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Stimulating Autophagy of Huntington's Mutant Protein is a New Way to Treat the Disease

Nov 12, 2019 12:00 pm
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Huntington's disease (HD) is one of the four major neurodegenerative diseases that have been most extensively studied. The clinical symptoms in...

Reducing Microglia Activity Protects the Brain of Premature Infants From Damage to Excessive Immune Response

Nov 10, 2019 2:00 pm
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Researchers have discovered an immune control switch that could protect the brains of premature babies, who often suffer brain injuries when their ...

CHIP Protein Mutations May Be the Cause of the Development of Ataxia

Nov 10, 2019 11:00 am
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For the first time, the UNC School of Medicine lab of Jonathan Schisler, MS, Ph.D., linked the specific biochemical changes to a protein called CHI...

Replication of the RPW8 Gene Weakens the Immunity of Plants

Nov 9, 2019 11:00 am
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Genomic information from plants can be used to enhance agricultural production and improve food security in a sustainable manner. Through better un...

Determination of the Pattern of Gene Expression in the Striatum in Huntington's Disease Patients

Nov 6, 2019 12:00 pm
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The part of the brain that selectively degenerates in people with Huntington's disease (HD), called the striatum, is almost entirely destroyed ...

Rare Inherited Immune Disease Is Identified

Nov 6, 2019 11:00 am
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When a 9-year-old girl with anemia, breathing problems, and recurrent infections sought help for her mysterious ailments, Yale researchers and thei...

Variations in the C1QA and CR1 Genes May be Important Markers for Multiple Sclerosis

Nov 5, 2019 11:00 am
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In a bid to determine factors linked to the most debilitating forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have id...

Rare Diseases: Many Cases and Few Studies

Nov 4, 2019 12:00 pm
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Rare diseases represent a global problem. Until now, the lack of data made it difficult to estimate their prevalence. Created and coordinated by In...

Human Microbium is a New Source of Antimicrobials

Nov 2, 2019 12:11 am
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Just as Gold Rush prospectors once mined the Northern California hills for the shiny precious metal, "bioprospectors" are searching for a ne...

The Discovery of New Genetic Variations Affecting the Size of Some Brain Structures

Oct 31, 2019 10:00 am
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Researchers have found a link between 48 common genetic variations and the size of the brainstem and other subcortical structures deep within the brai...

Researchers Identified Two Key Proteins in the Maintenance of the Innate Immune Homeostasis in the Airway

Oct 27, 2019 1:00 pm
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Kanazawa, Japan – Contrary to popular belief, there may be more than one mechanism involved in microbial airway protection. Researchers from Jap...

A Relationship Between Smoking Addiction and Diabetes Was found

Oct 23, 2019 1:00 pm
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Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a circuit in rats that links cigarette smoking and the risk of developing...

Germs Give up Their Walls as a Way to Resist Antibiotics

Oct 22, 2019 11:00 am
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Scientists have confirmed for the first time that bacteria can change form to avoid being detected by antibiotics in the human body. Studying sampl...

New Details of Crohn's Disease and its Associated Germs May Contribute to the Development of Treatment for This Condition

Oct 21, 2019 1:00 pm
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Scientists have made genetic data publicly available for bacteria that might be lurking inside the gut walls of patients chronically affected with ...

Identify Genetic Sites Where Changes are Associated With Gout

Oct 16, 2019 10:00 am
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Researchers, using a method called genome-wide association study, have illuminated the genetic underpinnings of high serum urate, the blood conditi...

Take Out the HIV Virus From the Latency Phase Using Tat Protein

Oct 10, 2019 1:00 pm
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The HIV-1 Tat protein is a potent activator of viral transcription. The researcher's previous work has demonstrated that exosomal formulat...

New Important Roles for the Immune System are Performed by PI3Ky Protein

Oct 7, 2019 12:00 pm
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When a 9-year-old girl with anemia, breathing problems, and recurrent infections sought help for her mysterious ailments, Yale researchers and their c...

New Drug Targets Neurons and Immune Cells to Treat Alzheimer's

Oct 6, 2019 11:00 am
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Researchers have discovered a potential drug target for Alzheimer's disease—an enzyme which has effects on both the immune and nervous sy...

A New Approach to Study Two Levels of Gene Regulation in Single Brain Cells Simultaneously

Oct 5, 2019 10:00 am
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Approach allows the simultaneous study of two levels of gene regulation in single cells, which may help clarify how genetic variations contribute to h...

Guidance for Cell-Based Orthopedic Treatment

Oct 3, 2019 1:30 pm
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A new report highlights the latest advances in cell-based therapies for the treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, such as arthritis an...


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