Biologists discover how pancreatic tumors lead to weight loss
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Patients with pancreatic cancer usually experience significant weight loss, which can begin very early in the disease. A new study from MIT and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute offers insight into how this happens, and suggests ...
Compound made inside human body stops viruses from replicating
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The newest antiviral drugs could take advantage of a compound made not by humans, but inside them. A team of researchers has identified the mode of action of viperin, a naturally occurring enzyme in humans and other mammals ...
Possible link found between diabetes and common white pigment
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In a pilot study by a team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, crystalline particles of titanium dioxide—the most common white pigment in everyday products ranging from paint to candies—were found in ...
Researchers find 11 genes responsible for the spread of cancer
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A groundbreaking discovery by University of Alberta researchers has identified previously-unknown therapeutic targets that could be key to preventing the spread of cancer.
Scientists unravel DNA code behind rare neurologic disease
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Scientists conducting one of the largest full DNA analyses of a rare disease have identified a gene mutation associated with a perplexing brain condition that blinds and paralyzes patients.
Fetal T cells are first responders to infection in adults
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Cornell University researchers have discovered there is a division of labor among immune cells that fight invading pathogens in the body.
Simple sugar delays neurodegeneration caused by enzyme deficiency
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A new therapeutic approach may one day delay neurodegeneration typical of a disease called mucopolysaccharidoses IIIB (MPS IIIB). Neurodegeneration in this condition results from the abnormal accumulation of essential cellular ...
Powerful new approach helps understand molecular alterations in neurological disease
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Neurological diseases are typically associated with a multitude of molecular changes. But out of these thousands of changes in gene expression, which ones are actually driving the disease? To answer this question, a team ...
Opioid overdose survivors face continued health challenges, higher death rate
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Survivors of opioid overdose are at great risk of dying in the year after overdose, but the deaths are not always caused by drug use, a new study reveals. In addition to succumbing to drug use, survivors were much more likely ...
How a thieving transcription factor dominates the genome
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One powerful DNA-binding protein, the transcription factor PU.1, steals away other transcription factors and recruits them for its own purposes, effectively dominating gene regulation in developing immune cells, according ...