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Gut Bacteria May Hold Key to Treating Autoimmune Disease


Defects in the body’s regulatory T cells cause inflammation and autoimmune disease by altering the type of bacteria living in the gut, researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have discovered. The study, which will...
15-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Huntington’s Disease Affects Muscle as Well as Neurons, Study Reveals


Researchers have discovered that mice with Huntington’s disease (HD) suffer defects in muscle maturation that may explain some symptoms of the disorder. The study, “Progressive Cl− channel defects reveal disrupted skeletal muscle maturation in...
21-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study shows low-dose chemotherapy regimens could prevent tumor recurrence in types of breast cancer and pancreatic cancer


Conventional, high-dose chemotherapy treatments can cause the fibroblast cells surrounding tumors to secrete proteins that promote the tumors’ recurrence in more aggressive forms, researchers have discovered. Frequent, low-dose chemotherapy...
16-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Protozoan Parasite Increases Risk of Colitis, Study Reveals


Researchers from the University of Toronto have discovered that mice infected with the common gut parasite Tritrichomonas muris are at an increased risk of developing inflammatory colitis. Their findings, which have been published online in The...
11-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Stanford Study Identifies New Biomarkers for Huntington’s Disease


Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have identified several new biological markers to measure the progression of the inherited neurodegenerative disorder Huntington’s disease. Their findings, which will be published online...
1-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reveals That Adrenergic Nerves Control Immune Cells’ Daily Schedule


Researchers in Japan have discovered that the adrenergic nervous system controls when white blood cells circulate through the body, boosting the immune response by retaining T and B cells in lymph nodes at the time of day when they are most likely...
25-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Target Identified to Combat Deadly Allergic Reactions


Researchers in France have identified a molecular motor that controls the release of inflammatory factors that cause severe and fatal allergic reactions. The study, “Kinesin-1 controls mast cell degranulation and anaphylaxis through PI3K-dependent...
18-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Suggests Gut Bacteria Can Aid Recovery From Spinal Cord Injury


Researchers from The Ohio State University have discovered that spinal cord injury alters the type of bacteria living in the gut and that these changes can exacerbate the extent of neurological damage and impair recovery of function. The study,...
12-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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