Just as some people seem built to run marathons and have an easier time going for miles without tiring, others are born with a knack for memorizing things, from times … Continue Reading Researchers identify protein responsible for ‘enhancing’ learning and memory.
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered how the body’s inflammatory response can alter how estrogen promotes the growth of breast cancer cells. The researchers have identified how a … Continue Reading Researchers identify new epigenetic pathway driving breast cancer progression.
The micro RNA miR-22 has long been known for its ability to suppress cancer. However, questions remain about how it achieves this feat. For example, which molecules are regulating miR-22, … Continue Reading Researchers being to map the epigenetic pathway of miR-22 cancer suppression.
A team of researchers form the UT Southwestern Medical Center and University of Tsukuba have identified key cells within the brain that are critical for determining circadian rhythms, the 24-hour … Continue Reading Researchers identify elusive cell type in the brain that control circadian rhythms.
A new study of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a blood cancer that primarily affects young children, has revealed that the disease has two distinct subtypes, and provides preliminary evidence that … Continue Reading Precision medicine study reveals new subtype of childhood leukemia.
Antibodies defend the body against bacterial, viral, and other invaders. But sometimes the body makes antibodies that attack healthy cells. In these cases, autoimmune disorders develop. Immune abnormalities in patients … Continue Reading Study identifies psychosis as a quantifiable neurological autoimmune disease.
Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain. New research reveals how obesity is associated with altered … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study maps brain neurotransmission system involved in obesity.
Medical marijuana is proliferating across the country due to the ability of cannabis ingestion to treat important clinical problems such as chronic pain. However, negative side effects and the development … Continue Reading Cannabinoid CB2 receptors suppress neuropathic pain with no signs of physical dependence in study.
Bacteria that are commonly found in the mouth are often abundant in patients with colon cancer, but the potential role these microbes play in tumour development has not been clear. … Continue Reading Bacteria identified which protects intestinal tumours from immune cells.
The androgen receptor in prostate cancer cells can activate different sets of genes depending on whether it binds with an androgen hormone or an antiandrogen drug, according to a new … Continue Reading Study maps why different sets of genes are activated by androgen receptor in prostate cancer cells.
Researchers at University of California, San Diego Skaggs School and the University of Southern California report the first crystal structure of the cellular receptor CXCR4 bound to an immune signaling … Continue Reading Researchers capture the 3d structure of a chemokine and its receptor for the first time.
Sensory hair cell loss is the major cause of hearing loss and balance disorders. The postnatal mammalian inner ear harbors progenitor cells which have the potential for hair cell regeneration … Continue Reading Researchers regenerate inner ear hair cells via the Notch pathway to restore hearing.
Two related proteins exert a lethal double whammy effect against glioblastoma cells when activated with a small molecule, say researchers from the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The scientists say … Continue Reading Orphan receptor proteins deliver 2 knock-out punches to glioblastoma cells.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the EnLite Neonatal TREC Kit for the company PerkinElmer, the first screening test permitted to be marketed by FDA for Severe … Continue Reading The FDA clears the first-ever newborn test to detect Severe Combined Immunodeficiency.
Results of the EORTC10085/TBCRC/BIG/NABCG International Male Breast Cancer Program conducted in both Europe and in the United States and presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium found significant … Continue Reading Study finds that male and female breast cancers differ genetically.
Drugs that boost the function of a specific type of neurotransmitter receptor may provide benefit to patients with the second most common type of dementia, according to research by scientists … Continue Reading Scientists boost receptor-function to treat Frontotemporal dementia.