Researchers identify a possible cause and treatment for inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a category of refractory inflammatory disease, of which ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) are the main types. Current studies suggest that IBD is a complex autoinflammatory disease determined by genetic and environmental factors, and is the major cause of gastrointestinal cancer. Because of its complex and refractory character, researchers have focused on determining […]

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Study finds potential new treatment for preventing PTSD

Research led by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation points to a groundbreaking discovery about a new potential treatment and prevention for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The research team, led by Dr. Fang Liu, Senior Scientist and Head of Molecular Neuroscience in CAMH’s Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, and Professor […]

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New treatment strategy may thwart deadly brain tumors

Immune checkpoint inhibitors are important medications that boost the immune system’s response against certain cancers; however, they tend to be ineffective against glioblastoma, the most deadly primary brain tumor in adults. New research in mice led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the University of Florida reveals a promising strategy that makes glioblastoma susceptible to these medications. The […]

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Researchers turn to Yelp reviews to learn how patients with addiction rate their treatment

As the opioid crisis has worsened, addiction treatment programs have proliferated—but there’s no standardized way to rate those programs, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania note in a new study. So they turned to Yelp. The popular online review site is best-known for its restaurant ratings. But it’s also become a clearinghouse for people to rate just about anything—including addiction […]

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Potential new cancer treatment a step closer

QIMR Berghofer researchers have discovered a potential new cancer immunotherapy target that involves switching off a regulatory cell to stop tumors growing and spreading. The study findings have been published today in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Senior researcher and head of QIMR Berghofer’s Cancer Immunoregulation and Immunotherapy Laboratory, Associate Professor Michele Teng, said […]

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Computer simulations help develop medical treatment for skin conditions

Computer simulations created by researchers at the University of St Andrews could be used to create more effective treatments for tackling medical issues such as skin conditions. Research carried out at the University of St Andrews used algorithms usually used in astronomy to test how certain treatments would work in medical trials. The research team used the algorithms to assess […]

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New cancer treatment not as toxic as others

A QIMR Berghofer study has identified how a newly approved blood cancer drug works and found the treatment is better than other drugs at targeting cancer stem cells while causing minimal damage to healthy cells. The long-acting form of the drug Interferon alpha was approved for use in Australia in mid-2018 to treat patients with a type of blood cancer, […]

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Mavyret approved as 8-week treatment for hep C, compensated cirrhosis

(HealthDay)—Approval of Mavyret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) tablets has been expanded to eight-week treatment for treatment-naive patients aged 12 years and older with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1 through 6 and compensated cirrhosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week. Mavyret is the first eight-week treatment approved for any treatment-naive HCV patients, regardless of cirrhosis status or […]

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Q&A: Mild hypothyroidism may not need treatment

Dear Mayo Clinic: I recently was diagnosed with mild hypothyroidism that isn’t causing symptoms. My doctor says I don’t need treatment now, but she wants me to come back for regular checkups. Does hypothyroidism usually get worse over time? If it does, how is it treated? A: For mild cases of hypothyroidism, not all patients need treatment. Occasionally, the condition […]

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Researchers identify potential target for cardiac fibrosis treatment

A research team led by scientists from the Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation (CFReT) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine has identified a potential target for treating heart failure related to fibrosis. Fibrosis is a wound-healing response after tissue injury or stress. Cardiac fibrosis can cause abnormal stiffening of the heart, contributing to the pathogenesis of heart […]

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