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Cystic fibrosis disrupts pancreas two ways in CF-related diabetes

Cystic fibrosis disrupts pancreas two ways in CF-related diabetes

ScienceDaily (Sep. 17, 2012) — A new University of Iowa study suggests there are two root causes of a type of diabetes associated with cystic fibrosis (CF). Continue reading

Mutation breaks HIV’s resistance to drugs

Mutation breaks HIV’s resistance to drugs

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Novel non-antibiotic agents against MRSA and strep infections

Novel non-antibiotic agents against MRSA and strep infections

ScienceDaily (Sep. 12, 2012) — Menachem Shoham, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has discovered novel antivirulence drugs that, without killing the bacteria, render Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Streptococcus pyogenes , commonly referred to as strep, harmless by preventing the production of toxins that cause disease. The promising discovery was presented this week at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in San Francisco Continue reading

A carefully scheduled high-fat diet resets metabolism and prevents obesity, researchers find

A carefully scheduled high-fat diet resets metabolism and prevents obesity, researchers find

ScienceDaily (Sep. 12, 2012) — New research from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem shows that a carefully scheduled high-fat diet can lead to a reduction in body weight and a unique metabolism in which ingested fats are not stored, but rather used for energy at times when no food is available Continue reading

Scientists develop technique to decipher the dormant AIDS virus concealed in cells

Scientists develop technique to decipher the dormant AIDS virus concealed in cells

ScienceDaily (Sep. 11, 2012) — Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have gotten us one step closer to understanding and overcoming one of the least-understood mechanisms of HIV infection — by devising a method to precisely track the life cycle of individual cells infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In a paper being published online today in Lab on a Chip , the laboratory of Gladstone Investigator Leor Weinberger, PhD, announced the development of a device that can pinpoint and track HIV inside CD4 T cells — the type of white blood cell that the AIDS virus targets. Continue reading

Expanding database enables discoveries in emerging field of metabolomics

Expanding database enables discoveries in emerging field of metabolomics

ScienceDaily (Sep. 10, 2012) — Over the last decade, metabolomics has emerged as the newest of the “omic” sciences (following genomics and proteomics) to provide comprehensive biochemical information about cellular metabolism Continue reading

Protecting genes, one molecule at a time

Protecting genes, one molecule at a time

ScienceDaily (Sep. 9, 2012) — An international team of scientists have shown at an unprecedented level of detail how cells prioritize the repair of genes containing potentially dangerous damage. Continue reading

First look at structure of vital molecule

First look at structure of vital molecule

ScienceDaily (Sep. 7, 2012) — Molybdenum is an essential metal required in all living beings from bacteria to plants to humans. Continue reading

Major advances in understanding the regulation and organization of the human genome

Major advances in understanding the regulation and organization of the human genome

ScienceDaily (Sep. 5, 2012) — The National Human Genome Research Institute today announced the results of a five-year international study of the regulation and organization of the human genome. Continue reading

Rare genetic disease offers insight into common cancers

Rare genetic disease offers insight into common cancers

ScienceDaily (Sep. 4, 2012) — Fanconi anemia is a recessive genetic disorder affecting 1 in 350,000 babies, which leaves cells unable to repair damaged DNA. Continue reading