Medical research

A non-hormonal pill could soon expand men's birth control options

Women have many choices for birth control, ranging from pills to patches to intrauterine devices, and partly as a result, they bear most of the burden of preventing pregnancy. But men's birth control options—and, therefore, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Receptor structure reveals new targets for cancer treatment

A molecule known as anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) is a driver of several cancers, including pediatric neuroblastoma, B-cell lymphomas, and myofibroblast tumors. But for years much about this molecule—its role in the ...

Neuroscience

Findings reveal new mechanism of activation for ALK

ALK is a receptor tyrosine kinase that regulates important functions in the central nervous system. Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have used leading-edge structural biology techniques to reveal in more ...

Overweight & Obesity

The role of a single molecule in obesity

A single cholesterol-derived molecule, called 27-hydroxycholesterol (27HC), lurks inside your bloodstream and will increase your body fat, even if you don't eat a diet filled with red meat and fried food. That kind of diet, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New research insights hold promise for kids with DMD

Prednisone, the current standard of care used to treat kids with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), reduces chronic inflammation but has harsh side effects. Eplerenone, a heart failure drug, is used in older patients to treat ...

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