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Thailand Battles Drug-resistant Malaria Strains

Once a smuggling stop for Cambodia's Khmer Rouge guerrillas, Thailand's border town of Bo Rai finds itself on the frontline of a new battle against drug-resistant strains of malaria that could frustrate global attempts to stamp out the disease.

Zika Causes Nerve Disorder, U.S. Study

A new study sheds light on how the mosquito-borne Zika virus causes a rare neurological condition, and the findings could have implications for companies working on Zika vaccines, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.

SPECT Analysis Provides Insights on Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

The study demonstrated increased thalamic DAT (dopamine transporter) uptake in people with EDS , which further correlates with the severity of EDS, suggesting that increased dopaminergic function may be associated with EDS in humans. By using non-invasive SPECT molecular imaging , found no other changes related to DAT in DAT-rich areas such as the striatum, substantia nigra or globus pallidus.

Challenges in Receiving Standard-of-care Treatment for Patient with SCLC

A large percentage of U.S. patients with small-cell lung cancer do not receive chemotherapy with thoracic radiation as the standard-of-care, and in turn have lower overall survival, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The findings, reported in JAMA Oncology, also describe obstacles encountered by patients when receiving cancer treatments, such as their insurance status and socioeconomic factors.

A Novel Ocular Toxicity Linked with FGFR Inhibitor Chemotherapy

The lead author Dr. Daniel Velazquez-Villoria of POVISA Hospital and colleagues wrote, Subfoveal neurosensory retinal detachment may occur in association with pan-FGFR inhibitors treatment for metastatic cancer. Isolated subfoveal lesions and longer persistence of SRF (subretinal fluid) are features that may help in differentiating this entity from MEK retinopathy.