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Scientists Reveal Role for Lysosome Transport in Alzheimer’s Disease Progression

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Researchers from Yale University School of Medicine have discovered that defects in the transport of lysosomes within neurons promote the buildup of protein aggregates in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s disease. The study, which will be...
1-Aug-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Demonstrate Transmission of Diabetes Symptoms via Prion-Like Mechanism

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Researchers from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have discovered that the symptoms of diabetes can be induced by a misfolded form of a pancreatic protein. The findings, which are reported in a...
25-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Develop New Method to Generate Human Antibodies

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An international team of scientists has developed a method to rapidly produce specific human antibodies in the laboratory. The technique, which will be described in a paper to be published July 24 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, could speed...
17-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Barrier to Autoimmune Disease May Open Door to HIV, Study Suggests

Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered that a process that protects the body from autoimmune disease also prevents the immune system from generating antibodies that can neutralize the HIV-1 virus. The...
5-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Blows to the Head Cause Numerous Small Swellings Along the Length of Neuronal Axons

Researchers from The Ohio State University have discovered how blows to the head cause numerous small swellings along the length of neuronal axons. The study, “Polarity of varicosity initiation in central neuron mechanosensation,” which will be...
6-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gut Bacteria Could Protect Cancer Patients and Pregnant Women From Listeria, Study Suggests

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Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York have discovered that bacteria living in the gut provide a first line of defense against severe Listeria infections. The study, which will be published June 6 in The Journal of...
31-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Identify Protein Linked to Chronic Heart Failure

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Researchers in Japan have identified a receptor protein on the surface of heart cells that promotes chronic heart failure. The study, “Corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 2 exacerbates chronic cardiac dysfunction,” which will be published...
22-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Uncover Key Role for MicroRNA in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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An international team of researchers has discovered that a microRNA produced by certain white blood cells can prevent excessive inflammation in the intestine. The study, “Myeloid-derived miR-223 regulates intestinal inflammation via repression of...
3-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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