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MS: When good brain cells turn bad

The researchers behind this discovery are from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and they hope that their findings might lead to a new class of multiple sclerosis (MS) therapies. According to the MS Trust, about 2.5 million people around the world currently live with MS. In MS, the immune system attacks oligodendrocytes, the cells […]

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Voluntary Blood Pressure Medication Recall Issued Due To Carcinogenic Contamination

The United States Food and Drug Administration issued a voluntary recall on another blood pressure medication. The FDA cited possible contamination. According to a USA Today report, the blood pressure drug losartan became the latest drug to face a recall due to contamination with a possible cancer-causing agent. Sandoz Inc. voluntarily recalled losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide […]

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Stealth-cap technology for light-emitting nanoparticles

A team of scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), in collaboration with researchers from Monash University Australia, has succeeded in significantly increasing the stability and biocompatibility of special light-transducing nanoparticles. The team has developed the so-called “upconverting” nanoparticles that not only convert infrared light into UV-visible light, but also are water-soluble, remain stable in complex […]

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Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis: What’s the link?

Psoriatic arthritis is a possible complication of psoriasis. An estimated 10–30 percent of people with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis. Both conditions are long-term and can get worse over time, though treatments can relieve the symptoms and slow down disease progression. This article explores the link between psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. It also looks at […]

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Children with autism thrive in mainstream pre-schools

In a world first, breakthrough research from La Trobe University has shown that toddlers with autism are just as capable of learning important life skills through early-intervention delivered in mainstream pre-schools as in specialised settings. Over a period of three years, 44 children aged between 15 and 32 months were randomly assigned to classrooms that […]