Researchers use Nobel prize-winning technology to zoom in and see vital kidney protein
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  January 7, 2018  
  Pharmacy / Pharmacology  
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 Researchers use Nobel prize-winning technology to zoom in and see vital kidney proteinResearchers use Nobel prize-winning technology to zoom in and see vital kidney protein
 
Researchers have applied Nobel prize-winning microscope technology to uncover an ion channel structure that could lead to new treatments for kidney stones.
 
 
 Opioid prescribing for disabled Medicare beneficiaries related to county-level economic factorsOpioid prescribing for disabled Medicare beneficiaries related to county-level economic factors
 
For non-elderly Americans on disability, local prescribing of opioid pain medications is significantly related to county-level economic factors like unemployment and income level, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.
 
   Researchers use Quest MRI to identify earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease in miceResearchers use Quest MRI to identify earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease in mice
 
Alzheimer's disease wreaks emotional havoc on patients, who are robbed of their memories, their dignity, and their lives. It's financially devastating as well: care for Alzheimer's patients is predicted to top $1 trillion by about the time children born today are having children of their own.
 
   Researchers discover promising drug that shrinks excess fat without lowering food intakeResearchers discover promising drug that shrinks excess fat without lowering food intake
 
Given the ever-increasing obesity epidemic, researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered a promising developing drug that has been shown to selectively shrink excess fat by increasing fat cell metabolism.
 
   Novel nanomedicine prolongs survival of pancreatic tumor-bearing miceNovel nanomedicine prolongs survival of pancreatic tumor-bearing mice
 
A new Tel Aviv University study pinpoints the inverse correlation between a known oncogene -- a gene that promotes the development of cancer -- and the expression of an oncosuppressor microRNA as the reason for extended pancreatic cancer survival.
 
 New total-body PET scanner could revolutionize patient diagnosis and care
 
New total-body PET scanner could revolutionize patient diagnosis and careThe new total-body PET/CT scanner could revolutionize our understanding and treatment of disease through analysis of better imaging data from the whole body.
 
 
 Wake Forest Baptist receives NIH grant for alcohol addiction research center
 
Wake Forest Baptist receives NIH grant for alcohol addiction research centerThe National Institutes of Health has awarded Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center a grant worth an estimated $8 million over five years for the establishment of a new center for research into alcohol addiction.
 
 
 From retirement to the front lines of hepatitis C treatment
 
When a hepatitis C treatment called Harvoni was released in 2014, Dr. Ronald Cirillo knew it was a big deal.
 
 
 Grassley calls for ‘corrective action’ on abuses in herpes vaccine research
 
Grassley calls for ‘corrective action’ on abuses in herpes vaccine researchA Republican senator is demanding that the Trump administration and a university scrutinize how a researcher was able to inject an experimental herpes vaccine into human subjects without routine safety oversight.
 
 
 Adrenomedullin could serve as biomarker, therapeutic target in disorders caused by leaky blood vessels
 
Adrenomedullin could serve as biomarker, therapeutic target in disorders caused by leaky blood vesselsDisorders caused by a leaky vasculature are more common than most people think. Despite ICU treatment, one third of the 27 million patients globally that suffer from sepsis, and up to 20% of the more than 5 million US patients with congestive heart failure die every year from their condition.
 
 
 Neural Mechanism of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
 
Neural Mechanism of Generalized Anxiety DisorderGeneralized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a psychological disorder that is described by extreme anxiety in response to normal challenges, a response that has been characterized as a result of functional deterioration in the limbic system of the brain.
 
 
 Researchers outline new multifactorial conceptual model of placebo effects
 
Researchers outline new multifactorial conceptual model of placebo effectsA new conceptualization of the placebo effects is presented in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.
 
 
 Researchers grow hairy skin using mouse stem cells
 
Researchers grow hairy skin using mouse stem cellsIndiana University School of Medicine researchers have cultured the first lab-grown skin tissue complete with hair follicles.