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Oncology & Cancer

Researchers publish whole genome map of key biomarker for detecting cancer

Bluestar Genomics and University of Chicago have published a genome-wide 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) map across multiple human tissue types. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications, demonstrated ...

Medical research

Study in mice shows tumor cell reactivation by stress hormones can be slowed using beta-blockers

A team of researchers from a host of institutions in the U.S. and one in Germany, working with AstraZeneca, has found that natural stress hormones can reactivate dormant cancer cells in mice. They've published their results ...

Genetics

Mimicking effect of exercise with gene therapy

It sounds too good to be true—and it is. But Jose Bianco Moreira and the CERG research group at NTNU are convinced that some of the positive health effects of physical exercise can be achieved using gene therapy and medication.

Cardiology

Scientists discover why the heart slows down at night

A consensus more than 90-years-old on the mechanisms which regulate the day-night rhythm in heart rate has been fundamentally challenged by an international team of scientists from Manchester, London, Milan, Maastricht, Trondheim ...

Neuroscience

What social distancing does to a brain

Have you recently wondered how social-distancing and self-isolation may be affecting your brain? An international research team led by Erin Schuman from the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research discovered a brain molecule ...

Health

Drug attenuates weight gain in animals fed a high-fat diet

A drug originally developed to treat bacterial infections has proved capable of boosting the metabolism and attenuating the weight gain induced by a fatty diet in tests with mice. The study was conducted at the University ...

Immunology

Research reveals how a fungal infection activates inflammation

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified the mechanisms behind inflammasome activation driven by infection with the fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. Fungal infection, especially with A. fumigatus, ...

Genetics

Gene that protects against osteoarthritis identified

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common problems associated with aging, and although there are therapies to treat the pain that results from the breakdown of the cartilage that cushions joints, there are no available therapies ...