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Genetics

Mapping the heart to prevent damage caused by a heart attack

Scientists at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Australia have produced a first of its kind integrated map of heart cells which unlocks the process of cardiac fibrosis—a major cause of heart failure.

Medical research

Study reveals evolution of human cold and menthol sensing protein, offers hope for future non-addictive pain therapies

Chronic pain affects millions worldwide, and current treatments often rely on opioids, which carry risks of addiction and overdose. Non-addictive alternatives could revolutionize pain management, and new research targeting ...

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Genetics

Study uncovers hidden DNA mechanisms of rare genetic diseases

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) and collaborating institutions have made a discovery that could significantly advance our understanding of genomic disorders. Their latest study, published in ...

Medications

Popular diabetes drugs may reduce the risk of dementia

People with type 2 diabetes who are treated with GLP-1 agonists have a decreased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal eClinicalMedicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lab-grown muscles reveal mysteries of rare muscle diseases

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a new technique to better understand and test treatments for a group of extremely rare muscle disorders called dysferlinopathy or limb girdle muscular dystrophies 2B ...

Genetics

Study sheds light on the immune system's evolution

An article published by Technion researchers in Nature presents new insights about the evolution of the immune system. The team's findings highlight the modularity and flexibility of the evolution of immunity.

Neuroscience

Scans show brain's estrogen activity changes during menopause

The transition to menopause is marked by a progressively higher density of estrogen receptors (ER) on brain cells, a measure that remains elevated in women up to their mid-sixties, according to a new brain imaging study led ...