In both cell cultures and mouse models, a drug used to treat Hepatitis C effectively protected and rescued neural cells infected by the Zika virus — and blocked transmission of the virus to mouse fetuses. Researchers say their findings support further investigation of using the repurposed drug as a potential treatment for Zika-infected adults, including pregnant women.
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In a new study, researchers have demonstrated that targeting of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) stem cells (LSCs) can be improved by using functionalized and antigen directed mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) as carriers for anti-leukemic drugs.
Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) programs can reduce hospital readmissions, shorten time spent in the hospital and lower mortality rates in COPD patients. This is the finding of a report published by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), which added that GPs had a 'huge role to play', in referring more patients.
Phages – viruses that infect bacteria – are abundant in the bacteria that inhabit the female bladder. This is good news, because phage could be used as an alternative treatment when antibiotics become resistant to pathogenic bacteria . The research was published in the Journal of Bacteriology
The Present study indicates that women who breastfeed more children, and for longer periods of time, are less likely to suffer from hypertension after they reach menopause. However, this is less true of obese women. The study findings were published in the American Journal of Hypertension
Using fentanyl or other opioids alongside other illicit drugs could trigger possibly permanent amnesia caused by brain damage, doctors warn. Over a dozen cases have emerged in which drug abusers have developed severe short-term memory loss, possibly after experiencing an overdose, according to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Fluid overload is common in children in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and is associated with worse outcomes, according to systematic review and meta-analysis published online in JAMA Pediatrics.
In this study, researchers investigated a morphometric structures of the branches involved in the sural nerve and sural nerve formation. The sural nerve (SN) is formed by the juncture of the medial sural cutaneous nerve (MSCN), which is a branch of the tibial nerve (TN), and the lateral sural cutaneous nerve (LSCN), which is a branch of the common peroneal nerve (CPN), in the posterior of the leg.
Birth control is the conscious control of the birth rate by methods which temporarily prevent conception by interfering with the normal process of ovulation, fertilization, and implantation.
Information on the hemoglobin status of pregnant and lactating mothers was scarce. The objectives of this study were to determine the burden and determinants of anemia in the pregnant and lactating mother.
The U.S researchers have gained new insights into how the small intestine repairs itself after the injury caused by intestinal rotavirus infection. Their findings have led them to propose that how the intestine repairs itself seems to depend on the type of damage, and they found that triggers are actually essential for repairing the virus-caused injury. The study appeared in Cell Reports.
A new study published in JAMA Oncology reports that for women who have survived Hodgkin's lymphoma, the risk for subsequent estrogen-receptor (ER)–negative breast cancer is nearly six times greater than for the general population. The study also found that the increased risk for ER-positive breast cancer is not as significant and is primarily associated with the previous radiotherapy.