News tagged with disease

Scientists open door for asthma cure

Scientists led by molecular immunologists at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) have identified a way to target a recently discovered cell type that causes asthma, ...

Mar 10, 2015
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MyHeart Counts app to study heart health

A free iPhone app allows users to contribute to a study of human heart health while learning about the health of their own hearts, and uses a new software framework developed by Apple.

Mar 10, 2015
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Genetics breakthrough will boost diabetes resear

The genes that increase the risk of Type 1 diabetes have lost their hiding place. A research group that includes a University of Florida genetics expert has located and narrowed down the number of genes that ...

Mar 09, 2015
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Researchers engineer custom blood cells

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have successfully corrected a genetic error in stem cells from patients with sickle cell disease, and then used those cells to grow mature red blood cells, they report. The study ...

Mar 09, 2015
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