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Research shows investigational drug fosters nerve repair after injury

Scientists from the University of Birmingham have shown that a brain-penetrating candidate drug currently in development as a cancer therapy can foster regeneration of damaged nerves after spinal trauma. The research, published today in Clinical and Translational Medicine, used cell and animal models to demonstrate that when taken orally the candidate drug, known as AZD1390, […]

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Sunlight exposure found to trigger increased eating in men

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Israel, working with colleagues from Columbia University in the U.S. and the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity in Germany, has found that exposure to more sunlight over the summer leads to an increase in eating—but only in men. In their paper published in the journal Nature […]

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Artificial intelligence enables noninvasive, accurate screening for Down syndrome in the first trimester

Down syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, is the most common chromosomal abnormality causing developmental delay and intellectual disability, and it can be identified in utero. Many pregnant women seek to determine whether their fetus has this abnormality. Now, researchers from the Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASIA) have developed an […]

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A machine learning model to predict immunotherapy response in cancer patients

Immunotherapy is a new cancer treatment that activates the body’s immune system to fight against cancer cells without using chemotherapy or radiotherapy. It has fewer side effects than conventional anticancer drugs because it attacks only cancer cells using the body’s immune system. In addition, because it uses the memory and adaptability of the immune system, […]

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Blow for French ham, cold meats after nitrates health warning

French health authorities said Tuesday they had confirmed a link between nitrates added to processed meat and colon cancer, dealing a blow to the country’s prized ham and cured sausage industry. The national food safety body Anses said its study of data published on the subject supported similar conclusions in 2015 from the World Health […]

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Early life infection increases sensitivity to pain in newborn babies

In a new study published in Nature Communications, researchers observed 65 newborn babies who had received a standard heel-prick blood test to look for signs of potential infection. When a baby’s blood test result suggested they may have an infection, which required further antibiotic treatment, the researchers continued to look for signs of pain or […]

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Costs for emergency allergy injectors still high for some?

People with severe allergies now have more choices for which epinephrine auto-injector to carry in case they suffer a life-threatening attack, and most pay less for it than they did when the EpiPen was the primary option, a new study shows. But for a significant minority, the amount they pay has stayed high—largely due to […]