New target found for drugs against brain cell death

A major pathway leading to brain cell death in mice has been blocked by an orally administered drug-like compound, successfully preventing neurodegeneration in the animals. While this particular compound also resulted in unacceptable weight loss, the finding provides a new target for future drugs to treat neurodegenerative disorders in humans,…Read More

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Aloe vera should be investigated as diabetes treatment, study says

Diabetes is a global epidemic and a leading cause of disease and death. The fact fewer than half of patients with type 2 diabetes have their disease well controlled highlights the need for new, affordable, effective medications that are not limited by unfavorable side effects. Now, a pooled analysis of…Read More

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TBI: Noninvasive drug delivery method could treat brain tissue damage

Traumatic brain injury plays a role in around 30 percent of all injury-related deaths in the United States, emphasizing the need for new treatments that reduce or repair brain damage following blows or jolts to the head. In a new study published in Nature Communications, researchers reveal how they may…Read More

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Zika infection lingers longer in pregnancy, monkey study finds

study of monkeys finds that infection with Zika virus protects against future infection and clears from the body quite quickly - within around 10 days. However, in pregnancy, the virus can take three to seven times longer to clear. In the journal Nature Communications, researchers report how they are establishing…Read More

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