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Researchers Identify Proteins That Control Mucous Production

Feb 14, 2019 1:00 pm
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New research reveals how healthy cells in our bodies produce mucins – the main component of mucous, which protects our intestine and airw...

Basophils Seem to Be an Important Trigger of Emphysema in COPD

Feb 14, 2019 12:00 pm
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Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) researchers have shown in mice that immune cells called basophils act to trigger a cascade of immune...

A New Process May Prevent Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Lung Transplantation

Feb 7, 2019 2:00 pm
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A lung transplant often remains the only option for many patients with end-stage lung disease, a condition that can be brought on by emphysema, pul...

How Is the Body's Clock Linked to Mental Health and Diseases?

Feb 4, 2019 12:00 pm
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A large-scale genomic analysis has revealed some of the inner workings of the body clock, shedding new light on how it links to mental health and d...

Scientists Discover a New Gene That Causes Glaucoma

Feb 3, 2019 1:00 pm
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An international team of researchers has identified a gene responsible for the onset of pigmentary glaucoma, which may lead to new therapies for th...

Discovering Factors Trigger Toxic-Protein Production in ALS and a Known Drug to Block this Process

Feb 2, 2019 4:00 pm
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Patients with ALS frequently have a string of repeated DNA code in the cells of their brain, carrying hundreds to thousands of copies within the ge...

Scientists Discover a New Genetic Variant Associated with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Jan 30, 2019 3:00 pm
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An international collaboration including Javier Belda, professor of surgery at the University of Valencia, has reported a new genetic variant assoc...

A New Study Concludes that Haemochromatosis Is Associated with Higher Levels of Disease than Previously Thought

Jan 21, 2019 1:00 pm
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The most common genetic disorder in people from northern Europe is associated with substantially higher levels of disease than previously thought, ...

A New Role for Macrophages in Hypertension

Jan 21, 2019 12:00 pm
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Scientists have pinpointed cells in the immune system that could be key to tackling high blood pressure. The findings also shed light on current tr...

Which is More Influential in Development of Diseases? Environmental or Genetic Factor?

Jan 20, 2019 12:00 pm
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When it comes to disease and health, which is more powerful—zip code or genetic code? The degree to which nature and nurture affect dise...

An Immune Response Associated with the Development of Idiopathic Scoliosis (IS) Detected in Zebrafish

Dec 18, 2018 12:00 pm
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Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) is a complex genetic disorder that affects approximately 4 per cent of children worldwide, yet its underlying biological ...

New Research Reveals the Three-Dimensional Structure of the DUX4 Protein Which Is Responsible for Muscular Dystrophy

Dec 15, 2018 4:00 pm
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New research by University of Minnesota scientists has revealed the three dimensional structure of the DUX4 protein, which is responsible for the d...

Using in Vitro Cell Culture Could Contribute to a New Treatment for Schizophrenia

Dec 3, 2018 11:00 am
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Belmont, MAA study recently published in Translational Psychiatry, a Nature journal, has shown how using cultured cells from patients with psychoti...

New Insight into the Role of Immune Checkpoints in Myasthenia Gravis

Dec 3, 2018 10:00 am
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Quite literally meaning "grave muscle weakness," myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes serious weakening of skel...

New Research Identifies Two Genes Linked to Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF)

Dec 2, 2018 1:00 pm
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Scientists at the University of Manchester have this week published research, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) which shows, for the fir...

Is Genetic Predisposition to Alzheimer’s Disease Related to Adiposity and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Among Children?

Oct 7, 2018 10:00 am
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Genetic predisposition to Alzheimer's disease is linked to an increased risk of cardiometabolic disorders already in childhood, a new study from F...

The Largest Genetic Study of Varicose Veins Provide a New Evidence for the Condition

Oct 1, 2018 10:00 am
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The taller you are, the more likely you are to develop varicose veins, according to a study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers ...

CRISPR Gene-Editing Technique May Help Stopping Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Progression

Sep 18, 2018 10:00 am
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DALLAS – Aug. 30, 2018 – Scientists for the first time have used CRISPR gene editing to halt the progression of Duchenne muscular dystroph...

A Novel New Way to Treat Asthma

Sep 16, 2018 12:00 pm
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An invisible particle enters your lungs. The next thing you know breathing becomes difficult. You are having as asthma attack. Asthma is one of the mo...

Understanding the Effects of Aging on Mitochondria

Sep 16, 2018 11:00 am
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Defective energy production in old neurons might explain why our brains are so prone to age-related diseases. Salk researchers used a new method to di...


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