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Heart calcium scan predictive of diabetes-related death from cardiovascular disease

Heart calcium scan predictive of diabetes-related death from cardiovascular disease

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Stroke drug kills bacteria that cause ulcers and tuberculosis

Stroke drug kills bacteria that cause ulcers and tuberculosis

Dec. 20, 2012 — A drug currently being used to treat ischemic strokes may prove to be a significant advance in the treatment of tuberculosis and ulcers. In a new research report appearing online in The FASEB Journal , a compound called ebselen effectively inhibits the thioredoxin reductase system in a wide variety of bacteria, including Helicobacter pylori which causes gastric ulcers and Mycobacterium tuberculosis which causes tuberculosis Continue reading

Research may have important implications for combating diabetes

Research may have important implications for combating diabetes

Dec. 12, 2012 — Research by University of Notre Dame biochemist Anthony S. Serianni is providing new insights that could have important implications for understanding and treating diabetes Continue reading

Steroid hormone receptor prefers working alone to shut off immune system genes

Steroid hormone receptor prefers working alone to shut off immune system genes

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Obesity reversed in mice by manipulating production of an enzyme

Obesity reversed in mice by manipulating production of an enzyme

ScienceDaily (Dec. 5, 2012) — Approximately 68 percent of U.S. Continue reading

Multitasking plasmonic nanobubbles kill diseased cells, modify others

Multitasking plasmonic nanobubbles kill diseased cells, modify others

ScienceDaily (Dec. 3, 2012) — Researchers at Rice University have found a way to kill some diseased cells and treat others in the same sample at the same time. Continue reading

Glowing fish shed light on metabolism

Glowing fish shed light on metabolism

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Role of cellular entry point of anthrax identified

Role of cellular entry point of anthrax identified

ScienceDaily (Dec. 2, 2012) — Anthrax uses a receptor on the surface of cells to inject its lethal toxins. However, the physiological function of this receptor, named Anthrax Toxin Receptor 2a (Antxr2a), remained unknown until now. Continue reading