Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New test is first in US to help detect new STD threat

It is hard to get much of a reputation if nobody knows you're around, and that has definitely been the case for mycoplasma genitalium, the tiny bacteria estimated to be more prevalent than the bug that causes gonorrhea but ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Research suggests path to vaccine or drug for late-onset Alzheimer's

UT Southwestern researchers have succeeded in neutralizing what they believe is a primary factor in late-onset Alzheimer's disease, opening the door to development of a drug that could be administered before age 40, and taken ...

Genetics

Researchers develop a molecular taxonomy for hair disorders

Two decades ago, oncologists realized that molecular biologists could see medically important differences between tumors that looked identical to pathologists. Molecular biologists could read information in the genome to ...

Immunology

The innate immune system condemns weak cells to their death

In cell competition the strong eliminate the weak, thereby ensuring optimal tissue fitness. Molecular biologists at the University of Zurich and Columbia University have now demonstrated that the innate immune system plays ...

Oncology & Cancer

Dog's epigenome gives clues to human cancer

The bond between humans and dogs is strong and ancient. From being the protector of the first herds in a faithful pet, dogs and people share many aspects of life. The relationship between the two species has been studied ...

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