Researchers aim to repurpose former experimental cancer therapy to treat muscular dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused by a faulty gene that leads to progressive muscle weakness

May 14, 3017 – Researchers at the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) have demonstrated that a drug originally targeted unsuccessfully to treat cancer may have new life as a potential treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

The candidate drug, SU9516, represents a different kind of approach for treating DMD, a degenerative muscle disease that usually begins in childhood and has no known cure. It is caused by a faulty gene that leads to progressive muscle weakness, with death often occurring around age 25. Rather than trying to fix or replace the broken gene, SU9516 ramps up the muscle repair process, helping reinforce muscle structure. Continue reading “Researchers aim to repurpose former experimental cancer therapy to treat muscular dystrophy”

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Sterile medical packaging market to reach $ 35 bn by 2020

Increasing application of sterile packaging in the pharmaceutical & biological sector, aging population, etc are driving the market, says a MarketsandMarkets report

January 6, 2016 – (BS B2B Bureau | Pune ) market is projected to grow from $ 26.55 billion in 2015 to $ 35.07 billion by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 5.72 percent, as per the new report of MarketsandMarkets, a market research firm.

Increasing application of in the pharmaceutical & biological sector, aging population and rising chronic diseases are driving the growth of the sterile medical packaging market. Growing demand from the healthcare industry also provides an opportunity to the market to further grow, especially in the emerging Asia-Pacific and Latin American regions. However, maintaining medical packaging integrity can act as a challenge to the growth of the sterile medical packaging market. Continue reading “Sterile medical packaging market to reach $ 35 bn by 2020”

These Foods Will Fix Your Gut and Supercharge Your Digestion

This article is originally published at Thrillist by Erin Kelly |

These Foods Will Fix Your Gut and Supercharge Your Digestion
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Maintaining a healthy digestive tract is more than just shits and giggles (sorry). After years of ignoring it, researchers have finally realized that the state of your stomach a huge influence on your overall health.

That’s thanks to a collection of beneficial bacteria known as the microbiome, and keeping those benevolent microscopic inhabitants of your stomach happy means better immunity, a reasonable weight, and, yes, great poops. So if you’re experiencing problems in the gut department, consider adding more of these foods to your diet: Continue reading “These Foods Will Fix Your Gut and Supercharge Your Digestion”

AMA Proposes Reforms to Meaningful Use Program to Benefit Patients, Physicians

AMA Proposes Reforms to Meaningful Use Program to Benefit Patients, PhysiciansCHICAGO, Dec. 15, 2015 – The American Medical Association (AMA) today released a set of recommendations to improve the troubled Meaningful Use program so it accommodates the real-world needs of physicians and patients while focusing on promoting the interoperability of electronic health records. The recommendations were included in comments the AMA submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program. Continue reading “AMA Proposes Reforms to Meaningful Use Program to Benefit Patients, Physicians”

4 Foods That Detox Your Colon and Prevent Colon Cancer

This article is originally published at Health Magazine |

4 Foods That Detox Your Colon and Prevent Colon CancerCancer of the colon or colorectal cancer is on the rise and it doesn’t choose at what population will appear. So the question is what should be done to prevent it. Researchers continue to find more and more evidences and they are presenting the benefits of the vegetarian diet.

Diet similar to a pesco-vegetarian diet, a diet where you remove all animal products except for fish, shows as extremely beneficial for those who choose to take this diet on and what researchers are sure about is that this can really help at colorectal cancer. Continue reading “4 Foods That Detox Your Colon and Prevent Colon Cancer”