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RNA’s Role in Diagnosing Rare Diseases

Jul 22, 2019 2:00 pm
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An individual's genetic makeup, or genome, can reveal important and intimate details of his or her biology. Now, scientists are showing that RNA, ...

Do T Helper 17 Cells Protect the Bowels or Strengthen the Inflammatory State?

Jul 21, 2019 3:00 pm
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A type of immune cell that contributes to inflammatory bowel disease exists in two forms, 'good' and 'bad'. A new Crick-led study i...

A New Study Shows that Alzheimer's Symptoms Can be Investigated Decades Before they Become Infected

Jul 20, 2019 4:00 pm
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Results from a study of nearly 60,000 individuals suggest those at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease due to family history may demo...

A New Study Highlights Recessive Mutations Associated with Autism

Jul 17, 2019 12:00 pm
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Over the past decade, autism spectrum disorder has been linked to mutations in a variety of genes, explaining up to 30 percent of all cases to date. M...

New Evidence Linking Intestinal Bacteria with Autoimmune Diseases

Jul 16, 2019 2:00 pm
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What causes the immune system, designed to protect us, to turn on the body and attack healthy cells? Common bacteria that reside in the human gut m...

Antibodies Against HPV 16 Can Help in Early Diagnosis for Throat Cancer

Jul 15, 2019 2:00 pm
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An international group of researchers has found that antibodies to the human papilloma virus type 16 (HPV16) develop in the body between six to 40 ...

Discovery of Immune Cells That Stand in the Front Row in the Confrontation with HIV

Jul 3, 2019 2:00 pm
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Researchers at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research have discovered brand new immune cells that are at the frontline of HIV infection. Known as...

COMMD8/3 Complex Plays Essential Role in Immune Cell Migration and Immune Responses

Jul 3, 2019 1:00 pm
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A team of researchers led by Kazuhiro Suzuki from the Immunology Frontier Research Center at Osaka University discovered the COMMD3/8 complex as a mol...

IgA in Breastmilk Protects Preterm Infants from Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Jul 3, 2019 12:00 pm
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A new study from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh finds that an antibody in breastmilk is necessary to prev...

Removing Old Beta-Cell May Cure Diabetes Type 2

Jul 2, 2019 3:00 pm
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Research from Joslin Diabetes Center has shown in mice that insulin resistance increases the proportion of aged beta-cells which are dysfunction. Such...

Unique Dataset Estimates Number of HIV Deaths Before Antiretrovirals Using

Jun 30, 2019 1:00 pm
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A unique dataset has enabled scientists to better estimate the number of HIV-infected South Africans who had died by 2009 before ARVs became available...

Suppressing Cytosolic LPS-Caspase-11 Pathway May Stop Sepsis

Jun 30, 2019 12:00 pm
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An international collaboration led by scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center has identified a potential new therapeutic target for sepsis, a lif...

The Loss of IL18BP Leads to Fulminant Viral Hepatitis (FVH)

Jun 27, 2019 5:00 pm
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Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that caused an 11-year-old girl to suffer a fatal reaction to infection with the Hepatitis A virus (HAV...

A “Treasure Map” to Accelerate Research in Epigenetics and Human Disease

Jun 26, 2019 4:00 pm
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More than 15 years after scientists first mapped the human genome, most diseases still cannot be predicted based on one’s genes, leading researc...

Paternal Smoking Increases Methylation of Certain Immune Genes Which May Cause Asthma

Jun 23, 2019 2:00 pm
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Children exposed to paternal tobacco smoking before birth are more likely to develop asthma—and associated changes to immune genes predict the l...

Researchers Identified a Gene That Protects Neurons Against Amyloid Buildup in Alzheimer's Disease

Jun 21, 2019 1:00 pm
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — University at Buffalo researchers have identified the first human-specific fusion gene—a hybrid of two genes—implica...

Blocking IL11 May Improve The Treatment of Fatty Liver Disease

Jun 16, 2019 1:00 pm
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SINGAPORE, 22 May 2019 – A team of researchers led by Duke-NUS Medical School and National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) found that deactiv...

Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) Containing MicroRNAs as Biomarkers for Early-Stage Disease Diagnosis

Jun 13, 2019 4:00 pm
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When an individual has cancer, or any number of other diseases, early detection can make a huge difference in the outcome. A research team led by t...

Can Your Genes Cause You Fainting?

Jun 10, 2019 1:00 pm
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Fainting is not solely caused by external factors. Your genes also play a part. This has recently been documented by research team from the University...

Changes in Genes Involved in Synaptic Communication Between Neurons May Lead to Autism

Jun 2, 2019 2:00 pm
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Changes in gene activity in specific brain cells are associated with the severity of autism in children and young adults with the disorder, according ...


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