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by whbio
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: A compound prevents the growth of Aspergillus fumigatus
Replies: 0
Views: 3006

A compound prevents the growth of Aspergillus fumigatus

Aspergillus fumigatus is a species of fungus that causes a range of diseases in human beings, especially in those with an immunodeficiency. It is one of the most prevalent of the airborne fungi. Now, a study reports that a compound can prevent the growth of Aspergillus fumigatus by targeting a speci...
by whbio
Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Novel treatment strategy for inflammatory bowel disease
Replies: 0
Views: 1756

Novel treatment strategy for inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a broad term that describes inflammation of the colon and small intestine. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are the most common types of IBD. It's estimated that 5 million people worldwide live with a certain form of IBD. A recent study shows that a protein,...
by whbio
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reducing SET protein may be a way to prevent tumor formation
Replies: 0
Views: 1305

Reducing SET protein may be a way to prevent tumor formation

New research shows that decreasing the levels of the SET protein can reawaken the tumor suppressor protein p53, providing a potential way to combat cancer. p53 is described as the guardian angel of the genome because of its key role in suppressing tumor formation. Mutations in p53 occur in around ha...
by whbio
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Researchers identify a mechanism that modulates obesity
Replies: 0
Views: 1926

Researchers identify a mechanism that modulates obesity

Obesity is a fast growing problem in many regions of the world. The brain has been linked to obesity development. However, the exact mechanism of how an unhealthy diet alters the brain and thus leads to body fat accumulation remains unclear. Now, a study has revealed a novel mechanism involving the ...
by whbio
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Autism study may lead to novel treatments
Replies: 0
Views: 1339

Autism study may lead to novel treatments

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders that cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Now, a new study reports on a potential drug target that increases social interaction in ASD. It has been reported that a gene termed Protoca...
by whbio
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Quitting smoking benefits people at high risk of lung cancer
Replies: 0
Views: 1779

Quitting smoking benefits people at high risk of lung cancer

There is no doubt that smoking is harmful to your health. Smoking is a leading cause of cancer and of death from cancer. Lots of chemicals in tobacco products and secondhand smoke can damage your DNA. It has been found that quitting smoking decreases the likelihood of lung cancer. Now, researchers f...
by whbio
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scientists use gene editing to treat liver disease in mice
Replies: 0
Views: 1570

Scientists use gene editing to treat liver disease in mice

A study has revealed that removing a disease-related gene may reverse a deadly form of metabolic liver disorder in experimental animals, and a one-time treatment is enough. The approach used by the researchers is described as metabolic pathway reprogramming. Hereditary tyrosinaemia type I (HT-I) is ...
by whbio
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Regulating AMPK could stop cancer cachexia
Replies: 0
Views: 1812

Regulating AMPK could stop cancer cachexia

Cachexia is a syndrome characterized by symptoms of unintentional weight loss, progressive muscle wasting, and a loss of appetite. Cancer patients often suffer from this condition. Moreover, cachexia is responsible for at least 20 percent of cancer deaths. Healthy fat tissue is extremely important f...
by whbio
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: New discovery of Alzheimer's
Replies: 0
Views: 1645

New discovery of Alzheimer's

A study reports that increasing a protein called neuregulin-1 (NRG1) in the brain significantly reduces symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in experimental mice. NRG1 performs multiple functions in the brain, and it can exist in different forms. Some studies have indicated that it may be a therapeu...
by whbio
Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scientists find a new approach to cancer immune therapy
Replies: 0
Views: 1235

Scientists find a new approach to cancer immune therapy

Current immune therapies for cancer only activate the adaptive immune system. Although these therapies have improved cancer treatment, sometimes they are ineffective. Now, an article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has revealed that removing sugar molecules from the surf...
by whbio
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Norovirus uses a protein to infect cells
Replies: 1
Views: 2735

Norovirus uses a protein to infect cells

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine have discovered a host protein that norovirus uses to infect cells. The research, reported in the journal Science, sheds light on how norovirus enters host cells and opens an avenue to study the virus. Scientists looked at a species of norovirus...
by whbio
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Two genes are associated with survival of breast cancer
Replies: 0
Views: 1766

Two genes are associated with survival of breast cancer

According to a study published in the journal Oncotarget, measuring the activity of two genes may help identify which women are more likely to dying from their breast cancers. In the study, Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) scientists investigated about 2,000 women with HER2 positive breast cancer,...