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May 22, 2019

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Stroke, Cancer and Heart Disease: Key Acid-Activated Protein Channel

Researchers have discovered a long-sought protein, the proton-activated chloride channel (PAC), that is activated in acidic environments and could protect against the tissue-damaging effects of ... read more
Changes in gene activity in specific brain cells are associated with the severity of autism in children and young adults with the disorder, according to a ... read more

Why Adults at Risk for Huntington's Choose Not to Learn If They Inherited Deadly Gene

As many as 90 percent of individuals who have a parent with Huntington's disease (HD) choose not to take a gene test that reveals if they will also ... read more

First Gene That Increases the Risk of Fainting Identified

Fainting is not solely caused by external factors. Your genes also play a part. Based on data from more than 400,000 individuals they have identified the first gene that predisposes to ... read more
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Potential Breakthrough in Understanding Tumor Dormancy

Scientists may have uncovered a primary method through which cancer cells exist undetected in an organism and received more than $1 million to investigate the potential for novel therapeutics that ... read more

Mining 25 Years of Data Uncovers a New Predictor of Age of Onset for Huntington Disease

Investigators have examined more than 25 years of data to reveal new insights into predicting the age of onset for Huntington ... read more

A cancer drug thought to be of limited use possesses a superpower of sorts: It is able to stop certain cancer cells from repairing their DNA in order to ... read more

Developing egg cells conduct tests to select the healthiest of their energy-making machines to be passed to the next ... read more

Blood Biopsy: New Technique Enables Detailed Genetic Analysis of Cancer Cells

A new way to cleanly separate out cancer cells from a blood sample enables comprehensive genetic profiling of the cancer cells, which could help doctors target tumors and monitor treatments more ... read more

Why Lymphoma Patients May Become Resistant to Specific Therapy

Researchers have discovered a mechanism of drug resistance to Venetoclax®, also known as ABT-199, a BCL-2 targeting drug commonly used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia and acute myeloid ... read more

What Artificial Intelligence Can Teach Us About Proteins

Proteins are vital parts of all living organisms and perform essential tasks in our bodies. They build and repair tissues, supply components of the immune and hormone systems, regulate metabolism, ... read more

Researchers Block Protein That Plays a Key Role in Alzheimer's Disease

In recent years, it has become increasingly clear to researchers that the protein galectin-3 is involved in inflammatory diseases in the brain. A study now shows the de facto key role played by the ... read more

New Doctors' DNA Ages Six Times Faster Than Normal in First Year

Every summer, tens of thousands of newly minted doctors start the most intense year of their training: the first year of residency, also called the intern year. A new study suggests that the ... read more

Obesity: The Key Role of a Brain Protein Revealed

Regardless of how much you exercise or how balanced your diet is, controlling your weight is more brain-related than you might have thought. Researchers show for the first time in mice that the ... read more

A research team has developed an approach to co-culture a complex human gut microbiome in direct contact with intestinal tissue for at least five days using 'organ-on-a-chip' (Organ Chip) ... read more

Research uncovers key mechanism that allows some of the deadliest human RNA viruses to orchestrate the precise copying of the individual pieces of their viral genome and replicate. The findings ... read more

Rare Gene Mutations May Prevent Heart Disease

A kind of rare gene mutation may prevent heart disease, according to a new study. The study finds that protein-truncating variants in the apolipoprotein B (APOB) gene are linked to lower triglyceride ... read more

How to Starve Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Researchers have developed a strategy that slows the growth of triple negative breast cancer cells by cutting them off from two major food ... read more

How Mutations Lead to Neurodegenerative Disease

Scientists have discovered how mutations in DNA can cause neurodegenerative disease. The discovery is an important step towards better treatment to slow the progression or delay onset in a range of ... read more

Older Fathers Put Health of Partners, Unborn Children at Risk

Men who delay starting a family have a ticking 'biological clock' -- just like women -- that may affect the health of their partners and children, according to ... read more

Prince Charming's Kiss Unlocking Brain's Regenerative Potential?

Researchers find that 'waves' of Hes1 and Ascl1 gene expression control the quiescent and active state of adult neural stem cells. Hes1 expression promotes quiescence and suppresses Ascl1, ... read more

Researchers Discover the Achilles' Heel of an Aggressive Brain Cancer

Researchers have discovered a chink in the armor of the tumor cells of glioblastoma, a lethal brain cancer. Alongside the finding, the researchers also came up with a method for attacking this ... read more

Multiple Sclerosis: Discovery of a Mechanism Responsible for Chronic Inflammation

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease. The defense system that usually protects patients from external aggression turns on its own cells and attacks them for reasons that are not yet ... read more

Scientists have studied potential cancer suppression mechanisms in cetaceans, the mammalian group that includes whales, dolphins and porpoises. Biologists picked apart the genome of the humpback ... read more

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