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Cascade exacerbates storage diseases
In rare, hereditary storage diseases such as Sandhoff's disease or Tay-Sachs syndrome, the metabolic waste from accumulating gangliosides cannot be properly disposed of in the nerve cells because important enzymes are missing. (2019-06-26)
Genetically modified virus combats prostate cancer
In a study with mice, a gene therapy developed in Brazil kills cancer cells and avoids adverse side effects when combined with chemotherapy. (2019-06-26)
Researchers identify compounds that starve melanoma cancer cells of energy
Researchers have found a possible counterpunch to the drug resistance of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. (2019-06-18)
Good physical fitness in middle age linked to lower chronic lung disease risk
Good heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness in middle age is associated with a lower long term risk of chronic lung disease (COPD), suggests Danish research published online in the journal Thorax. (2019-06-18)
Dundee lab solves HOIL-1 mystery
The mysterious function of a key protein has been revealed following a breakthrough by University of Dundee scientists. (2019-06-17)
Environmental oxygen triggers loss of webbed digits
Free fingers have many obvious advantages on land, such as in locomotion and grasping, while webbed fingers are typical of aquatic or gliding animals. (2019-06-13)
Oxygen shapes arms and legs: Origins of a new developmental mechanism called 'interdigital cell death'
Scientists at Tokyo Tech, Yamagata University and Harvard University have discovered that environmental oxygen plays an important role shaping the hands and feet during development. (2019-06-13)
Are blood donor sex, pregnancy history and death of transfusion recipients associated?
Whether blood donors' sex and pregnancy history were associated with death for red blood cell transfusion recipients was investigated in this study that analyzed data from three study groups totaling more than 1 million transfusion recipients. (2019-06-11)
Alzheimer's disease protein links plaques to cell death in mice
A new protein involved in Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been identified by researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS). (2019-06-06)
Scientists propose a fresh look at the role of ferroptosis in the development of cancer
Despite significant advances in medicine, cancer remains the second leading cause of death worldwide. (2019-06-06)
DNA nanorobots target HER2-positive breast cancer cells
According to the Mayo Clinic, about 20% of breast cancers make abnormally high levels of a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). (2019-06-05)
Combating undetected lung inflammation in patients with an autoimmune disorder
An observational study involving 50 patients with APECED -- a genetic autoimmune disorder -- has demonstrated that targeting T and B cell activity combats a serious lung-related complication often overlooked or misdiagnosed in patients with the condition. (2019-06-05)
Deaths from falls increase among older US adults
Death rates from falls for US adults 75 or older increased from 2000 to 2016 in this study that analyzed nationally representative vital statistics data. (2019-06-04)
UTA researcher uses nanoparticles stimulated by microwaves to combat cancer
A physicist at The University of Texas at Arlington has proposed a new concept for treating cancer cells, further advancing the University's status as a leader in health and the human condition. (2019-06-04)
Heart disease deaths nearly halved in a decade -- but condition remains UK's biggest killer
A new analysis of global heart disease deaths has revealed the number of UK people dying from the condition halved between 2005 and 2015, with the death rate falling from 80 deaths per 100,000 to 46 per 100,000. (2019-06-04)
Viral study suggests an approach that may decrease kidney damage in transplant patients
Sunnie Thompson's study of BK polyomavirus replication may lead to less failure of kidneys following organ transplant. (2019-05-29)
New study reveals an unexpected survival mechanism of a subset of cancer cells
A research group led by Claus M. Azzalin at iMM has discovered that a human enzyme named FANCM is absolutely required for the survival of ALT tumor cells. (2019-05-28)
Lost in translation: The medium is the message for a healthy heartbeat
Researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion have revealed how a genetic message to produce healthy heart tissue is altered in the body during stress and aging to contribute to sudden cardiac death. (2019-05-28)
New study: protecting against type 1 diabetes
A new study has investigated how exposure to certain triggers can increase the risk of type 1 diabetes. (2019-05-22)
The death of a close friend hits harder than we think
The trauma caused by the death of a close friend endures four times longer than previously believed, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU). (2019-05-13)
Preventing cell death as novel therapeutic strategy for rheumatoid arthritis
A collaborative study by research groups from the University of Cologne, VIB, Ghent University, the Î’iomedical Sciences Research Center 'Alexander Fleming' in Athens and the University of Tokyo identified a new molecular mechanism causing rheumatoid arthritis. (2019-05-13)
Researchers discover the Achilles' heel of an aggressive brain cancer
Researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland, have discovered a chink in the armor of the tumor cells of glioblastoma, a lethal brain cancer. (2019-05-10)
Statins linked to lower risk of early death in patients with colorectal cancer
Use of statins before or after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer was linked with a lower risk of premature death, both from cancer and from other causes, in a Cancer Medicine analysis of published studies. (2019-05-09)
Inflammatory bowel disease during childhood linked to higher cancer rates and early death
A new Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics study revealed an increased risk of cancer and early death in individuals who developed inflammatory bowel disease-including ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) -- during childhood. (2019-05-09)
Stem cell scientists clear another hurdle in creating transplant arteries
Recent work highlights a better way to grow smooth muscle cells, one of the two cellular building blocks of arteries, from pluripotent stem cells. (2019-05-09)
Identifying therapeutic targets in sepsis' cellular videogame
Exciting new research has defined the chain of molecular events that goes awry in sepsis, opening up opportunities for new treatments to fight the condition that affects more than a million Americans each year and kills up to a third of them. (2019-05-08)
Scientists pinpoint potential new target for regulating inflammation
The scientists discovered that an ancient protein (SARM) is a key regulator of inflammasomes -- tiny molecular machines that initiate the inflammatory response. (2019-05-07)
High rates of Indigenous people in jail is a health crisis
The overincarceration of Indigenous people in Canada is a health crisis, causing more years of life to be lost than premature death from heart disease, injuries and cancer, argues a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-05-06)
Heart failure deaths rising in younger adults
Death rates due to heart failure are now increasing, and this increase is most prominent among younger adults under 65, considered premature death, reports a new study. (2019-05-06)
Could mouth rinse to detect HPV DNA be associated with predicting risk of head/neck cancer recurrence, death?
Researchers examined if a mouth rinse to detect human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA might be associated with helping to predict risk of recurrence of head and neck squamous cell cancer and death. (2019-05-02)
New cancer therapy target found in mitochondria for potential treatment of blood cancers
A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center identified a new therapeutic target in cancer cells and explains how new anti-cancer drugs called imipridones work by inducing cancer cell death in blood cancers, such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and mantle cell lymphoma. (2019-05-02)
Researchers find new target to improve response to cancer immunotherapy
Researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center looked at a little-understood type of cell death called ferroptosis. (2019-05-01)
Atherosclerosis: Induced cell death destabilizes plaques
Many chronic disorders arise from misdirected immune responses. A Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich team led by Oliver Söhnlein now shows that neutrophils exacerbate atherosclerosis by inducing smooth muscle-cell death and that a tailored peptide inhibits the process. (2019-05-01)
Disease-causing nibbling amoeba hides by displaying proteins from host cells
A parasitic amoeba that causes severe gut disease in humans protects itself from attack by biting off pieces of host cells and putting their proteins on its own surface, according to a study by microbiologists at UC Davis. (2019-04-30)
Musculoskeletal conditions now second global cause of years lived with disability
Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, which affect the body's joints, bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments, now rank as the second leading global cause of years lived with a disability, reveals an analysis of international data, published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. (2019-04-30)
Being a car commuter with obesity linked to a 32% increased death risk
New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, Scotland, shows that individuals with obesity who commute by car have a 32% higher risk of death, from any cause, compared with those individuals with a normal weight and commute via cycling and walking. (2019-04-27)
A new clue in the mystery of ALS, frontotemporal dementia
Michigan Medicine (University of Michigan) researchers identify a potential therapeutic target for neurodegenerative conditions ALS and frontotemporal dementia, using animal models. (2019-04-23)
Hole-forming protein may suppress tumor growth
A gene called gasdermin E, which is downregulated in many cancers, aids cells in dying in an unexpected way, and may also suppress tumor growth. (2019-04-22)
Asia's diabetes epidemic preferentially kills women, the middle-aged: Study
Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Asia and has dramatically increased the risk of premature death, especially among women and middle-aged people, a multinational study led by Vanderbilt University researchers has found. (2019-04-22)
Study: Infamous 'death roll' almost universal among crocodile species
The iconic 'death roll' of alligators and crocodiles may be more common among species than previously believed, according to a new study published in Ethology, Ecology & Evolution and coauthored by a researcher at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2019-04-18)
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