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Parkinson’s: Study reveals how cancer drug reduces toxic protein in brain

Parkinson’s: Study reveals how cancer drug reduces toxic protein in brain

Laboratory and animal studies have suggested that the leukemia drug nilotinib could alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Now, using early results from a clinical trial in humans, scientists have worked out how the drug reduces toxic protein and raises dopamine levels in the brain. New research explains how a cancer drug increases levels of the […]

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New drug may stop sepsis from reaching major organs

New drug may stop sepsis from reaching major organs

Researchers discover a drug that has the potential to stop sepsis before the condition reaches major organs and becomes fatal. A new preclinical trial of a sepsis drug brings hopeful results. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when an existing infection — such as one that develops in a cut, a respiratory infection, or […]

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New treatment under trial could restore brain cells in Parkinson’s

New treatment under trial could restore brain cells in Parkinson’s

A series of clinical trials have tested an experimental treatment for Parkinson’s disease that uses a novel approach: administering the drug straight into the brain via implanted ports. The leading researchers believe this may be a “breakthrough” therapeutic strategy for neurological conditions. Newly trialed therapy could launch a fresh chapter in the treatment of Parkinson’s […]

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Stem cell transplant slows down MS progression

Stem cell transplant slows down MS progression

A preliminary clinical trial shows that stem cell transplantation, along with a tolerable dose of chemotherapy, is safe and more effective at slowing down multiple sclerosis than other existing therapies. Scientists were able to slow down MS progression in a new clinical trial using stem cell transplantation. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurodegenerative condition […]

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Safer sleeping pills keep brain alert to danger

Safer sleeping pills keep brain alert to danger

Most sleeping pills are so strong that the sound of a fire alarm is unlikely to wake those who take them. However, a new study, published in the journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, proposes a safer alternative to these drugs. New research proposes a safer alternative to existing sleeping pills. One-third of adults in the […]

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This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia

This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia

New research has revealed that targeted cognitive training can successfully reduce cognitive impairment in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Altering certain neural pathways may improve cognitive ability in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is one of the 15 leading causes of disability globally. In the United States, this condition affects more than 3 million people. Symptoms of schizophrenia […]

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How aspirin and omega-3 may reduce cancer risk

How aspirin and omega-3 may reduce cancer risk

Acetylsalicylic acid, best known as aspirin, and omega-3 fatty acids support various aspects of health, and scientists continue to uncover how these substances work. One recent study suggests that both could have an impact on colon cancer risk. A new clinical trial looks into the effects of aspirin and fatty acids on key elements that […]

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New cancer drug safely boosts radiation therapy

New cancer drug safely boosts radiation therapy

A new clinical trial tests a radiotherapy-boosting drug in the fight against various forms of cancer. New research finds a safe way to boost the effects of radiation in cancer therapy. Cancer continues to be one of the top causes of death in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be […]