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Cancer
Enhancing cancer response to radiation
Because microRNA is dynamic, it makes for a compelling target for cancer research. Anand, an assistant professor of radiation medicine in the School of Medicine and member of the Knight Cancer Instit... Read More
Excision of Oral Pyogenic Granuloma in a Diabetic Patient With 940 nm Diode Laser
Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a common, acquired, benign vascular reactive proliferation that typically develops as a small erythematous papule on the skin or oral mucosal surface. Oral PG is often cause... Read More
Researchers Study Genomic Changes Associated With Testicular Cancer
Researchers led by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute say they have identified unique genomic changes that may be integral to testicular cancer development and explain why the great majority a... Read More
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Genetics
Researchers Identify a New Gene Variant Associated With Lower Consumption of Alcohol
In the largest study of its kind, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers and colleagues in Europe identified a gene variant that suppresses the desire to drink alcohol. "The findings are bas... Read More
Researchers Conduct Largest Study to Uncover Mutations Associated With Schizophrenia Risk
Many of the genetic variations that increase risk for schizophrenia are rare, making it difficult to study their role in the disease. To overcome this, the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, an internat... Read More
Study Reveal That a Protein Known for Its Role in Muscles and Bones Activated only in Primates Brains
A gene that regulates bone growth and muscle metabolism in mammals may take on an additional role as a promoter of brain maturation, cognition and learning in human and nonhuman primates, according to... Read More
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Stem Cells
Donor Stem Cells Improve Cardiac Function
A study published in Nature on October 10 showed that cardiac muscle cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and injected into monkeys helped the animals’ hearts recover from a... Read More
New Study Analyze Schizophrenic Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute have used human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) to identify a characteristic of abnormal brain development in schizophrenia. Published in Trans... Read More
Researchers Develop a New Dietary Approach to Deplete Blood Stem Cells
A dietary approach to depleting blood stem cells may make it possible to conduct bone marrow transplantations without the use of chemotherapy or radiation therapy, according to researchers at the Stan... Read More
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Diseases
Autism-linked protein crucial for feeling pain
Sensory problems are common to autism spectrum disorders. Some individuals with autism may injure themselves repetitively—for example, pulling their hair or banging their heads—because the... Read More
Parkinson's disease linked to microbiome
Caltech scientists have discovered for the first time a functional link between bacteria in the intestines and Parkinson's disease (PD). The researchers show that changes in the composition of gut... Read More
Researchers discover a critical cellular 'off' switch for the inflammatory immune response that causes asthma attacks
Working with human immune cells in the laboratory, Johns Hopkins researchers report they have identified a critical cellular "off" switch for the inflammatory immune response that contribute... Read More
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Biochemistry
Study Reveal That Exercising after Meals Enhances Metabolism
Eating low-carbohydrate meals may lead to healthy changes in a woman's metabolism that don't occur when consuming higher-carbohydrate meals, a small study suggests. The researchers also found... Read More
Study Reveal Important Role of Autophagy in Cell Division Process
Centrosomes play an essential role in cell division by organizing the protein framework on which chromosomes assemble and then separate prior to division into daughter cells. Centrosomes are made up o... Read More
Study Links Between Impaired Breakdown of Amino Acids and Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
A study published today in the journal PLOS Medicine has identified the five genetic variants associated with higher levels of the branched-chain amino acids isoleucine, leucine and valine. The resear... Read More
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Biotechnology
Researchers Cure Hemophilia B in Mice Using CRISPR/Cas9 Technique
CRISPR/Cas9, a powerful genome editing tool, is showing promise for efficient correction of disease-causing mutations. For the first time, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the Unive... Read More
Researchers Genetically Engineer Human Cells to Prevent Tumor Growth
Researchers at the University of Southampton have engineered cells with a 'built-in genetic circuit' that produces a molecule that inhibits the ability of tumours to survive and grow in their ... Read More
Genetically Engineered T Cells to Resist HIV Virus Entry
When HIV attacks a T cell, it attaches itself to the cell's surface and launches a "harpoon" to create an opening to enter and infect the cells. To stop the invasion, researchers from th... Read More
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Cell
Cancer cells 'talk' to their environment, and it talks back
Interactions between an animal cell and its environment, a fibrous network called the extracellular matrix, play a critical role in cell function, including growth and migration. But less understood i... Read More
Researchers Record Movement of Neutrophils
If you fall and scrape a knee, it's the job of white blood cells called neutrophils to rush to the site of infection and chase down invading bacteria. In order to race after bacteria at speeds up... Read More
Researchers Provide New Insights into Final Stages of Mitochondria Division
A new University of Colorado Boulder study shows for the first time the final stages of how mitochondria, the sausage-shaped, power-generating organelles found in nearly all living cells, regularly di... Read More
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Products & Technologies
Excision of Oral Pyogenic Granuloma in a Diabetic Patient With 940 nm Diode Laser
Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a common, acquired, benign vascular reactive proliferation that typically develops as a small erythematous papule on the skin or oral mucosal surface. Oral PG is often cause... Read More
Researcher Develop a New Heart Patch to Enhance Conduction of Electrical Pulses
Researchers have made a significant advance in heart attack research, with the development of a polymer patch which improves the conduction of electrical impulses across damaged heart tissue. The fle... Read More
Researcher Develops a New Method to Image and Track Tumors
An international group of researchers report success in mice of a method of using positron emission tomography (PET) scans to track, in real time, an antibody targeting a hormone receptor pathway spec... Read More
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Featured
Japanese Scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi Wins Nobel Prize for Studies on Autophagy
Japanese biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries on how cells break down and recycle content, a garbage disposal system that scientists hope to harness in ... Read More
Researchers Discover That Morphine Tolerance is Due to Inflammatory Response in Brain
Researchers have identified a brain mechanism that could be a drug target to help prevent tolerance and addiction to opioid pain medication, such as morphine, according to a study by Georgia State Uni... Read More
Rapamycin Treatment Found to Extend Life Expectancy in Mice
Geroscience researchers studying the biology of aging briefly treated middle-aged mice with the drug rapamycin to gauge the long-term effects of short-term therapy on health and longevity. Rapamycin,... Read More
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General
Study Reveal That Exercising after Meals Enhances Metabolism
Eating low-carbohydrate meals may lead to healthy changes in a woman's metabolism that don't occur when consuming higher-carbohydrate meals, a small study suggests. The researchers also found... Read More
Protein and Salt are Drive After Meal Naps
Sleepiness after a large meal is something we all experience, and new research with fruit flies suggests higher protein and salt content in our food, as well as the volume consumed, can lead to longer... Read More
Young Blood Does Not Reverse Aging Processes
A new study from UC Berkeley found that tissue health and repair dramatically decline in young mice when half of their blood is replaced with blood from old mice. The study argues against the rejuvena... Read More
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Diabetes
Viagra Can Improve Heart Disease in Type 2 Diabetic Patients
Men with type 2 diabetes taking treatments for erectile dysfunction could be reducing their risk of a heart attack and improving their chances of surviving a heart attack, according to a study funded ... Read More
Protein and Probiotics Rich Food Can Help Controlling Blood Sugar
Adding protein-rich or probiotic-laden foods to your diet may help control your blood sugar levels, according to a pair of new studies. Both proteins and probiotics appear to slow down digestion of c... Read More
Kidney Failure May Cause Diabetes Not the Opposite
A team from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has discovered a novel link between chronic kidney disease and diabetes. When kidneys fail, urea that builds up in the blood ca... Read More
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Immunology
Researchers discover a critical cellular 'off' switch for the inflammatory immune response that causes asthma attacks
Working with human immune cells in the laboratory, Johns Hopkins researchers report they have identified a critical cellular "off" switch for the inflammatory immune response that contribute... Read More
Researchers Record Movement of Neutrophils
If you fall and scrape a knee, it's the job of white blood cells called neutrophils to rush to the site of infection and chase down invading bacteria. In order to race after bacteria at speeds up... Read More
Study Reveal the Role of T Cell's Calcium Channels T Cells on Its Ability to Target Cancers
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have discovered that an ion channel, active within T cells (white blood cells), could be targeted to reduce the growth of head and neck cancers. This ... Read More
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Alzheimer's Disease
Study Identifies a New Potential Therapeutic Target for Alzheimer
A new scientific discovery may provide a future avenue for treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease. A study published Nov. 28 in the journal JAMA Neurology examined aquaporin-4, a type of... Read More
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Study Reveal How Alzheimer Disease Affects Patients Hearts Too
Protein fragments that form plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's patients might also stiffen their heart muscle and increase their risk of heart failure, a new study reports. The protein fragment... Read More
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Microbiology
Gut microbe movements regulate host circadian rhythms
Even gut microbes have a routine. Like clockwork, they start their day in one part of the intestinal lining, move a few micrometers to the left, maybe the right, and then return to their original posi... Read More
Parkinson's disease linked to microbiome
Caltech scientists have discovered for the first time a functional link between bacteria in the intestines and Parkinson's disease (PD). The researchers show that changes in the composition of gut... Read More
Azithromycin Can Block Zika entry to Neural Cells
Working in the lab, UC San Francisco researchers have identified fetal brain tissue cells that are targeted by the Zika virus and determined that azithromycin, a common antibiotic regarded as safe for... Read More
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Neurodegenerative Diseases
Key cause of Parkinson's disease can be treated
A new Australian study that models the early stages of Parkinson's disease has given researchers insight into its causes and a possible treatment. "We've shown how inflammation within th... Read More
Researchers Identify a New Therapeutic Target for Huntington Disease
Using an experimental co-culture approach in which two different types of neurons from a mouse model of Huntington's disease (HD) are grown side-by-side, connecting to form critically impacted cir... Read More
Conformation of Tau Aggregates Determine Which Type of Dementia Will Occur
The distinct structures of toxic protein aggregates that form in degenerating brains determine which type of dementia will occur, which regions of brain will be affected, and how quickly the disease w... Read More
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Genomics
Study Reveal Why Men Tend to Have Cancer More Than Women
In a new study, a group of Boston scientists, including researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, offer a genetic explanation for the age-old conundrum of why cancer is more common in males than fe... Read More
Study Reveals a New Mechanism of Cancer Cells in Lengthening Its Telomeres
Research by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) has revealed how cancer cells hijack DNA repair pathways to prevent telomeres, the endcaps of chromosomes, from shortenin... Read More
Researchers Identify Two Genes Variants Contributes to Protection Against Obesity
A team of researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, the Oregon National Primate Research Center, and the University of Colorado may have discovered the answer to why a lucky few primates are resist... Read More
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Neuroscience
Autism-linked protein crucial for feeling pain
Sensory problems are common to autism spectrum disorders. Some individuals with autism may injure themselves repetitively—for example, pulling their hair or banging their heads—because the... Read More
Researchers Identify a New Brain Pathways Implicated in Drugs and Alcohol Addiction
UNSW researchers have identified new brain pathways linked to addiction and shown that by manipulating them, drug seeking behaviour and motivation for alcohol can be reduced. While the discovery was ... Read More
Study Reports New Observations of Brain Regions Activity Variations as People Age
Groups of brain regions that synchronize their activity during memory tasks become smaller and more numerous as people age, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology. Typically, re... Read More
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Bioinformatics
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Researchers Identify New Common Drug Interactions
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and the Data Science Institute at Columbia University have uncovered a potentially dangerous drug interaction using data science. Their findings were ... Read More
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Epigenetics
Latinos Age Slower Than Other Ethnicities
A UCLA study is the first to show that Latinos age at a slower rate than other ethnic groups. The findings, published in the current issue of Genome Biology, may one day help scientists understand how... Read More
Researchers Develop a New Way for Imaging Epigenetic Patterns
A novel PET radiotracer developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is able for the first time to reveal epigenetic activity - the process that dete... Read More
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Pharmacology
Alpha blockers more effective for large kidney stones
Nearly one in 11 Americans will have a kidney stone in their lifetime, causing pain, sometimes missed work and, often, a lot of money. And for the two-thirds of kidney stone patients who need more th... Read More
Researchers Study Mechanism of Action of Leukemia Drugs Class
Researchers at the University of Southampton have shed new light on why and how a new class of drug is effective at fighting off leukaemia. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is the most common form... Read More
Researchers Discover a New Potential Drug for Stroke
Researchers at The University of Manchester have discovered that a potential new drug reduces the number of brain cells destroyed by stroke and then helps to repair the damage. A reduction in blood f... Read More
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