Stopping viruses from stealing nutrients could be a new way to fight diseases

Understanding how cells use nutrients in the presence of viral pathogens at the earliest stages of infection is key to developing treatments that can strengthen the cell, not the virus. The immune system has long been touted as the body’s primary defense against invading viruses, with the understanding that a robust immune response swiftly knocks […]

Tinnitus treatment with digital therapy may “rewire” the brain

According to new research, a cell phone software that combines white noise, active game-based therapy, and counselling may help “rewire” the brain to relieve the symptoms of tinnitus. Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears, but it also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. Patients with tinnitus who used a […]

First targeted therapy for HER2-Low breast cancer receives FDA approval

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved targeted therapy for a newly defined subset of breast cancer. The drug trastuzumab-deruxtecan, also known by the brand name Enhertu, will now be available for people included in the HER2-low breast cancer subtype. HER2 is a protein known as “human epidermal growth factor receptor 2.” It promotes the growth […]

An experimental drug may help restore insulin-producing cells.

The study appears in the Nature journal, Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy. According to the World Health Organization, there are around 422 million people with diabetes globally, with some researchers estimating that the figure will reach 700 million by 2045. In the United States, approximately 1 in 10 people had diabetes in 2018, which makes diabetes the nation’s […]

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