Immunology

Scientists reveal how vitamin A enters immune cells in the gut

Immunologists and geneticists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered how vitamin A enters immune cells in the intestines—findings that could offer insight to treat digestive diseases and perhaps help improve ...

Medical research

Existing leukemia treatment could hold promise for Bile duct cancer

Bile duct cancer is a rare but aggressive form of cancer, affecting just over 2,000 people in the UK every year. However, incidences of bile cancer are steadily increasing every year—with some estimating it could one day ...

Medical research

Blood discoveries advance effort to grow organs, battle cancer

Pioneering research into how our bodies manufacture the cells that make blood has moved us closer to regrowing tissues and organs. The findings also may let doctors grow cells for transplantation into people to battle cancer, ...

Medical research

Fighting cardiovascular disease with acne drug

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a leading cause of heart failure, affecting 1 in 250 people. The disease is characterized by an increase in size of the left ventricle of the heart. The stretched heart muscle is then unable ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Protecting the kidneys from failing

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a common cause of steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome, a type of kidney disease that is accompanied by massive urinary protein loss and that may progress to end-stage renal disease. ...

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