Drug Shows Promise for Effectively Treating Metabolic Syndrome

Uncategorized July 4, 2014 at 5:40 PM 0 comments

University of Utah researchers have discovered that an enzyme involved in intracellular signaling plays a crucial role in developing metabolic syndrome, a finding that has a U of U spinoff company developing a drug to potentially treat the condition. The researchers, led by Jared Rutter, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, hopeRead More

World GI Press Release: Phase III Trial Shows Improved Survival with TAS-102 in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Refractory to Standard Therapies

Uncategorized June 29, 2014 at 9:31 AM 0 comments

The new combination agent TAS-102 is able to improve overall survival compared to placebo in patients whose metastatic colorectal cancer is refractory to standard therapies, researchers said at the ESMO 16th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer in Barcelona Barcelona/Lugano “Around 50% of patients with colorectal cancer develop metastases but eventuallyRead More

UK Starts World’s Largest Dementia Study with Two Million People

UK Starts World’s Largest Dementia Study with Two Million People

Uncategorized June 19, 2014 at 4:28 PM 0 comments

The UK is launching the world’s largest study into dementia, involving more than two million people, through the Medical Research Council and industry partners, while Alzheimer’s Research UK has pledged £100 million over five years to tackle the problem. These are just two of a variety of initiatives launched atRead More

National Survey Identifies Potential Barriers to HIV Treatment Use in U.S.

National Survey Identifies Potential Barriers to HIV Treatment Use in U.S.

Uncategorized June 11, 2014 at 12:36 PM 0 comments

Key findings point to significant differences between treated and untreated people living with HIV RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ViiV Healthcare today announced new survey data that provide important insights that may help explain why HIV treatment rates remain low in the United States. Findings from the online survey, conductedRead More

‘Tomato Pill’ Improves Function of Blood Vessels in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

Uncategorized June 10, 2014 at 3:41 PM 0 comments

A daily supplement of an extract found in tomatoes may improve the function of blood vessels in patients with cardiovascular disease, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. The incidence of cardiovascular disease varies worldwide, but is notably reduced in southern Europe, where a ‘Mediterranean diet’ consisting ofRead More

Anti-Diabetic Drug Slows Aging and Lengthens Lifespan

Uncategorized June 4, 2014 at 2:45 PM 0 comments

A study by Belgian doctoral researcher Wouter De Haes (KU Leuven) and colleagues provides new evidence that metformin, the world’s most widely used anti-diabetic drug, slows ageing and increases lifespan. In experiments reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers tease out the mechanism behindRead More

New Way to Treat HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Uncategorized May 27, 2014 at 11:47 AM 0 comments

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have reported a discovery that they hope will lead to the development of a powerful new way of treating an aggressive form of breast cancer. The breast cancer subtype in question is commonly called “HER2-positive”; it’s a subset of the disease affecting aboutRead More

Scientists Discover Potential New Target for Cancer Immunotherapy

Uncategorized May 26, 2014 at 4:38 PM 0 comments

Scientists have found a way to target elusive cells that suppress immune response, depleting them with peptides that spare other important cells and shrink tumors in preclinical experiments, according to a paper published online by Nature Medicine. “We’ve known about these cells blocking immune response for a decade, but haven’tRead More

Climate Change Approach Needed to Tackle Antibiotics Crisis

Climate Change Approach Needed to Tackle Antibiotics Crisis

Uncategorized May 23, 2014 at 3:53 PM 0 comments

A powerful global organisation similar to the one on climate change needs to be established in order to genuinely get to grips with the problem of growing resistance to antibiotics. That is the basis of a comment piece written in the journal Nature by Mark Woolhouse of the University of Edinburgh, andRead More

Scientists Find New Way to Mobilize Immune System against Viruses

Uncategorized May 13, 2014 at 1:51 PM 0 comments

University of British Columbia scientists have uncovered an intricate chain reaction in the body’s immune system and have used the knowledge to develop a new treatment against harmful viruses. Viral pandemics, such as the coronavirus that caused the deadly SARS outbreak in 2002, have caused hundreds of deaths in Canada,Read More