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A Drug Approved Prevents The Growth Of Vestibular Schwannomas

Researchers have shown that mifepristone, a drug currently FDA-approved for chemical abortion, prevents the growth of vestibular schwannoma (also known as acoustic neuroma) cells. This sometimes-lethal intracranial tumor typically causes hearing loss and tinnitus. They suggest that mifepristone is a promising drug candidate to be repositioned for the treatment of these tumors. The study was published in Scientific Reports.

Telomerase-Expressing Liver Cells Renew The Organ

A liver stem cell that expresses high levels of telomerase, a protein associated with resistance to aging, act in mice to regenerate the organ during tissue damage, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Is It High-Time To Dump ACE-Inhibitors For CVD?

Most of the patients with cardiovascular disease are recommended angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors as first-choice therapy, but angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are merely considered an alternative for ACE inhibitor-intolerant patients.

Management of the Multiple-Ligament Knee Anatomy with physical examination

A study examined the management of multiligament knee injury is a complex process starting with the adequate identification of the injury. A detailed physical and radiographic examination with a thorough understanding of knee anatomy is crucial to assess all damaged structures: anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, posteromedial corner including the medial collateral ligament, and posterolateral corner including the lateral collateral ligament.