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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Jacki Weaver Reads ‘What Luck Means Now’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher What is luck? On this week’s Modern Love podcast, the actress Jacki Weaver reads “What Luck Means Now.” The essay, written by Joyce Maynard, explores how illness can instantly alter one’s perspective about life, making “luck”…

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What to know about premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, refers to the physical and psychological symptoms that females experience in the week or two leading up to their menstrual period. Headaches, bloating, cramps, and mood swings are among the most common PMS symptoms. For some, these symptoms are a minor inconvenience. For others, the symptoms can be so severe that…

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What to know about bumps on the cervix

In most cases, bumps on the cervix are benign, or noncancerous, growths, such as polyps or cysts. In some cases, however, they may indicate the presence of cervical cancer. A doctor might discover a bump on the cervix during a routine pelvic examination or a Pap smear test. This article provides an overview of what…

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Medical News Today: Vyvanse vs. Adderall: What to know

Vyvanse and Adderall are two drugs that doctors prescribe to treat ADHD symptoms. These drugs work in similar ways and have the same side effects and drug interactions. In this article, we explore the similarities and differences between Vyvanse and Adderall, and we discuss how doctors decide between the two. What is Adderall? Vyvanse and…

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