Initial protective role of nervous system’s ‘star-shaped cells’ in sporadic motor neuron disease uncovered

Support cells in the nervous system help protect motor neurons in the early-stages of sporadic motor neuron disease, according to new research from the Crick and UCL. Motor neuron disease is a degenerative condition which destroys the nerve cells (motor neurons) in the brain and spinal cord, which control movement, speech, swallowing and breathing. The…

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NCCN 2020 Annual Conference: Celebrating 25 years of NCCN

The NCCN 2020 Annual Conference: Celebrating 25 Years of NCCN is a three-day, in-person conference featuring more than 30 educational sessions on state-of-the-art practices in cancer care. Leading oncology experts will present on new and emerging therapies, controversies in treatment, and best practices in delivering oncology care. Join the conversation online with the hashtag #NCCN2020.…

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Chemistry technique is ‘warp drive’ for creating better synthetic molecules for medicine

LA JOLLA, CA — In a study with implications for the future of drug discovery, Scripps Research scientists showed they were able to turn simple chemicals into unique 3-D structures resembling those found in nature–structures with desirable properties for medicines. In the process, they found a potential drug lead for inflammatory disease, which is now…

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