Washington, DC - An international team led by scientists at the National Institutes of Health is the first to discover a new way that cells fix an important and dangerous type of DNA damage known as a DNA-protein crosslink (DPC). The researchers found that a protein named ZATT can eliminate DPCs with the help of another protein, TDP2. Since DPCs form when individuals receive some types of cancer treatments, understanding how TDP2 and ZATT work together to repair the damage may improve the health outcomes of cancer patients.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Developing a treatment plan for any disease requires a clear diagnosis. New Alzheimer's tests might help with early detection of some aspects of the disease.

Yuma, Arizona - It’s a condition that can have you giving a thumbs-down to activities that require gripping and pinching motions. Thumb arthritis causes pain and swelling in the thumb, and makes it difficult to do simple tasks, such as swinging golf clubs, turning doorknobs and opening jars.

Rochester, Minnesota - For women who have their ovaries removed before 45 and before they reach menopause naturally (usually around 51 in the U.S.), menopausal hormone therapy, or MHT, often is recommended to prevent the negative effects of early estrogen loss.

Jacksonville, Florida - A diagnosis of cancer is often followed by myriad doctor appointments and many questions.