Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study reveals immune-system paralysis in severe COVID-19 cases

A Stanford study shows that in severely ill COVID-19 patients, "first-responder" immune cells, which should react immediately to signs of viruses or bacteria in the body, instead respond sluggishly.

Cardiology

Controlling ceramides could help treat heart disease

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) researchers have discovered that accumulation of a type of lipid (fat), known as ceramides, plays a crucial role in lipotoxic cardiomyopathy (LCM)—a heart condition ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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