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New mechanism may safely prevent and reverse obesity

A model depicting AHR-based obesity in liver. Credit: Craig Tomlinson, PhD Obesity, a global epidemic, is a known contributor to several cancers, including breast, colon, and pancreatic. Stopping the obesity epidemic could be a critical aid in preventing and treating numerous cancers. Researchers with the laboratory of Craig Tomlinson, Ph.D., …

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Researcher discovers peanut allergy mechanism in the intestines

Credit: Pexels Peanut allergens cross a model of the gut lining, causing it to leak, new research by Dr. Dwan Price from Deakin University in Victoria has revealed. The allergens hijack the transport mechanisms of cells in the intestine, disrupting the bonds that hold the gut lining together, making it …

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Scientists discover a new mechanism in childhood kidney cancer

In a developing kidney, a mutant reader protein ENL gives rise to tumor-like structures. Credit: Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics at The Rockefeller University As an embryo develops, its cells must learn what to do with the thousands of genes they’ve been equipped with. That’s why each cell comes …

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New bone healing mechanism has potential therapeutic applications

Periosteal bone stem cells migration and repair mechanism. Credit: Cell Stem Cell/the Park lab Led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, a study published in the journal Cell Stem Cell reveals a new mechanism that contributes to adult bone maintenance and repair and opens the possibility of developing therapeutic …

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Discovery reveals mechanism that turns herpes virus on and off

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research from Dr. Luis M. Schang and his group at the Baker Institute for Animal Health has identified a new mechanism that plays a role in controlling how the herpes virus alternates between dormant and active stages of infection. The herpes virus causes cold sores …

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A mechanism capable of preserving muscle mass

Focus on the CaVbeta1E protein that activates the factor GDF5. This mechanism promotes the prevention of sarcopenia by maintaining the muscle mass and strength of aged mice Credit: France Pietri-Rouxel, Sestina Falcone Skeletal muscle is the most abundant tissue of the human body (about 40%) and it plays essential role …

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Mechanism of beta-cells involved in the development of type-1 diabetes revealed

Lorenzo Pasquali’s Endocrine Regulatory Genomics group. Credit: Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute Researchers Lorenzo Pasquali and Mireia Ramos-Rodríguez have published recently in Nature Genetics the results of a study on the mechanisms that cause an inflammatory response to trigger pancreatic beta-cell death, leading to the onset of Type 1 Diabetes …

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