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Medical News Today: New antibody treatment may protect against Marburg and Ebola viruses

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 06:00
Scripps researchers have designed proteins that elicit an effective antibody response in a mouse model against Marburg virus and its viral cousin, Ebola virus.

Medical News Today: MERS vaccine 'ready for human trials'

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 02:00
Researchers say that a candidate vaccine for the coronavirus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome has passed preclinical tests and is ready to be trialled in humans.

Medical News Today: New anti-cancer drug looks promising in lab

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 02:00
A new class of drug that targets two metabolic pathways that drive cancer progression - the Warburg effect and lipogenesis - show promising results in cell and animal tests.

Medical News Today: Longer secondary schooling reduces HIV risk, study finds

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 23:00
Researchers estimates pupils receiving an extra year of secondary school had an 8 percentage point lower risk of HIV infection a decade later than those that did not.

Medical News Today: What is lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)? Effects and hazards of LSD

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 23:00
LSD is one of the most potent, mood-changing chemicals. It is manufactured from lysergic acid. The primary effect of LSD is to alter the senses and cause hallucinations.

Medical News Today: Brain scans could predict how effective OCD treatment will be

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 23:00
Scans demonstrating brain network connectivity could be used to predict the long-term response of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder to cognitive behavioral therapy.

Medical News Today: African-American, Latino citizens at increased risk of mental health issues

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 23:00
Two new UCLA studies identify five environmental factors that put African-American, Latino and Hispanic people at greater risk of psychological problems.

Medical News Today: 'Fracture risk' from SSRI antidepressants used for menopause

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 23:00
According to a new study, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants may increase the risk of bone fractures when used to reduce symptoms of menopause.

Medical News Today: Study identifies barriers to abortion services in developed countries

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 23:00
Researchers find opposition toward abortion and lack of training among health care providers are among the factors restricting access to the procedure in developed countries.

Medical News Today: High-res image of Ebola virus reveals how it evades the immune system

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 23:00
Scripps researchers have created a high-resolution image of the Ebola virus, which has revealed how a viral protein helps the virus escape attack from the immune system.

Medical News Today: High-fiber diet during pregnancy may protect offspring against asthma

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds a high-fiber diet alters the gut bacteria of pregnant women, leading to the release of anti-inflammatory substances that protect offspring from developing asthma.

Medical News Today: Fast, accurate Ebola test shows promise in trials

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 07:00
Current Ebola blood tests are slow, complex and put health care workers at risk. A new test, however, can diagnose Ebola accurately from one drop of blood at a patient's bedside.

Medical News Today: Arthritis drug could be used to treat vitiligo

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have discovered that tofacitinib, a drug normally used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, could restore pigmentation in people with vitiligo.

Medical News Today: Could the magnolia tree help combat head and neck cancers?

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 06:00
A compound found in the bark and leaves of the magnolia tree proved effective in reducing tumor growth in human cell lines and mouse models of head and neck cancers, a study finds.

Medical News Today: Lab-made blood to enter human trials in 2 years

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 02:00
Red blood cells grown in the lab from stem cells are likely to be transfused into human volunteers taking part in trials within 2 years, say the UK's NHS Blood and Transplant.

Medical News Today: New drug delivery system may open up treatments for polycystic kidney disease

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 02:00
A new method that allows antibodies to penetrate cyst walls may open the door for already approved drugs to target the growth factors that drive polycystic kidney disease.

Medical News Today: Scientists use 'arousometer' to measure what turns off women most

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 23:00
Being shown images of something disgusting reduced genital blood flow in women - as measured by an 'arousometer' - more than being shown something frightening.

Medical News Today: Cognitive behavioral therapy alters Tourette syndrome brains

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered that cognitive behavioral therapy used to reduce tics in people with Tourette syndrome also alters brain functioning in the supplementary motor region.

Medical News Today: Global AIDS efforts must improve or infections and deaths will increase

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 23:00
A new report states that unless efforts to stop new HIV infections and improve access to treatment improve over the next 5 years, deaths from AIDS and HIV infections will increase.

Medical News Today: Experts call for dropping of total fat intake limits

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 07:00
Researchers recommend that restrictions on total fat consumption should be removed from the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.