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New target for rheumatoid arthritis drugs

New target for rheumatoid arthritis drugs

Jan. 25, 2013 — Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have identified a potential new target for drugs to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a protein known as IRHOM2 Continue reading

New method identifies genes that can predict prognoses of cancer patients

New method identifies genes that can predict prognoses of cancer patients

Jan. 25, 2013 — In recent years, it has been thought that select sets of genes might reveal cancer patients’ prognoses Continue reading

Pathogenic bacteria adhering to the human vascular wall triggers vascular damage during meningococcal sepsis

Pathogenic bacteria adhering to the human vascular wall triggers vascular damage during meningococcal sepsis

Jan. 24, 2013 — Researchers at the Paris Cardiovascular Research Center (PARCC) have shown how adhesion of Neisseria ( N. ) meningitidis to human microvessels in a humanized mouse model leads to the characteristic cutaneous lesions of meningococcal sepsis Continue reading

Estrogen fights urinary infection in mouse study

Estrogen fights urinary infection in mouse study

Jan. 23, 2013 — Estrogen levels drop dramatically in menopause, a time when the risk of urinary tract infections increases significantly. Continue reading

Estrogen fights urinary infection in mouse study

Estrogen fights urinary infection in mouse study

Jan. 23, 2013 — Estrogen levels drop dramatically in menopause, a time when the risk of urinary tract infections increases significantly. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Continue reading

Estrogen fights urinary infection in mouse study

Estrogen fights urinary infection in mouse study

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Estrogen fights urinary infection in mouse study

Estrogen fights urinary infection in mouse study

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Viral reactivation a likely link between stress and heart disease

Viral reactivation a likely link between stress and heart disease

Jan. 22, 2013 — A new study could provide the link that scientists have been looking for to confirm that reactivation of a latent herpes virus is a cause of some heart problems. Looking at blood samples from 299 heart patients, researchers at Ohio State University found that those who had suffered a heart attack were the most likely to have inflammatory proteins circulating in their blood compared to patients with less acute symptoms Continue reading

Stem cell research helps to identify origins of schizophrenia

Stem cell research helps to identify origins of schizophrenia

Jan. 22, 2013 — New University at Buffalo research demonstrates how defects in an important neurological pathway in early development may be responsible for the onset of schizophrenia later in life. Continue reading

Genetic basis of high-risk childhood cancer points to possible new drug treatment strategy

Genetic basis of high-risk childhood cancer points to possible new drug treatment strategy

Jan. 20, 2013 — Research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists has identified a possible lead in treatment of two childhood leukemia subtypes known for their dramatic loss of chromosomes and poor treatment outcomes Continue reading