Antibodies to a retina protein to be used as a kidney cancer marker

IMAGE: This is renal cell carcinoma. view more  Credit: Ed Uthman/Wikimedia Commons Sechenov University together with their German colleagues suggest a new highly sensitive, quick, and pain-free method for diagnosing kidney cancer. This method is based on measuring of the immune response to arrestin-1, a retina protein that is synthesized in the cancerous cells of kidneys.…

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Exposure to chemicals during pregnancy is not associated with an increase in blood pressure

Exposure to certain chemicals such as phthalates, parabens or Bisphenol A could be associated with a decrease in blood pressure during pregnancy. This is one of the main conclusions of a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa”, and published recently in the International Journal of…

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Researchers find short bouts of stairclimbing throughout the day can boost health

IMAGE: This is Martin Gibala, Professor of Kinesiology at McMaster University. view more  Credit: JD Howell, McMaster University It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according to new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan. The findings, published…

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Green turtle: The success of the reintroduction program in Cayman Islands

IMAGE: Overexploitation of the green turtle in the Cayman Islands caused the disappearance of nesting populations. view more  Credit: Cayman Turtle Center (CTC) The reintroduction program for the green turtle in the Cayman Islands is crucial in order to recover this species, which are threatened by the effects of human overexploitation, according to a study published…

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FDA grant to help scientists increase generic drugs delivered vaginally or to the uterus

BUFFALO, N.Y. ¬- University at Buffalo researchers received an $880,000 grant to help quicken the development of generic equivalents of contraceptives and other drugs delivered vaginally or to the uterus, such as by intrauterine devices (IUD). The investigators will develop a model of the female reproductive tract based on physiological measurements and mathematics that will…

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Mount Sinai Partners with Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. and ReqMed Company, Ltd. to repurpose drug to battle rare MPS diseases

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has entered into two exclusive licenses to develop the drug pentosan polysulfate sodium for the treatment of mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), with Australia-based company Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (ASX: PAR) and ReqMed Company, Ltd. of Japan. MPS is a group of 11 lysosomal storage diseases, metabolic disorders caused by genetic…

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