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.

Oncology & Cancer

Tumors prefer the easy way out

Tumor cells become lethal when they spread. Blocking this process can be a powerful way to stop cancer. Historically, scientists thought that tumor cells migrated by brute force, actively pushing through whatever tissue was ...

Genetics

University of Chicago to establish Genomic Data Commons

The University of Chicago is collaborating with the National Cancer Institute to establish the nation's most comprehensive computational facility that stores and harmonizes cancer genomic data generated through NCI-funded ...

Ophthalmology

Study reveals mechanisms of dry age-related macular degeneration

University of Kentucky researchers led by Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, professor and vice-chair in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky, have made revealing discoveries about the precise ...

Genetics

Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease may share deep roots

(Medical Xpress)—Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) appear to have a lot in common. They share risk factors such as obesity and they often occur together. If they also share the same genetic underpinings, ...

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