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Sleep and Aging Share Connection with Oxidative Stress
March 2019  |  Science News
According to scientists oxidative stress brings us closer to understanding how sleep is regulated, to developing new drugs to treat sleep disorders, and to confirming the suspected link between chronic lack of sleep and shorter lifespans.
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Precise Informatics Platform Targets Tau Tangles
March 2019  |  Science News
Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence platform to detect a range of neurodegenerative diseases in human brain tissue samples, including Alzheimer’s disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
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A New Role for Platelets: Boosting Neurogenesis After Exercise
March 2019  |  Science News
A mouse study finds that when blood platelets are activated during exercise, they release factors that increase the number of newborn neurons in the hippocampus.
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Parkinson’s Disease Odor Characterized with the Help of Human “Super Smeller”
March 2019  |  Science News
Researchers have combined sophisticated chemical analyses with the help of a human “super smeller” who can sniff out Parkinson’s disease (PD), to identify volatile compounds in sebum on the skin that are part of the signature odor of the disorder, and which may represent biomarkers for early diagnosis.
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Smarter drug release thanks to control over encapsulation
March 2019  |  Science News
Trail-and-error experimentation in drug design can be omitted by control over location in drugs in molecular delivery package.
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Antifungal Drug May Bring Relief to CF Patients
March 2019  |  Science News
Scientists have determined that amphotericin, a common antifungal medication that is already on the market, could help CF patients that don’t respond to current therapeutics.
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Vaccine Blocks Osteoarthritis Pain in Mice
March 2019  |  Science News
A virus-like particle vaccine was developed to stop chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis inhibiting a nerve growth factor (NGF). The vaccine was administered in mice who exhibited symptoms of painful osteoarthritis and was shown to visibly reverse these effects. The vaccine works by triggering the immune system to produce antibodies to block naturally-occurring NGF.
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A new method to diagnose cancer cells inside lymph nodes
March 2019  |  Science News
The vast majority of cancer deaths occur due to the spread of cancer from one organ to another, which can happen either through the blood or the lymphatic system. However, it can be tricky to detect this early enough. Researchers have developed a new method that would allow doctors to detect cancers in the lymph nodes while they are still small, before they travel to other parts of the body. This can greatly increase the chances of a successful treatment.
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Selectively Starving Leukemia by Disrupting Amino Acid Metabolism
March 2019  |  Science News
Cancer cells consume sugar at a higher rate than healthy cells, but they’re also hungry for amino acids, the building blocks of proteins and other biomolecules. Researchers have identified a way to exploit that hunger to selectively block the growth of leukemias.
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Gene behind long-recognized mitochondrial disease has highly varied effects
March 2019  |  Science News
Mutations in the mitochondrial gene mt-ATP6, which encodes an essential part of the mitochondrial motor known as ATP synthase that generates cellular energy, are much more variable than previously thought. This prompts the need to develop more precise clinical tests that can better determine the course of treatment for patients affected by mitochondrial disorder.
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