Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New factor in the development of psoriasis discovered

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin condition. The underlying genetic factors have not yet been sufficiently researched. The skin inflammation is usually triggered by external factors such as infections or stress. A research ...

Oncology & Cancer

Detonating fuse for breast cancer discovered

Breast cancer is the most common type of tumor found in women. Each year in Germany alone, 69,000 new cases are diagnosed. Around 80 percent of tumors originate in the luminal cells, the milk-producing cells of the mammary ...

Oncology & Cancer

The Achilles' heel of cancer stem cells

Since colonoscopies were introduced in Germany for early cancer detection, the number of diagnoses of advanced cancer every year has decreased, as precancerous lesions can now be detected and immediately removed as part of ...

Genetics

Study reveals new insights into facial birth defects

Mount Sinai researchers have revealed new insights into how the body regulates craniofacial development in newborns, which can sometimes lead to birth defects such as cleft lip or palate.

Psychology & Psychiatry

STAT3 identified as important factor in emotional reactivity

Numerous scientific studies indicate that inflammatory processes play a key role in the development of psychiatric disorders. One of the areas of particular interest is the interleukin 6/STAT3 signal transduction pathway, ...

Medical research

Amniotic fluid may yield new, better treatment for ischemic stroke

A study released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine points the way to a possible new avenue of treatment for ischemic stroke. The study, led by Annamaria Cimini, Ph.D., of the University of L'Aquila, and Liborio Stuppia, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Why Hodgkin's lymphoma cells grow uncontrollably

Although classical Hodgkin's lymphoma is generally easily treatable today, many aspects of the disease still remain a mystery. A team at the Max Delbrück Center led by Professor Claus Scheidereit has now identified an important ...

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