Cardiology

Anti-aging gene shown to rewind heart age by ten years

An anti-aging gene discovered in a population of centenarians has been shown to rewind the heart's biological age by 10 years. The breakthrough, published in Cardiovascular Research and led by scientists at the University ...

Medical research

Microparticles could help prevent vitamin A deficiency

Vitamin A deficiency is the world's leading cause of blindness, and in severe cases, it can be fatal. About one-third of the global population of preschool-aged children suffer from this vitamin deficiency, which is most ...

Medical research

A chip to replace animal testing

New drugs made from nanoparticles that can easily penetrate any interface within our bodies are a great hope in medicine. For such hopefuls to reach the market, their safety must be ensured. In this context, it must also ...

Oncology & Cancer

Indirectly influencing cancer's out-of-control cell replication

As differently as cancers or autoimmune diseases (such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis) affect people, they all have one characteristic in common: they are accompanied by increased cell proliferation. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Ceritinib offers a promising target for cancer immunotherapy

Many tumor cells mist themselves with a protective perfume that disables the immune system. But a drug already approved for other purposes can apparently render this weapon harmless. This is shown in a study by the University ...

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