Genetics

Study targets gene associated with Alzheimer's disease

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are on the track of a gene that might play a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. The research team is studying a gene called BIN1, which was first linked ...

Medical research

Arteries respond in opposite ways for males and females

A protein known to expand blood vessels—key to controlling conditions like high blood pressure—actually has different functions in males and females, new UC Davis Health research shows.

Medical research

Scientists unveil how general anesthesia works

Hailed as one of the most important medical advances, the discovery of general anesthetics—compounds that induce unconsciousness, prevent control of movement and block pain—helped transform dangerous and traumatic operations ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New clues to the link between ALS and type 2 diabetes

Patients with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) often suffer from type 2 diabetes. This phenomenon has long remained mechanistically enigmatic. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a molecular ...

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