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New Genetic Syndrome Predisposes the Body to Cancer

A research led by Jordi Surrallés, professor of the Department of Genetics and Microbiology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, director of the Genetics Unit at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and lead researcher at the Centre for Biomedical Network Research on Rare Diseases (CIBERER), has

Producing Malaria Treatment at Large Scales

The first-choice treatment for malaria is artemisinin -- which is used in Chinese medicine to treat fever and inflammation as well as malaria. Before 2001, health care officials around the world administered the drug as a single compound, but this allowed malaria parasites to become drug-resistant. Scientists and medical professionals

Histone 1 the Guardian of Genome Stability

"Although histone 1 is key component of chromatin -the form in which DNA is packaged inside the cell nucleus through the action of histones -, there are still many questions open regarding this molecule," says Ferran Azorín. "Regarding the other histones, which are major proteins in the regulation of gene

A Closer Look at Osteoporosis Medication’s Mechanisms may Improve Outcomes

New findings from Henry Kronenberg's lab at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School suggest that while teriperatide treatment does increase the proliferation of osteoblasts, stopping treatment may have adverse effects. A study published this week in the JCI reports that the number of osteoblast precursor cells and their mature descendants increased

New Treatment Options for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

The composition of the diet and the degree of physical activity are the main drivers determining the risk to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in addition to genetic predisposition. A subgroup of patients with NAFLD progresses to the inflammatory subtype of the disease called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). NASH promotes collagen