Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Benefits of exercise may vary greatly in primary mitochondrial disease

Mitochondria serve as the main source of energy production in our cells, and endurance exercise is generally known to improve the function of mitochondria. However, the benefits of exercise in patients with primary mitochondrial ...

Cardiology

Lowering the cost of heart cell therapies

Suffering from the number one cause of death, patients with heart disease are in desperate need of new therapies. However, these new therapies rely on research using heart cells, which are not easy to access. In response, ...

HIV & AIDS

Diabetes drug may be a new weapon against HIV

A team led by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine discovered an important vulnerability of the AIDS-causing retrovirus HIV, and has shown in preclinical experiments that a widely used diabetes drug, metformin, seems ...

Oncology & Cancer

Feeding off fusion or the immortalization of tumor cells

Worldwide, cancer is the second leading cause of death—in 2018 alone, it claimed approximately 9.6 million lives, or one in six deaths. The development of cancer is incredibly complex and is controlled by an interplay of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Major breakthrough in the treatment of leukemia

A molecular process involved in the action of anti-leukemia drugs has been discovered at Université de Montréal's Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC). While calling into question a central tenet of oncology, ...

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