BrainStorm Cell Tx publishes NurOwn ALS Phase 2 randomized trial data in neurology

CSF MCP-1 levels (a marker of microglial activation and neuroinflammation) significantly decreased post-transplantation and correlated with ALSFRS-R slope improvement at all time points (p «The entire investigative team working on the study are highly encouraged by the promising clinical results,» said Phase 2 trial manuscript lead author Robert Brown DPhil, Leo P. and Theresa M.…

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Scientists find promising drug combination against lethal childhood brain cancers

Researchers have devised a new plan of attack against a group of deadly childhood brain cancers collectively called diffuse midline gliomas (DMG), including diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), thalamic glioma and spinal cord glioma. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health, Stanford University, California, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, identified a drug pair that worked…

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Dead-zone report card reflects improving water quality in Chesapeake Bay

An annual model-based report on «dead-zone» conditions in the Chesapeake Bay during 2019 indicates the total volume of low-oxygen, «hypoxic» water was on the high end of the normal range for 1985 to 2018, a finding that scientists consider relatively good news. Dr. Marjy Friedrichs, a Virginia Institute of Marine Science professor and report card…

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New opioid library unveiled to help address epidemic

A new curated library, activated today, provides a centralized toolkit for policymakers, patients and health care professionals working to address the nation’s opioid epidemic. The epidemic kills tens of thousands of Americans annually, yet decision-makers report that they’ve struggled to make sense of an overwhelming and often-bewildering array of data. It can be hard to…

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Legumes boost heart health, according to new review study

WASHINGTON—Consuming beans, lentils, peas, and other legumes reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and high blood pressure, according to a review published in Advances in Nutrition. Researchers reviewed prospective cohort studies that assessed consumption of legumes on the risk for cardiometabolic diseases and related markers. The study found that those who consumed…

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The evolution of neuroscience as a research

Alexandria, VA, USA — 2019 marks the Centennial of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR). Over the last century the JDR has been dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge and information on all sciences relevant to dentistry and to the oral cavity and associated structures in health and disease. To celebrate, the JDR is…

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Clay as a feed supplement in dairy cattle has multiple benefits

URBANA, Ill. — Dairy producers frequently add clay as a feed supplement to reduce the symptoms of aflatoxin and subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in lactating cows. In a new study from the University of Illinois, researchers show that clay can also improve the degradability of feedstuffs. «Farmers are giving this clay, but they want to…

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Behavioral sciences in the promotion of oral health

Alexandria, VA, USA — 2019 marks the Centennial of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR). Over the last century the JDR has been dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge and information on all sciences relevant to dentistry and to the oral cavity and associated structures in health and disease. To celebrate, the JDR is…

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