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Scientists find drug candidates can block cell-death pathway associated with Parkinson's

JUPITER, FL - January 27, 2015 - In a pair of related studies, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown their drug candidates can target biological...

New brain pathway offers hope for treating hypoglycemia

New brain pathway offers hope for treating hypoglycemia Diabetes researchers reveal role of brain hormone in sensing, responding to low blood sugar levels Press release adapted from University of...

Celiac disease rate among young children has almost tripled in past 20 years

Kids from poorer families only half as likely to be diagnosed with the condition The evidence to date suggests that up to 1% of all children in the UK have blood markers for coeliac disease, an...

Angel or devil? For cancer, not all neutrophils are created equal

Research provides evidence of neutrophil subtypes with conflicting functions and neutrophil plasticity New research from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem shows that the most common form of white...

Using stem cells to grow new hair

Researchers develop method to induce human hair growth using pluripotent stem cells La Jolla, Calif., January 27, 2015 - In a new study from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute...

Dragnet for epilepsy genes

An international team of researchers with the involvement of the University of Bonn Hospital discovers a central switch An international team of scientists together with the University of Bonn...

Enzymes Believed to Promote Cancer Actually Suppress Tumors

Finding upends dogma and may lead to new activator-based drugs Upending decades-old dogma, a team of scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say enzymes long...

Case Western Reserve scientists identify proteins likely to trigger psoriasis

Finding brings scientists closer to developing treatments that target causes of painful, inflammatory skin condition Case Western Reserve scientists have taken a huge leap toward identifying root...

Scientists find drug candidates can block cell-death pathway associated with Parkinson's

JUPITER, FL - January 27, 2015 - In a pair of related studies, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown their drug candidates can target biological...

Support cells in the brain offer a new strategy to boost memory

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—January 26, 2015­—A study by scientists from the Gladstone Institutes shows that decreasing the number of A2A adenosine receptors in a particular type of brain cells...

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell...

New study: Common degenerative eye disease may be triggered by tiny mineral deposits

New research from scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has found that tiny lumps of calcium phosphate may be an important triggering factor for age-related macular...

A new neural circuit controls fear in the brain

Cold Spring Harbor, NY - Some people have no fear, like that 17-year-old kid who drives like a maniac. But for the nearly 40 million adults who suffer from anxiety disorders, an overabundance of fear...

Predatory sea snails produce weaponized insulin

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 16, 2015 - As predators go, cone snails are slow-moving and lack the typical fighting parts. They've made up for it by producing a vast array of fast-acting toxins that...

Researchers make breakthrough on new anesthetics

Chicago - January 20, 2015 - For the first time since the 1970s, researchers are on the verge of developing a new class of anesthetics. According to a study published in the February issue of...

Live coverage of the immune system at work

To better understand what happens during immune reactions in the body, researchers at Tübingen University have developed a new way of labeling T-cells, allowing them to track the T-cell movement...

Gut microbes trigger autoimmune disease later in life in mice

"Our results demonstrate how gut health in young animals may be linked to autoimmune disease in older animals," says Dirk Elewaut, Professor at Ghent University Hospital and the VIB...

New genetic clues found in fragile X syndrome

Scientists have gained new insight into fragile X syndrome -- the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability -- by studying the case of a person without the disorder, but with two of its...

What makes pancreatic cancer so aggressive? New study sheds light

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - New research from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center helps explain why pancreatic cancer is so lethal, with fewer than a third of patients surviving even early...

New 'microcapsules' have potential to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis

A new 'microcapsule' treatment delivery method developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse...