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Molecules Engineered to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Disorders

Researchers have engineered a set of molecules with the potential to treat most neurodegenerative diseases that are characterized by misfolded proteins, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s diseases.   More...
05 May 2014
Image: X-ray destruction of human breast cancer cells using Cu-Cy particles. The images show the live cancer cells stained green and the dead cells stained red (Photo courtesy of Wei Chen/UT Arlington).

Nanoparticle Created for Cancer Therapy

A physicist working to create a luminescent nanoparticle to use in security-related radiation detection may have instead developed a new tool for photodynamic cancer therapy.   More...
29 Apr 2014

Light-Activated Neurons Restore Function to Paralyzed Muscles

A new approach has been developed to synthetically control muscles using light, with the hope of restoring function to muscles paralyzed by disorders such as spinal cord injury and motor neuron disease.  More...
14 Apr 2014

Microarray Gene Expression Approach May Help Predict Cancer Patient Survival

A new predictive genetic tool is being developed that could help cancer patients and their physicians decide whether follow-up treatments are likely to help.  More...
14 Apr 2014

New Drug Shown to Reduce Size in Both Injected and Metastasized Melanoma Tumors

A retrospective analysis of patients with metastatic melanoma revealed that a new pharmaceutical agent was shown to reduce the size of injected tumors and also non-injected tumors that had metastasized to other regions of the body.    More...
02 Apr 2014

Transformed Intestinal Cells Produce Insulin in Novel Diabetes Treatment

A population of intestinal cells was found to be capable of morphing into insulin-producing beta-cells, which may pave the way a novel treatment for diabetes.  More...
25 Mar 2014

Cytokine Identified That Causes Mucositis in Cancer Therapy Patients

The action of the cytokine interleukin 1-beta has been found to underlie the onset of mucositis, a common, severe side effect of chemotherapy and irradiation of cancer patients.  More...
04 Mar 2014


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