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New research shows effectiveness of ointment that kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria

12/01/2021

Research from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine shows that use of a topical drug called AB569, a combination of acidified nitrite and EDTA (or ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) promotes killing of antibiotic-resistant bacteria while enhancing the healing of wounds in a variety of burn injuries. The study was published in the journal Infection and Immunity.

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Targeting the brain's immune cells may help prevent or treat Alzheimer's disease

12/01/2021

A gene mutation linked to Alzheimer's disease alters a signaling pathway in certain immune cells of individuals with the disease, according to a new study by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine. The team also found that blocking the pathway—with a drug that's currently being tested in cancer clinical trials—protects against many features of the condition in a preclinical model. The results could lead to new strategies to block the development of Alzheimer's disease or slow its progression.

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More than 200,000 deaths could be annually prevented if countries support more urban cycling by 2050

12/01/2021

Biking plays a significant role in urban areas and has been suggested as a tool to promote public health. Now, a new study led by Colorado State University has for the first time estimated the health benefits of urban cycling in 17 countries.

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Cost of telehealth for patients may be key key to maintaining pandemic boost in use

12/01/2021

Most Americans prefer to receive their medical care in-person, but are generally willing to continue using telehealth services that have grown more common during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

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Reading with your toddler? Books may beat screens

12/01/2021

Parents who want to read to their toddlers and give them a developmental boost ought to pick up a traditional paper book rather than an e-book on a tablet, a new study reports.

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Transgender people continue to face high burden of HIV worldwide

12/01/2021

A new analysis highlights the prevalence of HIV among transgender individuals worldwide, and shows the need for continued prevention efforts for this population. Sarah Stutterheim and colleagues of Maastricht University in the Netherlands present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on December 1, 2021.

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Study: How to freeze-dry a potential COVID-19 vaccine

12/01/2021

Things that are freeze-dried: Astronaut food. Emergency rations. And, just maybe, some future COVID-19 vaccines.

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New way to identify early risks of cardiovascular disease

12/01/2021

The risk of developing cardiovascular disease is strongly associated with the "bad" LDL cholesterol. A large study by scientists at Karolinska Institutet now shows that two proteins that transport cholesterol particles in the blood provide early and reliable risk information. The researchers now advocate introducing new guidelines for detecting cardiac risk and say the results may pave the way for early treatment, which could help lower morbidity and fatality rates.

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Unconventional T cells promote immunity to malaria

12/01/2021

Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute researchers have made a vital breakthrough in the understanding of a new facet of the immune response to malaria, which will help in the development of a vaccine.

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Drug compound makes pancreatic cancer cells more vulnerable to chemo

12/01/2021

Pancreatic cancer is extremely difficult to treat. By the time it is detected, the cancer often has reached an advanced stage, and patients usually do not survive longer than one year after diagnosis. An aggressive chemotherapy regimen is the first-line treatment, but the side effects can be severe and many tumors stop responding to treatment.

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