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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.
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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.
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Carbon Beads Show Promise in Restoring Gut Health and Treating Liver Disease

Innovative carbon beads, invented by researchers at UCL, reduce bad bacteria and inflammation in animal models, which are linked to liver cirrhosis and other serious health issues.
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Ketamine Reduces Depression After Childbirth, Study Finds

A single low dose of esketamine – the active form of the anesthetic drug, ketamine – can reduce depressive episodes when given immediately after childbirth, a new study has found.
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Genome-Wide Study Identifies Genetic Risk Factors for HPV Infections

A new genome-wide association study suggests that certain women may have a genetic susceptibility for persistent or frequent HPV infections.
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Immune System Involvement in Dermatomyositis Revealed

A mouse model has helped scientists uncover the biological mechanisms behind the autoimmune condition dermatomyositis.
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New Treatment Approach for Hard-To-Treat Cancers Shows Promise

Today, Logan Jenner is a healthy, happy 8-year-old who jumps tirelessly on his trampoline, dreams of visiting Hawaii and plans to tackle every sport imaginable. Once, he was Patient 13: a case of relapsed acute myeloid leukemia.
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Potential Treatment To Manage Sickle Cell Complications Identified

A drug approved to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension may be effective at managing hypertension and end-organ damage in patients with sickle cell disease, reports a new study.
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