Oncology & Cancer

FDA approves personalized therapy for metastatic bladder cancer

(HealthDay)—The first personalized treatment for patients with metastatic bladder cancer and susceptible fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) genetic alterations was granted accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and ...

Medical research

Fasting ramps up human metabolism, study shows

Fasting may help people lose weight, but new research suggests going without food may also boost human metabolic activity, generate antioxidants, and help reverse some effects of aging. Scientists at the Okinawa Institute ...

Medical research

Skeletal imitation reveals how bones grow atom-by-atom

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered how our bones grow at an atomic level, showing how an unstructured mass orders itself into a perfectly arranged bone structure. The discovery offers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study reveals how dietary phosphate can increase heart disease risk

A new study has found that high phosphate levels can cause a stress signal inside the cells that line blood vessels, leading to the release of microparticles that promote the formation of blood clots. The findings, which ...

Medical research

Protective proteins reduce damage to blood vessels

Researchers have uncovered how proteins found in our blood can reduce damage caused to blood vessels as we age, and in conditions such as atherosclerosis and arthritis.

Medical research

New cause of high blood pressure and heart disease discovered

Why phosphate rich foods can increase blood pressure and promote vascular calcifications has been discovered by scientists at the Vetmeduni Vienna. The key is the hormone, FGF23—Fibroblast Growth Factor 23. When the level ...

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