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2013-06-25 23:23:11

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on the recent discovery of a virus combination that has proven to be effective against deadly brain tumors. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 On June 25, Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on the recent discovery of a combination of viruses that has proven to be effective against the deadliest forms of brain tumors....

2013-06-25 12:36:01

UCSF study points to potential strategy for erasing memory of addiction A new study by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San Francisco offers encouraging findings that researchers hope may one day lead to a treatment option for people who suffer from alcohol abuse disorders and other addictions. In the study, conducted in rats, the UCSF researchers were able to identify and deactivate a brain pathway linked to the memories that cause cravings for alcohol,...

2013-05-24 13:54:15

University of Montreal researchers have discovered a novel molecular mechanism that can potentially slow the progression of some cancers and other diseases of abnormal growth. In the May 23 edition of the prestigious journal Cell, scientists from the University of Montreal explain how they found that the anti-cancer and anti-proliferative drug rapamycin slows down or prevents cells from dividing. “Cells normally monitor the availability of nutrients and will slow down or accelerate...

2012-12-11 12:01:29

An experimental drug combination for preventing graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) was not significantly better than the standard regimen on key endpoints, according to a report of a phase 3 trial at the American Society of Hematology annual meeting. The combination of two immunosuppressive compounds -- tacrolimus plus sirolimus -- did not provide a statistically significant, GVHD-free survival benefit over the long-used standard of care, tacrolimus plus methotrexate, said researchers from...

2012-11-14 12:59:15

Affected pathway also involved in autism, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's A drug originally developed to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs has now been shown to dramatically reduce a particular kind of brain tumor in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) -- a genetic disease that causes tumors to grow on vital organs. The study, published online in The Lancet, is the latest to show the effectiveness of everolimus in slowing the cell growth that is overactive in patients...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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