Download PDF Researchers have proposed a new theory for the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) — one that blames the illness both on a low-level viral infection and on the body’s own immune response to that virus.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A new way to identify which prostate cancer patients are likely to develop aggressive types of the disease, even if their tumors at first appear to be lower risk, has been created by investigators. The new findings could help physicians prescribe the most effective treatments for each patient based on how genes are […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF PAD4 has been observed in cancers but its role was unclear. An Oxford University team have found that PAD4 citrullinates protein E2F-1, which causes it to form a protein complex with BRD4 that drives expression of inflammatory genes.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Many double-stranded DNA viruses infect cells by ejecting their genetic information into a host cell. But how does the rigid DNA packaged inside a virus flow into a cell? A biophysicist has shown that in viruses that infect both bacteria and humans, a phase transition at the temperature of infection allows the DNA […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Scientists have found that an enzyme associated with the synthesis of fat in the body is also an element in healthy skin and hair.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF It is well known that following a healthy lifestyle — not smoking, avoiding excess weight and getting regular exercise — can reduce the risk of heart disease. But what about people who have inherited gene variants known to increase risk? A study has found that, even among those at high genetic risk, following […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF High indoor temperatures appear to worsen symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, particularly in homes that also have high levels of air pollutants, according to new research.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers have measured a biomarker in cell-free blood plasma which can be linked to an overactive stress system in suicidal individuals. This biomarker can hopefully be used in future psychiatric studies.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Venous thromboembolism, encompassing blood clots in leg veins or clots that travel to the lungs, is the most common cause of preventable death in hospital settings. While these clots can be prevented by VTE prophylaxis, which reduces mortality by as much as 80 percent, it is not universally prescribed for high-risk patients. Researchers […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF African-American dialysis patients with sickle cell trait received about 13% more of the medications used to treat anemia than other African-American patients to reach the same level of hemoglobin. The sickle cell trait was slightly more common in African-American patients on dialysis (10%) than in the general African-American population (6.5% to 8.7%).Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers have begun testing to see whether adult stem cells derived from bone marrow benefit children with the congenital heart defect hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The antibody VRC01 proves safe for individuals infected with HIV-1, but only modestly controls the virus in participants who stop receiving antiretroviral therapy, report scientists.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Children with congenital heart disease and ADHD can take stimulant medications without fear of significant cardiovascular side effects, a new study concludes.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Slightly more than 10% of all patients who undergo successful surgery for prostate cancer have an elevated risk of tumor recurrence afterwards – especially as metastases. Under the microscope, it is possible to identify invasion of the tumor into the lymph and blood vessels, this being the tumor behavior responsible for the formation […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A new breakthrough combination treatment has been developed that utilizes a vaccine to activate an immune response against advanced brain tumors.Continue Reading ...
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