Retrospective study finds that cancer drug also lowers blood glucose

Dasatinib, a drug that often is used to treat certain types of leukemia, may have antidiabetic effects comparable to medications used to treat diabetes, and with more research may become a novel therapy for diabetic patients, according to new research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Dasatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor used to treat tumors […]


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How are epilepsy and autism linked?

Epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, show a remarkable degree of comorbidity and may share pathological mechanisms. Questions that have bogged down scientists about these disorders include: Does autism lead to an increase in epilepsy? Or does epilepsy alter the brain circuit, which then leads to autism? Viji Santhakumar, an associate professor in the […]


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Microbiome discovery could help save kids’ hearing

Bacteria found in children’s upper respiratory systems could help fight chronic middle ear infections, the leading cause of preventable hearing loss and deafness in Indigenous communities. The University of Queensland’s Dr. Seweryn Bialasiewicz said this discovery helped explain a long-held mystery, while providing hope for potential treatments. “We’ve been puzzled for years now, trying to […]


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Blood plasma protein fibrinogen interacts directly with nerve cells to cause brain inflammation

Neuroinflammatory diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury, have been linked to deposits of a tough protein known as fibrin, derived from the blood clotting factor fibrinogen. These mesh-like fibrin deposits occur outside blood vessels in the brain, contributing to the death of certain central nervous system cells (neurons) that eventually leads to impaired […]


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