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(Medical Xpress)—A simple blood test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Mad Cow disease is a step closer, following a breakthrough by medical researchers at the University of Melbourne.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Cancer scientists at the University of York have shown a link between prostate cancer and vitamin A for the first time.
Cancer Sep 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A compound that mops up debris of damaged cells from the bloodstream may be the first in a new class of drugs designed to address one of medicine's most difficult challenges -- stopping the formation of blood clots without ...
Medical research Jul 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Why do we age, and what makes some of us live longer than others? For decades, researchers have been trying to answer these questions by elucidating the molecular causes of aging.
Medical research Jul 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Drugs are first to topically deliver gene therapy via commercial moisturizers for skin disease treatment
"Getting under your skin" takes on a brave new meaning thanks to Northwestern University research that could transform gene regulation.
Medical research Jul 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Prions, the causal agents of Mad Cow and other diseases, are very unique infectious particles. They are proteins in which the complex molecular three-dimensional folding process just went astray. For reasons not yet understood, ...
Cancer Jun 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Study offers comprehensive look at chemical, genetic changes that occur as inflammation progresses to cancer
One of the biggest risk factors for liver, colon or stomach cancer is chronic inflammation of those organs, often caused by viral or bacterial infections. A new study from MIT offers the most comprehensive look yet at how ...
Inflammatory disorders Jun 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Cancer researchers have known for well over a century that different tumor types spread only to specific, preferred organs. But no one has been able to determine the mechanisms of organ specific metastasis, the so-called ...
Cancer May 29, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Cancer is usually attributed to faulty genes, but growing evidence from the field of cancer epigenetics indicates a key role for the gene "silencing" proteins that stably turn genes off inside the cell nucleus. ...
Cancer Mar 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, reported that it can use next-generation sequencing to analyze DNA as low as 200 ng from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples. This advancement enables researchers ...
Genetics Mar 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
High-throughput DNA sequencing technologies are leading to a revolution in how clinicians diagnose and treat cancer. The molecular profiles of individual tumors are beginning to be used in the design of chemotherapeutic ...
Cancer Feb 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A new way to fight inflammation uses molecules called polymers to mop up the debris of damaged cells before the immune system becomes abnormally active, researchers at Duke University Medical Center report.
Inflammatory disorders Aug 15, 2011 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered a long-sought cellular factor that works to inhibit HIV infection of myeloid cells, a subset of white blood cells that display antigens and ...
HIV & AIDS Jun 29, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Double-stranded (ds) RNA viruses are a diverse group of viruses that include rotaviruses, a common cause of gastroenteritis. The ability of the immune system to detect and destroy viruses is critical for human health and ...
Medical research Jun 23, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Northwestern University chemists have synthesized a new form of DNA, one that can begin to be used to create new gene regulation therapies, for the prevention or treatment of diseases such as cancer.
Cancer Jun 03, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |