Immunology

In colitis patients, skin conditions may originate in the gut

A new study by UC San Francisco researchers reveals how gut inflammation can disrupt not only the digestive system, but also the skin. It's a tale in which the main players are specialized immune cells and the bacterial communities—called ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

New approach enhances muscle recovery in aged mice

Scientists have developed a promising new method to combat the age-related losses in muscle mass that often accompany immobility after injury or illness. Their technique, demonstrated in mice, arrests the process by which ...

Medical research

Reversing new-onset type 1 diabetes with pyramid-like DNA

Usually diagnosed in children, teens and young adults, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks and destroys insulin-secreting β-cells in the pancreas. As a result, people with type 1 diabetes ...

Genetics

SUV39H2: A direct genetic link to autism spectrum disorders

New research from the RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) in Japan shows that a deficit in histone methylation could lead to the development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A human variant of the SUV39H2 gene led researchers ...

Medical research

Lumpy proteins stiffen blood vessels of the brain

Deposits of a protein called 'Medin,' which manifest in virtually all older adults, reduce the elasticity of blood vessels during aging and hence may be a risk factor for vascular dementia. Experts from the German Center ...

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