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A promising new anesthetic — discovered with help from a computer

The drugs that render patients unconscious for surgery are effective, but they can have serious side effects. The commonly used intravenous anesthetic propofol, for example,...

Is a milder mustard on the way?

The mustards, broccolis and cabbages of the world share a distinct and bitter taste. Some consider the flavor of cruciferous plants their strongest attribute....

Australian bee sting vaccine trial holds promise against allergic reactions

Most people have probably been stung by a bee and while it can be painful, it's especially dangerous for the many that are at...

Antioxidant precursor molecule could improve Parkinson’s

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a naturally occurring molecule that replenishes one of the body's antioxidants and now shows potential benefit as part of a standard...

Researchers find genetic predisposition for anorexia

University of Otago, Christchurch researchers played a key role in new global research showing the causes of the eating disorder anorexia are likely metabolic...

Gut microbes protect against neurologic damage from viral infections

Gut microbes produce compounds that prime immune cells to destroy harmful viruses in the brain and nervous system, according to a mouse study published...

Slug, a stem cell regulator, keeps breast cells healthy by promoting repair of DNA...

A new study published in Cell Reports found that a transcription factor called Slug serves as ‘command central’ for determining breast stem cell health,...

HIV DNA that lingers in spinal fluid may be linked to cognitive problems

Even in patients who receive long-term anti-retroviral treatment, cells containing HIV remain in the cerebrospinal fluid of half of those treated for the disease,...

Fewer kids killed in states with strict laws, background checks

States with stricter firearms laws had lower firearm-related deaths among children and adolescents, finds research led by faculty at Children's National in Washington, D.C....

Differences in MS patients’ cerebrospinal fluid may be key to drugs that halt progression

The disability burden for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) can vary significantly depending on whether they have a relapsing/remitting form of the disease, where...

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