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Black South Africans report higher life satisfaction and are at less risk for depression post-migration

Credit: University of Missouri Although relocating can be stressful, a new study at the University of Missouri found Black South Africans who migrated far away from home to find work reported better emotional well-being...

New treatment approach for prostate cancer could stop resistance in its tracks

Prostate cancer cells. Credit: NIH Image Gallery For the first time, researchers have discovered that prostate cancer can be killed by targeting a single enzyme, called PI5P4Kα. The findings, published recently in Science Advances,...

Leveraging allogeneic dendritic cells for neoantigen cancer vaccines

The use of PDC*vac platform to develop NeoAg-based cancer vaccines. Credit: 2023 Hannani et al. A new research perspective was published in Genes & Cancer on January 30, 2023, entitled, “Leveraging a powerful allogeneic...

Drop race adjustment for AFP prenatal testing, study urges

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A race-based adjustment to test-result values from a common prenatal screening should be discontinued, according to a study published this week in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The adjustment has historically been...

Research demonstrates positive impact of online brain training

Credit: Brain and Behavior (2022). DOI: 10.1002/brb3.2853 The Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Tactics (SMART) brain health training protocol has been shown to improve symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress when delivered in person. New...

A new tumor-suppressive gene that boosts personalized treatment response in breast cancer

Graphical Abstract. Credit: Cell Reports (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2022.111821 A research team from LKS Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) discovered that somatic deletion of a tumor suppressor gene AKTIP promotes luminal...

Two genomic studies could yield more effective, less toxic immunotherapies

TE-Exon splicing junctions can help differentiate tumors from healthy tissue. Credit: Verge Scientific Communications / Antonela Merlotti / Marianne Burbage / Benjamin Sadacca Mnemo Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing transformational immunotherapies, has announced publication...

Study identifies an antibody candidate for treating serious liver disease

Graphical Abstract. Credit: Journal of Hepatology (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.jhep.2023.01.014 There is currently no drug for treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which affects many people with type 2 diabetes and which can result in other...

Substance use down early in pandemic for youth, young adults

Substance use substantially decreased across nearly all substance categories in the early part of the pandemic among youths and young adults, according to a study published online Jan. 31 in JAMA Network Open. Wilson...

Kisspeptin hormone injection could treat low sex drive in women and men

Correlation Analyses of Regions of Interest Activity With Measures of Sexual Aversion and Distress and Aversion. Credit: JAMA Network Open (2022). DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.36131 The hormone kisspeptin could be used to treat women and men...
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