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Dual Roles of Ascidian ChM-1

New study findings published in Marine Drugs have revealed that recombinant peptides of Chondromodulin-1 (ChM-1) from invertebrate, Ciona savignyi, a marine ascidian, can play a dual role in cell proliferation and migration of different cell types.

Prostrate Cancer: FDA-approved New Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Erleada (apalutamide) for the treatment of patients with prostate cancer that has not spread (non-metastatic), but that continues to grow despite treatment with hormone therapy (castration-resistant). This is the first FDA-approved treatment for non-metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer.

LTC Residents Are Transferred To An Emergency Department

About one-quarter of all long-term care (LTC) residents are transferred to an emergency department (ED) every 6 months in Ontario, Canada. When residents are unable to describe their health issues, ED staff rely on LTC transfer reports to make informed decisions.  Older adults use a greater proportion of emergency department (ED) services than other age groups. Those who live in long-term care (LTC) homes are among the highest users.