Medicine

100-Year-Old Drug May Help Treat Autism

100-Year-Old Drug May Help Treat Autism

In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was...
One in 3 high blood pressure patients failing to take medication

One in 3 high blood pressure patients failing to take medication

One in three people who suffer from high blood pressure are failing to take medication as prescribed by their healthcare professionals, a new study...
Increased Lysyl Oxidase in the Body May Contribute to Heart Disease

Increased Lysyl Oxidase in the Body May Contribute to Heart Disease

It's known that people with high blood pressure have increased levels of the enzyme lysyl oxidase (LOX), but it has not been clear if...
Kidneys from diabetic donors may benefit many kidney transplant candidates

Kidneys from diabetic donors may benefit many kidney transplant candidates

Highlights Patients who received kidney transplants from donors with diabetes had better survival compared with those who remained on the waitlist. Patients at high...
New brain imaging tech tags stroke damage in real time

New Brain Imaging Tech Tags Stroke Damage in Real Time

About 90 percent of all strokes are ischemic strokes. They occur when a blocked artery prevents blood from getting to the brain and usually...
Scientists Have Discovered New Hair Growth Mechanism

Scientists Have Discovered New Hair Growth Mechanism

In experiments in mice, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that regulatory T cells (Tregs; pronounced "tee-regs"), a type of immune cell generally associated...
New Drug Therapy Could Improve Brain Function and Life Expectancy of ALS Patients

New Drug Therapy Could Improve Brain Function and Life Expectancy of ALS Patients

BGU researchers are developing a new therapy for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using part of an existing FDA-approved drug that restores the central nervous...
Overweight Boys Have Higher Risk of Colon Cancer When Growing Up

Overweight Boys Have Higher Risk of Colon Cancer When Growing Up

New research suggests that overweight boys may be at greater risk of colon (bowel) cancer when they grow up than their slimmer friends. However, overweight...
Many patients with early-stage breast cancer receive costly, inappropriate testing

Many patients with early-stage breast cancer receive costly, inappropriate testing

A study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center shows that asymptomatic women who have been treated for early-stage breast cancer often undergo advanced imaging and other...
A new way to slow cancer cell growth

A new way to slow cancer cell growth

Cancer is an extremely complex disease, but its definition is quite simple: the abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cells. Researchers from the University of Rochester's...