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Rabbit virus improves bone marrow transplants

Rabbit virus improves bone marrow transplants

University of Florida Health researchers have discovered that a rabbit virus can deliver a one-two punch, killing some kinds of cancer cells while eliminating a common and dangerous complication of bone marrow transplants. For patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and multiple myeloma, a bone marrow transplant can be both curative and perilous………Go to Health news blog (Added on 6/05/2015 2:18:18 PM)

Measuring treatment response for guiding leukemia treatment

Measuring treatment response for guiding leukemia treatment

Measuring the concentration of leukemia cells in patient bone marrow during the first 46 days of chemotherapy should help boost survival of young leukemia patients by better matching patients with the right intensity of chemotherapy. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators led the research, which appears in the March 20 edition of the journal……..Go to health news blog (Added on 03/21/2015 4:22:29 PM)


A fundamental malaria discovery

A fundamental malaria discovery

A team of scientists led by Kasturi Haldar and Souvik Bhattacharjee of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases has made a fundamental discovery in understanding how malaria parasites cause deadly disease.

The scientists show how parasites target proteins to the surface of the red blood cell that enables sticking to and blocking blood vessels. Strategies that prevent this host-targeting process will block……..Go to the Infectious disease blog (Added on 1/20/2012 6:37:29 PM)


Diet, nutrient levels linked to cognitive ability, brain shrinkage

Diet, nutrient levels linked to cognitive ability, brain shrinkage

New research has observed that elderly people with higher levels of several vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids in their blood had better performance on mental acuity tests and less of the brain shrinkage typical of Alzheimer’s disease � while “junk food” diets produced just the opposite result.

The study was among the first of its type to specifically measure a wide range of blood nutrient levels instead of basing findings on less precise data……..Go to the Neurology news blog (Added on 12/28/2011 7:08:18 PM)


Read infant acetaminophen labels carefully

Read infant acetaminophen labels carefully

Acetaminophen is one of the most usually used pain and fever relievers for infants and children and is safe and effective when used as directed. However, with recent dosing changes to liquid acetaminophen products for infants, the FDA last week issued a press release urging parents to know the concentration and read the label as the new, less concentrated form of the popular pain reliever arrives on store shelves.

Over the past 12 months,……..Go to the Pediatric news blog (Added on 12/28/2011 7:02:30 PM)


Turn Down the iPod to Save Your Hearing

Turn Down the iPod to Save Your Hearing

Today’s ubiquitous MP3 players permit users to listen to crystal-clear tunes at high volume for hours on end – a marked improvement on the days of the Walkman. But as per Tel Aviv University research, these advances have also turned personal listening devices into a serious health hazard, with teenagers as the most at-risk group.

One in four teens is in danger of early hearing loss as

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