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AHA: Are Eggs Good for You or Not?

The egg is standard breakfast fare, but many people may be wondering whether eggs are healthy. At just 78 calories each, eggs are an efficient, rich source of protein and vitamins. A large egg contains about 6 grams of protein….

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Nanodrug Tames Leishmaniasis and Other Parasitic Diseases

Bar-Ilan researcher working to commercialize her formula that protects against and treats diseases from trypanosomes transmitted by biting flies Before a sandfly bites, she doesn’t buzz like a mosquito. The beige insect swoops in silently, and only when the itching…

By:  Abigail Klein Leichman

New Study Offers Hope of Recovery from Spinal-Cord Injury

Novel enzyme treatment may reduce inflammation and scarring that prevent neuronal regeneration, Israeli researchers say An Israeli study shows great promise for improving the outcome of spinal-cord injuries, which often cause permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions….

By:  Abigail Klein Leichman

New Approach to Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer

Israeli researchers formulate drug cocktail that shows promise in mice models for stopping resistance to kinase inhibitors New-generation lung cancer drugs can be very effective, but within about a year the patients tend to develop resistance to the therapy. Researchers…

By:  Abigail Klein Leichman

Germs Gaining Resistance to Hand Gels in Hospitals

Potentially dangerous bacteria already resistant to antibiotics are now developing resistance to common alcohol-based hand gels, a new study reports. A bacteria called Enterococcus faecium is a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections, and it’s been shrugging off antibiotics at an…

By:  Dennis Thompson

Could a Blood Test Help Spot Severe Depression?

People with severe depression may have particularly low blood levels of an amino acid involved in brain function, a new study suggests. The substance, called acetyl-L-carnitine (LAC), is naturally produced in the body. It aids in metabolism, and animal research…

By:  Amy Norton