Cancer likes the information pathways between cells in  your body. Specifically it likes a mutation in said pathways so it is free to replicate and live forever. The University of Colorado Cancer has designed a new tag team drug combination that is effectively killing cancer cells better together. Using human

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More than 4 million Americans have a heart arrhythmia, or abnormal heart beat that can ultimately lead to heart attack. Studying this condition has proven tricky for scientists in the past as most studies involved a petri dish or mouse models. Researchers at NYU Langone are aiming to change that with

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Spinal cord injury, or severing of the axons of nerve cells which have difficulty regrowing, causes a communication breakdown from neuron to brain and ultimately paralysis for thousands of Americans every year. So why is axon growth inhibited? A chemical called chondroitin sulphate proteoglycans (CSPGs) is produced at high levels after

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Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a frightening diagnosis. Lung cancer is often hard to detect, so it's not caught as early as possible, making treatment challenging. The mechanisms of how SCLC occurs, grows, and metastasizes are not fully understood - which makes treatment even more challenging. Fortunately, researchers are hard

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Ladies, are you familiar with the uncomfortable and borderline unbearable symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)? Are you part of the 40 percent that have more severe symptoms that affect your work and family lives? All this pain and discomfort may soon be a thing of the past. Thanks to a

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Although we instinctively stay away from the outwardly sick, it’s the perfectly healthy that may do the most damage. Early studies in mice with a ‘Superspreader’ condition, explored host pathogen (e.g. virus, bacteria) interactions found that most infections are spread by people who fail to show any symptoms. Have you ever heard

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Ricin's extreme toxicity makes it a leading bioterrorism threat, and the development of an effective vaccine could be helpful for military and law enforcement personnel. In emergency situations, it could potentially be life-changing. Fortunately, researchers at the Tulane National Primate Research Center have seen promising results with a new vaccine.

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Tundra-taiga wolves in Canada are hunted for their pelts. These wolves are often hunted more intensely than other wolves, because they hunt caribou, and hunters consider them to be competitors. But new research suggests that population control methods should be looked at more carefully. Researchers collected tufts of wolf hair

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Millions of Americans suffer from damaged meniscus, the protective lining in the knee joint, that can lead to painful arthritis. The traditional approach to treatment of menisci damage is to repair the tear but larger damage requires removal of the knee's shock absorber causing debilitating pain. Using patient or cadaver

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A simple, painless, inexpensive way to neuter your male dog or cat? It sounds like a dream come true! Some veterinarians have begun to use injectable calcium chloride for this purpose. But there's some controversy behind this method. Calcium chloride was used in the 70s to sterilize some species of

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Got PTSD? Have some curry, a lot of curry!  Curry has an abundance of the spice turmeric.  This spice is known to help with all sorts of medical ailments, but new research shows that it may have an effect on the brain.  Animal tests proved that turmeric has an impact

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