Medical research

New approach to treating osteoarthritis advances

The study results revolve around the long-established idea that machines within animal and human cells turn the sugars, fats, and proteins we eat into energy used by the body's millions of cells. The molecule most used to ...

Oncology & Cancer

A potential new cancer target

The role of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) in cancer progression is still not fully understood due its context-dependent biology.

Health

Using caffeine as a tool to study information processing

Researchers are using caffeine to study how the brain processes information, and a new study shows the effectiveness of this approach. A placebo-controlled study in adults, which uses a simple Go/NoGo task, is published in ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

ADA2 is a specific biomarker for MAS in systemic JIA

According to new research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, adenosine deaminase 2 (ADA2) in the peripheral blood is a sensitive, specific biomarker for macrophage activation syndrome, a potentially life-threatening ...

Medical research

New pharmaceutical target reverses osteoporosis in mice

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have discovered a pharmaceutical target that, when activated, can reverse bone degradation caused by osteoporosis in mouse models of the disease.

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