Probing epilepsy’s molecular sparks
May. 10, 2012—Understanding how mutations in neuronal receptors contribute to epilepsy could lead to improved therapies.
Early stomach troubles augur anxiety
May. 2, 2012—Children with stomach troubles grow up to be anxious adolescents and young adults, according to a recent study.
Better blood pressure-reducing drugs?
Apr. 30, 2012—A newer version of an old class of blood pressure lowering drugs may offer advantages for obese patients with metabolic syndrome.
Dengue antibodies give vaccine leads
Apr. 27, 2012—New information may help speed development of a vaccine or treatment for dengue fever.
New drug mutes more melanomas
Apr. 26, 2012—An experimental melanoma drug may be beneficial for patients not eligible for targeted therapies.
Neuronal clues to cholesterol-defect disorder
Apr. 20, 2012—Antioxidants may be a beneficial treatment for an inherited genetic disorder.
Pathways to delirium in the ICU
Apr. 17, 2012—Study suggests that the “kynurenine” biochemical pathway could be a target for reducing delirium and coma in critically ill patients.
Wilms’ tumors differ in developing nations
Apr. 13, 2012—In addition to limited health care resources, biological factors may play a role in the poor survival of children with a common kidney cancer in developing nations.
Targeting post-transplant diabetes
Apr. 12, 2012—Targeting diabetes that develops after a stem cell transplant may help moderate graft-vs.-host disease, an adverse effect of the procedure, and improve outcomes.
Factor sensitizes cancer to radiation
Apr. 6, 2012—Measuring levels of an enzyme in head and neck tumors may indicate how the tumor will respond to radiation therapy.
New tool hooks heart failure drugs
Apr. 6, 2012—A new screening tool – using glowing fish embryos – could identify therapeutics for myocardial hypertrophy and heart failure.
Plant compound quells inflammation
Apr. 6, 2012—Berberine, an herbal remedy for diarrhea and intestinal parasites, may be an effective treatment for gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases.