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May 23, 2017

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May 23, 2017 — Immune diseases like multiple sclerosis and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis unleash destructive waves of inflammation on the body, causing death or a lifetime of illness and physical impairment. ... read more

Fat Can Neutralize Listeria

May 23, 2017 — Certain fatty acids are not just part of a healthy diet. They can also neutralize the harmful listeria bacterium, a new study shows. This discovery could eventually lead to improved methods to combat ... read more

An Elegans Solution: Worm Genetic Screen Maps Cell-to-Cell Communication in Human Cancer

May 23, 2017 — Researchers have developed a cross-species genetic screen in worms to follow cell-to-cell communication in human cancer. The genome-wide screen is being used to chart a roadmap between mesodermal ... read more

May 23, 2017 — Biochemists have uncovered details of a protein that controls blood cell production in an aggressive form of ... read more

Epigenetic Program Leading to Vessel Differentiation

May 19, 2017 — Clarification of how human blood vessels are constructed is desperately needed to advance regenerative medicine. Researchers investigated the changes in gene functions that occur when stem cells ... read more

Deconstructing Osmosis Provides Insight for Medical and Industrial Use

May 18, 2017 — New research into osmosis-driven behavior now provides a more granular theoretical understanding of the deterministic mechanisms, report scientists in two new papers. The first paper deconstructs the ... read more

May 18, 2017 — A new study shows how highly popular custom genetically engineered animal models are easily generated using a new patent-pending technology called ... read more

May 18, 2017 — Researchers say they have identified a new way that cells in the brain alert the rest of the body to recruit immune cells when the brain is injured. The work was completed in mouse models that mimic ... read more

Cystic Fibrosis Study Offers New Understanding of Silent Changes in Genes

May 18, 2017 — Researchers studying the root cause of cystic fibrosis have made a major advance in our understanding of silent gene changes with implications for the complexity of cystic ... read more

May 18, 2017 — Opitz G/BBB (Opitz) syndrome is a hereditary disorder that affects people in different ways, causing malformations in medial (midline) organs and structures, intellectual disability and developmental ... read more

Gene Study Sheds Light on Causes of Childhood Sight Loss

May 18, 2017 — A genetic mutation that contributes to sight loss in children has been identified by scientists. The mutation was identified in patients with a disease known as ocular coloboma, which causes part of ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Researchers have developed a much needed alternative to bone grafts that could help alleviate the long-term hospitalization, disability, and considerable costs to the health system associated with ... read more

Deficiencies in Repair of DNA Identified in Many Types of Solid Tumors

May 17, 2017 — A new investigation of more than 48,000 stored tumor samples finds evidence of a key deficiency in a repair mechanism designed to keep DNA from being mutated and causing ... read more

Number of Mutations in a Tumor Varies by Age and Type of Cancer

May 17, 2017 — The tumor mutation load, or TML, in a patient's cancer biopsy varied by age and the type of cancer, along with several other factors, a team of investigators has ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Microbes can control their animal hosts by manipulating the molecular machinery of their cells, triggering patterns of gene expression that consequently contribute to health and disease, new research ... read more

May 17, 2017 — BPA is a chemical that is used in a variety of consumer products, such as food storage containers and water bottles. In previous studies, researchers determined that BPA can disrupt sexual function ... read more

Metabolism Harnessed to Reverse Aggressiveness in Leukemia

May 17, 2017 — Researchers have identified a new drug target for the two most common types of myeloid leukemia, including a way to turn back the most aggressive form of the ... read more

Advancing Cancer Immunotherapy With Computer Simulations and Data Analysis

May 17, 2017 — Immunotherapy supercharges the body's own disease-fighting mechanisms to combat cancer. Researchers are using advanced computing resources to simulate the effects of immunotherapy drugs, develop ... read more

Brigatinib First Drug to Offer Over 1-Year Control of ALK-Positive Lung Cancer Post-Crizotinib

May 17, 2017 — The FDA has approved brigatinib as a second-line therapy for ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer, offering new hope for ... read more

May 17, 2017 — For the first time, researchers have generated blood-forming stem cells in the lab using pluripotent stem cells, which can make virtually every cell type in the body. The advance opens new avenues ... read more

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