Discovery of a protein that causes racial differences in prostate cancer
Discovery of a protein that causes racial differences in prostate cancer The prostate is a male-specific gonad. The prostate is as big as a chestnut, with its bottom facing up to the bladder and the sharp point pointing downwards to the urogenital ridge. It secretes prostatic fluid, which is ...
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The core of Alzheimer's disease is
The core of Alzheimer's disease is "lack of cleanness" in the brain cellsAs all we know, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the common neurodegenerative disease, which is mainly characterized by failure of memory. And there has been no cure for AD so far. It is one of the global health concerns. The...
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How do neuroactive steroids suppress inflammatory signals in the immune system and brain?
How do neuroactive steroids suppress inflammatory signals in the immune system and brain?A study published in Nature Scientific Reports, in collaboration with UNC medical school and the University of Maryland, have shown how the neurosteroid allopregnanolone blocks the activation of pro-inflammatory proteins...
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How does sleep affect cardiovascular diseases?
How does sleep affect cardiovascular diseases?About one-third of one's lifespan is spent on sleep. When we sleep, our brain and body can get rest, recuperation and recovery. However, when our sleep is not enough or we suffer from sleep disorders, various diseases wi...
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The unexpected discovery about rheumatoid arthritis offers a novel therapy for joint inflammation
The unexpected discovery about rheumatoid arthritis offers a novel therapy for joint inflammationRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the joints. The immune system normally protects its health by attacking foreign substances like bacteria and viruses...
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The proteins released by fat after exercise can improve glucose
The proteins released by fat after exercise can improve glucose As we all know, exercise make us stronger and healthier. But do you learn how exercise helps us healthy on a molecular level?  Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center answered the question in a study that...
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The protein YTHDF1 enhances the anti-tumor response
The protein YTHDF1 enhances the anti-tumor responseOne reason that cancer cells can thrive is that they are able to escape from your immune system. Immunotherapy is a type of biological therapy that helps your immune system fight cancer. The immune system plays an import...
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APOE protein has been found to be a central regulator
APOE protein has been found to be a central regulator Apolipoprotein E is abbreviated APOE. APOE is a type of lipoprotein (a protein connected to a fat). Lipoproteins are responsible for carrying cholesterol and other fats through the bloodstream as little packages and are ...
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FGL2 protein -- a potentially effective target for glioblastoma
FGL2 protein -- a potentially effective target for glioblastomaResearchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found an immune regulator that seems to modulate the progression of glioblastoma by switching off immune surveillance. It predicted an underlying new ...
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What you eat could affect your brain and memory
What you eat could affect your brain and memoryAs the saying goes, ''you are what you eat''. It implies that a person's psychological, emotional, and physical health is determined by the food the person eats. Good food can shape the body and character, and instead, b...
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Discovery on defective
Discovery on defective "brakes" that interferes with myocardial contraction and relaxation Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, also known as HCM, is the most common genetic cardiac disease in which the heart muscle in the ventricles becomes thickened without any obvious cause. It is caused by one or more gene mutatio...
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A study reveals the Cdk5 gene causes the differences between female and male mice in fear   memory
A study reveals the Cdk5 gene causes the differences between female and male mice in fear memoryFear is an emotional experience generated by a huge psychological shock or threat, which is a negative emotion. It is a double-edged sword. It is both protective and destructive. Fear endows humans with the ability to ad...
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A protein has been found to promote small artery grow to the damaged heart tissue in mice
A protein has been found to promote small artery grow to the damaged heart tissue in miceHeart disease, the main cause of heart attacks, is the world's biggest killer. In 2015, an estimated 17.3 million people died from heart disease and the number is expected to exceed 23.6 million by 2030. Recent...
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Multiple sclerosis-helping cells to repair themselves
Multiple sclerosis-helping cells to repair themselvesMultiple sclerosis, also known as MS, is a potentially disabling disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Around 400,000 people are living with MS in the United States and approximately 2.1 million individuals hav...
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Discovery on how an immune system protein helps inhibit HIV
Discovery on how an immune system protein helps inhibit HIVHuman Immunodeficiency Virus, also referred to as HIV, or AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome), is a virus that causes a deficiency in the human immune system. HIV mainly attacks the human T lymphocyte system. Once...
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Fidarestat have found to potentially prevent colorectal cancer caused by APC gene mutation
Fidarestat have found to potentially prevent colorectal cancer caused by APC gene mutationColorectal cancer is a common malignant tumor in the gastrointestinal tract, which starts in the colon or the rectum. Early symptoms are not obvious. As the cancer increases, it shows changes in bowel habits, blood in th...
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TGF-β signaling pathway in uterus cells can prevent cancer
TGF-β signaling pathway in uterus cells can prevent cancerThe uterus is a hollow organ in females located in the pelvis, commonly called the womb. The uterus functions to support fetal development until birth. It is shaped like an upside-down pear, the top is the fundus, the mi...
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Fever alters immune cells to help them better reach infections
Fever alters immune cells to help them better reach infectionsHealthy people's body temperature fluctuates between 97 degrees Fahrenheit (36.1℃) and 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8℃), averaging 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37℃). When the body temperature rises above 100 degrees Fahr...
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Research reveals mechanism for leukaemia cell growth
Research reveals mechanism for leukaemia cell growthAcute myeloid leukemia, referred to as AML, is a clonal malignant disease of the hematopoietic system. AML is caused by mutations in pluripotent stem cells or karyotypes of slightly differentiated precursor cells. ...
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An underlying therapeutic target for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
An underlying therapeutic target for amyotrophic lateral sclerosisAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis, referred to as ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease or motor neuron disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that leads to the death and paralysis of neuron in the brain and ...
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Molecular mechanisms of transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils
Molecular mechanisms of transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devilsTasmanian devils suffer from devil facial tumor disease (DFTD), a deadly transmissible cancer unique to this species. DFTD is a form of transmissible cancer passed from one devil to another through biting, a common behav...
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Molecular expression in blood cells reversely predicts the appearance of subclinical atherosclerosis
Molecular expression in blood cells reversely predicts the appearance of subclinical atherosclerosisWhen lipid metabolism in the body is impaired, the lipids and compound carbohydrates accumulate in the lining of blood vessels and hemorrhage and thrombus form, then fibrous tissue proliferates and calcium deposits, the ...
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A link between low levels HDAC3 and infertility in endometriosis patients
A link between low levels HDAC3 and infertility in endometriosis patients Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial tissue is present in other parts of the body other than the uterus. The ectopic endometrium can invade any part of the body, most of them are located in pelvic viscera an...
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How mutant PCSK works in cells has been revealed
How mutant PCSK works in cells has been revealedScientists at the University of California, San Francisco, have published an investigation that gives an explanation why experiments on PCSK9 reacts differently in a test tube and in liver cells in the January issue of t...
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Two novel biomarkers of atrial fibrillation
Two novel biomarkers of atrial fibrillationThe finding led by researchers at the University of Birmingham revealed two biomarkers that could be used to identify a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation. It has been published in European Heart Journal on Jan...
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Blood levels of a protein boom predict hearing loss
Blood levels of a protein boom predict hearing lossWe can perceive the world by hearing various sounds, such as birdsong, cheerful music. A bright voice always makes one a good mood. But when we are in a noisy environment for a long time, our hearing will damage. Hearing...
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Bulldogs' helical tails have been found to associated with a rare human disease
Bulldogs' helical tails have been found to associated with a rare human disease Bulldog's head is square and is flat between the ears, and its forehead is obvious. Its eyes are distinctly sunken, under the hood of its head, away from its ears. The muzzle is also deep and broad, with well-muscled che...
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A small protein has been found to play an essential role in tumor mechanics
A small protein has been found to play an essential role in tumor mechanicsResearchers at Rice University and Duke University School of Medicine have found a jagged small protein may have an important impact on the differentiation and metastasis of the cancer stem cells. Rice scien...
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A link between chemotherapy and breast metastasis
A link between chemotherapy and breast metastasisAt present, surgery is the first option once someone is diagnosed with breast cancer. But some breast cancer patients receive chemotherapy before an operation. This therapy is called neoadjuvant therapy, which can help r...
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A protein may be key to develop new gene therapies for skin diseases
A protein may be key to develop new gene therapies for skin diseasesSkin is the first physiological defense line and the largest organ of the human body. It is always involved in the functional activities of the body and maintains the unity of opposites between the body and the natural e...
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Anxiety behavior is regulated by a synaptic protein
Anxiety behavior is regulated by a synaptic protein Anxiety disorders, also known as anxiety neurosis, is one of the most common of the major categories of disorders. It mainly manifested as no clear objective object of anxiety, restlessness, as well as autonomic nerve dy...
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Why can exercise decrease our visceral fat?
Why can exercise decrease our visceral fat? As is well-known, we can lose weight by taking exercise. Do you know how exercise reduces belly fat in humans? Maybe you can get the answer by a finding published in the journal Cell Metabolism. The finding ...
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Do you know how to keep your skin flexible and young?
Do you know how to keep your skin flexible and young?When we were just born, our skin was smooth and elastic, making us look very plump and young. With the increase in age, the skin becomes flabby, dark, and wrinkled. Do you know why the skin changes with the age? And do y...
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HPV discovery is hopeful for the treatment of cervical cancer
HPV discovery is hopeful for the treatment of cervical cancerHuman papillomavirus, referred to as HPV, is a kind of small double-stranded closed circular DNA virus that can specifically infect human skin and mucosa. HPV replicates and reproduces only in certain areas,...
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Researchers have identified an underlying therapeutic target of lung fibrosis
Researchers have identified an underlying therapeutic target of lung fibrosisLung fibrosis occurs when lung tissue is damaged and scarred. Lung fibrosis seriously affects human respiratory function, manifested as a dry cough, progressive dyspnea. With the aggravation of the disease and lung injur...
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 Repetitive genes cause differences in esophagus cancer
Repetitive genes cause differences in esophagus cancer Esophagus cancer is a common tumor in the digestive tract. It is mainly manifested as progressive dysphagia. Esophageal cancer occurs more in older people and is twice as common in men as it is in women.  ...
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Researchers have found a drug mixture may hopefully fight against diabetes
Researchers have found a drug mixture may hopefully fight against diabetes With the improvement of living standard, there are more and more "rich diseases" appear, such as diabetes. Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia is caused by insulin secr...
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Combination therapy of two inhibitors is promising to treat CLL
Combination therapy of two inhibitors is promising to treat CLL Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a malignant tumor originating in hematopoietic tissue. The tumor cells are monoclonal B lymphocytes, which are similar to normal mature small lymphocytes and accumulate in the blood,...
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An existing drug is promising to slow the progress of ALS
An existing drug is promising to slow the progress of ALSAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or gradual frozen person, is a neurodegenerative disease which damages motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. As ALS develops, neurons fail to transmit impulses to mu...
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One human protein is found to effectively fight against Ebola virus
One human protein is found to effectively fight against Ebola virusEbola virus is a virulent and rare virus that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever in human and primates, which has a high mortality rate, between 50 and 90 percent. Ebola hemorrhagic fever is the most deadly viral hemorrhagic...
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Scientists have discovered a new drug targeting the related receptors in sarcomas
Scientists have discovered a new drug targeting the related receptors in sarcomasSarcomas are malignant tumors derived from mesenchymal tissue (including connective tissue and muscle), which often occurs in the skin, subcutaneous, periosteum and long bone at both ends.  Sarcomas are rare tumors,...
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Scientists give new insight to muscular dystrophy patients
Scientists give new insight to muscular dystrophy patientsFacioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, referred to as FSHD, is a genetic muscular disorder, which is mainly characterized by progressive weakness and atrophy of skeletal muscle. So far, more than 850,000 people worldwid...
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A hopeful drug target for treating triple negative breast cancer
A hopeful drug target for treating triple negative breast cancerIt is reported that the incidence of breast cancer in China continues to rise, ranking the first among female malignant tumors, and is still going up at the rate of one to three percent per year. Triple-negative breast c...
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A mammalian protein has been found to hold stem cells young
A mammalian protein has been found to hold stem cells youngRoyal jelly is a milky white or yellowish slurry secreted from the head gland of young worker bees after collecting pollen and honey. It is like the milk of mammals and extremely nutritious and immune function. Bees (...
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Discovery of a new inflammatory inhibitor
Discovery of a new inflammatory inhibitorInflammation is the defensive response of a living tissue with a vascular system to a damage factor, mainly manifested as redness, swelling, fever, pain, and dysfunction. Vascular responses are central to the inflammator...
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USP18 plays a dual role in the immune system causing people easier to be attacked by bacteria
USP18 plays a dual role in the immune system causing people easier to be attacked by bacteriaBacterial infection is an acute systemic infection caused by pathogenic bacteria or opportunistic pathogens invading the blood circulation to grow and reproduce and producing toxins and other metabolites. Clinically, it ...
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A promising treatment for type II diabetes has been discovered
A promising treatment for type II diabetes has been discovered Glucose, a sugar that is the main source of energy for cells that make up muscle and other tissues. Glucose mainly comes from food and liver. In most conditions, glucose is absorbed into the blood and enters the cell wit...
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Scientists discovered a feasible drug target for treating hypertension
Scientists discovered a feasible drug target for treating hypertensionNormal blood pressure fluctuates within a certain range with the change of internal and external environment. However, hypertension is mainly characterized by the increase in systemic arterial blood pressure, which can b...
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Dnak protein has been found to promote the development of cancer
Dnak protein has been found to promote the development of cancerCancer is increasingly endangering human health, so making certain the cause of the cancer is an important prerequisite for preventive treatment. The existing research results show that the occurrence of cancer is a mult...
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ZFP64-a drug target for treating mixed lineage leukemia
ZFP64-a drug target for treating mixed lineage leukemiaLeukemia is a kind of hematopoietic stem cell malignant clone disease. Because of its high mortality, it is also called blood cancer. Mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) is a typical type of leukemia, named after the chromosoma...
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