Medical research

Scientists find new clues about how the body stores fat

Fat, biologically speaking, is not a bad thing. Fatty acids—the molecular building blocks for body fat—are crucial to the formation of cell walls and for storing energy in the form of glycerolipids. Now, Rockefeller scientists ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Toward a blood test for early-stage liver disease

One in four people in Western and Asian societies develop a build-up of fat in the liver as a result of an unhealthy diet. This disease – referred to as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – causes no symptoms initially ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When sequencing fails to pinpoint a rare disease

Routine sequencing has given unprecedented insight into the genetics of rare diseases, but genomics fails to diagnose up to half of patients who are tested. That's the problem German scientists tackled in a recent study in ...

Medical research

Scientists present an effective drug toxicity prediction method

Researchers from Skoltech (Maxim Fedorov's group, CDISE) and the German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU; Igor Tetko's group) have developed an enhanced drug candidate toxicity prediction ...

Health

Infertility can be caused by microelements disbalance

RUDN scientists report that the imbalance of vital and toxic microelements in a woman's body may cause infertility and be passed to the fetus during pregnancy. The correction of a woman's microelemental status before pregnancy ...

Medical research

Blocking toxic-protein production in ALS

Patients with ALS frequently have a string of repeated DNA code in the cells of their brain, carrying hundreds to thousands of copies within the gene C9orf72. New research looks at what triggers these repeated sequences to ...

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