Medical research

Fecal transplant throws new light on inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease is accompanied by a number of changes in the intestines, such as a change in epithelial permeability, a change in the composition of the microorganisms, and altered levels of antimicrobial substances ...

Oncology & Cancer

Finding new tools for leukemia treatment

A new study published now in Nature Communications, led by João T. Barata from Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM, Portugal), and J. Andrés Yunes from Centro Infantil Boldrini (Brazil), shows that changes ...

Oncology & Cancer

Unmasking poor prognosis bowel cancer

Researchers at SAHMRI and the University of Adelaide have pinpointed a tumor support signal that works to suppress the immune system. Blocking this signal may prove pivotal in stopping bowel cancer.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Grape seed extract found to extend lifespan of old mice

A team of researchers affiliated with a host of institutions in China and the U.S. has found that injecting procyanidin C1 (PCC1), a chemical found in grape seed extract, into older mice extended their lifespan. In their ...

Cardiology

Restoring heart elasticity in a heart failure model

Patients with heart failure often have shortness of breath and become fatigued quickly. They frequently suffer from water retention, heart palpitations, and dizziness. The condition can be triggered by a combination of elevated ...

Neuroscience

Disrupted circadian regulation of cognition in Alzheimer's disease

Circadian dysfunction linked to Alzheimer's disease is known to disrupt sleep and daily activity patterns. New research in a mouse model of the disease suggests beta-amyloid buildup in the brain, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's ...

Medical research

Reversing new-onset type 1 diabetes with pyramid-like DNA

Usually diagnosed in children, teens and young adults, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks and destroys insulin-secreting β-cells in the pancreas. As a result, people with type 1 diabetes ...

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