Diabetes

Tiny change has big effects, reverses prediabetes in mice

A small chemical change—shifting the position of two hydrogen atoms—makes the difference between mice that are healthy and mice with insulin resistance and fatty liver, major risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. ...

Medical research

In human cells and mice, a cure for the common cold, study reports

Temporarily disabling a single protein inside our cells might be able to protect us from the common cold and other viral diseases, according to a study led by researchers at Stanford University and University of California-San ...

Medical research

Research reveals potential treatments for deadly tropical disease

Melioidosis is a tropical disease that claims an estimated 90,000 lives worldwide each year. There is no vaccine, and current treatments are hampered by the ability of the bacterium that causes the disease to resist even ...

Ophthalmology

Scientists find cause of debilitating eye disease

Scientists at the Lowy Medical Research Institute (LMRI) have discovered one cause of a progressive, debilitating eye disease called macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel). The work, using genetic, clinical and biochemical ...

Medical research

CAR T-cell therapy may be harnessed to treat heart disease

CAR T-cell therapy, a rapidly emerging form of immunotherapy using patients' own cells to treat certain types of cancers, may be a viable treatment option for another life-threatening condition: heart disease. In a first-of-its-kind ...

Medical research

Two therapies cure rare genetic disease in mice

Most babies who are born with arginase deficiency—a rare genetic disease that leads to the accumulation of the amino acid arginine in the blood—don't have symptoms at first. By the time they're toddlers, however, their ...

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