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Cholesterol boosts the memory of the immune system

Cholesterol boosts the memory of the immune system

Dec. 21, 2012 — The memory of the human immune system is critical for the development of vaccines Continue reading

Scientists create new approach to destroy disease-associated RNAs in cells

Scientists create new approach to destroy disease-associated RNAs in cells

Dec. 20, 2012 — Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a new approach to alter the function of RNA in living cells by designing molecules that recognize and disable RNA targets. As a proof of principle, in the new study the team designed a molecule that disabled the RNA causing myotonic dystrophy Continue reading

Scientists create new approach to destroy disease-associated RNAs in cells

Scientists create new approach to destroy disease-associated RNAs in cells

Dec. 20, 2012 — Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a new approach to alter the function of RNA in living cells by designing molecules that recognize and disable RNA targets. As a proof of principle, in the new study the team designed a molecule that disabled the RNA causing myotonic dystrophy Continue reading

New compound reverses fatty liver disease

New compound reverses fatty liver disease

Dec. Continue reading

Drug used to treat HIV might defuse deadly staph infections

Drug used to treat HIV might defuse deadly staph infections

Dec. 14, 2012 — A new study by NYU School of Medicine researchers suggests that an existing HIV drug called maraviroc could be a potential therapy for Staphylococcus aureus , a notorious and deadly pathogen linked to hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations each year. Their study is published online this week in Nature . Continue reading

Cancer scientists identify a new layer of complexity within human colon cancer: Shed light on resistance to treatment

Cancer scientists identify a new layer of complexity within human colon cancer: Shed light on resistance to treatment

Dec. 13, 2012 — Cancer scientists led by Dr Continue reading

New genetic disorder of balance and cognition discovered

New genetic disorder of balance and cognition discovered

ScienceDaily (Dec. Continue reading

Valuable tool for predicting pain genes in people: ‘Network map’ of genes involved in pain perception

Valuable tool for predicting pain genes in people: ‘Network map’ of genes involved in pain perception

ScienceDaily (Dec. 6, 2012) — Scientists in Australia and Austria have described a “network map” of genes involved in pain perception. Continue reading