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central nervous system

Study Points to New Method to Deliver Drugs to the Brain

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have discovered a potentially new approach to deliver therapeutics more effectively to the brain. The research...
Crohn’s Disease

Genomic Study Finds a New Role for Micrornas as Predictors of...

Crohn’s disease is a lifelong condition characterized by a fluctuating course of gastro-intestinal inflammation with repeated flares and remissions. Any part of the alimentary...
Familial Leukemia

Genetic Study of Familial Leukemia Solves 30-Year Medical Mystery

A decades-old medical mystery has been solved by researchers at UC San Francisco and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee, who have discovered...
eczema

Bacteria Therapy for Eczema Shows Promise

Topical treatment with live Roseomonas mucosa — a bacterium naturally present on the skin — was safe for adults and children with atopic dermatitis (eczema) and...
gut microbiome

The Bugs in Your Gut Could Make You Weak in the...

Bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, could be the culprit behind arthritis and joint pain that plagues people who are obese,...
insulin

Insulin Signaling Molecule in Liver Controls Levels of Triglyceride in Blood

A new animal study shows how insulin controls the movement and storage of fat molecules in the liver and how a breakdown in this...
anemia

New Gene Mutation Associated with Fanconi Anemia

Fanconi anemia is a rare genetic disease characterized by bone marrow failure heralded by low platelet counts and unusually large red blood cells. Mutations...
brain

Fructose Is Generated in the Human Brain

Fructose, a form of sugar linked to obesity and diabetes, is converted in the human brain from glucose, according to a new Yale study....
cardiac disease

Can a Cancer Drug Treat a Rare Cardiac Disease?

About 1 in 2,500 babies born in the United States each year have Noonan syndrome (NS), a genetic disorder that results in severe heart...
hair loss

Hope for Patients with Hair Loss: Arthritis Drug Spurs Regrowth

Researchers at Yale and Stanford have provided the most conclusive evidence to date that a rheumatoid arthritis drug can also be used to grow...