Oncology & Cancer

Researchers discover method to 'turn off' mutated melanoma

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and notorious for its resistance to conventional chemotherapy. Approximately 25 percent of melanoma is driven by oncogenic mutations in the NRAS gene, making it a very attractive ...

Pediatrics

Pharmacological therapy to fight a rare pediatric disease

Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR) have developed a new pharmacological therapy using a molecule that presents similarities with one of the precursors of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). The therapy is effective against ...

Neuroscience

Neurological complications of Zika virus

A review article published online by JAMA Neurology details what is currently known about Zika virus (ZIKV), its neurological complications and its impact on global human health.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

308-nm excimer light is Tx option for alopecia universalis

(HealthDay)—A 308-nm excimer light is a therapeutic option for some patients with treatment-resistant alopecia universalis (AU), according to a study published online April 30 in the Journal of Dermatology.

Ophthalmology

Review explores challenges of ocular antioxidants for cataracts

(HealthDay)—Delivery of antioxidants to the eye may be a therapeutic option for cataracts, but considerable challenges need to be resolved, according to a review published in the April issue of the Journal of Pharmacy and ...

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