Simple drug formula regenerates brain cells

Scientists have shown how a drug cocktail of four compounds can convert glia, or support cells, next to damaged neurons into new working neurons.

Posted on 11 February 2019 | 6:00 pm

Colorectal cancer: Scientists halt growth with cannabinoid compounds

Scientists have identified a number of synthetic cannabinoid compounds that can halt the growth of several types of human colorectal cancer cells.

Posted on 8 February 2019 | 5:00 pm

Antibiotics disrupt gut bacteria, impact bone health

According to one intriguing new study, antibiotics may disrupt bone health by interacting with gut bacteria and the immune system.

Posted on 28 January 2019 | 9:00 am

Multiple sclerosis: Small molecule could delay onset

Neuroprotective treatment with the small molecule Sephin1, significantly delayed loss of myelin and damage to cells in a mouse model of MS.

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 6:00 pm

Breast cancer: Changing tumor cells into fat cells stops spread

By exploiting cancer cells' innate adaptability, scientists halt invasive spread in mice by transforming malignant breast cancer cells into fat cells.

Posted on 15 January 2019 | 6:00 pm

Triple-negative breast cancer responds to new dual-target therapy

An experimental therapy that targets two growth pathways reduced cancer cell proliferation and spread in mice with triple-negative breast cancer.

Posted on 7 January 2019 | 6:00 pm

Antibiotic resistance: Old Irish 'soil cure' tackles major superbugs

Newly identified bacteria in Irish soil long used in folk medicine stops growth of MRSA and three other superbugs behind antibiotic-resistant infections.

Posted on 3 January 2019 | 6:00 pm

Diabetes: Drug duo helps body replenish its insulin-producing cells

A new drug combination that spurs adult human beta cells on to regenerate at an unprecedented 5–8 percent per day is a big step toward a diabetes cure.

Posted on 2 January 2019 | 6:00 pm

Multiple sclerosis: Could this be why myelin fails to regenerate?

A study finds a previously unknown mechanism that quietens adult stem cells and could be a disruptor of myelin repair in inflammatory diseases, such as MS.

Posted on 19 December 2018 | 6:00 pm

How to make kefir more healthful using sound

Kefir is credited with a range of health benefits. Recently, researchers tried to boost levels of one of its active ingredients using ultrasound.

Posted on 16 December 2018 | 12:00 pm

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