News tagged with protective mechanism
A protein known to be a key player in the development of Parkinson's disease is able to enter and harm cells in the same way that viruses do, according to a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Apr 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Researchers have discovered an immune system 'kill switch' that destroys blood stem cells when the body is under severe stress, such as that induced by chemotherapy and systemic infections.
Immunology Dec 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have discovered how a common diarrhea-causing bacterium sends the body's natural defenses into overdrive, actually intensifying illness while fighting infection.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Injured patients were less likely to die in the hospital if they had alcohol in their blood, according to a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health—and the more alcohol, the more likely ...
Health Nov 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
Scientists in Australia are studying the mechanisms of spinal cord repair in zebrafish, which unlike humans and other mammals can regenerate their spinal cord following injury. Their findings suggest a family of molecules ...
Genetics Jul 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
An ancient heart drug that's inspired the work of herbalists and poets for centuries may treat a condition that plagues millions of overstressed and overweight Americans today.
Medications Jun 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Neuroscientists have identified a natural protection mechanism in some of the brain's nerve cells during the onset of stroke. The findings, published today in the Journal of Neuroscience, could be used to develop treatments to pro ...
Neuroscience Aug 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers have discovered that obese adults undergoing surgery are less frequently developing respiratory insufficiency (RI) and adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and that when they do, they are less likely to ...
Health Jul 11, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists have shown a molecular chaperone is working like a waste management company to collect and detoxify high levels of toxic amyloid beta peptide found in Alzheimer's disease.
Medical research Jun 20, 2011 | not rated yet | 0