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New study finds presence of regulatory T cells enables partial recovery from paralysis

In a new University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers have discovered how regulatory T cells (Treg) are instrumental in limiting the damage caused to the spinal cord in diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Study shows the experimental drug AR-12 could be a promising COVID-19 treatment

A team of scientists led by Paul Dent, Ph.D., at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center has discovered that an experimental cancer drug called AR-12 inhibits the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of the COVID-19 ...

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Don't sleep on the hypnotic potential of thalidomide

Thalidomide is a medication with several different effects, one of which is promoting sleep in the context of insomnia. In a new study, researchers from the University of Tsukuba have discovered that thalidomide exerts its ...

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Adding belimumab improves renal outcome in lupus nephritis

(HealthDay)—The addition of belimumab versus placebo to standard therapy increases the likelihood of a primary efficacy renal response in patients with active lupus nephritis, according to a study published in the Sept. ...

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Preparing future clinicians to intervene in opioid crisis

Opioid use disorder and overdose have reached unprecedented levels around the world. In the United States, remediation of pain is one of the most common reasons American adults seek healthcare. Therefore, it is vital that ...

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PPI use is negative prognostic marker in urothelial cancer

(HealthDay)—For patients with advanced urothelial cancer treated with atezolizumab, proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use is a negative prognostic marker, according to a study published online Sept. 15 in Clinical Cancer Research.

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New drug shows promise in preventing severe COVID

A single infusion of an experimental drug dramatically lowers levels of coronavirus in the bodies of newly infected patients and cuts their chances of hospitalization, the drug's maker reported Wednesday.

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Early steroids improve outcomes in patients with septic shock

Some critically ill patients with septic shock need medications called vasopressors to correct dangerously low blood pressure. When high doses of vasopressors are needed or blood pressure isn't responding well, the steroid ...