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Old drugs, new tricks: Medications approved for other uses also have antibiotic action

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A number of drugs already approved to treat parasitic infections, cancers, infertility and other conditions also show promise as antibiotic agents against staph and tuberculosis infections, according to a new study by University of Illinois chemists and collaborators. Because these agents act against multiple targets within the bacteria, it may be harder for bacteria to develop resistance.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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Conclusion: Our case report underlines the importance of active endoscopic surveillance of the remaining colon and rectum in patients with diverting stomas and inflammatory bowel disease in order to detect stenosis. If endoscopic control is not possible due to obliteration, surgical therapy must be discussed due to the risk of developing cancer.Case Rep Gastroenterol 2018;12:143 –146
Source: Case Reports in Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study is the first nationwide study presenting an increase in incidence of EP-NEC patients from 196 to 260 cases annually in the Netherlands. We found the best 5 year relative survival to be for EP-NEC patients with local disease located in the bladder, where the worst 5 year relative survival was found in the oesophagus.
Source: Neuroendocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Karine A. Al Feghali, Rami A. Ballout, Assem M. Khamis, Elie A. Akl, Fady B. Geara
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Mayra A. Carrillo, Anjie Zhen, Scott G. Kitchen
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
PROSTATE cancer symptoms can be hard to spot, especially in the early stages. As it progresses, signs of the disease can begin to show, and if the cancer grows outside of the prostate, and other symptoms can develop, including three related to sex.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS Our results suggest that gastric cancer cells induce the transition of pericytes to CAFs by exosomes-mediated BMP transfer and PI3K/AKT and MEK/ERK pathway activation, and suggest that pericytes may be an important source of CAFs. PMID: 29668670 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS This study is the first to provide evidence that propofol-mediated autophagy regulation is an underlying part of the mechanism by which propofol regulates HeLa cells progression. PMID: 29667627 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Conclusion: The developed tunable resonator satisfied our initial requirements for in vivo EPR imaging and may be able to be further improved using the present finite-element and circuit models if any problems arise during future practical applications. Significance: This work may help to promote EPR imaging of tumor-bearing mice in cancer-related studies.
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND Trypanosoma cruzi is an important protozoan parasite and the causative agent of Chagas disease. A critical step in understanding T. cruzi biology is the study of cellular and molecular features exhibited during its growth curve. OBJECTIVES We aimed to acquire a global view of the gene expression profile of T. cruzi during epimastigote growth. METHODS RNA-Seq analysis of total and polysomal/granular RNA fractions was performed along the 10 days T. cruzi epimastigote growth curve in vitro, in addition to cell viability and cell cycle analyses. We also analysed the polysome profile and investigate...
Source: Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz Source Type: research
What reproductive benefits might high-dose vitamin D supplementation offer infertile men?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &Metabolism
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