary

New medicine to prevent mothers dying in childbirth succeeds in first trial in humans

(Monash University) The Monash University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) today announced positive results from a first-in-human study of a new, inhaled form of a medicine that could significantly reduce maternal deaths around the world. Show More Summary

Zeroing in on the Zika virus

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) Hobman has been announced as one of three Canadian scientists who have received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for their teams to study the Zika virus. Show More Summary

Penn State College of Medicine Researchers Awarded Nearly $10 Million to Study Peripheral Arterial Disease

A $9.7 million National Institutes of Health project grant to Penn State College of Medicine aims to improve the lives of millions of people living with peripheral arterial disease.

Misleading systematic review of mindfulness studies used to promote Bensen Institute for Mind-Body Medicine services

A seriously flawed overview “systematic review “ of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the effects of mindfulness on health and well-being alerts readers how they need to be skeptical of what they are told about

Penn Medicine Appoints Daniel Kelly, MD, New Director of the Cardiovascular Institute

Renowned cardiac metabolism expert Daniel P. Kelly, MD, has been named director of the Penn Cardiovascular Institute, a multi-disciplinary group of researchers and physicians dedicated to scientific discoveries and medical breakthroughs in heart and vascular care. Show More Summary

Northwell Health and United Therapeutics announce strategic partnership

(Northwell Health) Northwell Health's Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR) announced today a strategic partnership focused on the application of bioelectronic medicine and cell therapy to cardiology, hypertension and post-transplant tolerance induction.

Research uncovers potential health risks of travel to Mars

(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Using mice transplanted with human stem cells, a research team from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has demonstrated for the first time that the radiation encountered in deep space travel may increase the risk of leukemia in humans.

Research Uncovers Potential Health Risks of Travel to Mars

Using mice transplanted with human stem cells, a research team from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has demonstrated for the first time that the radiation encountered in deep space travel may increase the risk of leukemia in humans.

Detailed chemical structure of P22 virus resolved

(Baylor College of Medicine) A team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions has completed a model of unprecedented near-atomic resolution of the chemical structure of bacteriophage P22.

Detailed chemical structure of P22 virus resolved

Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Purdue University have completed a model of unprecedented near-atomic resolution of the chemical structure of the P22 virus. The study appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Cholesterol-Processing Enzyme Protects From Debilitating Brain Lesions

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Karolinska Institute in Sweden discovered that a specific enzyme in the brain could reduce the formation of debilitating brain lesions in the two diseases.

Cholesterol-processing enzyme protects from debilitating brain lesions

(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Karolinska Institute in Sweden discovered that a specific enzyme in the brain could reduce the formation of debilitating brain lesions in the two diseases.

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