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Cancer
Researchers Provide New Insights into Cancer Development and Metastasis Mechanisms
Research has shown that the growth of cancerous tumours is affected by transforming growth factor (TGFβ) in the body's cells; TGFβ both suppresses and stimulates tumour development. But ... Read More
Researchers Develop a New MRI Technique to Detect Prostate Cancer
A novel MRI method that detects low levels of zinc ion can help distinguish healthy prostate tissue from cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center radiologists have determined. Typical MRIs don't re... Read More
Mutations in a Gene Essential of DNA Transcription is Linked to Meningiomas
In solving one mystery—the genetic roots of benign brain tumors called meningiomas—a team of scientists led by Yale researchers stumbled upon an even greater one: How is it possible that t... Read More
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Genetics
Researchers Discover a New Inflammatory Disease That Primarily Affects Children
National Institutes of Health researchers have discovered a rare and sometimes lethal inflammatory disease - otulipenia - that primarily affects young children. They have also identified anti-inflamma... Read More
Mutations in a Gene Essential of DNA Transcription is Linked to Meningiomas
In solving one mystery—the genetic roots of benign brain tumors called meningiomas—a team of scientists led by Yale researchers stumbled upon an even greater one: How is it possible that t... Read More
Researchers Develop a New Test for Early Detection of Bacterial Infections
Scientists have identified two genes that are switched on only when a child is suffering from a bacterial infection. This could allow doctors to quickly distinguish between a viral or bacterial illnes... Read More
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Stem Cells
Heart Muscle Cells Derived From Stem Cells to Test The Potential Toxicity of Certain Drugs
Heart muscle cells made from induced pluripotent stem cells faithfully mirror the expression patterns of key genes in the donor's native heart tissue, according to researchers at the Stanford Univ... Read More
Researcher Warn from Unapproved Stem Cells Therapies
Stem cell medical tourism and unproven stem cell interventions are growing and concerning issues for patients afflicted with lung disease. According to Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) rese... Read More
Researchers Discover New Functions of a Bone Marrow Protein
Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University scientists have found exciting, new functions of the protein angiogenin (ANG) that play a significant role in the regulation of blood cell formation, importan... Read More
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Diseases
Traumatic Brain Injury is Associated With Increased Risk of Mental Illness Later
Childhood brain injuries, including concussions, are associated with an increased risk of subsequent mental illness, poor school attainment and premature death, according to a study published today in... Read More
Researchers Reveal Causes of Fatal Autoimmune Disease and Provide Treatment Option
The cause of a potentially fatal inherited autoimmune disease has been identified for the first time. The disease, now named OTULIN-related autoinflammatory syndrome (ORAS), was discovered by doctors ... Read More
Researchers Discover That Immune System Have a Role in Controlling Body Weight
A primary role of the immune system is fighting off harmful bacteria and viruses. However, recent studies have revealed additional roles of immune cells in other important host functions, such as cont... Read More
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Biochemistry
Researcher Identify Two Proteins That Remove Paternal Mitochondria in Fertilized Egg
A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) from the University of Missouri has succeeded in creating embryos with "heteroplasmy," or the presence of ... Read More
Researchers Develop a New Blood Test to Help Diagnose Leukemia
Researchers at The University of Manchester have unlocked the potential of a new test which could revolutionise the way doctors diagnose and monitor a common childhood Leukaemia. Dr Suzanne Johnson s... 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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Biotechnology
Researchers Identify a Protein Necessary for Norovirus to Infect Cells
Norovirus is the most common viral cause of diarrhea worldwide, but scientists still know little about how it infects people and causes disease. Research has been hindered by an inability to grow the ... Read More
Using CRISPR Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease and Beta-Thalassemia
An international team of scientists led by researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has found a way to use CRISPR gene editing to help fix sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia in b... Read More
Researchers Induce Angiogenesis in Coronary Blood Vessels to Treat Heart Attacks
Coronary artery disease, the number one killer world-wide, restricts and ultimately blocks blood vessels, and cuts off oxygen supply to the heart. A study published on August 11 in the open access jou... Read More
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Cell
Cellular Recycling Mechanisms Converge Inside One Organelle
Autophagy (literally "eating of self") is one of the most important process by which cells renew themselves and eliminate components no longer functional. In short, they recycle. The curren... Read More
Researchers Discover Additional Wall Surrounds Chloroplasts in Moss
Researchers of Kumamoto University in Japan have succeeded in the world's first visualization of a peptidoglycan 'wall' present in the chloroplasts of bryophytes (moss plants). Until now, ... Read More
Researcher Study Effects of Dietary Restriction on Longevity
Dietary restriction, or limited food intake without malnutrition, has beneficial effects on longevity in many species, including humans. A new study from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery I... Read More
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Products & Technologies
Researchers Develop a New Dosage Form That Deliver Insulin Orally
Every day, millions of Americans with diabetes have to inject themselves with insulin to manage their blood-sugar levels. But less painful alternatives are emerging. Scientists are developing a new wa... Read More
Researchers Develop Injectable Gel to Prevent Heart Failure
During a heart attack, clots or narrowed arteries block blood flow, harming or killing cells within the tissue. But the damage doesn't end after the crushing pain subsides. Instead, the heart'... Read More
Researchers Develop a New MRI Technique to Detect Prostate Cancer
A novel MRI method that detects low levels of zinc ion can help distinguish healthy prostate tissue from cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center radiologists have determined. Typical MRIs don't re... Read More
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Featured
New Type of Cardiomyocytes Progenitors Developed to Regenerate Heart Tissues
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered how to make a new type of cell that is in between embryonic stem cells and adult heart cells, and that may hold the key to treating heart disease... Read More
Modifying Heart Receptor to Tune Contraction
For the first time, scientists at The Ohio State University have engineered new calcium receptors for the heart to tune the strength of the heartbeat in an animal model. The research is publ... Read More
New Method Devised to Convert Heart Scar Tissue into Cardiomyocytes
Patients with heart failure often have a buildup of scar tissue that leads to a gradual loss of heart function. In a new study published today in the journal Cell Stem Cell, researchers from the ... Read More
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General
Understanding Hematopoietic Stem Cells Development
People with leukaemia could be helped by new research that sheds light on how the body produces its blood supply. Scientists are a step closer to creating blood stem cells that could reduce... Read More
Bile Acids Aids Blood Stem Cells Production in Fetus
A research group at Lund University in Sweden has been able to show that bile acid is transferred from the mother to the foetus via the placenta to enable the foetus to produce blood stem ce... Read More
Engineering Blood Stem Cells to Target HIV Infected Cells
Scientists at the University of California Los Angeles Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research are one step closer to engineering a tool that could o... Read More
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Diabetes
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
Researchers Study the Role of A Protein Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
Findings from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), which appear in eLife, provide a possible explanation as to why most people who are obese develop insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. A m... Read More
New Classification for Diabetes Type 2 Based on Genotype and Probable Complications
A new publication from scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers a glimpse of precision medicine in action, with a massive data analysis project that identified clinic... Read More
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Immunology
Researchers Reveal Causes of Fatal Autoimmune Disease and Provide Treatment Option
The cause of a potentially fatal inherited autoimmune disease has been identified for the first time. The disease, now named OTULIN-related autoinflammatory syndrome (ORAS), was discovered by doctors ... Read More
Researchers Discover That Immune System Have a Role in Controlling Body Weight
A primary role of the immune system is fighting off harmful bacteria and viruses. However, recent studies have revealed additional roles of immune cells in other important host functions, such as cont... Read More
Researchers Discover That Certain Sugars on Breast Cancer Cells Hinder Immune Response
Cancer has proven to be a wily foe, in part because the cells are so effective at hypnotizing the immune system that should act to destroy them. In recent years, cancer therapies that activate the bo... Read More
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Alzheimer's Disease
Researchers Reveal How a Fat Transporting Protein Cause Protein Build-ups Seen in Alzheimer Disease
For decades, scientists have known that people with two copies of a gene called apolipoprotein E4 (ApoE4) are much more likely to have Alzheimer's disease at age 65 than the rest of the population... Read More
Researchers Analyze Biomarkers for Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease
University of Wisconsin-Madison Alzheimer's researchers have identified a scientific approach that may help predict which older adults are more likely to develop cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer... Read More
Researchers Treat Alzheimer Disease in Mice Model with an Anti-Inflammatory Drug
A research project has shown that an experimental model of Alzheimer's disease can be successfully treated with a commonly used anti-inflammatory drug. A team led by Dr David Brough from The Univ... Read More
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Microbiology
Antibody Drug Show Promise Against HIV in Patients During Interruption of Anti-Retroviral Drugs
Great strides have been made in recent years to develop treatment options for HIV, and the disease can now be controlled with anti-retroviral drugs. But a cure remains elusive and current medications ... Read More
Researchers Identify Three Antibiotic Combinations to Overcome Bacterial Resistance
Each year, approximately 700,000 people die from drug-resistant bacterial infections. A study by UCLA life scientists could be a major step toward combating drug-resistant infections. The research, r... Read More
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Neurodegenerative Diseases
Researchers Reveal How Multiple Mutations Cause Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
In amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, aggregates of the protein TDP-43 are almost always found in afflicted neurons and glial cells. Meanwhile, about 50 ALS-linked mutations are known to affect a particul... Read More
Researchers Develop a New MRI Technique to Help Testing New Treatments of Parkinson Disease
A new, non-invasive way to track the progression of Parkinson's disease could help evaluate experimental treatments to slow or stop the disease's progression. University of Florida researcher... Read More
Researchers Study a Protein That Controls Gene Expression Linked to Huntington Disease
A protein complex called Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2), which plays a critical role in forming specific classes of nerve cells in the brain during development, also plays an important role in t... Read More
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Genomics
Telomeres Code for RNA Molecules That is Essential to Protect Them
Despite their especially compact and inaccessible structure, telomeres transcribe information like the rest of the DNA. The RNAs resulting from this process are called TERRA, and their function is ess... Read More
Maintaining Normal Oxygen Levels in Tumors to Suppress Its Growth!
The lack of oxygen in tumor cells changes the cells' gene expression, thereby contributing to the growth of cancer. This is the main conclusion of a research project led by professor Diether Lambr... Read More
Researchers Identify Genome Region Exist Only in Humans and Contributes to Autism
A structure that represents the biggest known genetic difference between humans and Neanderthals also predisposes humans to autism. An international team of researchers led by UW Medicine genome scie... Read More
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Neuroscience
Researchers Identify a New Group of Neurons That Controls Hunger
A set of neurons previously linked to lactation in women may also play a key role in regulating eating and body weight, a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers has found. Scientists have lo... Read More
Increased Activity in Hippocampus Disrupts Memory and Attention
Neurons in the brain interact by sending each other chemical messages, so-called neurotransmitters. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the most common inhibitory neurotransmitter, which is important to... Read More
Researchers Plan to Conduct a Clinical Trial to Study Effectiveness of Ketamine in Treating Depression
The largest randomised control trial to evaluate the effectiveness of ketamine as a new treatment for major depression has begun across Australia and New Zealand. The three-year trial will enrol 200 ... Read More
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Epigenetics
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
Researchers Develop a New Dosage Form That Deliver Insulin Orally
Every day, millions of Americans with diabetes have to inject themselves with insulin to manage their blood-sugar levels. But less painful alternatives are emerging. Scientists are developing a new wa... Read More
Omega-3 Fatty Acid Helps Reducing Brain Damage in Stroke Patients
Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that omega-3 fatty acids reduced brain damage in a neonatal mouse model of stroke. Findings from the study were published recently in ... Read More
Corticosteroid Use in Premature Infants With Low Weight May Contribute to Retinopathy
Because of the beneficial effect of corticosteroids on lung function, especially in infants who are ventilator dependent, corticosteroids are, at times, administered to very low birth weight neonates ... Read More
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