Medical research

Smaller eggs enhance IVF outcomes for male infertility in mice

A new approach for assisting reproduction in mice when sperm production is faulty has been demonstrated by researchers at RIKEN. It could eventually help human couples who are struggling to conceive by traditional in vitro ...

Neuroscience

Brain's support cells may hold key to new Huntington's treatments

Huntington's disease—a hereditary and fatal genetic disorder—has long been considered a neuronal disease due to the permanent loss of medium spiny motor neurons, the death of which over time is responsible for the clinical ...

Genetics

Genetic test can diagnose certain immune system disorders

Primary immunodeficiency disorders (PID) can result in chronic and sometimes life-threatening infections. More than 450 PIDs have been described, but timely and accurate diagnoses remain a challenge. In a new study in The ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

E. coli bacteria found to exploit Crohn's disease inflammation

A multi-year study of the role of E. coli gut bacteria in Crohn's disease finds that intestinal inflammation liberates chemicals that nourish the bacteria's growth and promotes its ability to cause inflammation.

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