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New Treatment for MS Approved in U.S., Europe
Pharmaceutical company Novartis AG's multiple sclerosis (MS) drug, Gilenya, has been approved for use in the United States and now Europe to treat relapsing-remitting forms of the disease.
It's All in Your Head
Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the U.S., may not start in the optic nerve of the eye as previously believed. Researchers indicate the first sign of the disease may appear in the brain.
Take Your Heart Out for Some Fresh Air
Using inexpensive air filters may help reduce cardiovascular disease risk that results from exposure to air pollution, according to researchers.
The Bloom is Off the Rose
Mama Rose's Gourmet Foods is voluntarily recalling their queso and salsa due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination, which can cause dangerous infections.
Bacteria on the Half Shell
Managers of the Portland Shellfish Co., Inc. have agreed to temporarily halt distribution due to investigation by the FDA of poor sanitation practices that may be leading to L. mono bacterial contamination.
Aloha, Bean Sauce!
Hawaiian bean sauce has been recalled voluntarily by First Commercial Kitchen LLC because of potential Clostridium botulinum contamination and the risk of life-threatening illness.
Take Those Shrimp Off the Barbie!
Rich Products Corporation has issued a voluntarily recall of their deveined barbecue shrimp due to an undeclared milk ingredient used to coat the shrimp.
Endothelial Cells and Cancer Cells Duke It Out
MIT researchers have discovered that endothelial cells (cells in blood vessels) secrete molecules that inhibit tumor growth and deter cancer cells' invasion of other tissues.
Leukemia and Brain Cancer Linked by Genetic Mutation
Researchers have revealed how a genetic mutation closely linked to some brain cancers and leukemia may contribute to cancer development.
Unpacking Parkinson's Mysteries
Swedish researchers have found that damaged alpha-synuclein proteins can spread in Parkinson's disease similar to an infection model found in conditions like mad cow disease.