Starved cancer cells became more sensitive to chemotherapy

By preventing sugar uptake, researchers succeeded in increasing the cancer cells’ sensitivity to chemotherapeutic treatment. The studies, led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden, were carried out on cancer cells in a lab environment. The results were recently published in the research journal Haematologica. Just like the body’s cells, cancer cells need energy like […]

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New drug candidate reawakens sleeping HIV in hopes of functional cure

Called “shock and kill,” the approach aims to activate and then eliminate all dormant HIV. Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have created a next-generation drug called Ciapavir (SBI-0953294) that is effective at reactivating dormant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The research, published in Cell Reports Medicine, aims to create a functional HIV cure by activating and […]

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Researchers use stem cells to model the immune response to COVID-19

Tiare Dunlap Cities across the United States are opening back up, but we’re still a long way from making the COVID-19 pandemic history. To truly accomplish that, we need to have a vaccine that can stop the spread of infection. But to develop an effective vaccine, we need to understand how the immune system responds […]

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Study links increased exercise with lower sleep apnea risk

DARIEN, IL – A study published online as an accepted paper in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that increased physical activity is associated with a lower  risk of obstructive sleep apnea, a common sleep-related breathing disorder. The study is the largest to date focused on the relationship between sleep apnea and levels of physical activity […]

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Loss of Smell Associated with Milder Clinical Course in COVID-19

Following an earlier study that validated the loss of smell and taste as indicators of SARS-CoV-2 infection, researchers at UC San Diego Health report in newly published findings that olfactory impairment suggests the resulting COVID-19 disease is more likely to be mild to moderate, a potential early indicator that could help health care providers determine […]

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A Paradigm Shift for Hard-to-Treat Sarcomas

Two recent studies by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers are the first to suggest that immunotherapy plays a key role in treating sarcomas, namely angiosarcoma and alveolar soft-part sarcoma. The findings could change the treatment paradigm for sarcoma types that have few if any treatment options, according to an author on both studies, Jonathan C. […]

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Review reveals impact of nutritional supplements on mental health

We’ve all heard that ‘food is good for your mood’. Now, a new study into mental health and nutrient supplementation has taken a leap forward by establishing the gold standard for which nutrients are proven to assist in the management of a range of mental health disorders. As well as an established relationship between poor […]

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Researchers discover how eating feeds into the body clock

New research has found it is not just what you eat, but when you eat that is important, knowledge which could improve the health of shift workers and people suffering from jet lag. The Medical Research Council (MRC)-funded study, published today in the journal Cell, is the first to identify insulin as a primary signal that […]

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