SARS lessons hang over China’s fight against new virus

China’s lockdown of an entire city to contain a virus outbreak stands in contrast to its handling of the deadly SARS crisis two decades ago, when it was criticised for being secretive and indecisive. The new virus has killed 17 and infected more than 500 other people, with most cases found in Wuhan, the central city of 11 million people […]

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Proteins that protect against joint inflammation identified

Endogenous proteins that play a vital part in allergies and parasitic infection can prevent the immune system from wrongly attacking the body and causing inflamed joints, a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the scientific journal PNAS reports. The researchers hope that the results will give rise to new drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. In protecting us against infections, […]

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Research adds new twist to fight against autoimmune diseases

Scientists describe in Nature Immunology an entirely new molecular process in mice that triggers T cell-driven inflammation and causes different auto-immune diseases. In a study published online Dec. 17, researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center say their data have implications for Multiple Sclerosis, Type 1 diabetes and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It also will help efforts to find better treatments […]

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Kailyn Lowry Claps Back Against Criticism Over Son Lux Not Wearing Clothes

No big deal! Kailyn Lowry doesn’t see anything wrong with her 2-year-old son, Lux, not wearing clothes around the house. When a Twitter troll asked the Teen Mom 2 star, 27, “why Lux is always without clothes and just wearing a diaper when everyone else is fully clothed??” on Thursday, December 5, she clapped back. “Because my toddler likes to […]

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Molecular bodyguards against Parkinson’s disease

Chaperone proteins in human cells dynamically interact with the protein α-Synuclein, which is strongly associated with Parkinson’s disease. A disturbed relationship to these “bodyguards” leads to cell damage and the formation of Lewy bodies typical for Parkinson’s disease. The findings by researchers from the University of Basel’s Biozentrum have been published in Nature. Parkinson’s disease is one of the most […]

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Possible new treatment strategy against progeria

Progeria is a very rare disease that affects about one in 18 million children and results in premature aging and death in adolescence from complications of cardiovascular disease. In a study on mice and human cells, researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute and IFOM, the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology in Italy, have identified how antisense oligonucleotide therapies could be used […]

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Omega-3 shows protection against heart disease-related death, without prostate cancer risk

Should you take omega-3 pills? Or try to have two to servings of omega-3 rich fish a week, as the American Heart Association recommends? It may seem a bit murky if you follow headlines about nutrition and health. That’s why researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute continue to research the potential benefits and risks of this popular supplement, especially […]

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Using the immune system as a defence against cancer

Research published today in the British Journal of Cancer has found that a naturally occurring molecule and a component of the immune system that can successfully target and kill cancer cells, can also encourage immunity against cancer resurgence. Several teams led by Professor Livio Mallucci from King’s College London discovered that β-galactoside-binding protein (βGBP), a naturally occurring molecule produced by […]

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LOL! Arie Luyendyk Jr. Wants More Kids, But Sean Lowe Advises Against It

Telling it like it is! Sean Lowe didn’t hold back when Arie Luyendyk Jr. said he wanted more kids with Lauren Burnham. “I miss that round belly,” the race car driver, 37, captioned a Tuesday, September 3, Instagram throwback with the then-pregnant star, 27. “Let’s have more.” Lowe commented, “I’d advise against it.” He and his wife, Catherine Giudici, have […]

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