‘Boot camp’ enzyme prevents autoimmune conditions — ScienceDaily

WEHI researchers have identified an enzyme in the thymus that is essential for immune T cells to correctly identify threats, safeguarding them from going rogue and attacking healthy tissue in the body. The thymus is an important organ where immune T cells learn to fight infection. The new findings revealed that the enzyme KAT7 is… Continue reading ‘Boot camp’ enzyme prevents autoimmune conditions — ScienceDaily

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EO Vista imaging sensor for Space Force weather satellites passes design review

WASHINGTON — An imaging sensor developed by EO Vista for U.S. Space Force weather satellites passed a key design review, the company announced Jan. 31. EO Vista, based in Acton, Massachusetts, is supplying sensors to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, one of three contractors competing in the U.S. Space Force Electro-Optical Infrared Weather System (EWS) program.… Continue reading EO Vista imaging sensor for Space Force weather satellites passes design review

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Combined strategy suppresses the growth of deadly brain tumor

Short bursts of radiation therapy dramatically enhanced the efficiency of targeting glioblastomas with natural nanoparticle-based immunotherapy, thus suppressing growth of the deadly tumor, inducing anti-tumor immunity and prolonging survival in animal models, a research team at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has discovered. The combined strategy, described in ACS Nano, uses extracellular vesicles (EVs) to deliver… Continue reading Combined strategy suppresses the growth of deadly brain tumor

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MCL1 regulates neuronal autophagy, cell survival in Alzheimer’s disease

Announcing a new review article publication for Acta Materia Medica journal. In this review article, the authors discuss the emerging neuroprotective function of MCL1 and how dysregulation of MCL1 signaling is involved in the pathogenesis of AD. Because members of the pro-survival BCL2 family proteins are promising targets of pharmacological intervention with BH3 mimetic drugs,… Continue reading MCL1 regulates neuronal autophagy, cell survival in Alzheimer’s disease

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Study finds limited evidence for IL-1 blockers in treating COVID-19

In a recent Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews study, researchers assess the effectiveness and safety outcomes of interleukin-1 (IL-1) blocking agents in the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Interleukin-1 blocking agents for treating COVID-19. Image Credit: Juan Gaertner / Shutterstock.com Background As of January 31, 2022, COVID-19, which is caused by infection with… Continue reading Study finds limited evidence for IL-1 blockers in treating COVID-19

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Drugs derived from activated protein C may limit ischemia and reperfusion injury, study suggests

A University of South Florida Health (USF Health) preclinical study offers molecular insight into how activated protein C (APC) may improve aging patients’ tolerance to reperfusion injury – a potentially adverse effect of treatment for ischemic heart disease. The research, published online Dec. 21 in Circulation Research, suggests that drugs derived from APC may limit… Continue reading Drugs derived from activated protein C may limit ischemia and reperfusion injury, study suggests

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Experts warn of the increasing overmedicalization of death, call for rethink of how society cares for dying people

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Health and social systems around the world are failing to give appropriate, compassionate care to people who are dying and their families. According to a new Lancet Commission, today’s current overemphasis on aggressive treatments to prolong life, vast global inequities in palliative care access, and high end-of-life medical costs have lead… Continue reading Experts warn of the increasing overmedicalization of death, call for rethink of how society cares for dying people

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US on Track For ‘Staggering’ Flood Damage by 2050, Scientists Predict

Climate change is on track to ramp up the annual cost of US flood damage more than 25 percent by 2050, according to new research Monday that warns disadvantaged communities will likely bear the brunt of the financial burden.   The study published in the journal Nature Climate Change used new flood models to map… Continue reading US on Track For ‘Staggering’ Flood Damage by 2050, Scientists Predict

Will Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Bring Better Telehealth Options To Appalachia?

Many people who live in rural Appalachia struggle to access reliable internet, so they may not be … [+] able to video chat with a doctor or therapist. getty Late last year, on November 19th, the House of Representatives passed Biden’s Build Back Better infrastructure plan. Of these funds, $475 million will go to the… Continue reading Will Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Bring Better Telehealth Options To Appalachia?

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