Early, late stages of degenerative diseases are distinct, study shows

Rice University biochemists Michael Stern and James McNew have studied how neurodegeneration kills cells. They’ve conducted countless experiments over more than a decade, and they’ve summarized all they’ve learned in a simple diagram they hope may change how doctors perceive and treat degenerative diseases as varied as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and…

Proving viability of injection-free microneedle for single-administration of vaccines

A single-use, self-administered microneedle technology developed by UConn faculty to provide immunization against infectious diseases has recently been validated by preclinical research trials. Recently published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, the development and preclinical testing of the microneedle patches was reported by UConn researchers in the lab of Thanh Nguyen, assistant…

Rates of VTE, Major Bleeding High in Primary CNS Lymphoma

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 — For patients with primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL), the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and major bleeding is high, according to a study published in the November issue of Leukemia & Lymphoma. Anjlee Mahajan, M.D., from the University of California Davis School of Medicine…

In vitro fertilization does not increase the risk of ovarian cancer

A new paper in JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that receiving assisted reproductive technology does not increase the risk women have for developing ovarian cancer. Previous research indicated that women who use assisted reproductive technology in order to have a successful pregnancy…