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Mini-Organs Offer Great Models for Drugs Studies

Mar 30, 2017 4:00 pm
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To the naked eye, the little globs of cells are undifferentiated masses, smaller than sesame seeds. Put them under a microscope, though, and these lab...

How Iceland Makes a big Contribution to Genetic Research؟

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 pm
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Iceland has generated a wealth of genetic data. The island nation is isolated, so since it was settled around 1,200 years ago by Vikings, the genetic ...

New Link Between Immunity and Diabetes

Mar 28, 2017 11:00 am
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Immune cells which are reduced in number by obesity could be a new target to treat diseases such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension that affect ov...

How Prenatal Life Has a Say in Enlarged prostate Development later in life?

Mar 19, 2017 7:00 pm
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New research from Michigan State University indicates that embryonic tissue, key to the development of a baby's gender, could contribute to an ...

Leishmaniasis Vaccine Found in Flies

Mar 18, 2017 4:00 pm
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Leishmaniasis, caused by the bite of a sand fly carrying a Leishmania parasite, infects around a million people a year around the world. Now, making p...

Using Red Blood Cells to Prevent ِAutoimune Diseases

Mar 13, 2017 1:00 pm
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Using red blood cells modified to carry disease-specific antigens, scientists in the laboratories of Hidde Ploegh (former Whitehead Member, currently ...

Treating Asthma by Removing its Cause from the Blood

Mar 11, 2017 10:00 am
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Allergies are the commonest cause of asthma. The immune system over-reacts to harmless substances such as birch or grass pollen, for example, forming ...

Burning Up Fat In Liver To Treat Fatty Liver Disease And Type 2 Diabetes

Mar 9, 2017 8:00 pm
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Researchers in Sweden are planning the clinical trial of a new treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes which harnesses live...

Finding Out How 'Red Hair' Gene Links Melanoma And Parkinson's Disease

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 pm
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A gene variant that produces red hair and fair skin in humans and in mice, which increases the risk of the dangerous skin cancer melanoma, may also co...

Blocking critical enzyme helps to mitigate diseases associated with protein folding and lipid stress

Mar 8, 2017 7:00 pm
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In the ancient Japanese art of origami, paper must be folded precisely and following a specific order to create the desired result — say, a cran...

Link Between an Epigenetic Enzyme Deficiency and Crohn's Disease

Mar 8, 2017 10:00 am
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A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has found how a variant in an important epigenetic enzyme -- previously associated by population-...

New Technique to Study Infections in Lab

Mar 7, 2017 4:00 pm
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Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new 3D system to study human infection in the laboratory. The team, which includes in...

35 Mosquito Species May be Responsible for the Spread of Zika

Mar 6, 2017 3:00 pm
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Zika may be spread by as many as 35 species of mosquitoes, including seven found in the United States, according to a predictive model created by Univ...

How a Single Antibody Can Send HIV into Sustained Remission

Mar 6, 2017 9:00 am
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Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have found that the presence of the protein alpha-4 beta-7 integrin on the surface of HIV and its monk...

Role of Astrocytes in Epilepsy and Brain Tumors

Mar 2, 2017 3:00 pm
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Brain tumors are difficult to detect, often only becoming apparent long after symptoms like seizures have begun. New work by researchers at Baylor Col...

More Insight into RASopathies

Mar 2, 2017 9:00 am
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Research teams have made progress in the study of a group of common genetic diseases termed RASopathies because they are caused by mutations in genes ...

Gene Mutation Causes Growth Defects Linked To Dwarfism

Feb 28, 2017 9:00 pm
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A new study shows how errors in a specific gene can cause growth defects associated with a rare type of dwarfism. During the study, published in Na...

New Evidence for Thyroid Importance in Brain Development

Feb 27, 2017 7:00 pm
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Researchers at KU Leuven in Belgium and King's College London have found (more) evidence for the role and importance of thyroid hormones in brain ...

Immunological Differences Make Women More Susceptible to Certain Diseases.

Feb 26, 2017 7:00 pm
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There seems to be a key genetic difference between males and females that is not related to sex chromosomes. Instead, it is a difference in activity b...

Protecting Beta Cells Prevents Diabetes Progression

Feb 26, 2017 5:00 pm
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For patients with diabetes Type 1, an experimental therapy may be able to slow the progression of their disease. By training the body’s immune c...


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