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Study takes next step toward treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

To date, scientists have identified 32 genetic mutations associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, with BYU contributing to many of those discoveries. Finding those links is important foundational research, but it has been extremely challenging to figure out exactly how these genetic variants affect human biology and actually change risk for disease. A […]

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Expert U.S. panel develops NIH treatment guidelines for COVID-19

A panel of U.S. physicians, statisticians, and other experts has developed treatment guidelines for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These guidelines, intended for healthcare providers, are based on published and preliminary data and the clinical expertise of the panelists, many of whom are frontline clinicians caring for patients during the rapidly evolving pandemic. The guidelines are […]

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Clinical trial begins for new COVID-19 treatment

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is participating in a NIH-sponsored clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir in hospitalized adults diagnosed with COVID-19. The study is being led by Ann R. Falsey, M.D., and Angela R. Branche, M.D., with the URMC Vaccine Trials and Evaluation Unit […]

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Finding new clues to brain cancer treatment

Glioblastoma is an aggressive, killer disease. While victims of this fast-moving brain tumor comprise only about 15% of all people with brain cancer, its victims rarely survive more than a few years after diagnosis. But research scientists and doctors from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Case School of Engineering and Cleveland Clinic […]