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Depression medication could also protect against heart disease

The antidepression drug duloxetine could be beneficial to patients with both depression and cardiovascular disease, according to new studies performed in human blood and in mice. Globally, more than 300 million people have depression, which comes with an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. When a blood vessel is injured, the platelets in our blood […]

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Huntington’s Disease: Neural traffic could help understand the disease

Huntington’s disease is a genetic neurodegenerative disorder caused by mutations in the protein huntingtin and characterized by involuntary dance-like movements, severe behavioral changes and cognitive impairment. That neuronal traffic is impaired in this disease has been very well known for several years. But that this deranged trafficking could be ameliorated by increasing huntingtin methylation was […]

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Targeted immunotherapy could boost radiotherapy response

Cancers that are resistant to radiotherapy could be rendered susceptible through treatment with immunotherapy, a new study suggests. Manipulating bowel cancers based on their “immune landscape” could unlock new ways to treat resistant tumors. Cancers can evolve resistance to radiotherapy just as they do with drugs. The new study found that profiling the immune landscape […]