Genetics

Putting autoimmune disease genetic links to the test

Studies of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases have identified hundreds of genetic regions thought to be associated with these conditions. At the same time, studies of expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) have revealed ...

Oncology & Cancer

Fir extract could have anti-cancer and anti-aging properties

Scientists from the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology and MIPT have studied the effects of Siberian fir terpenoids on senescent and human cancer cell lines at the genetic level. Research into terpenoids, including ...

Medical research

Medication improves obesity-associated gene expression in mice

Obesity often leads to insulin resistance, a hallmark of type 2 diabetes. The anti-diabetic drug rosiglitazone counters insulin resistance in diabetic patients by targeting PPARγ, a nuclear receptor that senses hormones ...

Neuroscience

Growth factor in brain tied to slower mental decline

Older people with higher amounts of a key protein in their brains also had slower decline in their memory and thinking abilities than people with lower amounts of protein from the gene called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, ...

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