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(Medical Xpress)—A little more than a year after the FDA approved Kalydeco (Vx-770), the first drug of its kind to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, University of Missouri researchers believe ...
Medical research Mar 21, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
New research findings may help scientists design drugs to treat a virus infection that causes potentially fatal brain swelling and paralysis in children.
Medical research Mar 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Microbes from the human mouth are telling Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists something about periodontitis and more after they cracked the genetic code of bacteria linked to the condition.
Medical research Mar 18, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Some diseases are caused by single gene mutations. Current techniques for identifying the disease-causing gene in a patient produce hundreds of potential gene candidates, making it difficult for scientists to pinpoint the ...
Genetics Mar 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Newly identified mutations in a gene that makes cells immortal appear to play a pivotal role in three of the most common types of brain tumors, as well as cancers of the liver, tongue and urinary tract, according to research ...
Cancer Mar 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A seemingly obscure gene in the female fruit fly that is only active in cells that will become eggs has led researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research to the discovery of a atypical protein ...
Cancer Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
New research from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) reveals that B cells regulate obesity-associated inflammation and type 2 diabetes through two specific mechanisms. The study, published in the Proceedings of th ...
Inflammatory disorders Mar 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Designing interlocking building blocks to create complex tissues: More precise design of tissue architecture
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a new "plug-and-play" method to assemble complex cell microenvironments that is a scalable, highly precise way to fabricate tissues with ...
Medical research Mar 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Sleeping just five hours a night over a workweek and having unlimited access to food caused participants in a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder to gain nearly two pounds of weight.
Health Mar 11, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A genetic mutation that alters the kinetics of an ion channel in red blood cells has been identified as the cause behind a hereditary anemia, according to a paper published this month in the Proceedings of the National Ac ...
Medical research Mar 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at UCLA have discovered a new genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease by screening people's DNA and then using an advanced type of scan to visualize their brains' connections.
Neuroscience Mar 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Michigan have found a new potential benefit of a molecule in green tea: preventing the misfolding of specific proteins in the brain.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (10) | 2 |
The microbiology team of David Berry, Alexander Loy and Michael Wagner from the Faculty of Life Sciences, in collaboration with scientists at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (University of Vienna and the Medical ...
Medical research Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish may have diverse health-promoting effects, potentially protecting the immune, nervous, and cardiovascular systems.
Health Mar 05, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
New type of pluripotent cell discovered in adult breast tissue: Human body carries personalized 'patch kit'
(Medical Xpress)—UC San Francisco researchers have found that certain rare cells extracted from adult breast tissue can be instructed to become different types of cells – a discovery that could have important ...
Medical research Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |