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New thinking needed for superbug treatments

Not a day goes by without reading or hearing about the seemingly impossible task of finding effective new treatments against "superbugs" that are resistant to existing drugs. The dearth of prospects for treating these superbugs is often blamed on the lack of investment...

source: By Mike Wokasch
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NSH has partnered with Mohs Histology Consulting to offer this unique hands-on, intense training session in a Mohs lab. This workshop is designed for both the new technician just starting out and the experienced technician who wants to brush up on advanced techniques and...

source: NSH

Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a novel treatment that strengthens bones in neurofibromatosis type-1. The researchers demonstrated in a mouse model of the disorder that the enzyme asfotase-alpha improves...

source: OrthoSpineNews

Do mice make good models of human disease? The extensive use of mice for medical research and drug development — more than 3 million procedures a year in the U.K. alone — assumes a positive answer, but a U.S. study last year raised doubts about the murine model...

source: Financial Times

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a common affliction, affecting almost 30 percent of Americans, with a significant number suffering from its most severe form, called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH, which can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. In recent years,...

source: UC San Diego Health System

On Aug. 6, researchers announced in The New England Journal of Medicine that they had found that mutations in a gene called PALB2 greatly increase the risk of breast cancer. This is one of the biggest developments since the discovery of the role of mutations in the BRCA1...

source: The New York Times

New research helps explain why brain tumors occur more often in males and frequently are more harmful than similar tumors in females. For example, glioblastomas, the most common malignant brain tumors, are diagnosed twice...

source: Oncology Nurse Advisor


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