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Texas court case could threaten Americans’ health care nationwide

A federal lawsuit out of Texas could end access to free lifesaving preventive health care services for nearly 168 million people in the United States with private insurance, a new report suggests. Kelley v. Becerra seeks to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that health plans cover preventive health services at no cost. The […]

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Study gives better understanding of endometriosis and how it grows

The tissue that lines the uterus, known as the endometrium, serves as the location of embryo implantation and the source of the arteries that lead into the placenta to support a fetus during pregnancy. But in humans, when there is no fertilized egg, the endometrium is shed through menstruation. The endometrium is thus unusual in […]

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Could cyber designs deliver potent dual-action antibiotics?

Computational modeling has been used to create dual-action compounds with exciting potential as new antibiotics. The proof of principle experiment raises the possibility of new antibiotics that can target harmful bacteria on two fronts and consequently are less likely to be overcome by resistant strains. The University of Leeds/John Innes Center collaboration modeled potential new […]

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New rabies vaccine candidate demonstrates promising immune response and safety

Researchers from the University of Oxford have today reported new findings from a Phase 1 clinical trial studying the immune response and safety of their newly-developed single shot rabies vaccine, ChAdOx2 RabG—with promising results identified. The RAB001 trial was conducted at the University and is the first time the novel rabies vaccine has been used […]

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New study shows hope, options for older patients with liver cancer

Physicians and researchers from UK HealthCare’s Transplant Center and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center conducted a study of patients over the age of 70 with a type of liver cancer called hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and how the outcomes of ablative treatments compare to liver transplants. The findings were published in the May 2022 […]

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Deal reached for generic drug to prevent HIV infection

A deal has been reached to allow for distribution of a low-cost generic version of a long-term preventative treatment against HIV in low-income countries where most of the world’s infections occur, Unitaid and the Medicines Patent Pool announced Thursday. The deal will see ViiV Healthcare, a subsidiary of British pharmaceutical giant GSK, allow selected manufacturers […]

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Scientists create nanobody that can punch through tough brain cells and potentially treat Parkinson’s disease

Proteins called antibodies help the immune system find and attack foreign pathogens. Mini versions of antibodies, called nanobodies—natural compounds in the blood of animals such as llamas and sharks—are being studied to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer. Now, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have helped develop a nanobody capable of getting through the tough exterior of […]