Researchers from North Carolina State University have identified proteins that may be useful in both earlier diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and in more accurate disease prognosis.
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A recent study looked at one of the most essential enzymes in medicine to aid better, and more cost-effective design of drugs. The mechanisms and actions of heat-resistant enzymes are being investigated to aid better, more cost-effective drug design.
The research was co-authored by Dr. Nitin Jain, UT Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology Associate Professor, and graduate student Sara Lemmonds. It is focused on Cytochrome P450, an enzyme that occurs naturally in the body and other environments, and one that is critical in metabolizing over 90% of pharmaceutical drugs.
The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A new ultrasound technique can help distinguish benign breast tumours from malignant ones. The technology was developed with support from the Swiss National Science Foundation.
More than 17 million cosmetic procedures are performed in the United States each year. Most of these are minimally invasive, designed to improve your appearance in subtle ways without the surgery, stitches and long healing time of early facelifts, once the only rejuvenating option available.
It was an anesthetic for animals and people became a potent battlefield pain reliever in Vietnam and morphed into the trippy club drug Special K. Now the chameleon drug ketamine is finding new life as an unapproved treatment for depression and suicidal behavior.
Clinics have opened around the United States promising instant relief with their "unique" doses of ketamine in IVs, sprays or pills. And desperate patients are shelling out thousands of dollars for treatment often not covered by health insurance, with scant evidence on long-term benefits and risks.
Chicago preschool teacher Lauren Pestikas long struggled with depression and anxiety and several suicide attempts before trying ketamine earlier this year. The price tag is about $ 3,000, but "it's worth every dollar and penny," said the 36-year-old.
City of Hope, a world-renowned independent cancer research and treatment center, and its affiliate, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), have announced a letter of intent to develop a state-of-the-art cell therapy manufacturing facility in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.
Researchers will gather today to discuss the potential for hibernation and the related process, torpor, to aid human health in spaceflight at the American Physiological Society (APS) Comparative Physiology: Complexity and Integration conference in New Orleans.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) appreciates that the final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and the Quality Payment Program (QPP) rules for 2019 are responsive to many of the concerns that ACP raised with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Thyroid cancer patients whose disease is at low risk of returning can be treated safely with a smaller amount of radiation following surgery, according to results from the world's longest running trial to investigate this.
Young adults who are educated about dietary supplements in college are more likely to use them appropriately, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.
International guidelines recommend direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) over warfarin to prevent stroke for most patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, a substantial portion of patients in Canada, who would benefit from anticoagulation, do not receive it adequately or at all.