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  • Possible treatment for kidney disease in lupus
    In the U.S. alone, more than 1.5 million people have lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease in which the immune system turns against itself, attacking a person’s healthy tissue, cells and organs. The symptoms can range from debilitating pain and fatigue to organ failure. Dr. Chandra Mohan, a biomedical engineer at...
  • Infusions of young blood may reverse effects of ageing, studies suggest
    Giving old mice young blood reversed age-related declines in brain function, muscle strength and stamina, researchers say Blood transfusions rejuvenate mice. Could they do the same for humans? Researchers in the US are closing in on a therapy that could reverse harmful ageing processes in the brain, muscles, heart and...
  • Researchers create protein with potential for weight loss
    It sounds like a magic bullet: Administer a protein, watch the subject lose weight. But that’s exactly what University of Florida scientists found when they discovered a new way to deliver a protein that helps develop cells that convert fat into energy. The study builds upon on a discovery by...
  • Remarkable Twin Study Widens View of Down’s Syndrome
    A large coalition of European and American researchers this week published a new gene expression study of trisomy 21, better known as Down’s syndrome, using a novel cellular model of the disorder. Induced pluripotent stem cells were derived from a set of identical twins, only one of which possessed the...
  • Gates, Wellcome bet $40M on Kymab’s antibody tech
    Cambridge, U.K.’s Kymab touts its drug development platform as an ideal way to spotlight new antibodies, and some bright minds would seem to agree, as the Wellcome Trust and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have teamed up on a $40 million round for the biotech. Under the Series B terms,...
  • New Protein Finding Gives Hope to Infertility Patients
    Answering the question of “how do babies come in this world” is not easy at any age. You may laugh now, but as children we all heard the stories about some birds and some bees, some storks or other similar versions, while as adults, we are probably telling our children...
  • High protein levels linked to cell death in Parkinson’s
    Researchers may have discovered how a genetic mechanism in a common cause of Parkinson’s works to destroy brain cells in patients–a finding that could help scientists develop new therapies for the devastating disease. Though most causes of Parkinson’s cases are unknown, mutations in a gene called leucine-rich repeat kinase 2–or...
  • Researchers replicate controversial stem cell-cloning method
    Scientists report that they have replicated a method of growing stem cells from adults using cloning techniques–a discovery that could help propel patient-specific regenerative therapies for a myriad of medical conditions and diseases. Using cells taken from two adult men, investigators from the Research Institute for Stem Cell Research of...

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