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Cancer
Dying Cancer Cells Release Potassium Ion to Dampen Anti-Tumor Immune Response
Researchers at the National Cancer Institute in the USA and the Babraham Institute, UK, have discovered how a mineral ion leaked from tumour tissue as it dies acts to stop the work of anti-tumour immu... Read More
Researchers Develop A New Potential Drugs for Colon Cancers
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered a possible strategy to treat colon cancers that are caused by the mutant KRAS gene, which is responsible for approximately ... Read More
Researchers Use Genetically Engineered T Cells to Target Solid Cancers
Adoptive cell-therapies, in which a patient's own immune cells are used to recognize and target tumors, have shown breakthrough results for patients with certain B-cell malignancies, or cancers of... Read More
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Genetics
Researcher Reveal the Role of a New Gene in Preventing Obesity
Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered a new mechanism in the mouse brain that regulates obesity. The... Read More
Researchers Identify a New microRNA May Drive Depression in Patient's Brains
A tiny RNA appears to play a role in producing major depression, the mental disorder that affects as many as 250 million people a year worldwide. Major depression, formally known as major depressive ... Read More
Researchers Identify Genes Affect Heart's Rhythms
In the August 31 issue of Science Translational Medicine, new research from the University of Chicago shows how deficits in a specific pathway of genes can lead to the development of atrial fibrillati... Read More
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Stem Cells
Researchers Successfully Transplant Donor's Stem Cells in Recipients Without Rejection in Animal Models
Scientists report they have successfully transplanted reprogrammed monkey stem cells into the eyes of other monkeys without the need for anti-rejection drugs. The techniques used in this study have b... Read More
Researchers Develop a New Method to Treat Bone Defects With Stem Cells
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have discovered an easy and efficient way to coax human pluripotent stem cells to regenerate bone tissue—by feeding them adenosine, a natura... Read More
Researchers Succeeded to Generate a Stable Population of Nephron Progenitor Cells
Salk Institute scientists have discovered the holy grail of endless youthfulness—at least when it comes to one type of human kidney precursor cell. Previous attempts to maintain cultures of the ... Read More
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Diseases
Researcher Reveal the Role of a New Gene in Preventing Obesity
Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered a new mechanism in the mouse brain that regulates obesity. The... Read More
Researchers Develop a New Way to Treat High Blood Pressure
The size of a grain of rice, the carotid body, located between two major arteries that feed the brain with blood, has been found to control your blood pressure. A team of clinical scientists at the U... Read More
Study Reports That Progesterone Sex Hormone Relief Some Flu Symptoms in Women
In mouse studies, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that progesterone – a female sex hormone contained in most forms of hormone-based birth control ... Read More
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Biochemistry
Study Reports That Progesterone Sex Hormone Relief Some Flu Symptoms in Women
In mouse studies, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that progesterone – a female sex hormone contained in most forms of hormone-based birth control ... Read More
Researchers Study a Protein Implicated in Many Lung Diseases
The more proteins that prove essential in the pathways of disease, the more targets drug makers and doctors have for intervention. That's why its potentially important that a new study reports a k... Read More
Researchers Identify a New Potential Therapeutic Target for Cancer
Tumours are an accumulation of cells that divide without control, accumulating hundreds of chromosomal alterations and mutations in their DNA. These alterations are triggered in part by a type of dama... Read More
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Biotechnology
Using Non-egg Cells to Create Living Embryos
Scientists have shown for the first time that embryos can be made from non-egg cells, a discovery that challenges two centuries of received wisdom. Eggs can be 'tricked' into developing into ... Read More
Researchers Use CRISPR Gene Editing Technique to Produce Perfect Organ Donor Pigs
One benefit of the closeness between pigs and humans is the potential to be organ donors. There are however, just a few nagging uncertainties that still stand in the way. The big one, the possibility ... Read More
Researchers Develop a New Method to Enhance Integration of New Neurons in the Hippocampus
When it comes to the billions of neurons in your brain, what you see at birth is what get—except in the hippocampus. Buried deep underneath the folds of the cerebral cortex, neural stem cells in... Read More
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Cell
Researchers Use Sonoporation Technique to Treat Cancer and Other Diseases
Combining ultrasound energy and microbubbles to poke holes in cells may prove to be a new tool in the fight against cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to researchers from the University of P... Read More
Cellular Recycling Mechanisms Converge Inside One Organelle
Autophagy (literally "eating of self") is one of the most important process by which cells renew themselves and eliminate components no longer functional. In short, they recycle. The curren... Read More
Researchers Discover Additional Wall Surrounds Chloroplasts in Moss
Researchers of Kumamoto University in Japan have succeeded in the world's first visualization of a peptidoglycan 'wall' present in the chloroplasts of bryophytes (moss plants). Until now, ... Read More
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Products & Technologies
Researchers Develop A New Method to Measure Mitochondrial Metabolites
Whitehead Institute scientists have developed a method to quickly isolate and systematically measure metabolite concentrations within the cellular organelles known as mitochondria, often referred to a... Read More
New Smartphone Application to Test For Hemoglobin Levels
In the developing world, anemia—a blood condition exacerbated by malnutrition or parasitic disease—is a staggeringly common health problem that often goes undiagnosed. In hospitals everyw... Read More
Researcher Develop a New Method to Transplant Insulin Producing Beta Cells Derived From Pigs to Treat Diabetes
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are exploring ways to wrap pig tissue with a protective coating to ultimately fight diabetes in humans. The nano-thin bilayers of protective material ar... Read More
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Featured
Researchers Discover That Morphine Tolerance is Due to Inflammatory Response in Brain
Researchers have identified a brain mechanism that could be a drug target to help prevent tolerance and addiction to opioid pain medication, such as morphine, according to a study by Georgia State Uni... Read More
Rapamycin Treatment Found to Extend Life Expectancy in Mice
Geroscience researchers studying the biology of aging briefly treated middle-aged mice with the drug rapamycin to gauge the long-term effects of short-term therapy on health and longevity. Rapamycin,... Read More
Researchers Found That Marijuana Makes Rats Lazy
New research from the University of British Columbia suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness— at least in rats. The study, published today in the Journ... Read More
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General
Researchers Study How Some Older People Retain Their Cognitive and Memory Abilities
Some loss of memory is often considered an inevitable part of aging, but new research reveals how some people appear to escape that fate. A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators ... Read More
FDA Ban Using Antibacterial Agents in Soap Products
The federal government Friday banned more than a dozen chemicals long-used in antibacterial soaps, saying manufacturers failed to show they are safe and kill germs. "We have no scientific eviden... Read More
Study Report That Fish Oil Supplements May Prevent Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
Scientists have found that fish oil supplements can reverse the effects of a high fat diet according to a study published in the Journal of Physiology. The research from the University of São ... Read More
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Diabetes
Kidney Failure May Cause Diabetes Not the Opposite
A team from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has discovered a novel link between chronic kidney disease and diabetes. When kidneys fail, urea that builds up in the blood ca... Read More
Researchers Study the Role of A Protein Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
Findings from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), which appear in eLife, provide a possible explanation as to why most people who are obese develop insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. A m... Read More
New Classification for Diabetes Type 2 Based on Genotype and Probable Complications
A new publication from scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers a glimpse of precision medicine in action, with a massive data analysis project that identified clinic... Read More
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Immunology
Researchers Use Genetically Engineered T Cells to Target Solid Cancers
Adoptive cell-therapies, in which a patient's own immune cells are used to recognize and target tumors, have shown breakthrough results for patients with certain B-cell malignancies, or cancers of... Read More
Researchers Reveal Mechanism of Action of a Class of Drugs Showed Promise Treating Ovarian Cancer
Few effective treatments have been approved to treat ovarian cancer, the deadliest of all cancers affecting the female reproductive system. Now, new research from The Wistar Institute demonstrates how... Read More
Researchers Develop a New Method to Train Immune System on Producing Specific Anti- HIV Antibodies
During HIV infection, the virus mutates too rapidly for the immune system to combat, but some people produce antibodies that can recognize the virus even two years after infection. With an eye towards... Read More
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Alzheimer's Disease
Researchers Identify Genetic Origin of Alzheimer's Disease
Researchers have discovered a gene signature in healthy brains that echoes the pattern in which Alzheimer's disease spreads through the brain much later in life. The findings, published in the ... Read More
Study Reveal Protective Effects of Pomegranates on Mice Models with Alzheimer Disease
A diet rich in pomegranates had significant positive impacts for the brain health of mice with Alzheimer's disease, an international research team led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA... Read More
Researcher Reveal a New Mechanism Implicated In Neurodegenerative Diseases
Memory loss in mice has been successfully reversed following the discovery of new information about a key mechanism underlying the loss of nerve connectivity in the brain, say UCL researchers. Publis... Read More
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Microbiology
Researcher Identify a New E.coli Strain Able to Evade Immune Cells
Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have discovered a new mutation in a highly antibiotic-resistant strain of E. coli that resists clearance by the body's own immune system by inhibiting whit... Read More
Researchers Reveal How Some Bacteria Changes Guts Environment in Their Favor
Why do some foodborne bacteria make us sick? A paper published Sept. 16 in the journal Science has found that pathogens in the intestinal tract cause harm because they benefit from immune system respo... Read More
Study Reveal Why Humans Are More Susceptible of Pneumococcal Infections
A special variant of a sugar molecule in the human nose might explain why pneumococcal infections are more common in humans than in other animals, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden repo... Read More
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Neurodegenerative Diseases
Researchers Design a New Protein Protects From Developing Huntington's Disease
A new scientific study reveals one way to stop proteins from triggering an energy failure inside nerve cells during Huntington's disease. Huntington's disease is an inherited genetic disorder ... Read More
Researchers Identify a Specific Fat Type in Brain Protects from Neurodegenerative Diseases
An intriguing finding in nematode worms suggests that having a little bit of extra fat may help reduce the risk of developing some neurodegenerative diseases, such as Huntington's, Parkinson's... Read More
Researchers Breakthrough May Provide New Treatment for Parkinson's Disease
Research from The University of Queensland could lead to a new treatment for Parkinson's disease, with future potential applications to nearly 50 other disorders. In Parkinson's disease &ndas... Read More
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Genomics
Viral Genes in Genome Contributes to Higher Muscle Mass in Males
It is known that genes inherited from ancient retroviruses are essential to the placenta in mammals, a finding to which scientists in the Laboratoire Physiologie et Pathologie Moleacuteculaires des Re... Read More
Mutations Occur Outside Gene Regions Drive Breast Cancer Development
Breast cancer researchers have discovered that mutations found outside of genes that accumulate in estrogen receptor positive breast tumours throughout their development act as dominant culprits drivi... Read More
Researchers Provide New Insights into Role of Non-Coding DNA Regions
All humans are 99.9 percent identical, genetically speaking. But that tiny 0.1 percent variation has big consequences, influencing the color of your eyes, the span of your hips, your risk of getting s... Read More
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Neuroscience
Researchers Study How Some Older People Retain Their Cognitive and Memory Abilities
Some loss of memory is often considered an inevitable part of aging, but new research reveals how some people appear to escape that fate. A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators ... Read More
Researchers Report Role of Schwan Cells in Axons Regeneration in Peripheral Nervous System
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have found a switch that redirects helper cells in the peripheral nervous system into "repair" mode, a form that restores damaged axo... Read More
Humans Brains Evolved as a Result of Increased Blood Supply
A University of Adelaide-led project has overturned the theory that the evolution of human intelligence was simply related to the size of the brain—but rather linked more closely to the supply o... Read More
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Epigenetics
Latinos Age Slower Than Other Ethnicities
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... Read More
Researchers Develop a New Way for Imaging Epigenetic Patterns
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... Read More
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Pharmacology
Study Report That Alitretinoin Prevents Postsurgical Lymphedema
A study conducted at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) showed that 9-cis retinoic acid (alitretinoin) could significantly prevent postsurgical lymphedema. Furt... Read More
Researchers Study Anti-inflammatory Effects of Statins
Statins protect against cardiovascular disease in more ways than previously thought. In a study, researchers from Karolinska Institutet are able to show the immunological effects of statins, and prese... Read More
Study Reveal How a Traditional Chinese Cancer Treatment Works
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have shown how a complex mix of plant compounds derived from ancient clinical practice in China – a traditional Chinese medicine – works to kill c... Read More
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