Cardiology

Study finds two protein pathways downregulated in postnatal heart

In work published today in Stem Cell Reports, researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School discovered two signaling pathways that are downregulated in human hearts after birth. These pathways, mitogen-activated ...

Oncology & Cancer

Stopping moles from turning into the deadliest type of skin cancer

In a small patch of skin no bigger than an inch, there are millions of cells all performing duties, like protecting us from bacteria and sensing temperature. A portion of them are melanocytes, a type of cell dedicated to ...

Cardiology

How does stroke impact your vision?

The visual pathway is very long and goes from the eyes to the occipital lobe, which is the region in the cerebral hemisphere that processes vision. Since the visual pathway goes through the cerebral hemisphere on each side, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A new target identified to combat a dangerous Melioidosis infection

Researchers at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology—Hans Knöll Institute (Leibniz-HKI) in Jena, Germany have identified an enzyme that is a promising new therapeutic target to combat ...

Oncology & Cancer

Leukemia vulnerability discovered causing drug sensitivity

All human tumors originating from various tissues share a series of properties that define them, including the ability to prevent cell death. Instead, healthy organs induce programmed cell death or apoptosis to balance their ...

Medical research

Intervening to stop bone loss

Bone remodeling in the body involves a balancing act between osteoblasts, cells that build bone, and osteoclasts, cells that break it down. Diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, and periodontitis involve bone loss, and ...

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