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February 13, 2018
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Better ‘mini brains’ could help scientists identify treatments for Zika-related brain damage

UCLA researchers develop improved technique for creating brain tissue from stem cells UCLA researchers have developed an improved technique for creating simplified human brain tissue from stem cells. Because these so-called “mini brain organoids” mimic human brains in how they … Continue reading

February 9, 2017
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New Treatment for Allergic Response Targets Mast Cells

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have developed a method that stops allergic reactions by removing a key receptor from mast cells and basophils. Their work has implications for the treatment of skin … Continue reading

January 31, 2017
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IBM: Your Computer Can Help Scientists Search for New Childhood Cancer Treatments

Researchers in Japan, Hong Kong and U.S. launch crowdsourced research effort using IBM’s World Community Grid TOKYO, Japan; HONG KONG, China & HARTFORD, United States – 31 Jan 2017: Medical researchers and IBM (NYSE: IBM) are asking for the public’s … Continue reading

January 24, 2017
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Light therapy effectively treats early prostate cancer

A new non-surgical treatment for low-risk prostate cancer can effectively kill cancer cells while preserving healthy tissue, reports a new UCL-led phase III clinical trial in 413 patients. The trial was funded by STEBA Biotech which holds the commercial license … Continue reading

November 23, 2016
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Increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria hinders treatment of kidney infections

Researchers recommended development of new medications and new guidelines for treatment The increase in illnesses and deaths linked to medication-resistant bacteria has been well-documented by researchers and received extensive public attention in recent years. Now, UCLA-led research shows how these … Continue reading