Monthly Archives: March 2015

How Vitamin D May Affect Heart Disease, Diabetes

Mice with immune cells unable to use vitamin D developed precursors of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The mechanisms uncovered may lead to novel therapies. …read more

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Boosting Immunotherapy Against Brain Cancer

Researchers used a tetanus booster to enhance the effects of an experimental immunotherapy against glioblastoma, a deadly type of brain cancer. …read more

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Diagnosing infectious diseases at the point-of-care

A new ‘lab-on-a-disc’ technology developed by an EU project research team can diagnose malaria and other febrile infectious diseases simultaneously in just an hour – allowing faster point-of-care… …read more

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Study shows medication can improve hearing for children with viral infection

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Collaborative Antiviral Study Group has found that treatment with the anti-viral medication valganciclovir for six months improves hearing… …read more

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International collaboration essential in fight against rabies, new study finds

A new study, published in the journal PloS Neglected Tropical Diseases has given new insights into the spread of rabies in the Middle East, showing that the deadly disease regularly moves between… …read more

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