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American Well pulls in $194 million to keep up with the skyrocketing demand for telemedicine

Patient talking to a doctor using a digital tablet American Well, a company that offers virtual medical visits, just raised $ 194 million to help it keep up with skyrocketing demand.  American Well CEO Ido Schoenberg said the company decided to raise now because health care is rapidly moving online. Prior to the coronavirus outbreak,… Read More »

Brain tumors respond well to combo of radiation, schizophrenia drug

By Denise Heady Researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and colleagues have found that adding a drug once commonly used to treat schizophrenia to traditional radiation therapy helped improve overall survival in mice with glioblastoma, one of the deadliest and most difficult-to-treat brain tumors. The findings, published May 1 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,… Read More »

Too much of a good thing may lead to too much of a liver as well

All life is challenged by oxidants — reactive molecules or compounds that remove electrons from other molecules — often with adverse effect, commonly referred to as oxidative stress. Consequently, all organisms have evolved specialized antioxidant defenses. In humans and other multicellular animals, that defense depends upon a protein called NRF2 and its inhibitor, KEAP1. In… Read More »

Alex Trebek ‘doing well’ with cancer but treatment leaves him with bouts of ‘deep, deep sadness’

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek says his cancer indicators have gone down – but his well-being hasn’t necessarily improved accordingly. “My oncologist says I’m doing well even though I don’t always feel it,” Trebek said Wednesday on Good Morning America, joking that he has discovered he is “a big wuss.” Trebek, who was diagnosed this year… Read More »