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Aging (5)
Study Finds Patterns of Biomarkers Predict How Well People Age, Risks of Age-Related Disease
Jan 10, 2017 1:00 pm

Levels of specific biomarkers, or chemicals found in the blood, can be combined to produce patterns that signify how well a person is aging and his or risk for future aging-related diseases, according...
Scientists Dscover a Protein that Fine-Tunes the Cellular Clock Involved in Aging
Jan 17, 2017 10:00 am

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered a protein that fine-tunes the cellular clock involved in aging. This novel protein, named TZAP, binds the ends of chromosomes and d...
Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging
Jan 23, 2017 9:00 am

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by...
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Arthrology (3)
Study Identifies a Common Bacterial Cause of Gum Disease That May Drive Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dec 19, 2016 6:39 am

Investigators at Johns Hopkins report they have new evidence that a bacterium known to cause chronic inflammatory gum infections also triggers the inflammatory "autoimmune" response characte...
Fibroblasts CouldProvide New Target for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dec 20, 2016 8:05 am

A study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for rese...
New Subset Of T-Cells Implicated in Rheumatoid arthritis
Feb 11, 2017 2:00 pm

A research team led by scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has carefully scrutinized the immune cells from patients with rheumatoid arthritis, revealing a striking new subset of T-c...
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Bacteriology (20)
Study Identifies a Common Bacterial Cause of Gum Disease That May Drive Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dec 19, 2016 6:39 am

Investigators at Johns Hopkins report they have new evidence that a bacterium known to cause chronic inflammatory gum infections also triggers the inflammatory "autoimmune" response characte...
Identifying a Protein That Could Help Fight Serious Infections
Jan 24, 2017 1:00 pm

A Massey professor of microbiology has identified a protein that could help fight serious infections in elderly, cancer, HIV and cystic fibrosis patients. The research focused on a glue-like s...
Team Discovers How Bacteria Exploit a Chink in the Body's Armor
Jan 23, 2017 11:00 am

Scientists have discovered how a unique bacterial enzyme can blunt the body's key weapons in its fight against infection. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Newcast...
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Bioinformatics (8)
Researchers Identify New Common Drug Interactions
Oct 22, 2016 1:00 pm

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 ...
Cancer Therapy: New Targets in the Neighborhood
Feb 5, 2017 2:00 pm

Cancer is caused by an accumulation of genetic changes in a cell, that overcome the normal checks and balances leading to uncontrolled growth. A complex, interacting network of proteins controls al...
Vitamin E Deficiency Increases Risk of Miscarriages
Feb 16, 2017 11:00 am

Researchers for the first time have explained how deficient levels of vitamin E can cause neurologic damage to an embryo, failure to normally develop and ultimately death – a process that in wom...
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Biopharmaceuticals (5)
Researchers Develop Potential Oral Treatment for Hemophilia
Jan 3, 2017 9:03 am

People with hemophilia have to endure painful injections every few days to stay alive, but a newly developed treatment may one day offer a simpler, cheaper and less painful alternative. University of...
Researchers Use Light to Release Drugs Stored in Red Blood Cells
Jan 7, 2017 2:00 pm

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a breakthrough technique that uses light to activate a drug stored in circulating red blood cells so that it is released ex...
How Paracetamol Causes Liver Damage
Feb 16, 2017 6:30 pm

Scientists have shed new light on how the common painkiller paracetamol causes liver damage. Their findings may offer valuable insights into poisoning caused by an excess dose, which can be difficult...
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Biotechnology (90)
Engineering Bacteria with Minimal Life-essential Genes
Apr 17, 2016 3:39 am

Scientists are closer than ever to cracking the hidden code of life itself, having engineered a synthetic bacteria with a "minimum" number of genes needed to support its existence. Th...
New Nanoparticles Engineered to Target Cancer Cells
Apr 17, 2016 5:30 am

Researchers are developing nanotech "smart packages" to target and destroy cancer cells more efficiently and reduce side effects. The smart packages, delivered with chemotherapy drugs...
Gene Editing Improved Plants Stress Resistance
Apr 18, 2016 2:00 am

With the world's population exploding to well over 7 billion, feeding the human race is getting even more challenging. Increasing the yield from crops such as wheat, maize, rice and barley, is ...
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Cancer (433)
ROBO1 Protein Protects Epithelial Breast Cells from Breast Cancer
Apr 9, 2016 2:00 am

A protein called ROBO1 may delay the progression of breast cancer, according to a paper published in The Journal of Cell Biology. The study, "Loss of miR-203 regulates cell shape and...
New Drug Developed to Target Mesothlioma Protein
Apr 10, 2016 11:00 am

A new drug is showing promise as a treatment for mesothelioma - one of the most lethal cancers of all. The drug, known as HRX9, works by preventing the cancer cells from avoiding apop...
CDK4/6 Inhibitors Block Resistance in HER-2 Positive Breast Cancers
Apr 10, 2016 12:00 pm

A type of breast cancer that often develops resistance to targeted therapies was driven back into remission in mice by a drug that blocks the division of cancer cells, a new study led by researchers a...
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Cancer Therapy (43)
CRISPR-Cas9 Technique Exploits Pancreatic Cancer Cells' Vulnerabilities to Develop New Treatments
Dec 18, 2016 7:39 pm

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a process that dramatically cuts the amount of time it takes to create new cancer treatments. Using a new breakthrough technology, their study, ...
Researchers Develops Nanoparticles Could Overcome Treatment Resistant Breast Cancer
Dec 26, 2016 9:30 am

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have been able to generate multifunctional RNA nanoparticles that could overcome treatment resistance in breast cancer, potentially...
Gene Test Could Pinpoint Patients Sensitive to New Type of Cancer Drug
Dec 27, 2016 3:00 pm

Testing for a gene commonly mutated in ovarian cancers could pick out patients who will respond well to a promising new class of cancer drugs, a major new study reveals. Scientists found that defects...
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Cardiology (11)
New Stroke Treatment Proves Effective, Both Medically and Financially
Jan 5, 2017 4:00 pm

As soon as possible after a stroke, a critical step is to eliminate the clot that caused it. While the current standard of care is to use "clot busting" tissue-type plasminogen activator dru...
Researchers Use Stem Cells to Regenerate the External Layer of a Human Heart
Jan 17, 2017 9:00 am

A process using human stem cells can generate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart -- epicardium cells -- according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers. "In 2012, we...
Soft Robot Helps the Heart Beat
Jan 22, 2017 12:00 pm

Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital researchers have developed a customizable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps it beat, potentially opening new treatment options for peo...
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Cell Biology (109)
New Research Shows How Cancer Cells Migrate
Apr 17, 2016 10:00 am

A new study from MIT reveals how cancer cells take some of their first steps away from their original tumor sites. This spread, known as metastasis, is responsible for 90 percent of cancer deaths. ...
Mitochondria Metabolism Controlled by the Circadian Clock
Apr 11, 2016 10:00 am

When one eats may be as important as what one eats. New research suggests that the cells' power plants - the mitochondria - are highly regulated by the body's biological, or circadian, cloc...
How Hepatitis B Virus Evolved to Counteract Host Cell Defenses
Apr 11, 2016 11:00 am

The hepatitis B virus (HBV), which is up to 100 times more infectious than HIV, is primarily transmitted through blood or other bodily fluids. HBV infects liver cells and chronic infection can lead...
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Cell Signaling (14)
Pancreatic Tumors Rely on Signals from Surrounding Cells
Jan 24, 2017 9:00 am

Just as an invasive weed might need nutrient-rich soil and water to grow, many cancers rely on the right surroundings in the body to thrive. A tumor's microenvironment—the nearby tissues, im...
Researchers Reveal Why Some Cells Undergo Decapitated of Its Cilia Tips Prior to Mitosis
Jan 26, 2017 8:00 am

Many of our cells are equipped with a hairlike "antenna" that relays information about the external environment to the cell, and scientists have already discovered that the appearance and di...
Why does the Brain Depend on Glucose
Feb 6, 2017 8:00 am

New research is providing insights into why the brain is so reliant on sugar to function. In a study published Jan. 19 in Neuron, a research team led by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators disc...
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Clinical Trials (4)
Using a Natural Compound to Treat Parkinson
Feb 16, 2017 5:00 pm

A naturally-occurring compound has been found to block a molecular process thought to underlie Parkinson's Disease, and to suppress its toxic products, scientists have reported. The find...
New Hope for Patients With Spinal Cord Injuries
Feb 9, 2017 1:00 pm

A new therapy to treat spinal cord injuries in people who have lost all motor and sensory function below the injury site shows additional motor function improvement at 6-months and 9-months followi...
Study Reveal a Potential Treatment For Alcoholism
Feb 11, 2017 11:00 am

UCLA researchers have found that an anti-inflammatory drug primarily used in Japan to treat asthma could help people overcome alcoholism. Their study is the first to evaluate the drug, ibudilast,...
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Dentistry (2)
Scientists Develop World-First Dental Vaccine
Dec 20, 2016 8:13 pm

A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease, has been validated by research published ...
Researchers Discover the Ability of a New Drug in Regenerating Teeth Dentinev
Jan 14, 2017 12:00 pm

Researchers have identified a drug that can regenerate teeth from the inside out, possibly reducing the need for artificial fillings. The drug was previously used in Alzheimer’s clinical trials...
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Dermatology (4)
Weight Loss Reduces Psoriasis Symptoms
Dec 26, 2016 10:00 am

Weight loss has a significant and prolonged positive impact on psoriasis symptoms and quality of life. The findings stem from a study conducted by Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, in collaboration with t...
Signals That Control Progenitor Skin Cells Fate to Be Either Sweet Glands or Hair Follicles Identified
Dec 26, 2016 11:00 am

A team of researchers with the Rockefeller University has identified the signals and timing that are involved during embryonic development controlling whether skin cells grow to be sweaty or hairy. In...
The Potential Role For Probiotics In Treatment Of Atopic Dermatitis
Feb 11, 2017 5:00 pm

Evidence supporting a key role for an altered gut microbiome in the development of atopic dermatitis (AD) would suggest that the use of probiotics or prebiotics to correct microbial imbalances in t...
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Developmental Biology (2)
Impact of Birth Weight on Brain Development
Feb 5, 2017 10:00 am

A new study shows that what happens to a fetus in the womb can affect the brain later in life. In a paper recently published in Human Brain Mapping, a team of researchers from the Quebec-based Re...
Fish found to communicate with one another using urine
Feb 21, 2017 7:00 pm

(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers with the University of Bern in Switzerland has found that at least one species of fish communicates with others of its kind using chemicals in its urine. In thei...
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Diabetes (27)
Researchers Discover a New Protein Impairs Insulin Signaling
Jul 20, 2016 11:21 am

Medication can help trigger the enzyme that kick starts insulin production in the body, but the drugs don't always work for those who are obese or diabetic, and most need to regulate their glucose...
Four "Diabetic" Researchers Identify Pancreatic Beta Cells Replication Gene
Aug 19, 2016 11:22 am

Professor Jeffery Tessem has pinpointed a gene that may help solve a riddle at the root of diabetes, the high-blood-sugar disease affecting 400 million people worldwide. To peel back the cellular lay...
Scientists Find Why Smokers Are at High Risk of Diabetes Type 2
Aug 19, 2016 11:42 am

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have made two new discoveries with regard to the beta cells' ability to release insulin. The findings can also provide a possible explanation as ...
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Diseases (509)
Collagen Peptide Modulates Inhibitory Neuron Connections
Apr 9, 2016 11:00 am

A small peptide generated from a collagen protein may protect the brain from schizophrenia by promoting the formation of neuronal synapses, according to a paper published in The Journal of Cel...
Identifying New Drug Target for Hypertension
Apr 9, 2016 11:55 am

A team of Vermont investigators has been issued a patent for their discovery of a molecule that rescues damaged blood vessels, yet preserves healthy vessels and could serve as a springboard for a n...
Exploring the Controversial Role of Alpha-synuclein Protein on Neuron Degeneration
Apr 10, 2016 2:00 am

Researchers have used a non-invasive method of observing how the process leading to Parkinson's disease takes place at the nanoscale, and identified the point in the process at which proteins i...
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Endocrinology (1)
Researchers Develop a New Stem Cell Strategy for Boosting Testosterone Levels
Dec 27, 2016 12:00 pm

Male hypogonadism is a condition that diminishes testosterone levels in approximately 30% of older men, but currently available therapies can produce serious side effects. In a study published Decembe...
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Epigenetics (6)
Researchers Develop a New Way for Imaging Epigenetic Patterns
Aug 18, 2016 12:00 pm

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...
Latinos Age Slower Than Other Ethnicities
Aug 31, 2016 6:00 pm

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...
Being Overweight affects DNA methylation Patterns
Dec 24, 2016 11:25 am

The extra pounds you gain during the holidays will not only show up on your hips but will also affect your DNA. This is the result of a large-scale international study coordinated by Helmholtz Zentrum...
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Evolution (7)
Researchers Find DNA Mutation that Allows the Human Brain to Grow Bigger
Dec 21, 2016 7:48 am

A team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute has found what they believe is the DNA mutation that led to a change in function of a gene in humans that sparked the growth of a larger neocortex. In...
Increased Instances of C-Sections are Causing Evolutionary Changes
Dec 21, 2016 1:00 pm

A small team of researchers with members from Austria and the U.S. has found statistical evidence that an increase in the number of mothers giving birth via C-section over the past several decades has...
How Cytoplasmic DNA Undergoes Adaptation to Avoid Harmful Mutations
Dec 28, 2016 8:00 am

About 1.5 to 2 billion years ago, the great evolutionary 'big fish, little fish' engulfment occurred. Somehow, scientists think, one bacteria swallowed another, creating a new type of cell, th...
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Featured (178)
New Antibody Developed to Suppress Cancer Associated Potassium Channel
Apr 11, 2016 9:00 am

Johns Hopkins scientists report they have developed an antibody against a specific cellular gateway that suppresses lung tumor cell growth and breast cancer metastasis in transplanted tumor experim...
Combating Cancer Cells by Changing Their Electrical Properties
Apr 11, 2016 12:00 pm

Tufts University biologists using a frog model have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to prevent tumors from forming and normalize tumors after they have formed by using light to ...
New Method Developed to Accelerate Healing of Spinal Cord Injuries
Apr 12, 2016 7:00 am

Spinal cord injuries don't heal like cuts or broken bones. Why? Part of the reason is the formation of scar tissue that acts as both a chemical and physical barrier to nerve regeneration. O...
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Gastroenterology (13)
Gut Microorganisms Affect Our Physiology
Dec 31, 2016 11:00 am

Researchers have found evidence that could shed new light on the complex community of trillions of microorganisms living in all our guts, and how they interact with our bodies. Scientists at the Univ...
A New Human Organ Has Been Classified
Jan 4, 2017 4:00 pm

Researchers have classified a brand-new organ inside our bodies, one that's been hiding in plain sight in our digestive system this whole time. Although we now know about the structure of this ne...
Ultrasound Waves Propel Rapid Delivery of RNA to Treat Colon Inflammation
Jan 23, 2017 10:00 am

MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers have demonstrated that they can deliver strands of RNA efficiently to colon cells, using bursts of ultrasound waves that propel the RNA into the ce...
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Gene Therapy (4)
Two Leukemia Babies in Remission After Injection of New Kind of Edited T-Cells
Jan 28, 2017 12:00 pm

Two babies given an experimental kind of edited T-cells to treat their leukemia remain in remission after more than a year, doctors working on the case report in a paper published in the journal Scien...
Observing Gene Editing to Improve Genetic Engineering Techniques
Jan 30, 2017 12:00 pm

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have developed methods to observe gene editing in action, and they're putting those capabilities to work to improve genetic engineering techniques. ...
Designer compound may untangle damage leading to some dementias
Feb 19, 2017 7:00 pm

In a study of mice and monkeys, National Institutes of Health funded researchers showed that they could prevent and reverse some of the brain injury caused by the toxic form of a protein called tau...
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General (192)
Scientists Find Why Influenza Virus Resists Particular Antiviral Drug
Apr 10, 2016 4:00 am

By analyzing the molecular details of how artificially created drug-resistant flu strains manage to survive treatment, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have developed insights t...
RNA Binding Protein Associated with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Apr 10, 2016 5:00 am

A study of gene expression in leukemia cells has identified an RNA binding protein that plays an important role in driving the development of cancer. The protein is normally active in fetal tissue ...
Specific MicroRNA Improves Insulin Sensitivity
Apr 10, 2016 6:00 am

Obesity, which is associated with low-grade inflammation, is an important contributor in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. While the role of several organs including adipose t...
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Genetic Diseases (7)
Are We Ready to Explore Baby's Genome?
Jan 19, 2017 12:00 pm

When you have a baby, a nurse or a phlebotomist performs a heel stick to take a few drops of blood from your infant and sends it off to a state lab for a battery of tests. Most of the time, you never ...
Study Identifies a New Gene Linked to Progression of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Feb 9, 2017 10:00 am

Scientists from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) have discovered that a gene linked to performance in elite athletes also influences disease severity in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (...
The Role Of HIF1a In Spreading Melanoma
Feb 22, 2017 1:00 pm

Cancerous tumors are voracious. Once they have consumed all the oxygen and nutrients in the original tumor site, the cancer cells travel to other parts of the body (metastasize) to find more nourishme...
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Genetics (275)
Identifying New Mutation Associated with Specific Ataxia Type
Apr 10, 2016 9:00 am

Using the genetic information of two different families with three generations of disease, researchers have identified a new mutation responsible for a degenerative and ultimately fatal movement di...
Identifying Genes Whose Expression Changes with Neuronal Maturation
Apr 10, 2016 10:00 am

The human brain is extremely complex, containing billions of neurons forming trillions of synapses where thoughts, behavior and emotion arise. However, when an individual is performing a particular...
New Genetic Mutation Associated with Schizophrenia
Apr 10, 2016 7:00 am

A large team of researchers from the U.S., Sweden, Finland and the U.K. has identified a gene fault that appears to be unique to people with schizophrenia and other neural diseases. In their paper ...
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Genome & Genomics (38)
Researchers Proves That Exercise Can Slow Aging Process
Aug 8, 2016 8:00 am

A team of researchers with members from several institutions in Belgium has found that endurance exercise may play a role in the regulation of telomere transcription. In their paper published in the j...
Researchers Identify Genome Region Exist Only in Humans and Contributes to Autism
Aug 17, 2016 11:00 am

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...
Maintaining Normal Oxygen Levels in Tumors to Suppress Its Growth!
Aug 24, 2016 3:00 pm

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...
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Gynecology (4)
Female Hormones Increase Risk of Vision Loss in Rare Genetic Disease
Dec 31, 2016 9:00 am

Girls with a rare genetic disorder caused by mutations in a gene known as Nf1 are much more likely to lose their vision than boys with mutations in the same gene. And now, researchers at Washington Un...
Eflux Tablet Could Save Lives Lost Due to Preeclampsia
Jan 29, 2017 12:00 pm

An international collaboration led by the Translational Obstetrics Group (TOG) based at Mercy Hospital for Women has discovered a treatment that could save many of the 60,000 lives lost each year to p...
Prenatal Care Leads to Stronger Muscles For Bewborn Babies
Feb 9, 2017 8:00 am

Born too soon, she weighed just over 1 pound at birth and spent the first three months of her life in the neonatal intensive care unit, fighting to live. This tiny baby survived under the care of s...
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Hematology (7)
Rare Childhood Disease Linked to Major Cancer Gene
Dec 29, 2016 10:00 am

A team of researchers led by a University of Rhode Island scientist has discovered an important molecular link between a rare childhood genetic disease, Fanconi anemia, and a major cancer gene called ...
Possible Treatment Targets Found for Pre-Malignant Bone Marrow Disorders
Jan 1, 2017 10:00 am

Cincinnati Children's researchers report in Nature Immunology a new mechanism that controls blood cell function and several possible molecular targets for treating myelodysplasia syndromes (MDS) -...
Iron Deficiency Anemia Associated With Hearing Loss
Jan 3, 2017 10:00 am

In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Kathleen M. Schieffer, B.S., of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa., and colleagues examined...
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Histopathology (1)
mTOR as the main cause for Granuloma
Feb 15, 2017 11:00 am

Granulomas are tissue nodules of immune cells that occur in diseases such as tuberculosis and sarcoidosis and can damage many organs. For the first time, a team of researchers at the Center for Pat...
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Immunology (110)
New Blood Test Discriminates Between Viral and Bacterial Infections
Jul 18, 2016 11:40 am

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have made an important breakthrough in their ongoing efforts to develop a diagnostic test that can tell health-care providers whether a patien...
Reactive Oxygen Molecules Block Immune System’s Responses Against Pathogens
Jul 20, 2016 2:30 pm

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as peroxides and superoxides are important signalling molecules in an organism's regulation of metabolism and inflammation. Accumulation of ROS have been linked ...
Immune System may Affects Our Social Behavior
Jul 20, 2016 4:30 pm

School of Medicine have determined that the immune system directly affects - and even controls - creatures' social behavior, such as their desire to interact with others. So could immune system pr...
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Infectious Diseases (13)
Researchers Reveal How the Drug Arbidol Can Stops Influenza Infections
Dec 24, 2016 1:25 pm

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is the first to show exactly how the drug Arbidol stops influenza infections. The research reveals that Arbidol stops the virus f...
Scientists Accelerate Immune Response to Tuberculosis in Mice
Dec 24, 2016 5:27 pm

New research findings provide insight into the immune system pathways that may be key to developing an effective tuberculosis (TB) vaccine. The study, to be published Thursday in the journal Nature Co...
Bird Flu Strain May Have Jumped From Cat to Human
Dec 26, 2016 8:00 am

A veterinarian appears to have been infected with a strain of avian flu known as H7N2 that spread among more than 100 cats housed at New York City animal shelters. If confirmed, this would be the firs...
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Infertility (4)
Researchers Develop a New Stem Cell Strategy for Boosting Testosterone Levels
Dec 27, 2016 12:00 pm

Male hypogonadism is a condition that diminishes testosterone levels in approximately 30% of older men, but currently available therapies can produce serious side effects. In a study published Decembe...
Men Don't Know About Risks to Fertility, Survey Finds
Jan 5, 2017 8:00 pm

Many men don't know about risk factors that can lead to infertility, a new study reveals In a survey, Canadian men could identify only about half of the activities and medical conditions that can ...
Facts About Kisspeptin; Love Hormon
Jan 30, 2017 8:00 am

TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a way to boost the activity of a hormone linked to love and sex, British researchers report. The naturally occurring hormone is called kisspe...
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Microbiology (60)
Researchers Identify Three Antibiotic Combinations to Overcome Bacterial Resistance
Aug 2, 2016 4:00 pm

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...
Antibody Drug Show Promise Against HIV in Patients During Interruption of Anti-Retroviral Drugs
Aug 4, 2016 3:00 pm

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 ...
Researchers Identify a New Drug Targets to Kill MRSA
Aug 31, 2016 3:28 pm

Scientists have discovered a new way to attack Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The team, from Imperial College London, have revealed how the bacteria regulates its salt levels. The bacteria are a com...
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Molecular Biochemistry (187)
Identifying the Function and 3D Structure of a Key Transcription Factor
Apr 18, 2016 3:00 am

Your DNA governs more than just what color your eyes are and whether you can curl your tongue. Your genes contain instructions for making all your proteins, which your cells constantly need to keep...
Highlighting the Structure of Zika Virus
May 4, 2016 1:00 pm

An important breakthrough in understanding the Zika virus structure and its behaviour has been highlighted in a study by Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) scientists. Published online on 19 April 20...
Scientists Decipher the Full Structure of Key Serotonin Receptor
May 8, 2016 2:00 pm

EPFL scientists have elucidated for the first time how a notoriously elusive serotonin receptor functions with atom-level detail. The receptor transmits electrical signals in neurons and is involved i...
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Molecular Pharmacology (89)
Combined Therapy Is Found More Effective in ADHD Children
Aug 8, 2016 11:00 am

Three studies to be published in the August 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) report that combining two standard medications could lead to g...
Researcher Succeed Treating a New Subtype of Lung Cancer
Aug 10, 2016 8:00 am

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths, accounting for about a third of all tumor-related deaths. Adenocarcinomas, a non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), account for about 40 percent of ...
Researchers Develop a New Antibody Can Prevent Migration of Lymphoma Cancer Cells
Aug 13, 2016 9:00 am

Lymphoma is a cancer that affects lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. The disease originates in a lymphoid organ (lymph node, spleen, or bone marrow) before spreading through the blood to infiltr...
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Nanotechnology (2)
Researchers Develops Nanoparticles Could Overcome Treatment Resistant Breast Cancer
Dec 26, 2016 9:30 am

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have been able to generate multifunctional RNA nanoparticles that could overcome treatment resistance in breast cancer, potentially...
Using Nanodiscs to Help Treating Tumors
Jan 16, 2017 7:42 am

Cancer research is an area of medical science that, rightfully, gets considerable attention. There are nearly 14.5 million Americans with a history of cancer and with more than 13 million estimated n...
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Neurology (225)
A New Drug Protects From Neural Cell Death After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Jul 18, 2016 7:40 pm

Whether at school, in car accidents, on the sports field or the battlefield, mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a common part of our lives. It is especially frequent among children, athletes, and t...
A New Study Identify the First Sign of Alzheimer Disease
Jul 20, 2016 1:30 pm

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital have used a powerful tool to better understand the progression of late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD), identifying its first physio...
Researchers Develop Imaging Technique to Help Studying Amyloid Beta Plaques in Patients with Alzheimer
Jul 25, 2016 12:30 pm

Rockefeller University researchers have used a recently-developed imaging technique that makes tissue transparent to visualize brain tissue from deceased patients with Alzheimer's disease, exposin...
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Nutrition (20)
Vitamin D Reduces Respiratory Infections
Dec 17, 2016 5:56 pm

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that high doses of vitamin D reduce the incidence of acute respiratory illness (ARI) in older, long-term care residents. T...
Whole-Fat Milk Consumption Associated With Leaner Children
Dec 21, 2016 9:41 am

Children who drink whole milk are leaner and have higher vitamin D levels than those who drink low-fat or skim milk, new research suggests. Children who drank whole (3.25 per cent fat content) milk h...
Lab Confirms Vitamin D Link to Autism Traits
Dec 21, 2016 3:00 pm

Researchers at The University of Queensland's Queensland Brain Institute have found a link between vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy and increased autism traits. The study, led by QBI researcher ...
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Obesity (10)
Whole-Fat Milk Consumption Associated With Leaner Children
Dec 21, 2016 9:41 am

Children who drink whole milk are leaner and have higher vitamin D levels than those who drink low-fat or skim milk, new research suggests. Children who drank whole (3.25 per cent fat content) milk h...
Being Overweight affects DNA methylation Patterns
Dec 24, 2016 11:25 am

The extra pounds you gain during the holidays will not only show up on your hips but will also affect your DNA. This is the result of a large-scale international study coordinated by Helmholtz Zentrum...
Night Exercise and Fasting MayHelp Losing Body Fat
Dec 24, 2016 3:26 pm

Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose can increase exercise endurance, but could simultaneously cause diabetes, says a team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions...
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Ophthalmology (1)
Vision Restoration in Blind Mice by Transplanting Photoreceptors Derived from Human Stem Cells
Jan 17, 2017 8:00 am

Stem cell therapies hold great promise for restoring function in a variety of degenerative conditions, but one of the logistical hurdles is how to ensure the cells survive in the body long enough to w...
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Organizations / Institutions (1)
New Noninvasive Preimplantation Genetic Screening
Feb 19, 2017 9:00 am

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it is extending its collaboration with the Centre for Human Genetics of the University of Leuven and the University Hospital of Leuven in Belgi...
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Osteology (1)
Fighting MRSA Using Silver Ion-coated Medical Devices
Feb 20, 2017 5:00 pm

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are caused by a type of staph bacteria that has become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections. The rise of M...
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Otolaryngology (1)
Researchers Develop a New Test That Can Identify Hearing Deficits Can not be Detected with Traditional Means
Dec 25, 2016 8:00 am

Two researchers at UConn School of Medicine have developed a new hearing test that can identify hearing loss or deficits in some individuals considered to have normal or near-normal hearing in traditi...
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Parasitology (10)
Deadly Sleeping Sickness Set to be Eliminated in Six Years
Dec 24, 2016 8:27 pm

Gambian sleeping sickness - a deadly parasitic disease spread by tsetse flies - could be eliminated in six years in key regions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to new research by ...
Managing the Source of Parasitic Tapeworm Infection
Jan 9, 2017 10:00 am

A team of researchers at Murdoch University are helping prevent parasitic tapeworms from entering the food chain in Southeast Asian farming communities. Zoonotic parasites are infectious diseases fou...
Researchers Describe for The First Time a Unique Australian Parasite
Jan 16, 2017 7:31 pm

A chance encounter in northern Australia with a previously undocumented parasite has allowed scientists to join important evolutionary dots, highlighting the need for closer monitoring of exotic and n...
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Pediatrics (11)
Vitamin D Status in Newborns May Affect MS Risk in Later Life
Dec 20, 2016 3:21 pm

Babies born with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life than babies with higher levels of vitamin D, according to a study published in the November...
Circulation Favors Placenta Over Brain in Fetuses of Diabetic Mothers
Dec 20, 2016 6:59 pm

Blood flows preferentially to the placenta instead of the brain in foetuses of mothers with diabetes, reveals research presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016. The annual meeting of the European Ass...
New Study Could Provide Treatments for Preterm Birth
Dec 25, 2016 10:00 am

Preterm birth—birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy—affects up to one in every six births in the United States and many other countries. It is the number one cause of infant death and long-te...
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Pharmacogenetics (2)
Addiction Treatment Dose Determined by Genetic Variants
Feb 4, 2017 8:00 am

Yale researchers have discovered a genetic variant that may assist in personalizing treatment of opioid addiction. The results of their genome-wide association study were published Jan. 24 in the jou...
How Paracetamol Causes Liver Damage
Feb 16, 2017 6:30 pm

Scientists have shed new light on how the common painkiller paracetamol causes liver damage. Their findings may offer valuable insights into poisoning caused by an excess dose, which can be difficult...
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Products & Technologies (169)
Modifying CRISPR to Edit RNAs
Apr 13, 2016 12:00 pm

The genetic code stored in DNA determines everything from the color of our eyes to our susceptibility to disease. This has motivated scientists to sequence the human genome and develop ways to alte...
New Technique Developed to Select Hard Working Bacteria
Apr 14, 2016 2:00 am

A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis discovered a way to improve production of biofuels, pharmaceuticals, materials and other useful chemicals by capitalizing on the work ethic...
Human & Veterinary PCR Detection Kits for Pathogens
Apr 16, 2016 2:00 pm

1. Infectious Human PCR Kits: e.g., Adenovirus, Aspergillus fumigatus, Avian Influenza A, Bacillus, Brucella, Chlamydophila, Candida, Clostridium, Cox-iella, Hepatitis, Helicobacter, Herpesvirus,...
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Proteome & Proteomics (6)
Scientists Study a Group of Proteins Related to Circadian Rhythm in Mice
Dec 27, 2016 11:00 am

A new study from the laboratory of Hiroki Ueda at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center investigates circadian timekeeping with a novel approach to creating genetic knock-out rescue mice. Published in...
Cancer Therapy: New Targets in the Neighborhood
Feb 5, 2017 2:00 pm

Cancer is caused by an accumulation of genetic changes in a cell, that overcome the normal checks and balances leading to uncontrolled growth. A complex, interacting network of proteins controls al...
The Protein that Regulates Chromosomes Pairing
Feb 15, 2017 5:00 pm

Before an egg becomes fertilized, sets of chromosomes must pair up to pass along genetic information. This happens within each reproductive cell, where separate chromosomes of male and female origi...
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Psychology (18)
Rhythm of Breathing Affects Memory and Fear
Dec 21, 2016 11:53 am

The blood-brain barrier is a network of specialized cells that surrounds the arteries and veins within the brain. It forms a unique gateway that both provides brain cells with the nutrients they requi...
Alcohol Use Disorder and Divorce: Evidence for a Genetic Correlation
Dec 29, 2016 11:00 am

Alcohol use disorder and divorce are strongly correlated, meaning that experiencing one makes it more likely to experience the other in one's lifetime, according to a new study led by researchers ...
Genetic Cause Identified for New Developmental Disorder
Dec 29, 2016 1:00 pm

An international team of scientists has identified variants of the gene EBF3 causing a developmental disorder with features in common with autism. Identification of these gene variants leads to a bett...
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Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine (1)
Researchers Describe How Air Pollution Cause Allergic Reactions
Dec 26, 2016 11:00 am

Scientists at the Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) at Osaka University, Japan, have pinpointed specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution. These findin...
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Regenerative Medicine & Cell Therapy (5)
Cellular Reprogramming Rreverses Signs of Aging
Dec 18, 2016 5:49 pm

Graying hair, crow's feet, an injury that's taking longer to heal than when we were 20—faced with the unmistakable signs of aging, most of us have had a least one fantasy of turning back...
Using a Natural Compound to Treat Parkinson
Feb 16, 2017 5:00 pm

A naturally-occurring compound has been found to block a molecular process thought to underlie Parkinson's Disease, and to suppress its toxic products, scientists have reported. The find...
Discovering Key Regulators Of Bone-building Cells
Feb 22, 2017 9:00 pm

The prospect of regenerating bone lost to cancer or trauma is a step closer to the clinic as University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists have identified two proteins found in bone marrow as key regulat...
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Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (1)
Researchers Identify a New Driver of Autoimmune Diseases
Feb 15, 2017 5:00 pm

Investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) report pre-clinical research showing that a genetic variant encoded in neutrophil cystolic factor 1 (NCF1) is associated with increa...
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Stem Cells & Cancer Stem Cells (78)
New Technique Developed to Harvest Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Apr 17, 2016 11:00 am

Australian scientists have developed a new method for harvesting stem cells, which is less invasive and reduces side effects for donors. For bone marrow transplantation, stem cells ar...
New Stem Cell Based Treatment for Osteoporosis
Apr 11, 2016 5:00 am

Imagine telling a patient suffering from age-related (type-II) osteoporosis that a single injection of stem cells could restore their normal bone structure. This week, with a publication in St...
Identifying the Genetic Machinery Responsible for Neurons Maturartion
Apr 12, 2016 6:00 am

In one of the first studies to 'read' the genetic activity inside individual brain cells, University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientist Xinyu Zhao has identified the genetic machinery that...
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Toxicology (2)
How Paracetamol Causes Liver Damage
Feb 16, 2017 6:30 pm

Scientists have shed new light on how the common painkiller paracetamol causes liver damage. Their findings may offer valuable insights into poisoning caused by an excess dose, which can be difficult...
Highly Fluorinated Chemicals Is Contained In Fast Food Packaging
Feb 11, 2017 1:00 pm

Many Americans, with the start of the New Year, will resolve to cut back on fast food to avoid an overload of fat and calories. Yet, there is another reason to resist the temptation to indulge in f...
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Urology (1)
Smoking During Pregnancy May Compromise Children's Kidney Function
Dec 25, 2016 11:00 am

In a new study, young children showed signs of kidney damage if their mothers smoked while pregnant. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of ...
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Vaccines (11)
Scientists Develop World-First Dental Vaccine
Dec 20, 2016 8:13 pm

A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease, has been validated by research published ...
Large Trial Results Confirm Ebola Vaccine Provides High Protection Against Disease
Dec 27, 2016 4:00 pm

An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to results published today in The Lancet. The vaccine is the first to prevent infecti...
Recombinant Type-5 Vector-Based Ebola Vaccine Safe
Jan 3, 2017 7:31 pm

For healthy adults from Sierra Leon, the recombinant type-5 vector-based Ebola vaccine is safe and immunogenic, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in The Lancet. Feng-Cai Zhu, from the Jian...
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Virology (14)
Cough Virus to Protects From Liver Cancer Cells and Hepatitis Virus
Dec 19, 2016 3:00 pm

A virus that causes childhood coughs and colds could help in the fight against primary liver cancer, according to a study. Reovirus stimulates the body's own immune system to kill off the cancero...
Genetic Mutation Could Increase the Risk of Getting a Cytomegalovirus Infection
Dec 28, 2016 9:00 am

Experimenting with human cells and mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that a genetic mutation that alters a protein called NOD1 may increase susceptibility to human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infec...
Researchers Identify Key Proteins That May Make Zika So Deadly
Jan 5, 2017 1:00 pm

Until it burst onto the scene earlier this year, Zika was an obscure, little-known virus. As a result, scientists know little about how it works. Over the past year, they have learned that it can caus...
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