Staff Writer, TMN  Jul 10, 2018
International health insurance for expats: How to choose between local insurance or an international health insurance plan. When is expat medical insurance necessary? At what point do you need to consider international health insurance? How can you choose between so many expat medical insurance plans? There are numerous factors to consider when looking to live and work abroad, n...
Staff Writer, TMN  Jul 06, 2018
Opioid-like dependence due to chronic kratom use can be successfully treated with buprenorphine, according to a recent case report published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine. Kratom, an herbal supplement that shares structural similarities with opioid analgesics, has recently grown in popularity  in the West  as an unapproved opioid replacement therapy despite being ille...
Staff Writer, TMN  Jul 03, 2018
Scientists have developed a swallowed capsule packed with tiny electronics and millions of genetically engineered living cells that might someday be used to spot health problems from inside the gut.   The capsule was tested in pigs and correctly detected signs of bleeding, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported Thursday in the journal Science . At more t...
Staff Writer, TMN  Jul 06, 2018
Chronic inflammation is a predisposing condition for colorectal cancer, the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Reporting last month in the journal Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Anna Means, Ph.D., and colleagues have now linked inflammation-driven carcinogenesis in the colon to loss of an important signaling protein called SMAD4. &nbs...
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Source: Michigan Medicine  Jul 16, 2018
New Research finds that more men have suboptimal testosterone levels than previously known, and it may be putting these men at risk. Testosterone hormone replacement therapy is great tool in preventing  diseases associated with aging in men. A male’s total testosterone level may be linked to more than just sexual health and muscle mass preservation, a new study finds. Low amounts of ...
Source: Multiple  Jul 16, 2018
Researchers using long-read DNA sequencing have made one of the most detailed maps ever of structural variations in a cancer cell's genome. The map reveals about 20,000 structural variations, few of which have been noted before, in just one cell type associated with one form of breast cancer.     Long-read sequencing enabled the team to reconstruct in great detail the history of how...
Source: Fierce Biotech  Jul 13, 2018
Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical School have spent the last two decades studying autophagy, the process cells use to throw out toxic substances that endanger their health. They discovered autophagy not only helps the body fight off infections, but it also protects against many age-related diseases such as cancer and neurological disorders. Autophagy The findings raised a question: C...
Source: Journal Of Cell Biology  Jul 13, 2018
Scientists have found it challenging to understand why some breast cancers become resistant to drugs. A recent study concludes that a sticky protein might be the answer.   Fibronectin:A glue-like protein may help to explain breast cancer drug resistance. The hormone estrogen plays a vital part in the development of breast cancer. An estimated 70 percent of all brea...
Staff Writer, TMN  Jul 12, 2018
Scientists on the hunt for anti-aging drugs say they've made an advance with tantalizing potential: Two experimental drugs appear to safely boost the immune systems of elderly humans. The researchers stress that more research is needed to confirm the findings and show the drugs are safe. And at least one researcher says the findings are based on a relatively small number of people and u...