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Reverse zoonosis: Can you make your pet sick?

Reverse zoonosis: Can you make your pet sick?

For good reason, there is a great deal of interest in the transmission of diseases from animals to humans. Recently, however, medical researchers have started to ask the opposite question: can we make animals sick? The transmission of diseases from humans to animals is a growing area of concern. Swine and bird flu are two […]

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Novel drug delivery beats swine flu at gene level

Novel drug delivery beats swine flu at gene level

Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University together with their colleagues from St. Petersburg and London have elaborated a new approach to deliver anti-viral RNAi to target cells against H1N1 influenza virus infection. Drug encapsulating via a combination of layer-by-layer technique and sol-gel chemistry allows beating swine flu at the gene level. The first test showed an […]

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Arthritis mutilans: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Arthritis mutilans: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Arthritis mutilans is a rare form of inflammatory arthritis that causes severe inflammation. This leads to the wearing down of joints and bone tissues in the hands and feet. This article will look at the causes of arthritis mutilans (AM), its symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and what treatment options are available. Causes Arthritis is […]

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Study finds 12 genetic variants that raise the risk of ovarian cancer

Study finds 12 genetic variants that raise the risk of ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is a common form of cancer and a leading cause of cancer death among women. The genes we inherit affect our chances of developing ovarian cancer, and a new genomic study identifies 12 genetic variants associated with the risk. A large genetic study has identified 12 new variants commonly associated with the risk […]

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Direct tumor vaccination shown to induce anti-tumor immunity and increase survival in a murine model of pancreatic cancer

Direct tumor vaccination shown to induce anti-tumor immunity and increase survival in a murine model of pancreatic cancer

Building on their previous research focusing on vaccination within a tumor (intratumoral) for the most common form of pancreatic cancer, investigators from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have shown that in a mouse model of early stage resected pancreatic cancer, intratumoral vaccination induces an anti-tumor response that […]

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Thyroid Disease Types and Treatments

Thyroid Disease Types and Treatments

What is thyroid disease? A number of different treatments are given for thyroid disease, depending upon the type of disease that is present. Both medical and surgical treatment options can be used in the treatment of thyroid diseases. Surgery for Thyroid Disease Surgery is the typical treatment of choice for thyroid cancers. It can also […]

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Significant increase in number of women tested for BRCA gene, but many high-risk patients are still missing out

Significant increase in number of women tested for BRCA gene, but many high-risk patients are still missing out

Discovery of the BRCA genetic mutation in the mid-90s represented a breakthrough in breast and ovarian cancer prevention. About 5-10% of breast cancer cases and 10-18% of ovarian cancer cases can be attributed to two BRCA mutations. Testing for these genetic abnormalities has risen steadily over the past decade. Previously, mainly women with a history […]

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58 million Americans are exposed to loud, frequent noises, including firearms, at work and home

58 million Americans are exposed to loud, frequent noises, including firearms, at work and home

Loud noise exposure is a common environmental hazard in the United States that can lead to hearing loss and other conditions such as sleep disturbance, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In a study published in The Laryngoscope, Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers found that substantial noise exposures, with potential long-term hearing effects, commonly occur in occupational […]

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Researchers create model of anorexia nervosa using stem cells

Researchers create model of anorexia nervosa using stem cells

An international research team, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, has created the first cellular model of anorexia nervosa (AN), reprogramming induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from adolescent females with the eating disorder. Writing in Translational Psychiatry, the scientists said the resulting AN neurons – the disease in […]