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‘Trojan horse’ antibiotic can kill drug-resistant bacteria

‘Trojan horse’ antibiotic can kill drug-resistant superbugs from WITHIN ‘by hijacking their defences’ The drug, called cefiderocol, works by attaching itself on to iron molecules  Once allowed inside the bacterial cell, it can destroy it from within, experts say Experts now hope it will top up the world’s dwindling arsenal of antibiotics Antibiotic resistance is […]

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Trauma researchers identify characteristics of communities where mass shootings occur

A trauma research team has developed a profile of commonalities among communities where mass shootings have occurred. It includes a shortage of mental health professionals, a relative lack of socialization opportunities, higher rates of income inequality, and relatively high housing costs, according to findings presented today at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2018. […]

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Researchers pinpoint ideal protein to help seniors rebuild lost muscle

While exercise buffs have long used protein supplements to gain muscle, new research from McMaster University suggests one protein source in particular, whey protein, is most effective for seniors struggling to rebuild muscle lost from inactivity associated with illness or long hospital stays. The study, published online in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, compared […]

Health Problems

To fight lung cancer, researchers think small

In a study published in the Journal of Controlled Release, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers used nanoparticles to deliver powerful chemotherapy drugs directly to lungs affected by metastatic disease while avoiding toxicity elsewhere in the body. The majority of anti-cancer therapeutics are effective at killing fast-growing cancer cells, but at a price – […]

Health Problems

Researchers show Speed of Processing Training effective in multiple sclerosis

A recent article by Kessler Foundation researchers underscores the importance of processing speed in overall cognitive function in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their performance of everyday life activities. The article, “A pilot study examining speed of processing training (SPT) to improve processing speed in persons with multiple sclerosis”, was published August 27, 2018 […]

Personal Health

Researchers find answers as to why some people are at risk of gout

University of Otago researchers have helped characterise a genetic variant that enables new understanding of why some people are at risk of gout, a painful and debilitating arthritic disease. Gout is caused by persistently elevated levels of urate in the blood, which causes severe joint pain and swelling, especially in peoples’ toes, knees, elbows, wrists […]