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Taking a Pill Can Effectively Treat Brutal Lung Disease

Researchers report in Nature Communications they figured out why air sacs in the lungs clog up with a thick substance called surfactant in a brutal disease called Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP), and they show taking cholesterol-busting pills...
7-Aug-2018 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Learn More about How Gene Linked to Autism Affects Brain

New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal connections in the developing brain, and its loss can harm those connections to help fuel the complex...
13-Jun-2018 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Study Suggests Well-Known Growth Suppressor Actually Fuels Lethal Brain Cancers

Scientists report finding a potentially promising treatment target for aggressive and deadly high-grade brain cancers like glioblastoma. Publishing online June 18 in Nature Cell Biology, the study also reports the current lack of a drug that hits...
14-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Helping Preterm Infants Grow Bigger Kidneys Would Prevent Kidney Disease Later in Life

A study led by scientists at Cincinnati Children’s reveals one mechanism involved in regulating when nephron formation ends. If translated to clinical practice years from now, the result could be reduced need for kidney transplants and fewer...
21-May-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Taming Random Gene Changes As Our Bodies Start to Form

Scientists exploring how to tame random gene fluctuations as the embryos that become our bodies start to form have identified a control switch in the vertebrate segmentation clock of developing zebrafish. The researchers report in Cell Reports their...
10-May-2018 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Tissue Engineered Human Pancreas Cells Successfully Treat Diabetic Mice

Researchers tissue-engineered human pancreatic islets in a laboratory that develop a circulatory system, secrete hormones like insulin and successfully treat sudden-onset type 1 diabetes in transplanted mice. In a study published by Cell Reports,...
2-May-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Liver Fix Thyself

By studying a rare liver disease called Alagille syndrome, scientists discovered the mechanism behind a form of tissue regeneration that may someday reduce the need for organ transplants. Researchers report in Nature that when disease or injury...
30-Apr-2018 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Map Key Brain-to-Spinal Cord Nerve Connections for Voluntary Movement

Researchers mapped critical brain-to-spinal cord nerve connections that drive voluntary movement in forelimbs, a development that scientists say allows them to start looking for specific repair strategies. The study is an important step toward one...
25-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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