The discovery marks the first effective therapy scientists have ever found for the lung disease known as lymphangioleiomyomatosis, or LAM, a rare condition in women often discovered during pregnancy, said Dr. Mark Brantly, a University of Florida professor of medicine and one of the co-authors of the paper.
Repurposed transplant drug gives hope to women with fatal lung disease
Recent PostsMonday, July 28, 2014
Research conducted at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has discovered links between a set of genes known to promote tumor growth and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, an oral cancer that affects the salivary glands. The discovery could help physicians develop new treatments that target the cancer’s underlying genetic causes. ..Read More ⇒Monday, July 28, 2014
VGTI Florida Researcher Invents Potential Breakthrough Antiviral Compounds for Prevention of Mosquito-Borne Illnesses
VGTI Florida has filed a new patent application covering an invention that includes potent anti-viral compounds that are strong promoters of immunity in pre-clinical studies and are able to target a broad range of viral indications, including chikungunya and dengue. ..Read More ⇒Monday, July 28, 2014
Scientists suggest that water vapor will intensify future climate change projections. ..Read More ⇒Saturday, July 26, 2014
Devastating injuries can occur if a concussed athlete continues to play. Luckily, researchers at the University of Florida and New York University have discovered a simple way to improve sideline detection of concussions. ..Read More ⇒Friday, July 25, 2014
FIU researchers are developing a test to detect in real-time a person’s level of cortisol – widely known as the stress hormone – which could help soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and others who suffer from cortisol’s effects, to manage its impact on their health. ..Read More ⇒
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