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Umbrella-shaped antibacterial toxin particles drifting toward and engaging a bacterial target cell.

Soil Bacteria Produce Unique Antimicrobial Particles

Researchers have discovered toxic protein particles, shaped like umbrellas, that soil bacteria known as Streptomyces secrete to squelch competitors, especially others of their own species.
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AI Method Accelerates Drug Discovery for Parkinson’s 10-Fold, Study Finds

University of Cambridge researchers have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to speed up the screening of new drugs to treat Parkinson’s disease.
HIV attacking a human cell.

Study Investigates Links Between HIV Drugs and Reduced Alzheimer’s Disease Incidence

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) currently afflicts nearly seven million people in the U.S. Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have now identified promising real-world links between common HIV drugs and a reduced incidence of AD.
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Scientists Pinpoint Brain Region Crucial for Attention Control

Researchers have linked a region in the brain to how humans redirect thoughts and attention when distracted, offering insights into side effects of Parkinson's disease treatment.
A bag of medication hanging on a drip stand.

Targeted Liver Cancer Treatment May Help Cut Side Effects

3D-printed films loaded with drugs could be used to kill cancer cells while minimizing the toxicity of traditional chemotherapy.
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Dementia Drug Doesn’t Increase Risk of Death or Fatal Heart Condition, Study Finds

Contrary to past warnings, a new study has found that a commonly prescribed dementia drug doesn't increase the risk of death or heart rhythm problems.
Someone having a brain scan.

Epilepsy Drug Prevents Brain Tumors in Mice With Genetic Condition

A drug used to treat children with epilepsy prevents brain tumor formation and growth in two mouse models of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
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Antibiotics Have Limited Impact on Lower Tract Respiratory Infections

Use of antibiotics provided no measurable impact on the severity or duration of coughs, even if a bacterial infection was present, finds a large prospective study.
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Metformin Activates Immune Defenses Against Breast Cancer

A study has shown that metformin, a type 2 diabetes drug, may help the immune system to better identify cancer cells and boost the immune response against them.
Rice University engineers have developed the first miniaturized brain stimulator.

Smallest Implantable Brain Stimulator Developed for Human Patients

Rice University engineers have developed the smallest implantable brain stimulator demonstrated in a human patient. Thanks to magnetoelectric power transfer technology, the pea-sized device can be powered wirelessly.