Genetics

Sequence African genomes for Africa and the world: scientist

A $4.5 billion initiative to sequence the genomes of three million Africans would not only benefit a continent long neglected in gene-based healthcare, but advance understanding of genetic disease worldwide, the project leader ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Should you take a painkiller before your COVID-19 vaccine?

(HealthDay)—You finally managed to score an appointment to be vaccinated against the new coronavirus and you're a little nervous about side effects, so taking a painkiller right before you get your shot seems like a smart ...

Diabetes

Scientists discover a promising new target for diabetes treatment

Researchers have discovered a novel and druggable insulin inhibitory receptor, named 'inceptor.' The latest study from Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, the Technical University of Munich and the German Center for Diabetes Research ...

Medications

Trial finds no overall effect of statins on muscle pain

A trial published by The BMJ today finds no overall effect of statins on the frequency or severity of muscle symptoms compared with placebo in people who had previously reported severe muscle symptoms when taking statins.

Medications

Medication-based starvation of cancer cells

Immunomodulatory drugs, including the Contergan derivatives lenalidomide and pomalidomide, have significantly improved the therapy of hematologic malignancies such as multiple myeloma. Researchers at the Technical University ...

Vaccination

Common questions about COVID-19 vaccinations answered

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool, along with wearing a cloth mask, socially distancing and good hand hygiene, to help stop the ongoing pandemic. As wide-scale vaccination efforts continue, many people have ...

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