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Image: Scientists have created a drug that helps nerve fibers cross scar tissue barriers after spinal cord injury (Photo courtesy of the NIH).

Breakthrough Drug May Help to Reverse Spinal Damage

Injections of a new drug may partially relieve paralyzing spinal cord injuries, based on new findings from experiments performed in lab rats.  More...
15 Dec 2014

New Findings May Lead to Enhanced Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Inflammation

A multidisciplinary research team of scientists from Singapore has made a breakthrough discovery of a new type of immune cells that may help in the development of a future treatment for multiple sclerosis.  More...
10 Dec 2014

Researchers Stress Cancer Cells for Better Treatment Options

Employing metabolic stress to destroy cancer cells could create new approaches for better targeted therapies that will not hurt normal cells and have no unpleasant side effects.   More...
10 Dec 2014
Image: Cutaneous leishmaniasis facial lesion, prior to initiation of successful treatment with daylight-activated photodynamic therapy (DA-PDT) (Photo courtesy of Enk CD et al. 2014, and the British Journal of Dermatology).

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Successfully Treated with Simple New Therapy

A new study has established an initial proof-of-concept that a daylight-activated form of photodynamic therapy constitutes a simple and effective treatment for many cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis.  More...
09 Dec 2014

Antiangiogenic Treatment Improves Survival of Mice Models of Ovarian Cancer

A new antiangiogenic treatment with 3TSR has been shown to shrink tumors and improves effectiveness of chemotherapy.  More...
08 Dec 2014
Image: This fMRI scan shows the brain area outlined in yellow is the hippocampus; the dentate gyrus is shown in green and the entorhinal cortex in purple. Previous work, including by the laboratory of senior author Scott A. Small, M.D., had shown that changes in a specific part of the brain’s hippocampus--the dentate gyrus--are associated with normal age-related memory decline in humans and other mammals. The dentate gyrus is distinct from the entorhinal cortex, the hippocampal region affected in early-stage Alzheimer’s disease (Photo courtesy of the Laboratory of Scott A. Small, MD).

Mapping Tool Reveals Cocoa May Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline

Dietary cocoa flavanols, naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa, has been shown to reverse age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to new findings. Flavanols are also found naturally in tea leaves and in specific fruits and vegetables.  More...
05 Nov 2014
Image: (A) Biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles. (B) Test to analyze short-term memory in transgenic mice with Alzheimer. (C and D) Markers to analyze neurogenesis (Photo courtesy of the University of the Basque Country).

Micro-, Nano-particles Designed to Enhance Treatments for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Techniques are being developed to effectively deliver specific drugs to treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.   More...
29 Oct 2014


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