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Study: Organ-rejection drugs may help prevent Alzheimer's disease

The calcineurin inhibitors that organ transplant patients take to prevent rejection may also work to prevent Alzheimer's disease. A new study examined the rate of Alzheimer's disease among 2,600 organ transplant patients. Results were...

source: By Chelsea Adams
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Applications are now being accepted for NSH's professional awards and scholarships program. To celebrate, NSH is launching a new podcast series, AwardsCast, hosted by Awards Chair, Liz Chlipala. In this series, recipients of last year's awards discuss the inspiring projects...

source: NSH

Can you believe that the Block, the premier community for all things histo is turning two? Every day this week NSH is celebrating this achievement and the love that our members have put into answering questions, sharing resources...

source: NSH

If they weren't in the windowless basement of a cavernous biomedical research building, the "Aquatic Suites" might sound like a cushy vacation destination. But the zebrafish here at the University of Michigan still have it pretty good. In a large room full of aquaria, the...

source: Science

Because they can be programmed to travel the body and selectively target cancer and other sites of disease, nanometer-scale vehicles called nanocarriers can deliver higher concentrations of drugs to bombard specific areas of the body while minimizing systemic side effects....

source: Northwestern University via Controlled Environments

When nerves are damaged by the immune system, they lose some of their myelin, a protective coating that is, for unknown reasons, hard to restore. Myelin repair, a new study indicates, is controlled by an epigenetic mechanism that may be subject to therapeutic control. Potential...

source: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

The selection of an animal model is dependent upon its genetic and physiological similarities to humans. The practice is not without controversy and there are arguments against the validity of animal models for studying human disease.

source: News-Medical.Net

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