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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Health Research:Scientists identify promising new melanoma drug ♦ Retinal nerve cells grown in the lab ♦ MRI reveals weight loss protects knees

Scientists identify promising new melanoma drug A new, first-in-class compound halts tumor growth by disrupting protein production, report scientists, who say that the new drug may show promise for treating skin cancers that are resistant or unresponsive to today's leading therapies. In the United States, 5 million people are treated annually for skin cancer, and 9,000 people die from the deadliest form -- melanoma.
Retinal nerve cells grown in the lab A method to efficiently turn human stem cells into retinal ganglion cells, the type of nerve cells located within the retina that transmit visual signals from the eye to the brain.
Method to prevent lethal bone marrow transplant complication discovered Researchers discover method to prevent graft-versus-host disease, a dangerous and common complication of bone marrow transplants.
MRI reveals weight loss protects knees Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow the degeneration of their knee cartilage.

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