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Parkinson's & Movement disorders

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 course of treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease, according ...

Oncology & Cancer

Are doctors treating more thyroid cancer patients than necessary?

Nearly a million Americans live with thyroid cancer and doctors will diagnose more than 50,000 new cases this year. Fortunately, the survival rate for this kind of cancer is one of the best. Five years after diagnosis, more ...

Neuroscience

What's the right amount of 'zapping' in epilepsy laser surgery?

There is an estimated 2.4 million people diagnosed with epilepsy each year, according to the World Health Organization. Some types of epileptic seizure can be essentially cured by open surgery for patients who don't respond ...

Oncology & Cancer

Bone cells suppress cancer metastases

In breast cancer, there are cases of women and men whose cancer returns in their bones 20-30 years after they were treated for their primary disease and thought they were cancer-free. This phenomenon always puzzled Jefferson ...

Oncology & Cancer

Novel vaccine for colorectal cancer shows positive phase I results

A new colorectal cancer vaccine showed positive results in the phase 1 clinical trial to demonstrate that the approach is safe. The patients treated had no signs of serious adverse events and samples of their blood contained ...

Oncology & Cancer

Hole-forming protein may suppress tumor growth

Sometimes cells need to die. The process of cell death is encoded within the genome of all higher organisms to kill off cancerous cells, and as a normal part of development to shape a mass of embryonic cells into the organism ...

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