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Maternal antibiotic treatment may harm preemies’ lungs

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research in mice suggests that exposure to antibiotics before birth may impair lung development in premature infants. The study, the first to explore the gut-lung axis in prematurity, is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology and was …

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Current treatment for fungal meningitis is fueling drug resistance

Gram stain of meningococci from a culture showing Gram negative (pink) bacteria, often in pairs. Credit: public domain A common first-line treatment approach for cryptococcal meningitis in low-income countries is being compromised by the emergence of drug resistance, new University of Liverpool research warns. Published in the journal mBio, the …

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A potential Diamond-Blackfan anemia treatment swims into view

Trifluoperazine is typically used as an antipsychotic. If it holds up in a new clinical trial, it could also help people with Diamond-Blackfan anemia make red blood cells. (Wikimedia Commons) Zebrafish, besides being popular in aquariums, make good stand-ins for studying human diseases. They share about 70 percent of their …

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Dangerous skin tumor now has treatment guidelines

Credit: CC0 Public Domain It starts as a yellow or shiny bump on the eyelids, face or body that grows and doesn’t go away, unlike a pimple. The bump is sebaceous carcinoma, a cancer of the oil glands diagnosed in thousands of patients in the U.S. every year. If not …

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Without metrics, how do you rate drug treatment facilities?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Almost 10 percent of the nation’s entire population live with substance use disorder, but many struggle to find the right help—a task which is made more difficult because there is no standardized rating system to ensure the quality of care within specialized drug treatment facilities. Even …

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Gene network sparks future autism treatment

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A mutated gene found in people with intellectual disabilities that could be targeted for treatment has been identified by an international team including University of Queensland researchers. The gene, USP9X, regulates a network of genes underlying Intellectual Disability (ID) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). UQ School …

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Improved treatment prospects in future

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Neuroblastoma is a rare form of malignant tumor, primarily affecting children under the age of six. A research team led by molecular pathologist Lukas Kenner from MedUni Vienna’s Department of Pathology has now discovered, through genome sequencing, that the protein ALK and the cancer gene PIM1 …

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