How a fungus can cripple the immune system: Research team clarifies the mechanism of gliotoxin, a mycotoxin from the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus

It is everywhere — and it is extremely dangerous for people with a weakened immune system. The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus occurs virtually everywhere on Earth, as a dark grey, wrinkled cushion on damp walls or in microscopically small spores that blow through the air and cling to wallpaper, mattresses and floors. Healthy people usually have no problem if spores find […]

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New hope for stem cell approach to treating diabetes: Insulin-producing cells more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels

Scientists working to develop more effective treatments for diabetes are turning to stem cells. Such cells can be transformed into cells that produce insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar. But there’s a major challenge: the amount of insulin produced by theses cells is difficult to control. Now, by tweaking the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta […]

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Scientists create a renewable source of cancer-fighting T cells

A study by UCLA researchers is the first to demonstrate a technique for coaxing pluripotent stem cells — which can give rise to every cell type in the body and which can be grown indefinitely in the lab — into becoming mature T cells capable of killing tumor cells. The technique uses structures called artificial thymic organoids, which work by […]

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Health: Fermented vegetables strengthens our intestinal flora and the immune system

The intestines with fermented vegetables a boost Earlier vegetables was fermented to make it for the cold Season durable. Today, the Ferment is appreciated but also because of its good compatibility and aromatic taste. The vegetables are not only more durable, but it also strengthens the intestines and the immune system. Daily eat more vegetables Health experts recommend daily to […]

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Diet: Fermented vegetables strengthens our intestinal flora and the immune system

The intestines with fermented vegetables a boost Earlier vegetables was fermented to make it for the cold Season durable. Today, the Ferment is appreciated but also because of its good compatibility and aromatic taste. The vegetables are not only more durable, but it also strengthens the intestines and the immune system. Daily eat more vegetables Health experts recommend daily to […]

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Success studies: the aging process slows down! This therapy slowed the aging

Experimental Medicine extended the lives of mice Into old age young, healthy and full of energy, a dream of mankind, is, so far, only a utopia. This could change in the future, because recent research dealing with treatments that can slow down the aging process and perhaps even stop. In a recent study, Researchers were able to extend the life […]

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Heart cell defect identified as possible cause of heart failure in pregnancy: Tel Aviv University research has diagnostic and therapeutic implications

Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare form of heart failure that affects women in their last month of pregnancy and up to five months after giving birth. PPCM can be difficult to detect because its symptoms — swelling in the feet and legs and shortness of breath — mimic many of those of third trimester pregnancy. The disease, which can […]

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How sperm stem cells maintain their number

The steady production of sperm relies on the number of sperm stem cells in the testis remaining constant. Researchers including Asst. Prof. Yu Kitadate and Prof. Shosei Yoshida (developmental biologists at the National Institute for Basic Biology within the National Institutes of Natural Sciences in Japan) and Prof. Benjamin Simons (a theoretical physicist at the University of Cambridge in the […]

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HIV: protection for the Partner

Infection with the Aids Virus länot sst heal. But there are ways to avoid contagion, erklärt expert Norbert­ Brock Meyer Condoms are considered to be protection against many sexually ütransmitted diseases diseases Around 88 000 people in Germany with the Immunschwächevirus HIV infected, jäa year a little more than 3000. The number of new infections varies for about ten years. You […]

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