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Crohn’s disease

Protein Regulates Vitamin a Metabolic Pathways, Prevents Inflammation

A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered how uncontrolled vitamin A metabolism in the gut can cause...
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Lupus Link to Stimulatory Proteins

Autoimmune diseases such as lupus — in which the body attacks its own cells and tissues — are on the rise, according to A*STAR’s...
antibiotics

How Robots Could Solve the Antibiotics Production Crisis

“A WHO report in February listed a worrying number of pathogens that threaten our health because there are fewer and fewer drugs that can...
three-eyed beetle

Indiana University Biologists Create Beetle with Functional Extra Eye

On "Game of Thrones," a three-eyed raven holds the secrets of the past, present and future in a vast fantasy kingdom. But for real-world...
cancer

Cellular Clean-Up Can Also Sweep Away Forms of Cancer

Two new research papers reinforce the benefits of a novel therapy that hijacks the cell’s own protein degradation machinery to destroy cancer cells, Yale...
wounds

Our Body Clocks Cause Wounds Sustained at Night to Heal More...

A new study has discovered how our body clocks cause wounds, such as cuts and burns, to heal approximately 60% faster if the injury...
stem cells

Rice U. Undergrad Co-authors Study of How Fats Affect Stem Cells

You really are what you eat … especially when it comes to fats, according to a study this week in the journal Science Advances...
african mammals

Dozens of New Wildlife Corridors Identified for African Mammals

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have identified 52 potential wildlife corridors linking protected areas across Tanzania. Using a cost-effective combination of interviews...
Type 1 diabetes

Diabetes Researchers Believe the Future Is Bright

Diabetes is one of the world’s most widespread diseases. However, it is unclear exactly how many people are affected. Sweden’s National Diabetes Register comprises...
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Putting some Skin in the Microfluidics Game

When smokers slap on a nicotine patch, they rely on the controlled transfer of drugs through the skin to help them break their addiction....
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Cell Structure Linked to Smooth, Small Brains

The mechanism linking cortical developmental disorders with a gene related to key structural components of cells known as microtubules has been uncovered by A*STAR...
viruses

Combatting Viruses: Code Breakers Turn Code Writers

Researchers who successfully cracked a code that governs infections by a major group of viruses have gone a step further, creating their own artificial...
cancer

“Bubbles” Boost Search for Treatment to Aid Head and Neck Cancer...

A scientific team at the University of Rochester is using innovative technology to discover preventative treatments for salivary gland radiation damage typical for head...
Tropical rainforests

Logged Tropical Rainforests Still Support Biodiversity Even When the Heat Is...

Tropical rainforests continue to buffer wildlife from extreme temperatures even after logging, a new study involving the University of York has revealed. Scientists had previously...
brain switch

Brain Takes Seconds to Switch Modes During Tasks

The brain rapidly switches between operational modes in response to tasks and what is replayed can predict how well a task will be completed,...
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New Hope for Eczema Sufferers

Everyone who has ever had to endure eczema knows just how irritating the symptoms are. Now A*STAR researchers have pinpointed a genetic predisposition to...
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Fishing for a Disease Gene

An immobile mutant zebrafish first described by scientists more than 20 years ago turns out to have defects in the same gene as people...
immune system

Fast and Adaptable

Dendritic cells regulate the immune system, attack viruses and bacteria and prevent unwanted and harmful immune system reactions. There are many different sub-species of...
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Mutation Discovered for Joint Disorder

The discovery of a rare genetic mutation associated with a devastating developmental disorder called arthrogryposis multiplex congenita could also provide researchers with a new...
Anti-cancer Drugs

Researchers Find Novel Mechanism of Resistance to Anti-cancer Drugs

The targeted anti-cancer therapies cetuximab and panitumumab are mainstays of treatment for advanced colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the...