100-year-old scientific mystery solved: Researchers discover role of nuclear glycogen in non-small cell lung cancers

Researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center have made a breakthrough discovery that solves a mystery long forgotten by science and have identified a potentially novel avenue in pre-clinical models to treat non-small cell lung cancers. Published in Cell Metabolism, the research centers on the function of glycogen accumulation in the nucleus of a cell. Glycogen is known […]

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Dynamic reorganization of brain circuit with post-stroke rehabilitation

Nagoya City University (NCU) researchers have revealed an interaction between cortico-brainstem pathways during training-induced recovery in stroke model rats, providing valuable insights for improving rehabilitation methods. Upper limb hemiparesis often occurs after ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. Unilateral upper extremity impairment can substantially disturb patients’ ability to complete activities of daily living. Therefore, continuous improvement of rehabilitation methods is needed to […]

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Dads Taking Six Months of Parental Leave? It's Not a Fairy Tale, It's Just Sweden

Want to see a rare exhibit of photographs, featuring creatures you’ve only heard about in hushed rumors? The Swedish Embassy in Washington, D.C., is ready to hook you up. Hint: It’s not unicorns. It’s not even wee Scandinavian fairy folk in pointy hats. It’s an exhibit of photographs of ordinary Swedish dads, simply taking advantage of Sweden’s generous parental leave […]

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FDA warns of liver problems for some taking hep C drugs

(HealthDay)—Taking the hepatitis C drugs Mavyret, Zepatier or Vosevi can trigger rare cases of severe liver problems or liver failure in patients who already have moderate-to-severe liver impairment, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Wednesday. The agency has identified 63 cases of worsening liver function, some resulting in liver failure or death, among patients taking the drugs. While the […]

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Robotic neck brace dramatically improves functions of ALS patients

A novel neck brace, which supports the neck during its natural motion, was designed by Columbia engineers. This is the first device shown to dramatically assist patients suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in holding their heads and actively supporting them during range of motion. This advance would result in improved quality of life for patients, not only in improving […]

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Amyloid is a less accurate marker for measuring severity, progression of Alzheimer’s

While the presence of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain may be a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, giving patients an amyloid PET scan is not an effective method for measuring their cognitive function, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University. The researchers concluded that fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) […]

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