This week, we highlight two recent publications in MedZine. One of them is a publication in Cell by researchers of the John Hopkins Institue for Cell Engineering. The cell biologists from Baltimore performed pioneering research into the mechanisms behing the onset of Parkinson’s disease (PD) by a mutation in LRRK2. The other article, by scientists of the McGill University of Montreal published in Immunity, deals with the role of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in influenza A infection. The researchers showed that inhibition of PGE2 causes an increase in the survival rate of mice, when infected with a lethal dose of the influenza virus. Continue reading
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Also this week MedZine brings you the latest medical news on various medical specialisms. In this editorial three striking studies are highlighted. The first identifies new compound that can stop viral replication of flu viruses. The second shows that ipecac syrup can be effective against bladder cancer. The third study describes that chemotherapy against breast cancer can be injected through the nipple. Continue reading