UTSA researcher examines drug overdose mortality in the Hispanic community

(November 18, 2020) — UTSA researcher Manuel Cano, assistant professor in the Department of Social Work in the UTSA College for Health, Community and Policy is shedding light to understand the topic of drug overdose deaths in the Hispanic community. In the article «Drug Overdose Deaths Among US Hispanics: Trends (2000-2017) and Recent Patterns»…

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Ovarian cancer cells cooperate to metastasize

At a glance: In a study in mice, researchers identify a previously unknown mechanism that fuels cancer spread. Analyses pinpoint a specific cooperative interaction between cancer cells that enables formation of tumor metastases. Findings shed light on mechanisms that allow tumors to invade distant organs. Results can inform the design of future approaches to potentially…

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Media registration open for ENDO 2021

WASHINGTON—Members of the media can now register to cover the latest advances in hormone health and science at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s virtual annual meeting being held March 20-23, 2021 in a state-of-the-art digital platform. The virtual meeting will mirror an in-person ENDO with top-flight educational programming and networking opportunities. ENDO 2021 offers journalists…

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Revolutionary CRISPR-based genome editing system treatment destroys cancer cells

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have demonstrated that the CRISPR/Cas9 system is very effective in treating metastatic cancers, a significant step on the way to finding a cure for cancer. The researchers developed a novel lipid nanoparticle-based delivery system that specifically targets cancer cells and destroys them by genetic manipulation. The system, called CRISPR-LNPs,…

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Controversy continues over ’13 Reasons Why’ and adolescent suicide

PHILADELPHIA — After its release in 2017, the Netflix series «13 Reasons Why» spurred controversy over concerns that its portrayal of a teenage girl’s suicide could increase suicide contagion among adolescents. Though a much-publicized 2019 study found a contagion effect among boys, a subsequent reanalysis of that data by the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC)…

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Cellular pathway of genetic heart disease similar to neurodegenerative disease

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Research on a genetic heart disease has uncovered a new and unexpected mechanism for heart failure. This landmark discovery found a correlation between the clumping of RNA-binding proteins long linked to neurodegenerative disease ? and the aggregates of protein found in the heart tissue of patients with RBM20 dilated cardiomyopathy. Dilated cardiomyopathy…

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Tau protein changes in Alzheimer’s disease correlate with dementia stage

Research into Alzheimer’s disease has long focused on understanding the role of two key proteins, beta amyloid and the tau protein. Found in tangles in patients’ brain tissue, a pathological form of the tau protein contributes to propagating the disease in the brain. In new research from their joint laboratory, Judith Steen, PhD, and Hanno…

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The Coronavirus Vaccines Will Likely Work. Making Them Fast Will Be Hard.

The promising news that not just one but two coronavirus vaccines were more than 90 percent effective in early results has buoyed hopes that an end to the pandemic is in sight. But even if the vaccines are authorized soon by federal regulators — the companies developing them have said they expect to apply soon…

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Americans Are More Willing to Take a Coronavirus Vaccine, Poll Suggests

In a sign that Americans are becoming less hesitant to take a coronavirus vaccine, a Gallup poll released on Tuesday showed that 58 percent of the adults who were surveyed were willing to be vaccinated, up from 50 percent in September. The survey was conducted between Oct. 19 and Nov. 1, as coronavirus cases were…

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