Oncology & Cancer

New brain cancer drug targets revealed

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and The Cleveland Clinic designed a way to screen brain tumor cells and identify potential drug targets missed by other methods. The team successfully used ...

Medical research

Do BAT receptors hold the key to treating obesity and diabetes?

According to research published online in The FASEB Journal, scientists have discovered a way to increase the amount of metabolism-boosting brown adipose tissue (BAT) ("good" fat) by employing two receptors on BAT cells as ...

Cardiology

Two new studies explore the science of cardiovascular diseases

Professor of cardiology Martin A. Schwartz led two recently published studies that advance knowledge of the underlying biology of cardiovascular diseases, which are among the most common causes of chronic illness and death ...

Genetics

Unravelling the genetic mystery behind mitochondrial disease

Researchers from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute in Melbourne have identified two new genes linked to a major cause of mitochondrial disease. Their research opens the way for better genetic diagnosis of the disease ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Unravelling the biology of parkinsonism

Scientists have taken another step towards understanding the causes of parkinsonism by identifying what's happening at a cellular level to potentially help develop future treatments.

Genetics

Broken gene may help protect against ulcerative colitis

We often think of the body as a machine, with every part—right down to each single gene—working with optimal efficiency to keep us healthy and disease-free. Take a single bolt out of that machine and something could go ...

Immunology

Potential therapeutic targets identified for multiple sclerosis

Treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and other inflammatory diseases may benefit by new findings from a study that identified potential therapeutic targets for a devastating disease striking some 2.3 million people worldwide.

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