Obstetrics & gynaecology

Kids' metabolic health can be improved with exercise during pregnancy

A mechanism has been identified that explains how physical exercise in pregnancy confers metabolic health benefits in offspring. According to researchers, the key lies with a protein called SOD3, vitamin D and adequate exercise, ...

Oncology & Cancer

New computational models to understand colon cancer

Although the development of secondary cancerous growths, called metastasis, is the primary cause of death in most cancers, the cellular changes that drive it are poorly understood. In a new study, published in Genome Biology, ...

Genetics

Study links genes with function across the human brain

Many psychiatric disorders have genetic causes, but the exact mechanism of how genes influence higher brain function remains a mystery. A new study provides a map linking the genetic signature of functions across the human ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study of NCOA3 yields novel findings of melanoma progression

For the first time, activation of nuclear receptor coactivator 3 (NCOA3) has been shown to promote the development of melanoma through regulation of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) sensitivity, cell cycle progression and circumvention ...

HIV & AIDS

Researchers hunt for drugs that keep HIV latent

When the human immunodeficiency virus infects cells, it can either exploit the cells to start making more copies of itself or remain dormant—a phenomenon called latency. Keeping these reservoirs latent is a challenge. A ...

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