Cancer-fighting combination targets glioblastoma

Chestnut Hill, Mass. (5/30/2019) — Researchers have paired a specialized diet and a tumor-fighting drug and found the non-toxic combination helps to destroy the two major cells found in an aggressive form of brain cancer, the team reports in the online edition of the Nature group journal Communications Biology. The international team combined a calorie-restricted…

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ASCO 2019: 40-50 percent response rate for brigatinib after other next-gen ALK inhibitors

IMAGE: D. Ross Camidge, MD, PhD and the ATOMIC consortium show that brigatinib remains effective even after first-line therapy with another next-generation ALK inhibitor. view more  Credit: University of Colorado Cancer Center Crizotinib was the first drug licensed to treat ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (ALK+ NSCLC). Since then, a range of next-generation ALK-inhibitors including ceritinib,…

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International team identifies potential therapeutic target for sepsis

DALLAS — May 30, 2019 — An international collaboration led by scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center has identified a potential new therapeutic target for sepsis, a life-threatening disease that can quickly spread through the body damaging organs. UT Southwestern researchers and collaborators in China, France, and Sweden, as well as New York and Pennsylvania…

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To curb infection, bacteria direct their defenses against themselves

Sometimes, the best defense against hostile invaders is a good, long nap. Or at least, that strategy seems to work for bacteria. In a new study, described in Nature, Rockefeller scientists showed that microbes under viral attack turn their defenses not only on their enemies, but also on themselves. This drastic measure, the researchers found,…

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A combination of agrochemicals shortens the life of bees, study shows

IMAGE: A nonlethal dose of insecticide clothianidin can reduce honeybees’ life span by half; once combined with the fungicide pyraclostrobin, it alters the behavior of worker bees to the point of… view more  Credit: Cristiano Menezes (left) and Catalina Angel (right). A new study by Brazilian biologists suggests that the effect of pesticides on bees could…

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What to know about blood in urine (hematuria) in females

Hematuria refers to the presence of blood in the urine. Some causes are specific to, or more likely to affect, females. Blood in the urine is often due to infections, kidney problems, or injuries. In this article, we discuss the possible causes of blood in the urine in females. We also discuss when to visit…

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Welcome to Galaxy’s Edge

In the summer of 2015, when the Walt Disney Company unveiled plans to build monumental “Star Wars” lands at its California and Florida theme parks, a wave of euphoria washed over the planet. Bob Iger, Disney’s chief executive, made the announcement at a fan convention, revealing that one ride would allow people to pilot the…

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An Experimental Ebola Cure May Also Protect Against Nipah Virus

An experimental drug has protected monkeys against infection with Nipah virus, a lethal disease and emerging pandemic threat for which there is no approved vaccine or cure, scientists reported on Wednesday. The antiviral drug, remdesivir, is also being tested against the Ebola virus in the outbreak now underway in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The…

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