Medical research

Tunable bonds: A step towards targeted At-211 cancer therapy

Astatine is the least abundant element on Earth, and all of its known isotopes have a half-life of less than 8 hours. One astatine isotope, astatine-211 (At-211), emits alpha particles and shows promise as a cancer therapy. ...

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Tracking early signs of Alzheimer's pathology in a mouse model

About two-thirds of the risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD) is thought to arise from genetic influences, but about a third could be influenced by environment and lifestyle, opening the door for behavioral interventions that ...

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Beating seizures by jamming the cellular circuitry

Research at UC San Francisco has shown for the first time how the commonly prescribed seizure and pain medication, gabapentin, acts inside of cells, opening the door to new, more effective treatments for diseases like epilepsy ...

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