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Previously unknown cell-death pathway mapped in leukemia cells.

Leukemia, or blood cancer, involves pathological alterations in the body’s hematopoietic system. In acute myeloid leukemia, it is specifically the bone marrow that is affected. In a healthy body, different … Continue Reading Previously unknown cell-death pathway mapped in leukemia cells.

First comprehensive study of genetic risks for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in African-Americans performed.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic autoimmune diseases that affect as many as 1.6 million Americans. Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) have immune systems that attack their own … Continue Reading First comprehensive study of genetic risks for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in African-Americans performed.

Study successfully targets nerve endings to curb allergic asthma in animal model.

Current asthma medications, which work by suppressing inflammatory signaling by immune cells or by dilating the airways, can stop working over time. Now, a new study from Boston Children’s Hospital, … Continue Reading Study successfully targets nerve endings to curb allergic asthma in animal model.

Study identifies transporter proteins responsible for human’s placenta protective ability during pregnancy.

An important function of the human placenta is to protect the fetus from detrimental substances in maternal blood, such as glucocorticoids or toxins. Placental membrane-bound transporter proteins, known as multidrug … Continue Reading Study identifies transporter proteins responsible for human’s placenta protective ability during pregnancy.

Researchers harness the body’s own immune system to counteract psoriasis.

A three-character code brings relief to patients with psoriasis and sheds light on complex immunoregulation processes, IL-4, an abbreviation for the endogenous signaling molecule Interleukin 4. The substance’s ability to … Continue Reading Researchers harness the body’s own immune system to counteract psoriasis.

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