George Mason University breast cancer treatment patent licensed by Targeted Pharmaceuticals

IMAGE: Dr. Virginia Espina, a science research associate professor of the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM) at George Mason University’s Institute of Biohealth Innovation. view more  Credit: Copyright: www.gmu.edu Manassas, Va. – A patent granted to George Mason University Research Foundation Inc., which describes a novel treatment method for pre-invasive breast cancer, has…

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E. coli superbug strains can persist in healthy women’s guts

IMAGE: A microscopic image of the bacteria Escherichia coli. view more  Credit: Veronika L. Tchesnokova/UW Medicine A recent study of over 1,000 healthy women with no symptoms of urinary tract infections showed nearly 9 percent carried multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli strains in their guts. This is of clinical concern because disease-causing E. coli bacteria can transfer…

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PrEP use high but wanes after three months among young African women

IMAGE: Single pills (brand name Truvada) containing two antiretroviral drugs, emtricitabine (TFC) and tenofovir disoproxyl fumarate (TDF) used for pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. view more  Credit: NIAID In a study of open-label Truvada as daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV among 427 young African women and adolescent girls, 95% initiated the HIV prevention strategy, and…

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Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason depression treatment doesn’t work

IMAGE: Pictured here: W. Vaughn McCall. view more  Credit: Phil Jones, Senior Photographer, Augusta University AUGUSTA, Ga. (July 23, 2019) – When someone is depressed and having suicidal thoughts or their depression treatment just isn’t working, their caregivers might want to check to see if they have obstructive sleep apnea, investigators say. That’s true even when…

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In SoHo, Fresh Fruits and the Tarts They Inspire

For Daniel Soares, a fourth-generation Balducci, the idea of a produce pop-up takes his family connection full circle. “My great-great grandfather, Louis Balducci, started with a pushcart,” said Mr. Soares, whose family has run Balducci’s food markets for generations in New York. “This pop-up is today’s equivalent.” Mr. Soares’s six-week project is named for his…

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