Muscular Dystrophy Drug

Researchers have discovered a potential drug for the most common kind of muscular dystrophy. As this ScienCentral News video explains, they’re using a protein already found in the human body to combat muscle damage.

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Melanoma Detector

“Is that skin cancer?” Even experts can be confused by skin moles that might or might not be melanomas. But now diagnosing the aggressive skin cancer is about to become easier. As this ScienCentral News video explains, researchers have developed a new test for melanoma that could prevent it from being misdiagnosed.
Image courtesy: Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, UCSF

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Insulin For Alzheimer’s Disease

Image courtesy: Marcelo Vieira, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

New research published today says that insulin, the hormone used to treat diabetes, might some day be useful for treating or preventing Alzheimer’s disease.


Scientists Win Lasker for micro-RNA Discovery

The Lasker Foundation has announced that Doctors Victor Ambros, Gary Ruvkun, and David Baulcombe won the Lasker Medical Prize for their discovery of micro-RNA molecules, and their role in gene regulation.


Brain Injury & Food

Could increased stomach feeding of patients with brain injuries increase their chances of survival? “Yes,” says one study just out, and neurosurgeons are responding to the results by literally rewriting the book on brain trauma. [If you cannot see the You Tube video below, you can click here for a high quality mp4 video.] Interviewees: […]

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Brain Injury & Food

Could increased stomach feeding of patients with brain injuries increase their chances of survival? “Yes,” says one study just out, and neurosurgeons are responding to the results by literally rewriting the book on brain trauma.

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