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July 6, 2015

Stress-Fighting Proteins Could Be Key to New Treatments for Asthma

July 6, 2015 — Investigators have discovered the precise molecular steps that enable immune cells implicated in certain forms of asthma and allergy to develop and survive in the body. The findings reveal a new ... read more

Link Found Between Autoimmune Diseases, Medications, Dangerous Heartbeat Condition

July 6, 2015 — New research focuses on identifying the mechanism by which patients with various autoimmune and connective tissue disorders may be at risk for life-threatening cardiac events if they take certain ... read more

Protein Implicated in Osteosarcoma's Spread Acts as Air Traffic Controller

July 6, 2015 — The investigation of a simple protein has uncovered its uniquely complicated role in the spread of the childhood cancer, osteosarcoma. It turns out the protein, called ezrin, acts like an air traffic ... read more

July 6, 2015 — A new study has found that many RNA messengers encoding neuronal proteins contain specialized sequences that can promote their destabilization in the presence of an RNA-binding protein called ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Researchers have now revealed brainwave changes in patients receiving nitrous oxide, or "laughing gas." Nitrous oxide, commonly known as "laughing gas," has been used in ... read more

July 6, 2015 — A disproportionate number of people hospitalized in Canada with traumatic brain injuries are 65 years or older, a new study has found. While that age group represents only 14 per cent of the Canadian ... read more

Potential Treatment Option for Children With Ewing's Sarcoma

July 6, 2015 — A new therapeutic alternative for children who suffer from a malignant pediatric tumor bone and soft tissue called Ewing's sarcoma has been discovered by a research consortium. Ewing's ... read more

New Study Again Shows: More Strokes With Intracranial Stents

July 6, 2015 — A new study confirms that iff, after a stroke, patients also have stents inserted into blood vessels of the brain, new strokes occur considerably more ... read more

Pazopanib Improves Progression-Free Survival Without Impairing Quality of Life

July 6, 2015 — In patients with soft tissue sarcoma, whose disease had progressed during or after prior chemotherapy, pazopanib improved progression-free survival but did not change health-related quality of life, ... read more

tRNAs Are Segmented Into Fragments in a Manner That Depends on Race, Gender and Population

July 6, 2015 — The study reports on a newly discovered category of tRNA fragments as well as shows that all tRNAs are rich sources of very diverse short molecules whose characteristics depend on a person's ... read more

Age-Related Cognitive Decline Tied to Immune-System Molecule

July 6, 2015 — A blood-borne molecule that increases in abundance as we age blocks regeneration of brain cells and promotes cognitive decline, new research shows. The molecule in question, known as beta-2 ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Studying brain scans and cerebrospinal fluid of healthy adults, scientists have shown that changes in key biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease during midlife may help identify those who will ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated that heparin, a type of sulfated polysaccharide, inhibits infection with Cryptosporidium parvum, a protozoan that causes diarrhea in humans and other mammals. This will ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Researchers have identified modes of Sox9 action during cartilage formation by analyzing big data on Sox9 location, chromatin state, and gene expression over the whole mouse genome. This finding will ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a relationship between Asian gastric cancers and the fusion of two ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Researchers unravel mechanisms by which a protein that promotes tumor growth is produced during stress. The specific protein concerned in the team's study is the protease cathepsin L, a certain ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Over the same time period that multiple outbreaks of measles and whooping cough made headlines around the country, parents' views on vaccines became more ... read more

Research Breakthrough to Treat Girls-Only Epilepsy

July 6, 2015 — A breakthrough discovery is expected to help thousands of young girls worldwide who are suffering from a rare yet debilitating form of epilepsy, an international team led by a genetics expert ... read more

Arthritis Drug Could Be Used to Treat Blood Cancer Sufferers

July 5, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that a common drug given to arthritis sufferers could also help to treat patients with blood cancers, and is one thousandth of the cost of another drug that works in the ... read more

Detecting Eye Diseases Using a Smartphone

July 4, 2015 — Researchers have developed software that detects eye diseases such as diabetic macular edema using a smartphone. The system is aimed at general physicians who could detect the condition and refer the ... read more

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