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Certain cells secrete a substance that may head off Alzheimer’s, USC study finds

SC researchers have discovered a secret sauce in the brain’s vascular system that preserves the neurons needed to keep dementia and other diseases at bay. The finding, in a mouse model of the human brain, focuses on a specific cell called a pericyte and reveals that it plays previously unknown role in brain health. Pericytes… Read More »

Woman Finds Live Larva Burrowed Inside Forehead After Returning From Uganda Trip

Live maggot in forehead. (Photo Credit: Pixabay for representational purposes only) In a bizarre incident, a British woman returned from her Uganda trip with a live baby fly inside her forehead. As weird as it sounds the incident really took place. About 9 days after the 55-year-old woman returned from the trip she saw a… Read More »

SickKids study finds blood tests alone may be effective strategy for detecting cancer relapse in certain patients

For most cancer patients, medical tests and examinations don’t end with the completion of therapy, even if their cancer has gone into remission. They will be due for several follow-up appointments, which can include blood tests, imaging tests and other exams as part of a surveillance protocol to detect possible relapse. One of the regular… Read More »