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WorldCare Consortium™ member Mayo Clinic finds zombie cells in brains of mice precede neurodegenerative disease

08:00 24 September in Health, Medicine
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Research from WorldCare Consortium™ member Mayo Clinic has found that prior to cognitive loss, “zombie” cells (also referred to as senescent cells) collect in certain brain cells. Researchers at the hospital were able to decrease tau protein accumulation, death of neurons and memory loss by...

WorldCare International, Inc. presents at the 4th Annual International Health and Wellness Tourism Congress

08:00 12 September in Business
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Last week, on Friday, September 7, Drs. Hassan Sharif, Chief Operating Officer, and Richard Heinzl, Global Medical Director, presented at the 4th Annual International Health and Wellness Tourism Congress at the Renaissance Jaragua Hotel in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. WorldCare’s local representative Medical Motion Corporate...

Research from WorldCare Consortium™ member Jefferson Health finds blocking nuclear gateways that traffic cancer-promoting molecules to nucleus could offer a new way to target aggressive cancer

08:00 14 August in Health, Medicine
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It has been nearly impossible to develop chemicals that would block certain molecular drivers of cancer growth, making these particular molecules, which promote cancer growth, “undruggable.” Many of them function by passing cancer-promoting information through a gate in the cell nucleus, where the instructions are...

Study from WorldCare Consortium™ member UCLA Health finds that hookah smoking raises cardiovascular risk factors comparable to traditional cigarette smoking

08:00 08 August in Health, Medicine
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A new study from WorldCare Consortium™ member UCLA Health published in the American Journal of Cardiology found that, in direct contradiction to marketing efforts claiming that hookah (water pipe) smoking is less of a health hazard than cigarettes, just one half-hour of hookah smoking resulted...

Scientists at WorldCare Consortium™ member Dana-Farber Cancer Institute discover how thalidomide produced birth defects

08:00 06 August in Health, Medicine
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Researchers from WorldCare Consortium™ member Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found how thalidomide produced such severe fetal harm in thousands of children whose mothers took it while pregnant. The discovery not only answers a mysterious question that has been the subject of scientific curiosity for two...

Researchers at WorldCare Consortium™ member Massachusetts General Hospital team up with Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to develop nano-optic endoscopes

08:00 01 August in Health, Medicine
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The diagnosis of diseases based in internal organs frequently relies on biopsy samples from the affected regions, but collecting such samples is often error-prone due to the fact that current endoscopic imaging techniques are unable to accurately visualize disease sites. Conventional optical elements in catheters...

Research from WorldCare Consortium™ member Boston Children’s Hospital shows insight and promise for treatment of paralyzing spinal cord injuries

08:00 30 July in Medicine
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A new study from WorldCare Consortium™ member Boston Children’s Hospital provides insight into why non-damaged portions of spinal cord frequently don’t permit movement below the actual site of spinal cord injury in patients. In addition, the study shows that injection with a small-molecule compound can...

New study by investigators at WorldCare Consortium™ member Brigham and Women’s Hospital finds immunotherapy doubles survival rates for patients with melanoma brain metastases

08:00 25 July in Health, Medicine
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A new study led by investigators at WorldCare Consortium™ member Brigham and Women’s Hospital has found that checkpoint blockade immunotherapies provide significant improvements in overall survival for patients with melanoma brain metastases. The researchers were able to gather a large enough dataset to determine the effectiveness...