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Heroin vaccine blocks lethal overdose
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have achieved a major milestone toward designing a safe and effective vaccine to both treat heroin addiction and block lethal overdose of the drug. Their research, published today in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics, shows how a new anti-heroin formulation that is safe in animal models remains stable at room temperature for at least 30 days.
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Meet RIPK3: Good Cop, Bad Cop, all in one
Each year, influenza kills half a million people globally with the elderly and very young most often the victims. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 37 children have died in the United States during the current flu season.
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Gene expression patterns may help determine time of death
International team of scientists led by Roderic Guigó at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona showed that changes in gene expression in different tissues triggered by death can be used to predict the time of death of an individual.
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Female hormones may be linked to asthma, study suggests
Fluctuations in female sex hormones could play a role in the development of allergies and asthma, a major review of evidence suggests.
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Can our genes help predict how women respond to ovarian cancer treatment?
Research has identified gene variants that play a significant role in how women with ovarian cancer process chemotherapy.
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TSRI scientists find key proteins control risk of osteoarthritis during aging
More than 30 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis making it one of the most common age-related diseases.
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New treatment strategies for chronic kidney disease from the animal kingdom
The field of biomimetics offers an innovative approach to solving human problems by imitating strategies found in nature. Medical research could also benefit from biomimetics, as a group of international experts from various fields, including a wildlife veterinarian and wildlife ecologists from Vetmeduni Vienna, point out using the example of chronic kidney disease.
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Love and fear are visible across the brain instead of being restricted to any brain region
The brain mechanisms of basic emotions such as anger and happiness are fairly similar across people. Differences are greater in social emotions, such as gratitude and contempt.
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Amyloid protein transmission through neurosurgery
Amyloid beta pathology - protein deposits in the brain - might have been transmitted by contaminated neurosurgical instruments, suggests a new UCL-led study.
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Stress-induced changes of genetic information: new details discovered about the function of a mysterious protein
In a recent study, a research group at MedUni Vienna has published further details about the function of an enigmatic protein. The biological necessity of this protein, which can chemically alter certain building blocks of the genetic information, has been debated for quite a while.
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