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How obesity promotes breast cancer

October 20, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Obesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a result. Scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technische Universität München (TUM), and Heidelberg University Hospital report on […]


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Researchers discover new function in gene-regulatory protein

October 20, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Umeå and Stockholm universities in Sweden and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US have published a new study in the journal Molecular Cell. In the article, they show how the protein CBP affects the expression […]


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Discovery may lead to new approach for treating MS

October 17, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Around 2.5 million people are affected by the autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS), the commonest central nervous system disease among young adults. There are around 12,500 MS sufferers in Austria and 400 new cases every year. There is currently no […]


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New antibiotic resistance genes found

October 16, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found by searching large volumes of bacterial DNA and the results are […]


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How do genes and lifestyle choices affect lifespan?

October 16, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

New research has analyzed genetic and lifestyle-related data to understand how our biological makeup and lifestyle choices can impact our lifespan. We should watch out for smoking habits and weight gain, they say, though prioritizing education may have unexpected benefits. […]


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McGill researchers discover new cellular mechanism in Alzheimer’s disease

October 13, 2017

Via: The Medical News

McGill University researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer’s disease. Their study, published in Nature Communications, homes in on the role of RNA molecules involved in synaptic transmission — […]


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New type of diabetes caused by a genetic mutation

October 12, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Scientific research at the ULB Center for Diabetes Research and the Erasmus Hospital of the ULB leads to the identification of a new type of diabetes caused by a mutation in the gene RFX6. Scientists from the ULB Center for […]


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Allergy medication restores nervous system function in patients with chronic MS

October 11, 2017

Via: The Medical News

In a remarkably rapid translation of laboratory research findings into a treatment with the potential to benefit patients, UC San Francisco scientists have successfully completed a Phase II clinical trial showing that an FDA-approved antihistamine restores nervous system function in […]


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Study uncovers how the brain reactivates networks of interrelated memories during sleep

October 11, 2017

Via: The Medical News

A study led by the University of Barcelona has identified the process in the brain which strengthens or weakens memories of our daily events while we sleep. According to the study published in the scientific journal The Journal of Neuroscience […]


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Experts indicate new way via which tumor cells can respond to chemotherapy

October 10, 2017

Via: The Medical News

This finding could be the basis for future tools as well as the prognosis of therapeutic interventions An international group of researchers, with the participation of the members of the University of Seville and the Andalusian Centre of Molecular Biology […]


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The University of Manchester unveils new test for breast cancer

October 10, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The University of Manchester in the UK has unveiled a new genetic test for the accurate prediction of breast cancer risk in women who have a family history of the cancer and test negative for BRCA1/2 gene mutations. Developed by […]


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Study provides insights into non-oncogenic addictions of tumors

October 9, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) and UC San Diego have shown that tumors can ensure a more reliable nutrient supply by eliminating the p62 protein in surrounding stromal tissue. Specifically, p62 deficiency helps tumors and stroma […]


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New research can help develop better chemotherapy treatments for pancreatic cancer

October 6, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Tal Danino, a professor at the Data Science Institute, is conducting research that could help scientists combat the most lethal of cancers: pancreatic cancer. In a recent study, working with a team of researchers, Danino demonstrated that bacteria in pancreatic […]


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Scientists develop synthetic molecule effective at kicking and killing HIV

October 5, 2017

Via: The Medical News

In lab animals, a particle developed by UCLA, Stanford, NIH scientists awakens dormant virus cells and then knocks them out Current anti-AIDS drugs are highly effective at making HIV undetectable and allowing people with the virus to live longer, healthier […]


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Researchers look for ways to prevent chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment

October 3, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Of the 14 million cancer survivors in the United States, a significant number experience a serious side effect called chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment (CICI). While easily recognized, little is known about the etiology of this condition, also known informally as “chemo […]