Cancer

Semaphorin linked to lung cancer treatment resistance

Lung cancer remains a major cause of mortality across the globe, although we are gaining a deeper understanding of the genetic background behind this disease, including the mutations that promote it. Mutation in the gene ...

Genetics

Perspectives on gene editing

Medicine is at a turning point, on the cusp of major change as disruptive technologies such as gene, RNA, and cell therapies enable scientists to approach diseases in new ways. The swiftness of this change is being driven ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lung neuropeptide exacerbates lethal influenza virus infection

Severe influenza virus infection is characterized by a strong inflammatory response and profuse viral replication in lungs. These viruses, such as the notorious avian flu, have a high rate of death and to date there are no ...

Health

Sex differences in 'body clock' may benefit women's heart health

Research suggests that a gene that governs the body's biological (circadian) clock acts differently in males versus females and may protect females from heart disease. The study is the first to analyze circadian blood pressure ...

Immunology

Fighting another virus? Blame your parents

Genetics may play a bigger role in the body's disease-fighting ability than scientists previously thought, according to the results from a new study of twins in Queensland, Australia.

Immunology

Scientists develop new mouse model of Hirschsprung's disease

About one in every 5,000 babies is born without enteric neurons in the distal colon resulting in Hirschsprung's disease. Because of the missing neurons, contents of the gut cannot pass normally, resulting in constipation ...

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