New Alzheimer's treatment targets identified

A research team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified potential new treatment targets for Alzheimer's disease, as well as existing drugs that have therapeutic potential against these targets.

Oncology & Cancer

A key culprit behind pediatric brain cancer's spread

With advances in medical science driving progress against childhood brain tumors, today three out of four young patients survive at least five years beyond diagnosis. However, the outcomes look grim when malignant cells spread, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Innovative blood test based on infrared light

The molecular composition of the blood provides information regarding one's state of health, and may be compared to an individual fingerprint. In principle, changes in the constituents of blood can serve as early signs of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Machine learning can identify cancerous cells by their acidity

Cancerous cells exhibit several key differences from healthy cells that help identify them as dangerous. For instance, the pH—the level of acidity—within a cancerous cell is not the same as the pH within a healthy cell.

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