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Medical News Today: New drug target for asthma, autoimmune disorders identified

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 06:00
Researchers discover the cell surface protein PD-1, an existing drug target for some cancers, could also be a target for autoimmune disorders like asthma.

Medical News Today: How Does Stress Affect My Cholesterol Levels?

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 23:00
What exactly does stress mean? What is cholesterol? This article will examine these questions as well as the relationship between the two.

Medical News Today: 'Breakthrough' discovery could help beat nicotine addiction

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 23:00
Scientists have crystallized a protein that is expected to reveal how nicotine affects the brain. The breakthrough could lead to new treatments.

Medical News Today: 'One-punch' universal flu vaccine in development

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 23:00
Antibodies can train the immune system to detect part of the flu virus that stays the same, which could pave the way toward a universal flu vaccine.

Medical News Today: Cancer not mainly down to 'bad luck,' finds stem cell study

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 08:00
A 2015 study claimed most cancer cases are down to random DNA mutations accumulated over time, but new research suggests this is not the case.

Medical News Today: How caffeine could help slow Parkinson's disease

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 07:00
Researchers have created two caffeine-based compounds that they say could halt the development of protein clumps associated with Parkinson's disease.

Medical News Today: Zika: Could virus spread via contact with sweat, tears?

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 06:00
Doctors discuss a rare case of a patient who died from Zika virus and the possibility of transmission to a second patient via contact with sweat and tears.