Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - Two drugs already on the market - an antifungal and a steroid - may potentially take on new roles as treatments for multiple sclerosis. According to a study published in Nature today, researchers discovered that these drugs may activate stem cells in the brain to stimulate myelin producing cells and repair white matter, which is damaged in multiple sclerosis. The study was partially funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health.
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - Poor quality medicines are a real and urgent threat that could undermine decades of successful efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, according to the editors of a collection of journal articles published today. Scientists report up to 41 percent of specimens failed to meet quality standards in global studies of about 17,000 drug samples.
- Written by Andrea Maruniak
Baltimore, Maryland - The peak time for seeking information on topics related to HIV, such as prevention and testing, is at the beginning of the week, while risky sexual behaviors tend to increase on the weekends, according to a new analysis by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Monday Campaigns.
- Written by Phil Sneiderman
Baltimore, Maryland - A Johns Hopkins engineer, supported by a major NIH grant, is leading a multi-institution team that wants to keep bacterial infections from dodging the dwindling arsenal of drugs that destroy the deadly microbes.
- Written by Stephanie Desmon
Baltimore, Maryland - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say that while a large majority of newborns are exposed in their earliest days to bisphenol A (BPA), a much-studied chemical used in plastics and in food and soda can linings, they can chemically alter and rid their bodies of it.
- Written by Dana Sparks
Rochester, Minnesota - What to admire in others? "Wealth and values do not always go together. Avoid judging people based on their financial success. Instead, honor people based on the values they live by." ~ Dr. Amit Sood
Page 3191 of 3681