Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study links common human protein to adverse parasitic worm infections

Worm infections represent a major global public health problem, leading to a variety of debilitating diseases and conditions, such as anemia, elephantiasis, growth retardation and dysentery. Several drugs are available to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers ferret out a flu clue

Research that provides a new understanding as to why ferrets are similar to humans is set to have major implications for the development of novel drugs and treatment strategies.

Cardiology

Pharmacoinvasive STEMI strategy best for smokers, nonsmokers

(HealthDay)—For patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, a pharmacoinvasive strategy after fibrinolysis is beneficial for smokers and nonsmokers, according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of The ...

Cancer

Integrin cell adhesion receptors are risky cancer drug targets

A possible cancer treatment strategy might in fact lead to increased metastasis in some cases. This finding from a team of LACDR researchers led by Erik Danen made the cover of the February 11 edition of Science Signaling.

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