Research suggests greater access to specific HIV and tuberculosis medications is needed

After looking at the health records of over 10,000 patients with both HIV and multidrug resistant tuberculosis (TB) in over 20 different countries, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, McGill University, and other institutions around the world, found that […]

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Magnesium alloy with eddy-thermal effect for novel tumor magnetic hyperthermia therapy

Magnetic hyperthermia therapy (MHT) as a noninvasive local treatment strategy is able to ablate tumors using an alternating magnetic field (AMF) to heat up magnetocaloric agents (e.g., magnetic nanoparticles) administered into the tumors. For clinical applications, there is still a demand to find new magnetocaloric agents with strong AMF-induced heating performance and excellent biocompatibility. In […]

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The brains of nonpartisans are different from those who register to vote with a party

The brains of people with no political allegiance are different from those who strongly support one party, major new research shows. The largest functional neuroimaging study of its kind to date shows nonpartisan voters process risk-related information differently than partisans. The findings show nonpartisan voters are a distinct group, not just people reluctant to divulge […]

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The search for a gene therapy to reverse pulmonary fibrosis associated with ageing

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a potentially lethal disease for which there is currently no cure and that is associated with certain mutations or advanced age. The Telomeres and Telomerase Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) had previously developed an effective therapy for mice with fibrosis caused by genetic defects. Now they show […]

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The importance of estrogen cycles

Oral contraceptives are implicated in slightly increasing breast cancer risk. This birth control method contains forms of estrogen, a hormone that binds ERalpha (estrogen receptor alpha), to alter the reproductive cycle. While much is known about estrogen signaling, few have researched how receptor homeostasis is maintained to ensure regular cycling. Deborah Lannigan, Ph.D., and colleagues […]

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