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Drug derived from Kentucky-grown plant shows promise for ovarian cancer treatment

A new study from University of Kentucky Markey Cancer researchers shows that Artemisia annua, a plant that has been traditionally used for its anti-malaria components, shows promise in treating ovarian cancer. The study, recently published in Diagnostics, demonstrates that artesunate, a drug synthesized from Artemisia annua, kills ovarian cancer cells in multiple preclinical model systems. […]

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Programs help shield Black youth from effects of racism

Family-centered prevention programs that foster protective caregiving can buffer the negative effects of racial discrimination on young Black people, according to a study published by University of Georgia researchers. Research shows that Black youth exposed to various levels of racial discrimination—including slurs, threats and false accusations—are at a high risk for poor mental health outcomes […]

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South African Scientists Find Antibodies From Variant May Offer Cross-Protection

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Research by South African scientists suggests that antibodies triggered by exposure to the country’s dominant coronavirus variant can prevent infection by other versions of the virus, the scientists said on Wednesday. The findings in laboratory studies offer hope that COVID-19 vaccines based on the B.1.351 (also known as 20H/501Y.V2) variant first identified […]