New way to look at cell membranes could change the way we study disease

Related video Researchers have developed a new technique to analyse cell membrane proteins in situ which could revolutionise the way in which we study diseases, such as cancer, metabolic and heart diseases. The discovery was made as part of an international research collaboration, led by Oxford University, alongside peers including Imperial College London. The technique […]

Immunotherapy combination and chemotherapy show encouraging results in Phase II acute myeloid leukemia study

Related video A triple therapy combining two immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPIs) with the standard-of-care chemotherapy, a hypomethylating agent called azacitidine, has shown promising results for treatment of relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to findings from a Phase II study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Findings from the study, […]

Different types of physical activity offer varying protection against heart disease

Related video While it is well known that physical activity is important for heart health, neither research nor recommendations consistently differentiate between the benefits of different types of physical activity. New research, presented at the ACC Latin America Conference 2018 in Lima, Peru, found that while all physical activity is beneficial, static activities — such […]

Dodging antibiotic resistance by curbing bacterial evolution

Related video With many disease-causing bacteria ratcheting up their shields against current drugs, new tactics are vital to protect people from treatment-resistant infections. Lowering mutation rates in harmful bacteria might be an as yet untried way to hinder the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens. This proposed strategy comes from recent findings in infectious disease research at […]

What is melasma?

Related video Pictures Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Hydroquinone Corticosteroids and tretinoin Combined creams Additional topical medications Medical procedures Outlook Melasma is a common pigmentation disorder that causes brown or gray patches to appear on the skin, primarily on the face. The most common areas for melasma to appear on the face include: the bridge of […]

Better ways to improve the chances of survival of children with a rare immune deficiency

Related video An international study published in the journal Blood by researchers led by Dr. Elie Haddad, a pediatric immunologist and researcher at CHU Sainte-Justine and professor at Université de Montréal, highlights the urgent need to develop better treatment strategies for patients suffering from severe combined immune deficiency (SCID). This deficiency, better known as “bubble […]