Health News

Wed, 10/11/2017
This image shows autophagic vesicles containing mutant K-Ras formed in the membrane of human pancreatic cancer cells after exposure to neratinib. Credit  Paul Dent, Ph.D.
Blocking the function of the Ras oncogenes is considered by many scientists to be the "holy grail" of cancer therapeutics because mutations in these genes drive the growth of so many...
Mon, 10/02/2017
Jeffrey Hall, Michael Roshbash, Micheal Young
Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young are the joint winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, winning for their discoveries about how internal clocks and biological...
Fri, 09/29/2017
For both studies, the researchers used a well-validated tool, known as "Sniffin'Sticks." [Rob Kozloff, for the University of Chicago Medicine]
 A simple, validated "sniff" test can help to predict the likelihood that an individual will develop dementia within the next 5 years, irrespective of other risk factors, according to...
Wed, 09/20/2017
A protein that helps break down lipids in the cell’s lysosome may be a key target for identifying and treating neurodegenerative diseases, according to a study by the Peter O’Donnell Jr....
Tue, 08/22/2017
Image credit: KatarzynaBialasiewicz / Getty Images
A Stanford study finds that despite Americans knowing that smoking can lead to deadly diseases like lung cancer, they underestimate those risks. After voluminous research studies, numerous lawsuits...
Tue, 08/22/2017
Not much is known about stem cell metabolism, but a new study from the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has found that stem cells take up unusually high...
Wed, 04/12/2017
New research from the Texas A&M College of Medicine points to a potential way to protect neurons
Tiny vesicles isolated from adult mesenchymal stem cells and administered intranasally can limit the damage to the brain of animal models caused by a seizure disorder called status epilepticus,...
Thu, 02/16/2017
Credit: Wikipedia
 A component of an enzyme family linked to DNA repair, stress responses, and cancer also plays a role in enhancing or inhibiting major cellular activities under physiological conditions, new...

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