A small French study of 14 HIV patients who have remained healthy for years after stopping drug treatment offers fresh evidence that early medical intervention may lead to a "functional cure" for AIDS, researchers said Thursday.
HIV & AIDS Mar 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Milk from goats that were genetically modified to produce higher levels of a human antimicrobial protein has proved effective in treating diarrhea in young pigs, demonstrating the potential for food products from transgenic ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Injected with a fluorescent protein to make them glow bright red, laboratory mice are helping Czech scientists better understand the causes behind intestinal cancers and skin diseases while leaving the rodents unscathed.
Medical research Mar 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Protein implicated in lupus promotes disease progression by distinct mechanisms in different immune cells
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) come under attack by their immune system, producing 'autoantibodies' that inflict damage throughout the body. Antibodies normally target foreign proteins, ...
Immunology Mar 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Niacin added to statin therapy increases HDL cholesterol levels but does not improve HDL functionality, research shows
While two large clinical trials recently showed that adding niacin to statin therapy failed to improve clinical outcomes despite a significant increase in HDL-C levels, little is known about exactly why the increased HDL-C ...
Cardiology Mar 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Experts from the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health propose that screening healthy adults for preventable diseases such as colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and several catastrophic ...
Genetics Mar 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers think that for cancer to develop, damaged cells have to undergo certain transitions that cause them to spread, or metastasize. Junior Tristan Bepler, a biology and computer science major, is te ...
Cancer Mar 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—By simultaneously investigating millions of gene variants in more than 5,000 individuals, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveal that genes that are responsible for nervous ...
Genetics Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Infectious disease experts at Johns Hopkins have found that among people infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), co-infection with HIV, speeds damage and scarring of liver tissue by almost a decade.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
An international team of researchers, including an investigator with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, has produced what may be the most comprehensive computer model of human metabolism yet developed.
Medical research Mar 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The gene most strongly linked to obesity and overeating may also increase the risk of malignant melanoma – the most deadly skin cancer, reveals research published in Nature Genetics.
Genetics Mar 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered how the most common genetic mutations in familial Parkinson's disease damage brain cells. The study, which published online today in ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Mar 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Some patients are genetically prone to such dangerously high levels of cholesterol that no amount of diet, exercise and medications can reduce their cholesterol to safe levels.
Other Mar 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
(Medical Xpress)—A possible link between colour vision and the development of myopia - or near-sightedness - has been discovered by an international group, including a researcher from The University of Western Australia.
Ophthalmology Mar 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Zeroing in on heart disease: Innovative strategy pinpoints genes underlying cardiovascular disease risk
Studies screening the genome of hundreds of thousands of individuals (known as Genome-wide association studies or GWAS) have linked more than 100 regions in the genome to the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Researchers ...
Genetics Feb 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0