Oncology & Cancer

New study finds brain tumors can arise from neurons

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers from the US and Japan have shown that an aggressive type of brain tumor can arise from normal cells in the central nervous system such as neurons. The cells revert to an earlier, undifferentiated ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Leprosy's drug resistance and origin revealed by genome analysis

Leprosy is an infectious disease with gruesome symptoms. It damages the skin, peripheral nerves, the upper respiratory tract, and the eyes. Despite being curable with multidrug therapy, leprosy still persists in many developing ...

Genetics

Will unanticipated genetic mutations lead to subsequent disease?

A study published Nov. 9 in the journal Science Translational Medicine is the first to show that mutations in certain cancer and cardiovascular genes put individuals at an increased risk for dominantly inherited, actionable ...

Medical research

Drug combo helps people with common cystic fibrosis

A combination of two drugs has shown promise toward improving the health of people with the most common form of the incurable lung disease known as cystic fibrosis, researchers said Sunday.

Immunology

Bone marrow transplant arrests symptoms in model of Rett syndrome

A paper published online today in Nature describes the results of using bone marrow transplant (BMT) to replace faulty immune system cells in models of Rett Syndrome. The procedure arrested many severe symptoms of the childhood ...

Medical research

Tezacaftor-ivacaftor, ivacaftor alone effective in CF

(HealthDay)—Tezacaftor-ivacaftor or ivacaftor alone is effective for patients with cystic fibrosis who are heterozygous for the Phe508del deletion, and tezacaftor-ivacaftor is effective for patients who are homozygous for ...

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