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Medical Xpress / Chemists skew the odds to prevent cancer

The path to cancer prevention is long and arduous for legions of researchers, but new work by Rice University scientists shows that there may be shortcuts.

9 hours ago in Oncology & Cancer
Medical Xpress / Type-I interferon stops immune system from 'going rogue' during viral infections

McMaster University researchers have found not only how some viral infections cause severe tissue damage, but also how to reduce that damage.

Medical Xpress / Experimental ALS drug may be more effective than existing ones

New research on the experimental drug NU-9, invented and developed by two Northwestern University scientists to treat ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), shows it is more effective than existing FDA-approved drugs for the ...

12 hours ago in Medications
Medical Xpress / Alternative to open heart surgery just as effective for patients with common heart condition

A study led by researchers at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre has shown that a less invasive heart procedure for a common condition is just as effective as conventional ...

14 hours ago in Cardiology
Medical Xpress / mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna fare better against COVID-19 variants of concern

A comparison of four COVID-19 vaccinations shows that messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna perform better against the World Health Organization's variants of concern (VOCs) than viral vector vaccines ...

Medical Xpress / Early warning system forecasts who needs critical care for COVID-19

Scientists have developed and validated an algorithm that can help healthcare professionals identify who is most at risk of dying from COVID-19 when admitted to a hospital, reports a study published today in eLife.

Medical Xpress / Scientists see signs of traumatic brain injury in headbutting muskox

Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai saw for the first time hallmarks of concussions and other head trauma in the brains of deceased headbutting animals—muskoxen and bighorn sheep. The results published ...

13 hours ago in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / The timing of heart surgery is crucial, research shows

Valve replacement heart surgery should be performed earlier than conventionally thought for people with aortic stenosis, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

8 hours ago in Cardiology
Medical Xpress / A step closer to treatment for the most common form of blindness

Scientists at The University of Manchester have taken an important step towards finding a treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common form of adult blindness in the developed world. The researchers ...

18 hours ago in Genetics
Medical Xpress / Study shows postbiotic Urolithin A improves muscle strength and exercise performance in middle aged adults

Age-associated muscle decline can start as early as 40 years old and there are currently no effective interventions to counteract it other than exercise. A new milestone study published today in Cell Reports Medicine showed ...

15 hours ago in Medications
Medical Xpress / High-fat diet linked to nitric oxide levels, cancer development

It has long been hypothesized that dietary habits can precede and even exacerbate the development of cancer.

16 hours ago in Oncology & Cancer
Medical Xpress / Pollution was responsible for 9 million deaths in 2019, with little progress during the previous four years

A new report shows that pollution was responsible for 9 million deaths in 2019—equivalent to one in six deaths worldwide—a number virtually unchanged since the last analysis in 2015.

8 hours ago in Health