Medications

Low-dose lithium may slow kidney aging

Best known therapeutically as a treatment for bipolar disorder, lithium has long intrigued researchers with its potential age-defying properties.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: Omicron evades some but not all monoclonal antibodies

Several, but not all, of the human monoclonal antibodies used clinically to prevent patients from becoming severely ill from COVID-19 may not be protective against the omicron variant now sweeping across the United States, ...

Vaccination

AstraZeneca says booster jab effective against Omicron

British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said Thursday that a third, or "booster", dose of its COVID-19 vaccine Vaxzevria "significantly" lifted antibody levels against the Omicron strain in a laboratory study.

Oncology & Cancer

Potential role of gas plasma in leukemia treatment

A unique collection of tissue samples donated by people with chronic myeloid leukemia was the driving force behind the discovery of a potentially major new treatment approach for drug-resistant leukemia. As published this ...

Medications

Researchers develop potential oral treatment for COVID-19

Eugenol, an oily liquid extracted from cloves and a Southeast Asian plant known as holy basil, has been effective in treating mice infected with COVID-19 in a laboratory study, according to newly published research results ...

Health

Brain cortex may regulate the need for sleep

Researchers at the University of Oxford have now uncovered a new target for sleep investigations within the mammalian brain—the cerebral cortex. The paper was published today in Nature Neuroscience.

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