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- New therapies improve outlook for bleeding and clotting disorders December 11, 2017In three studies being presented today during the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta, researchers report remarkable benefits from new, more easily administered therapies for bleeding and clotting disorders, including hemophilia A and people with cancer experiencing venous thromboembolism.
- Yeast can be engineered to create protein pharmaceuticals December 11, 2017It took several years, but a research team headed by Professor Jens Nielsen at Chalmers University of Technology has finally succeeded in mapping out the complex metabolism of yeast cells. The breakthrough, recently published in an article in Nature Communications, means a huge step forward in the potential to more efficiently produce protein therapies for d […]
- 'Smoke rings' in the ocean spotted from space December 11, 2017Researchers from the University of Liverpool have spotted the equivalent of smoke-rings in the ocean which they think could 'suck-up' small marine creatures and carry them at high speed and for long distances across the ocean.
- WSU chemists develop novel Washington Red dye for bio-imaging December 11, 2017Washington State University scientists have created an injectable dye that illuminates molecules with near infrared light, making it easier to see what is going on deep inside the body. The new dye will help medical researchers track the progression of a wide array of diseases, such as cancer.
- Cascading use is also beneficial for wood December 11, 2017Another ten years -- that is approximately how long sustainable forestry will be able to satisfy the continuously growing demand for wood. In Germany and Europe, new concepts are therefore being discussed for more responsible and efficient industrial use of the renewable, but still limited wood resources. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TU […]
- Percutaneous coronary intervention is a well-justified option also in severe coronary artery disease December 11, 2017The treatment of left main coronary artery disease by percutaneous coronary intervention is associated with a smaller risk of severe cardiovascular events than coronary artery bypass grafting in the weeks following surgery. A meta-analysis of several trials and nearly 5,000 patients revealed no differences in mortality between the two treatments.
- The likelihood for mixed breeding between two songbird species lessens with warmer springs December 11, 2017Global climate warming is considered a major threat to many living organisms but not all consequences of warming need to be harmful to species. A recent study from the University of Helsinki published on Evolution shows that two bird species react differently to warmer spring temperatures, succeeding to mitigate negative effects of competition and mixed bree […]
- Stress hormone may identify family members likely to suffer from anxiety after loved one's ICU care December 11, 2017When a loved one has been hospitalized in intensive care for a critical illness, many family members experience anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress or other negative effects lasting months, according to new research.
- Scientists use ears in the ground to monitor the eyes of hurricanes December 11, 2017The strong atmospheric pressure of hurricanes also generates detectable seismic waves. Using seismic waves to track hurricanes might provide a new tool for monitoring hurricanes from a distance.
- Immunotherapy strategy could be beneficial for relapsed acute myeloid leukemia December 11, 2017UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers will present preliminary results from an ongoing phase II trial of chemotherapy and pembrolizumab in relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia at the 59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in Atlanta on Saturday, Dec. 9.
- New therapies improve outlook for bleeding and clotting disorders December 11, 2017
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