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Medical News Today: Drug target identified for prevention of stroke-related brain damage

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 07:00
By analyzing a mouse model, researchers find that disabling an ion channel may protect stroke patients' neurons against damage caused by oxidative stress.

Medical News Today: New 'breakthrough' drug may reduce neurological side effects of binge drinking

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 07:00
Researchers from the UK say a compound called ethane-beta-sultam - when administered with alcohol - reduced the neurological side effects of binge drinking in rats.

Medical News Today: Immunotherapy breakthrough for advanced bladder cancer

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 02:00
An antibody drug that stops cancer cells evading the immune system helps achieve a breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer.

Medical News Today: Targeting sleep-wake protein may prevent Alzheimer's

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 02:00
Orexin - a protein that wakes the brain from sleep - could be a target for preventing Alzheimer's disease, says a study that slowed brain plaque formation in mice via this route.

Medical News Today: Brain damage found in professional football players with unreported concussions

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 00:00
Researchers tested a newly developed brain imaging method and found that many professional football players whose concussions are unreported have damage to the blood-brain barrier.

Medical News Today: Researchers identify drug target for behavioral symptoms of fragile X syndrome

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered that by blocking a molecule called eIF4E, they can reverse the behavioral symptoms of fragile X syndrome - the most common genetic cause of autism.

Medical News Today: Tetanus discovery could lead to motor neuron disease treatment

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 23:00
Scientists have discovered how tetanus neurotoxin enters nerve cells. This newly found pathway could potentially be used to deliver treatment to the nervous system.

Medical News Today: CDC: adult smoking rate hits record low in US

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 07:00
A new study from the CDC reveals that between 2005 and 2013, the rate of cigarette smoking among adults in the US dropped from 20.9% to 17.8% - the lowest rate on record.

Medical News Today: Should we worry about tapeworms?

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 07:00
Difficult to detect and prodigious in hunger, tapeworms are the stuff of hypochondriacs' nightmares. But how much of a threat do they pose to humans?

Medical News Today: Report examines climate change risks for human populations

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:00
As changes in global climate and population sizes occur, scientists warn that there are considerable risks to bear in mind - risks that require governmental action now, they say.

Medical News Today: Artificial pancreas better than pump for managing type 1 diabetes

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:00
A trial of two types of external artificial pancreas shows they are both better at keeping glucose levels stable than conventional insulin pump treatment.

Medical News Today: Ebola vaccine safety trial shows promising results

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:00
A phase 1 trial in 20 healthy adults shows that an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by NIAID/GSK appears safe, results in an immune response and is well tolerated.

Medical News Today: Healthy Thanksgiving: the science of overeating and avoiding food poisoning

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:00
Everyone loves a little indulgence over the holidays, but what happens to our body when we overindulge? MNT finds out and looks at ways to avoid a food-poisoning catastrophe.

Medical News Today: Common indigestion medicine could be used in fight against cancer

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:00
According to a new study, a common medicine used to treat indigestion can also improve survival rates in colorectal cancer cases and other forms of the disease.

Medical News Today: Type 1 diabetes 'reversed' in human cells using GABA

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:00
Building on a previous study in which they reversed type 1 diabetes in mice, scientists report success in repeating the process in human beta cells transplanted into mice.

Medical News Today: Type 1 diabetes: a simple breath test may aid early diagnosis in children

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:00
Researchers say a chemical in the breath - acetone - could be an indicator of type 1 diabetes in children, a discovery that may pave the way for a diagnostic breath test.

Medical News Today: How does environment-damaged DNA lead to disease?

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:00
Using a technique called time-lapse crystallography, researchers have observed for the first time how the polymerase enzyme inserts nucleotides into strands of DNA.

Medical News Today: Goodbye, needles: measles vaccine could be delivered with a puff of air

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:00
A new measles vaccine that takes the form of an easily administered inhalable dry powder has been proven safe in a human clinical trial.

Medical News Today: HIV not under control among most infected Americans

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 02:00
A new study finds that in most infected Americans, HIV levels are not in check, including in the majority of those who know they have the virus.

Medical News Today: Placebo boosts brain activity in Parkinson's patients

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 02:00
New study finds placebo is as good for boosting learning-related brain activity in Parkinson's patients as a dopamine-enhancing drug - demonstrating the power of expectation.