Posts Tagged 'treatment'

Cataloging Studies of Lung Cancer Will Help Boost Effectiveness of Targeted Therapies

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About 1.6 million people worldwide are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, and less than 20% are alive five years later. Lung cancer causes a lot more deaths than other kinds of cancer. Three new studies published this week are laying the groundwork for more effective and personalized treatment of lung cancer.

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CDC Says That There’s Only One Drug Left to Treat Gonorrhea

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Six months after a warning was published in the medical journal The New England Journal of Medicine that gonorrhea was quickly becoming untreatable by the last two effective drugs, the CDC reports that one of those drugs no longer works. That just leaves one antibiotic to treat the disease, which is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

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New Drug CD47 Could Potentially Shrink and Cure All Tumors

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New research points that there could be a single drug that could shrink or cure all types of cancer, whether it’s breast, ovary, colon, bladder, brain, or liver. The treatment uses an antibody that blocks the ‘do not eat’ signal that’s usually displayed on tumor cells and coaxes the immune system to destroy cancer cells.

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Reprogrammed Cells Suggest Path towards Alzheimer’s Early Diagnosis

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A new study has shown that skin cells harvested from patients with Alzheimer’s disease can be reprogrammed to form brain cells, offering clues to dementia and the prospect of early diagnosis as well as new treatments. Alzheimer’s disease causes neurodegeneration and strikes late in life. However, the disease is almost impossible to diagnose before actual symptoms develop. Currently, there are no drugs in existence that can change the course of the disease.

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