Study reveals secrets of energy metabolism, promising better blood transfusions
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Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have uncovered insights into how red blood cells function and survive during storage—discoveries that could lead to better outcomes for patients receiving blood transfusions ..read more
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Unlocking the mystery of preexisting drug resistance: Study sheds light on cancer evolution
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The evolution of resistance to diseases, from infectious illnesses to cancers, poses a formidable challenge ..read more
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Preclinical data suggest antioxidant strategy to address mitochondrial dysfunction caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus
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Building upon groundbreaking research demonstrating how the SARS-CoV-2 virus disrupts mitochondrial function in multiple organs, researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) demonstrated that mitochondrially-targeted antioxidants could reduce the effects of the virus while avoiding viral gene mutation resistance, a strategy that may be useful for treating other viruses ..read more
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How a gene for obesity affects the brain
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Obesity is a complicated condition, caused by a combination of genetics, the food environment, behavior, and other factors. For millennia, getting enough food to survive and thrive was difficult. For most people, it's now as easy as opening a refrigerator ..read more
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Personalized simulations predict patient outcomes for blood cancer treatment in breakthrough study
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A study led by researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) has unveiled an approach to predicting the effectiveness of treatments for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), a common form of blood cancer ..read more
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Tell-tale gene affects success of drug used to treat chronic pain, study finds
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Women who carry a particular form of a pain gene are more likely to respond well to a common medication used to treat long-term discomfort, research shows ..read more
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Study reveals gene 'switched off' in early stages of pancreatic cancer allows rapid tumor growth and spread
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Scientists at Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham, Stanford University and the University of California and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, have found that the molecule "HNF4A" suppresses pancreatic cancers, regulating their growth and aggressiveness ..read more
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Study identifies epigenetic 'switches' that regulate the developmental trajectories of single cells
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Individual cells in the human body develop progressively over time, ultimately becoming specialized in specific functions. This process, known as cell differentiation or specialization, is central to the formation of distinct cell populations that serve different purposes ..read more
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Researchers identify new mutation in gene linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
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Researchers have identified a new mutation in the ARPP21 gene that could be the cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a devastating neurodegenerative disease. The researchers are from the Neuromuscular Diseases Group and the Dementia Neurobiology Group of the Sant Pau Research Institute (IR Sant Pau) and the Memory Unit of the Sant Pau Hospital, led by neurologist Dr. Ricard Rojas-GarcĂ­a ..read more
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Scientists uncover novel major risk gene for autoimmune thyroid disease
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Scientists at deCODE genetics have published a study in Nature Communications, comparing over 110 thousand patients with autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) from Iceland, Finland, UK and U.S. with 1.1 million controls. The findings of this study illustrate how a multiomics approach can reveal potential drug targets and safety concerns ..read more
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