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Blocking Cell Movement Explored to Stop the Spread of Cancer

Learning more about how cells travel through the body could lead to innovative new treatments to block cancer cells from metastasizing and causing secondary tumors, according to new research.  More...
14 Jul 2014

Deletion of the FOXO1 Gene Transforms Intestinal Cells into Insulin Producers

After having demonstrated that gut endocrine progenitor cells of mice could be differentiated into glucose-responsive, insulin-producing cells by elimination of the transcription factor FOXO1, diabetes researchers have extended these findings by obtaining similar results with human gut endocrine progenitor and serotonin-producing cells.  More...
13 Jul 2014

Ultrasound and Self-Healing Hydrogels Noninvasively Deliver Targeted Chemotherapy

Modern drug-delivery systems used to administer chemotherapy to cancer patients typically release a constant dose of the drug over time. But a new study challenges this gradual approach and offers a unique way to locally deliver the drugs “on demand.”   More...
08 Jul 2014

Vaccine Being Developed for Heart Disease Close to Reality

The world’s first vaccine for heart disease is becoming a possibility with researchers demonstrating significant arterial plaque reduction in concept testing in mice.  More...
08 Jul 2014

Dose of 100-Year-Old Drug for Sleeping Sickness Reverses Autism-Like Symptoms in Lab Mice

By exploring a unique hypothesis that suggests autism is a result of faulty cell communication, researchers revealed that a nearly 100-year-old drug approved for treating sleeping sickness has been found to restore normal cellular signaling in a mouse model of autism.  More...
23 Jun 2014

Low Dose of Targeted Agent May Enhance Cancer-Destroying Virus Treatment

Administering low doses of the targeted agent bortezomib with a cancer-killing virus has the potential of enhancing the effectiveness of the virus as treatment for cancer with little added toxicity.   More...
22 Jun 2014
Image: Schematic flow chart of the effects of prolonged fasting on the immune system (Photo courtesy of USC).

Prolonged Fasting Promotes Immune System Regeneration

A new study suggest that prolonged cycles of fasting trigger stem-cell based regeneration of immune cells and the clearing out of old, damaged cells.  More...
17 Jun 2014


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