The scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered the workings of the first promising treatment for Marburg virus, a pathogen with the same pandemic potential as Ebola virus. The research builds on previous studies showing that an antibody called MR191 can neutralize Marburg.
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Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and collaborators have received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to identify FDA-approved medications that could be repurposed to treat Alzheimer's disease.
A new study reported in Health Affairs revealed that only 4.6% of people referred to opioid treatment programs by U.S. courts received methadone or buprenorphine, compared with almost 41% of patients outside the criminal justice system.
A Houston Methodist orthopedic surgeon created small antibiotic beads that are implanted with the new joint to slowly release medicine for several weeks,to reduce this infection risk. More than 1 million people undergo total joint replacements each year, and nearly 10,000 will develop infections.
Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Head of MedUni Vienna's Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry said, "It is all about the right treatment for the right patient at the right time." And looking into the eye – using digital techniques and analyzing Big Data also provides an accurate picture of a person's general medical condition , facilitates early diagnosis and treatment and makes for transparent patients.
One hurdle specific to treating solid tumors is a protective layer called an extracellular matrix that can prevent chemotherapeutic agents from penetrating the tumor's core. Scientists now report Chemistry of Materials showing that, by cloaking anti-cancer drugs in a specially designed particle, they could target and destroy tumor cells deep inside a malignant mass in vitro.
According to this study, researchers revealed the death toll from an outbreak in South Africa has jumped beyond 60 in the past month, which causes the disease had been detected. Since monitoring of the outbreak began last January, 720 laboratory-confirmed cases of food poisoning due to the disease, also known as listeriosis, have been reported from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD).
Researchers reported at the American Conference on Physician Health that physicians and other healthcare workers who use a simple tool for 2 weeks show reduced burnout within a few days of starting the intervention and retain most of the benefit a year later. The intervention, called Three Good Things, revolves around strengthening a person's ability to perceive and savor positive emotions.
Researchers investigated intervention to promote prolonged and exclusive breastfeeding protects against asthma, atopic eczema, and low lung function in adolescence . Promotion of prolonged and exclusive breastfeeding may reduce the risk of atopic eczema risk in adolescence.
A new study from Karolinska Institutet, published in the scientific journal Brain, suggests that particular proteins important in the communication between neurons could be targets for early interventions in patients with different types of dementias.
An investigation of the embryonic development of sea anemones, a very old animal lineage, researchers have now come to conclusions which challenge the 150-year-old hypothesis of the homology (common evolutionary origin) of the germ layers that form all later organs and tissues According to a 150-year-old hypothesis, all tissues and organs in our body derive from one of three germ layers that are established during early embryogenesis.