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Tai chi shows promise for relief of depression and anxiety in stroke survivors

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A small feasibility study has suggested that tai chi has the potential to reduce depression, anxiety and stress plus improve sleep in people who have had a stroke. The research is presented today at EuroHeartCare—ACNAP Congress 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Depression occurs in approximately one-third of stroke survivors ...

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Targeting cellular response to SARS-CoV-2 holds promise as new way to fight infection

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a dying cell (blue) heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 (yellow), the virus that causes COVID-19. Credit: NIAID Integrated Research Facility, Fort Detrick, Maryland. When a person is infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, it invades their cells and uses them to replicate—which puts the cells under stress. Current approaches to dealing with infection target ...

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Arthritis drug shows promise against severe COVID: study

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A repurposed arthritis drug has shown positive results in a clinical trial of patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a paper published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Tofacitinib, taken orally and sold under the brand name Xeljanz among others, was tested in a trial of 289 patients hospitalized with severe COVID across 15 ...

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Novel radiotracer shows promise to predict abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture

64Cu-DOTA-ECL1i PET/CT image of a patient with an abdominal aortic aneurysm. CTA and CT images show an aneurysmal abdominal aorta (arrow). PET and PET/CT images demonstrate specific tracer uptake within the aneurysm, with elevated localization to the aortic wall (arrow). Credit: Gyu Seong Heo, Lisa Detering, Deborah Sultan, Hannah P. Luehmann, Richard Laforest, Robert J. Gropler, Yongjian Liu, Mallinckrodt Institute ...

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Novel target shows promise in treating Alzheimer’s and related dementias

The cytotoxic tau isomer (cis P-tau; red) is partially colocalized with tau oligomers (green; top) and tau tangles (green; bottom) in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mixed AD and VCID brains, but was detected in the absence of other tau isoforms in VCID brains. Credit: Image provided by Dr. Onder Albayram of the Medical University of South Carolina. Researchers remain perplexed ...

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CABYR-a/b and CABYR-c hold promise as targets for specific immunotherapy

(A) Immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining of testis (positive control). (B) IHC staining of colonic adenocarcinoma. (C) IHC stating of Normal colonic mucosa (negative control). Purified rabbit anti-human CABYR polyclonal antibody for CABYR a/b and c antigen isoforms were used in IHC. Credit: Correspondence to – Richard L. Whelan – The journal Oncotarget has published “The cancer testis antigens CABYR-a/b and ...

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