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How does friendly fire happen in the pancreas?

In type 1 diabetes, the body attacks its own insulin-producing cells. Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München, partner in the German Center for Diabetes Research, and their colleagues at Technical University of Munich have ...

Oct 21, 2016
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ALS study reveals role of RNA-binding proteins

Although only 10 percent of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) cases are hereditary, a significant number of them are caused by mutations that affect proteins that bind RNA, a type of genetic material. University of California ...

Oct 20, 2016
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Cholera kills 9 in Yemen's Aden

Yemen's government announced on Sunday that nine people had died of cholera in second city Aden as the infectious disease spread across the war-torn country.

Acidic skin care product beneficial in older adults

(HealthDay)—For older adults, an acidic skin care product with different plant oils improves epidermal barrier formation and increases lipid lamellae in the intercellular space of the stratum corneum (SC), according to ...

Fission yeast may be used to find the next cancer cure

Cancer is a notoriously difficult disease to treat. Not only do a wide variety of cancers exist, requiring specialized treatments for each type, but cancer cells within an individual can morph and render previously potent ...

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