Medical News Today: This drug failed to treat cancer, but it could improve dementia

Dementia — an umbrella term for various neurodegenerative conditions involving memory loss and other forms of cognitive impairment — is hard to treat because its causes remain unknown. Researchers, however, are making painstaking progress. A new approach to dementia research may bring us closer to a treatment, but unexpected challenges could halt this progress. Dr.…

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Almond Eye Takes Her Show on the Road

In addition to being the richest day of horse racing in the world, Saturday’s Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan Racecourse has built its reputation on quality dirt and turf horses coming from across the globe to compete. Such is the case with Almond Eye, Japan’s star filly, who is raced by the partnership group…

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Modern Love: I Broke Up With Her Because She’s White

O.K., let me just get to it. I think I broke up with my last girlfriend because she’s white. Actually, no, I definitely broke up with her because she’s white. First, some history: When I was a child, watching my pops get ready to go out was something to behold. He would spend hours preparing…

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A new accurate computational method designed to enhance drug target stability

IMAGE: Structures of GPCRs solved with stabilizing mutations predicted by CompoMug. (a) serotonin 5-HT2c receptor (PDB:), (b) frizzled FZD4 receptor, © prostaglandin EP3 receptor and (d) cannabinoid CB2 receptor. Stabilizing amino… view more  Scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), and the University of Southern…

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MSU lands $1.8 million NIH grant to improve brain implants

IMAGE: Michigan State University has landed a $1.8 million National Institutes for Health R01 grant to improve brain implants — «electroceuticals » used to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression and traumatic injuries…. view more  Credit: Courtesy of MSU EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University has landed a $1.8 million National Institutes for Health R01 grant to…

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Two new genes discovered in the developmental defects of canine enamel

IMAGE: New variants in the ENAM gene that codes enamelin were discovered in Parson Russell Terriers. view more  In addition to humans, hereditary disorders of enamel development occur in dogs, greatly impacting their dental health and wellbeing. A recent study reveals canine enamel disorders similar to those found in humans, linking them with ENAM and ACP4,…

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Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk that your baby will become obese

IMAGE: This is Kevin Pearson in his lab at the University of Kentucky. view more  Credit: UK Photo | Mark Cornelison LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 4, 2019) — Using foreskin tissue from newborn circumcisions, a group of researchers have identified a potential cellular mechanism that connects a mother’s smoking while pregnant with an increased risk of offspring…

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