Genetics

Long noncoding RNA identified as a key regulator of inflammation

Scientists have identified an RNA molecule with broad powers to regulate the body's inflammatory response to infection and injury. Called lincRNA-Cox2, it belongs to a recently discovered, highly abundant class of RNAs whose ...

Oncology & Cancer

Gut microbiome may make chemo drug toxic to patients

Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers report that the composition of people's gut bacteria may explain why some of them suffer life-threatening reactions after taking a key drug for treating metastatic colorectal ...

Genetics

Researchers explore epigenetic influences of chronic pain

Chronic pain is one of the most prevalent, disabling and expensive public health crises in the United States. It affects more than 100 million Americans, with annual costs estimated at $635 billion, says a 2014 report from ...

Medications

Tramadol may up mortality risk in osteoarthritis patients

(HealthDay)—The initial prescription of tramadol compared with commonly prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be associated with increased all-cause mortality among patients with osteoarthritis, according ...

Medications

Everyday medications that can ruin your sex life

(HealthDay)—Many drugs—both prescription and over-the-counter—can cause side effects like dizziness or upset stomach. But some can affect you in surprising ways, like causing problems with your sex life.

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