New-insights-into-diabetic-retinopathy
New insights into diabetic retinopathy
The analysis of retinal proteins in diabetic mice shows that metformin treatment normalizes the alterations induced by diabetes in only about half of the altered retinal proteins. This discovery might lead to better understanding and better treatments of diabetic retino...
Tags: diabetes, retinopathy, diabetic retinopathy, treatment, metformin, research...
October 10, 2013
Potential-new-therapeutic-target-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-identified
Potential new therapeutic target in triple negative breast cancer identified
A discovery of the significance of amino acid cysteine for cancer cell growth in triple-negative breast cancer could lead to new therapeutic approach to this difficult to treat type of cancer....
Tags: triple negative, breast cancer, research, cysteine, cysteine transporter, inhibitor...
October 5, 2013
Statin-use-no-threat-to-short-term-memory
Statin use - no threat to short-term memory
In a review of dozens of studies, the Johns Hopkins researchers found that statins do not affect short-term memory or cognition and that they may even protect against dementia when taken for more than one year....
Tags: statins, statin use, memory, cognition, dementia...
October 3, 2013
Discovery-of-a-new-target-for-HIV-intervention
Discovery of a new target for HIV intervention
Scinetists have discovered that a mutated T cell protein called adhesion and degranulation-promoting adaptor protein (ADAP) is able to block infection by human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1), which makes it a potential new target in fighting HIV infection....
Tags: HIV, T cells, mutated, protein, ADAP...
October 2, 2013
Immune-cells-can-promote-growth-of-beta-cells-in-mice-with-type-1-diabetes
Immune cells can promote growth of beta cells in mice with type 1 diabetes
Researchers have discovered that although infiltrating immune cells are traditionally considered to negatively impact beta cells in the pancreas, they can also cause enhanced beta cell proliferation, which provides new insights into what is happening in the pathology o...
Tags: type 1 diabetes, beta cells, immune cells, CD4+, CD8+, T cells, growth, proliferation, effect...
October 2, 2013
Anti-inflammatory-drugs-may-decrease-progression-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma
Anti-inflammatory drugs may decrease progression of squamous cell carcinoma
Researchers have discovered that anti-inflammatory drugs may decrease the progression of squamous cell carcinoma, one of the most aggressive skin cancers. They also shed light on the potential mechanism of carcinogenesis in this type of tumors and how anti-inflammator...
Tags: Anti-inflammatory drugs, squamous cell carcinoma, mechanism, inflammation, c-Fos, CD4+T...
September 30, 2013
Vaccination-campaign-doubles-HBV-mutation-rate-time-for-new-measures
Vaccination campaign doubles HBV mutation rate: time for new measures?
The rate of breakout mutations of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) has more than doubled since China’s universal infant vaccination campaign. This necessitates new vaccination strategies such as boosting doses, adjusting the timing of vaccinations, or improving the vaccine...
Tags: HBV, vaccine, hepatitis B virus, mutation rate, breakout mutations, universal infant vaccination, campaign, China...
October 10, 2013
Researchers-found-a-direct-link-between-obesity-and-pancreatic-cancer-in-mice
Researchers found a direct link between obesity and pancreatic cancer in mice
A recent study shows that mice fed the high-fat, high-calorie diet had significantly more PanIN lesions, which are precursors to pancreatic cancer, and fewer overall healthy pancreases. This is a first study to show a direct causal link between obesity and risk of this ...
Tags: obesity, pancreatic cancer, link, risk, mice, research, animal study...
October 5, 2013
Common-hypertension-drug-might-make-chemotherapy-more-effective
Common hypertension drug might make chemotherapy more effective
Studies in mouse models showed that losartan, the angiotensin inhibitor, improved the delivery of chemotherapy drugs by opening up collapsed blood vessels in solid tumors and increasing blood flow. ...
Tags: losartan, angiotensin inhibitor, blood vessels, blood flow, chemotherapy...
October 2, 2013
New-genetic-variants-associated-with-multiple-sclerosis-discovered
New genetic variants associated with multiple sclerosis discovered
Scientist have recently identified additional 48 genetic variants influencing the risk of developing multiple sclerosis, providing additional key insights into the biology of this condition and underlining the central role of the immune system in the development of MS....
Tags: MS, multiple sclerosis, genetic variants, alleles, genes, risk, research, genetic...
October 2, 2013
MS-patients-should-not-take-resveratrol-supplements
MS patients should not take resveratrol supplements
New study in mouse multiple sclerosis models has found that the compound, believed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, had no neuroprotective effects and it even worsened MS-like neuropathology and inflammation....
Tags: multiple sclerosis, MS, resveratrol, warning...
October 1, 2013
Preclinical-study-gives-hope-for-potential-IPS-cell-therapy-in-Parkinson-disease
Preclinical study gives hope for potential IPS cell therapy in Parkinson disease
Researchers at the Kyoto University have discovered that autologous transplantation of dopaminergic neurons prepared from induced pluripotent stem cells ( iPS) into the brains of cynomolgus monkeys produced almost no immune reaction and resulted in viable neural cells....
Tags: stem cells, therapy, iPS, induced pluripotent stem cells, autologous transplantation, neurons, Parkinson disease...
September 30, 2013
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