Novo Biosciences achieves major milestones in moving trodusquemine into clinical trials

IMAGE: Kevin Strange, Ph.D., and Voot Yin, Ph.D., are co-founders and CEO and chief scientific officer, respectively, of Novo Biosciences, which has achieved several major milestones in its mission of bringing… view more  Credit: Novo Biosciences BAR HARBOR, MAINE – Novo Biosciences Inc., has achieved several major milestones in its mission of bringing its breakthrough drug…

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ICU patients with non-brain-related injuries may suffer undetected cognitive dysfunction

A new study led by Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute has found that most patients entering hospital intensive care units (ICU) for non-brain-related injuries or ailments also suffer from some level of related cognitive dysfunction that currently goes undetected in most cases. The findings were published today in the influential scientific journal, PLOS…

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Harmful compounds might be formed when foods containing the sweetener sucralose are heated

The available data show that harmful compounds, some with carcinogenic potential, might occur when Sucralose and especially Sucralose-containing foods such as canned vegetables or baked goods are heated. When Sucralose (E 955) is heated to temperatures higher than 120 °C a gradual – and with further increasing temperature continuous – decomposition and dechlorination of the…

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New meta-analysis of glyphosate-based plant protection products does not alter the assessment of the active substance

In the meta-analysis, Luoping Zhang, University of California, Berkeley, and her team pursued the question of whether people who used plant protection products containing glyphosate (such as farmers and gardeners) had an increased risk of contracting Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL), a form of lymph node cancer. To this end, the scientists evaluated updated data from the…

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LSU Health New Orleans research finds new Rx target for childhood cancer

New Orleans, LA – Research led by Michael Lan, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, found that a compound named 5′-iodotubercidin (5′-IT) suppresses the growth of neuroblastoma cells and identified a potential new therapeutic approach for the disease. The paper, currently available online here, will be published…

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Abnormal proteins correlate with aggressive behavior in dementia

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have together with American colleagues studied deceased patients who were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal dementia. They observed a correlation between certain proteins and dementia sufferers’ tendency to commit criminal acts. “This study is unique in that we studied deceased patients, something that means we are 100 per…

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New studies can inform programs to prevent sexual violence among teens locally, globally

PROVIDENCE, R.I.[Brown University] — Across cultures and geographic locations, the teen years are a time of growth, development and exploration into adult interactions — and romantic and sexual relationships are often some of the most critical interactions that many teenagers navigate. A series of new studies by researchers at Brown University examines how teenagers in…

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