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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Health Research: New vaccine could prevent high cholesterol ♦ Novel stem cell line avoids risk of introducing transplanted tumors ♦ Hospital patients given anti-heartburn drugs have higher risk of dying

First, do no harm: Hospital patients given anti-heartburn drugs have higher risk of dying Right now, in any US hospital, about half of the patients have a prescription for an acid-reducing drug to reduce heartburn or prevent bleeding in their stomach and gut. But that well-intentioned drug may actually boost their risk of dying during their hospital stay, by opening them up to infections that pose more risk than bleeding would.
Novel stem cell line avoids risk of introducing transplanted tumors A new “progenitor cell” capable of unlimited expansion and differentiation into mature kidney cells, but without the risk of forming tumors.
New vaccine could prevent high cholesterol A new cholesterol-lowering vaccine leads to reductions in 'bad' LDL cholesterol in mice and macaques, according to new research.The authors of the study say the vaccine has the potential to be a more powerful treatment than statins alone
Global health team pioneers development of a new antimalarial drug screening model A new screening model to classify antimalarial drugs and to identify drug targets for the most lethal strain of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, has been developed by a group of scientists

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