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Cervical cancer: New radiotherapy technique prolongs survival

Patients with locally advanced cervical cancer benefit significantly from an innovative radiotherapy technique co-developed by MedUni Vienna under the direction of Richard Pötter and Christian Kirisits. The technique provides better tumor control and produces fewer side-effects. This is substantiated by the results of the prospective, international, multi-center study, EMBRACE I, conducted under the direction of […]

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Stem cell-based screen identifies potential new treatments

Vision loss related to aging or inherited genetic disease, such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa (RP), respectively, is estimated to impact 16 million people worldwide and is often caused by defects in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in the eye. The RPE is charged with clearing waste products arising during the normal visual […]

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Potential new therapies for Alzheimer’s are revealed through network modeling of its complex molecular interactions

Researchers from Mount Sinai and the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology in Japan have identified new molecular mechanisms driving late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease (LOAD), as well as a promising therapeutic candidate for treatment, according to a study in the journal Neuron. LOAD is the most prevalent form of dementia among people over age 65, a […]

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States impose new rules, plead with public to stop spread

State and local officials nationwide are imposing new coronavirus restrictions and pleading with the public in an increasingly desperate attempt to stop the explosive spread of the disease as many Americans resist calls to limit gatherings and travel heading into the holidays. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak tightened restrictions on casinos, restaurants and private gatherings beginning […]

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New arthritis pill that can end the hell of stiff joints

New £10-000-a-year arthritis pill that can end the hell of stiff joints could bring relief to more than 400,000 Britons Some 400,000 Britons suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and are in great pain Many young people suffering with the condition can be left using wheelchairs  Current treatments are only able to soothe pain or dampen the […]