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New imaging tools that trace key breast cancer enzymes may help guide therapies
Breast cancer MRIFriday December 7, 2018 7:05AM ET
A set of emerging diagnostic tools may help identify breast cancer patients who are most likely to benefit from therapies that target important enzymes fueling a range of subtypes, including BCRA-mutated and triple negative cancers.
Memory B Cells in lung may be important for more effective influenza vaccinations
Troy Randall and Frances LundThursday December 6, 2018 7:19AM ET
Seasonal influenza vaccines are typically less than 50 percent effective, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies. Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, published this week in Nature Immunology, may point a path to more effective vaccines.
A bacterial protein is found to promote cancer
Cancer cellsWednesday December 5, 2018 7:19AM ET
The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) announced today the discovery that DnaK, a protein of the bacterium mycoplasma, interferes with the mycoplasma-infected cell\'s ability to respond to and repair DNA damage, a known origin of cancer.
25 year study: Ireland has one of highest rates of type 1 childhood diabetes in Europe
Ireland diabetesTuesday December 4, 2018 7:24AM ET
Ireland has one of the highest rates of type 1 childhood diabetes in Europe, according to new research.
Measles cases spike globally due to gaps in vaccination coverage
Measles vaccinationTuesday December 4, 2018 7:22AM ET
Reported measles cases spiked in 2017, as multiple countries experienced severe and protracted outbreaks of the disease.
Congo begins first-ever multi-drug Ebola trial
Congo EbolaMonday December 3, 2018 5:57AM ET
The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced that a randomized control trial has begun to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of drugs used in the treatment of Ebola patients.
Typhus strikes again, but why in the most developed country?
TyphusSaturday December 1, 2018 7:15AM ET
A disease centuries old appears again and it appears in one of the most developed countries. The Southern U.S. is hit by typhus and it seems it has a good chance to spread widely. But why?
Surgical adhesions can be treated and prevented in mice
miceFriday November 30, 2018 7:19AM ET
A cellular culprit as well as a possible treatment for a common, sometimes life-threating post-surgical complication has been identified by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Ebola epidemic in Congo close to being second deadliest
Congo EbolaFriday November 30, 2018 5:12AM ET
The Ebola epidemic affecting the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri is close to becoming the second deadliest in the history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Only 12 percent of American adults metabolically healthy
Huge hamburgerThursday November 29, 2018 7:08AM ET
The prevalence of metabolic health in American adults is \'alarmingly low,\' even among people who are normal weight, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill\'s Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Flu vaccinations in HK halted on vaccine flaw fears
vaccineThursday November 29, 2018 5:09AM ET
Flu vaccinations at all public hospitals and outpatient clinics in Hong Kong have been suspended with immediate effect after flaws were reportedly detected in a batch of imported vaccines.
Forcing children to apologize may do more harm than good
Kid apologizeWednesday November 28, 2018 5:53AM ET
Parents who force unremorseful kids to apologize to others before they\'re truly sorry may do more harm than good, a study of the University of Michigan (UM) showed.
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