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The New Gold Standard?: First-ever prostate cancer treatment uses gold nanoparticles to destroy tumorous cells

A small clinical trial using gold nanoparticles that act as tumor-seeking missiles on a mission to remove prostate cancer has begun at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). It is the first trial of its kind in the world....

Ending the Cycle: A new study could break one woman’s lifetime of addiction

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Clearer Future: Minimally invasive options are slowing the progression of glaucoma

Judith Smith, now 71, was at a routine appointment several years ago with her longtime ophthalmologist when the doctor made a comment that her right eye looked a little suspicious for glaucoma, an incurable disease that occurs when the optic nerve is damaged by pressure building inside the eye. Smith didn’t think she needed to worry about it since her doctor had just mentioned it in passing, so she put it out of her mind. A year later, when Smith returned for her checkup, her doctor was shocked to find that the optic nerve in her eye was already compromised and possibly permanently damaged....

Deep Brain Stimulation and Mental Health: Novel experimental therapy gives new hope to patients with treatment-resistant depression

An experimental treatment option now available for the first time in North America for people struggling with treatment-resistant depression has researchers optimistic....