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  • August 31 , 2020

    An ingestible device for treating stomach ailments

    An international team of researchers has created an ingestible device that affixes itself to the stomach wall and treats ailments by delivering electrical pulses. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes problems with current devices used to treat certain stomach ailments and how they overcame them to develop a device tha
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  • August 30 , 2020

    Research shows stimulating tuft cell production reverses intestinal inflammation

    Researchers at Vanderbilt University have, for the first time, been able to trigger the specific immune system response required to reverse the course of small intestinal inflammation by inducing production of tuft cells, very rare epithelial cells that sense and respond to parasites. The breakthrough has the potential to provide Crohn's disease and inflamma
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  • August 28 , 2020

    Researchers find potential to make brain cancers in children respond better to treatment

    Brain cancer in children is always a devastating diagnosis, but McMaster University researchers may have found a way to have the most serious types of pediatric brain cancer respond better to therapies.
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  • August 27 , 2020

    Researchers develop a fast, accurate, low-cost COVID-19 test

    A new low-cost diagnostic test for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) quickly delivers accurate results without the need for sophisticated equipment, according to a study published August 27 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Teng Xu of the Vision Medicals Center for Infectious Diseases, Tieying Hou of the Guangdong Academy of Medical Science
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  • August 26 , 2020

    Detecting pancreatic cancer at treatable stages

    Pancreatic cancer is rarely detected at its early stages because symptoms often do not present themselves until after the cancer has progressed. By then, invasive procedures such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiation are often needed to treat the cancer.
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  • August 25 , 2020

    New blood, new hope: Transfusions protect the brain from stroke damage

    Muscle weakness permeates through one side of your body and your speech slurs. It's a stroke. And you need to be rushed to the emergency room.
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  • August 24 , 2020

    Splitting immunotoxins in half could increase their specificity toward cancers, study suggests

    Splitting one type of cancer drug in half and delivering the pieces separately to cancer cells could reduce life-threatening side effects and protect healthy, non-cancerous cells, a new study suggests.
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  • August 23 , 2020

    Using hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin together increases cardiovascular risk

    The combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin has been linked to significant cardiovascular risks, including mortality, in the largest safety study ever performed comparing hydroxychloroquine treatment to hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin treatment for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Hydroxychloroquine is commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis
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  • August 21 , 2020

    Genomic analysis reveals many animal species may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection

    Humans are not the only species facing a potential threat from SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to a new study from the University of California, Davis.
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  • August 20 , 2020

    Surgical innovation promises better dialysis outcomes

    A new technique developed by a Yale-led research team improves blood flow in surgically made blood vessels used in dialysis, enables them to last longer, and results in fewer complications than the standard technique.
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  • August 19 , 2020

    Study finds cancer-boosting culprit that multiplies with age

    As our bodies convert food into energy, they produce debris that accumulates as we age. New research shows that one of these metabolic throwaways plays a potentially deadly role in the development of cancer.
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  • August 18 , 2020

    Acidic niche keeps lymphatic system in check during immune response

    In the fight against cancer, the immune system is the first line of defense. The lymphatic system specifically is essential to protecting the body against foreign invaders. Activation of immune cells in the lymph nodes leads to the production and release of antibodies, and activation of lymphocytes, including T cells, to battle infection. But little is known
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