A small, retrospective study has found that, in patients with particular pancreatic duct lesions, the presence of an inherited mutation in a pancreatic cancer susceptibility gene may increase the patients’ risk of developing pancreatic cancer.
Examining the autoimmune disease at the molecular level led researchers to a specific molecule that could be contributing to the disease progression in patients.
New research explores stem cells in the rotator cuff in hopes of understanding why fatty accumulation happens at the tear site, instead of proper muscle healing.
A new study means that more people of African descent who have treatment-resistant schizophrenia could be safely given the drug best proven to manage their symptoms.
Researchers have identified a mechanism that is critical for the survival of cells under genotoxic stress. New finding could help develop novel anti-cancer approaches to improve the cancer cell killing effects of chemotherapy.
A study has found the first common genetic risk variants for autism and uncovered genetic differences in clinical subgroups of autism. The discovery means that we will in future be able to determine the genes which separate the diagnostic groups, make more precise diagnoses, and provide better counseling for the individual person suffering from autism disorders.
Bats’ ability to host deadly viruses without getting sick could help shed light on inflammation and aging in humans.
New preclinical findings from extensive cell and animal studies suggest that a drug already used for a rare kidney disease could benefit patients with some mitochondrial disorders — complex conditions with severe energy deficiency for which no proven effective treatments exist. Future clinical research is needed to explore whether the drug, cysteamine bitartrate, will meaningfully benefit patients.
Scientists are blasting E. coli bacteria with ionizing radiation once a week to watch evolution happen in real time as the bacteria become radiation resistant.