Genetics

Open data on malaria genomes will help combat drug resistance

Genome variation data on more than 7,000 malaria parasites from 28 endemic countries is released today in Wellcome Open Research. It has been produced by MalariaGEN, a data-sharing network of groups around the world who are ...

Cardiology

Give the heart a ketone? It may be beneficial

There is growing evidence that ketone bodies may be beneficial to heart disease patients regardless of the method of delivery used to increase ketone delivery to the heart. A Journal of the American College of Cardiology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New therapeutic target for Huntington's treatment

Huntington's disease is caused by a mutation in the Huntingtin gene (HTT), which appears in adults and features motor, cognitive and psychiatric alterations. The origin of this disease has been associated with the anomalous ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

TB study reveals potential targets to treat and control infection

Researchers at the Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) at Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) may have found a new pathway to treat and control tuberculosis (TB), the disease caused by Mycobacterium ...

Vaccination

ACIP issues 2021 immunization schedule for adults

(HealthDay)—The recommended immunization schedule for adults has been updated for 2021, according to a report published online Feb. 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine and in the Feb. 12 issue of the U.S. Centers for ...

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Disease

A disease or medical problem is an abnormal condition of an organism that impairs bodily functions, associated with specific symptoms and signs. It may be caused by external factors, such as invading organisms, or it may be caused by internal dysfunctions, such as autoimmune diseases.

In human beings, "disease" is often used more broadly to refer to any condition that causes extreme pain, dysfunction, distress, social problems, and/or death to the person afflicted, or similar problems for those in contact with the person. In this broader sense, it sometimes includes injuries, disabilities, disorders, syndromes, infections, isolated symptoms, deviant behaviors, and atypical variations of structure and function, while in other contexts and for other purposes these may be considered distinguishable categories.

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