New approach emerges to better classify, treat brain tumors

IMAGE: Dr. Jin-Xiong She and MD/PhD student Paul Tran. view more  Credit: Kim Ratliff, Augusta University Photographer AUGUSTA, Ga. (Jan. 19, 2021) – A look at RNA tells us what our genes are telling our cells to do, and scientists say looking directly at the RNA of brain tumor cells appears to provide objective, efficient evidence […]

UC researcher urges caution using remdesivir to treat COVID-19

IMAGE: Bingfang Yan is a professor at the University of Cincinnati’s James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. Yan’s UC laboratory studies how drugs are metabolized in the body to see if… view more  Credit: University of Cincinnati While the world has its eyes on vaccines to stop the spread of coronavirus, therapeutics are still necessary to […]

Nanoparticle drug-delivery system developed to treat brain disorders

Use of the delivery system in mouse models results in unprecedented siRNA penetration across the intact blood brain barrier Technology could offer potential for a variety of human neurological disorders In the past few decades, researchers have identified biological pathways leading to neurodegenerative diseases and developed promising molecular agents to target them. However, the translation […]

Treat yourself to a flashlight that’s not your phone

Who needs night vision when you have one of these swanky flashlights? (Travis Rathbone/) 1. For charging The Coast Polysteel 600R has two possible power sources: four AA batteries or a 2,200-milliampere-hour rechargeable cell that can also power up other essential gadgets via its built-in USB port. 2. For huge spaces A junk-drawer flashlight’s brightness […]

The discovery of abnormal chemical reactions may lead to novel targets for drugs that treat neurodegenerative diseases — ScienceDaily

A new study on Alzheimer’s disease by Scripps Research scientists has revealed a previously unknown biochemical cascade in the brain that leads to the destruction of synapses, the connections between nerve cells that are responsible for memory and cognition. The findings present a fresh angle for discovering drugs that treat Alzheimer’s disease, which affects roughly […]

Iron infusion proves effective to treat anaemia in Rural Africa

IMAGE: Iron infusions help reduce iron-deficiency anaemia in low-income settings. view more  Credit: Danielle Powell, Swiss TPH Over 1 billion people globally are affected by iron-deficiency anaemia. In sub-Saharan Africa, anaemia is a major public health concern with roughly 60% of the population suffering from anaemia. Around half of those cases are due to iron deficiency. […]

A Thanksgiving sun treat: Big sunspot rotates into view

A group of sunspots has emerged on the Earth-facing side of the sun, just in time for Thanksgiving.  Researchers identified the sunspots before they were even visible from Earth, via a technique called helioseismology, which uses acoustic waves beneath the sun’s surface to probe for the features. “We measured a change in acoustic signals on […]

Psilocybin may help treat depression, a small study finds

Hallucinogenic mushrooms’ key ingredient, psilocybin, can swiftly and dramatically ease depression in the right therapeutic setting, a small study suggests. A month after receiving two doses of the psychedelic drug, 13 people had big drops in depressive symptoms, researchers report November 4 in JAMA Psychiatry. Because the study was small and lacked participant diversity, it’s […]

Suffering in silence: two-thirds of older adults say they won’t treat their depression

IMAGE: After experiencing depression, Sami Smith found an effective treatment with the help of her psychiatrist and the GeneSight test, a genetic test that can help determine how a patient’s genes… view more  Credit: Myriad Neuroscience, makers of the GeneSight test SALT LAKE CITY, November 16, 2020 – A new nationwide poll, the GeneSight Mental Health […]