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lipids

Meinig Investigator Sees Lipids as Path to Curing Disease

The key to curing multiple sclerosis may well lie in the mysterious signaling of lipids, a major component of cells. Lipids, which are essentially fat...
lupus autoimmune disease

How Viral Infection Could Cause an Autoimmune Disease

Viral infections may be involved in the pathogenesis of the lupus autoimmune disease. This was recently discovered by FAU researchers. Their research shows that...
heart disease

Star Role for ‘Wars2’ Gene in Heart Disease Risk

These latest findings, from Imperial College London researchers, are the first to show that Wars2 has a star role in driving the growth of...
epigenetics

Missing Link in Epigenetics Could Explain Conundrum of Disease Inheritance

The study, published in Science by researchers at University of Cambridge, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and King’s College London, shows that the...
amyloid

Promising New Methods for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

New methods to examine the brain and spinal fluid heighten the chance of early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Results from a large European study,...
chronic inflammatory disease

Research Brings New Understanding of Chronic Inflammatory Disease

Research from life scientists at The University of Manchester has shone new light on the way cells tune in to different inflammatory signals to...
Cerebrovascular Disease

Cerebrovascular Disease Linked to Alzheimer’s

While strokes are known to increase risk for dementia, much less is known about diseases of large and small blood vessels in the brain,...
Disease Pathogens

Rapid Test Identifies Disease Pathogens

At present, bacteria, fungi or viruses can generally only be detected with certainty by way of elaborate laboratory tests or animal experiments. The food...
Alzheimer’s Disease

Shape-Changing Enzyme Suggests How Small Doses of Anti-HIV Drug Might Treat...

For a promising pathway to treating Alzheimer’s patients, “aim here.” That’s what National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST) researchers advised collaborators hunting for...
omega-3 fatty acids, pluripotent

Consumption of Omega-3s Linked to Lower Risk of Fatal Heart Disease

Blood levels of seafood and plant-based omega-3 fatty acids are associated with a lower risk of dying from heart attacks, according to a new...
polycystic kidney disease

IU Study: Virtual Tissue Technology Reveals New Drug Target in Polycystic...

Using virtual tissue technology, researchers at Indiana University have identified a potential new drug target in the fight against polycystic kidney disease, an illness...
Parkinson’s disease

Researchers Open New Path of Discovery in Parkinson’s Disease

A team of scientists led by Dr. Michel Desjardins from the University of Montreal and Dr. Heidi McBride from the Montreal Neurological Institute and...
Alzheimer’s Disease

Development of a Technology for Intracellular Visualization of the Protein that...

Points Molecular dynamics of amyloid β (Aβ) protein, one of the causative factors of Alzheimer’s disease, is visualized in vivo. By devising the linker...
Cell Therapy

Gamma-Ray Irradiation Improves Safety of Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Replacing dopamine-producing cells in the brain represents a promising therapeutic approach in Parkinson's disease, and a new study shows how post-transplantation gamma-ray irradiation can...
Disease

Predicting Contagiousness to Limit the Spread of Disease 

New program aims to identify prognostic biomarkers that indicate contagiousness following infection but before symptoms appear
Chronic Lung Disease

P73 Gene Could be Key to Treating Chronic Lung Disease

A team led by Professor Ute M. Moll, MD, and research scientist Alice Nemajerova, PhD,  from the Department of Pathology at Stony Brook University...
Huntington’s Disease

Swapping Sick for Healthy Brain Cells Slows Huntington’s Disease

Researchers have successfully reduced the symptoms and slowed the progression of Huntington’s disease in mice using healthy human brain cells.  The findings, which were...
Antibiotic Resistance

When miracle drugs stop working

Penicillin was hailed as a “miracle drug” when it went into widespread use in the early 1940s, and with good reason. Before then, even...
vaccines

New targets for vaccines identified on the surface of the malaria...

Dozens of potential new protein targets for malaria vaccines have been identified and characterized on the surface of the transmitted sporozoite stage of the...
Chronic Kidney Disease

Simple Public Health Intervention May Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease

A simple and inexpensive public health intervention helped prevent many cases of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Pakistan. The intervention, described in a study in the Clinical...