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Tuberculosis: Commandeering a bacterial ‘suicide’ mechanism

The bacteria responsible for tuberculosis can be killed by a toxin they produce unless it is neutralized by an antidote protein. The European team...

DMD: Single CRISPR treatment provides long-term benefits in mice

Researchers at Duke University have shown that a single systemic treatment using CRISPR genome editing technology can safely and stably correct a genetic disease...

How 3D arrangement of DNA helps perpetuate the species

From fathers to children, the delivery of hereditary information requires the careful packing of DNA in sperm. But just how nature packages this DNA...

Researchers find trigger that turns strep infections into flesh-eating disease

Houston Methodist infectious disease scientists have discovered a previously unknown trigger that turns a relatively run-of-the-mill infection into a devastatingly ravenous, flesh-eating disease. Group A...

Depression reversed in male mice by activating gene that helps excite neurons

Directly activating a gene important to exciting our excitatory neurons and associated with major depression may help turn around classic symptoms like social isolation...

Drug combination may become new standard treatment for advanced kidney cancer

A combination of two drugs -- one of them an immunotherapy agent -- could become a new standard, first-line treatment for patients with metastatic...

A hidden source of air pollution? Your daily household tasks

Cooking, cleaning and other routine household activities generate significant levels of volatile and particulate chemicals inside the average home, leading to indoor air quality...

Children carry evidence of toxins from home flooring and furniture

Children living in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher concentrations of potentially harmful semi-volatile organic compounds...

Drinking contexts associated with early onset of alcohol intoxication among adolescents

Early onset drinking, drinking and intoxication at an early age among adolescents, has been identified as a primary risk for later heavy drinking, alcohol...

PET/CT imaging agent shows promise for better diagnosis of acute venous thromboembolism

A first-in-human study featured in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine reports that the novel positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) tracer...

Push-up capacity linked with lower incidence of cardiovascular disease events among men

Active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 push-ups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes -- including diagnoses of...

Genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use

A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker's preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive. The variant...

Drug to rejuvenate muscle cells

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed a promising drug that has proven to significantly increase muscle size, strength...

Open-science model for drug discovery expands to neurodegenerative diseases

Parkinson's disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis are the newest frontiers for open science drug discovery, a global movement led by academic scientists in Toronto...

Brain discovery explains a great mystery of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

One of the great mysteries of neuroscience may finally have an answer: Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified a...

3D protein structure reveals a new mechanism for future anti-cancer drugs

A research team at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has discovered a new mechanism for a class of anti-cancer drugs known as...

First model of mitochondrial epilepsy

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have become the first to describe a model of mitochondrial epilepsy which raises hope for better therapies for patients...

Patients’ own cells could be the key to treating Crohn’s disease

A new technique using patients' own modified cells to treat Crohn's disease has been proven to be effective in experiments using human cells, with...

Bioengineers create ultrasmall, light-activated electrode for neural stimulation

Neural stimulation is a developing technology that has beneficial therapeutic effects in neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's disease. While many advancements have been made,...

Live better with attainable goals

Those who set realistic goals can hope for a higher level of well-being. The key for later satisfaction is whether the life goals are...

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