Gene Editing Technique Helps Find Cancer's Weak Spots
Genetic mutations that cause cancer also weaken cancer cells, allowing researchers to develop drugs that will selectively kill them. This is...
Scientists Find Possible Achilles Heel of Treatment Resistant Cancers
Scientists identify two signaling proteins in cancer cells that make them resistant to chemotherapy, and show that blocking the proteins along...
Researchers Discover Key to Drug Resistance in Common Breast Cancer Treatment
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the University of California (UC), San Diego and the University of...
Take a Number: More Grandparents Than Ever
Since 2001 the number of grandparents has grown by 24 percent, partly as a result of the aging of the baby boom generation.
When Hospital Inspectors Are Watching, Fewer Patients Die
A study of nearly 2,000 hospitals found that inspections led to lower death rates.
The world's best heart health found in indigenous Amazon group
In an indigenous group of people in South America, researchers are finding the healthiest blood vessels ever studied, thanks in part to a diet...
On Health Law, G.O.P. Faces a Formidable Policy Foe: House Republicans
A group of House Republicans, known as the House Freedom Caucus, pose possibly the greatest threat to the party’s chance to scrap the health care law.
Ex-49ers great Dwight Clark reveals ALS diagnosis
Legendary San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark, who is remembered for his 1982 NFC Championship game heroics when he hauled in “The...
How touch can shape babies' brain development
For newborns, skin-to-skin contact with parents and caregivers may help shape how their brains respond to touch, a sense necessary for social and...
12-year-old battling cancer gets surprise visit from furry star of 'A Dog's Purpose'
A 12-year-old girl battling brain cancer was treated to a special surprise recently when the writer behind “A Dog’s Purpose” arranged for a private...
Introducing Novel Guidelines for Patient Engagement in Research
ISPOR announced the publication of suggested guidelines on establishing research partnerships with patients in the March 2017 issue of Value in...
Pop a Pill for Heartburn? Try Diet and Exercise Instead
Proton pump inhibitors are linked to problems like nutrient deficiencies, joint pain, bone fractures, heart attacks and dementia.