Articles about medical research


New UK initiatives at the forefront of global biological and medical research

Last updated: 12/12/2018

A £6.7 million funding programme aims to establish the UK as a key partner in the ambitious global Human Cell Atlas initiative, which will provide a basis for understanding human

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Elevated hormone flags liver problems in mice with methylmalonic acidemia

Last updated: 12/12/2018

Study findings can immediately be applied to human patients with the disease. Researchers have discovered that a hormone, fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), is extremely elevate

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Prominent Doctors Aren’t Disclosing Their Industry Ties in Medical Journal Studies. And Journals Are Doing Little to Enforce Their Rules — ProPublica

Last updated: 12/12/2018

One is dean of Yale’s medical school. Another is the director of a cancer center in Texas. A third is the next president of the most prominent society of cancer doctors. These l

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Bacterial ‘sleeper cells’ evade antibiotics and weaken defence against infection | Imperial News | Imperial College London

Last updated: 12/12/2018

New research, from scientists at Imperial College London, unravels how so-called bacterial persister cells manipulate our immune cells. The work potentially opens new avenues to f

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Discovery of common and rare genetic risk variants for colorectal cancer

Last updated: 12/12/2018

Discovery of common and rare genetic risk variants for colorectal cancer Nature Genetics (2018) | Download Citation Subjects Genetic association study Abstract To further dissect t

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‘Chemo brain’ caused by malfunction in three types of brain cells

Last updated: 12/11/2018

More than half of cancer survivors suffer from cognitive impairment from chemotherapy that lingers for months or years after the cancer is gone. In a new study explaining the cellu

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Why Some CLL Patients Stop Responding to Venetoclax

Last updated: 12/11/2018

SAN DIEGO — Acquisition of a specific mutation may explain why some patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) stop responding to venetoclax (Venclexta, AbbVie/Genentech).

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Comprehensive human cell-type methylation atlas reveals origins of circulating cell-free DNA in health and disease

Last updated: 12/11/2018

Comprehensive human cell-type methylation atlas reveals origins of circulating cell-free DNA in health and disease Nature Communicationsvolume 9, Article number: 5068 (2018) | D

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ROBO2 is a stroma suppressor gene in the pancreas and acts via TGF-β signalling

Last updated: 12/10/2018

ROBO2 is a stroma suppressor gene in the pancreas and acts via TGF-β signalling Nature Communicationsvolume 9, Article number: 5083 (2018) | Download Citation Subjects Pancreas

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New CRISPR tool opens up more of the genome for editing: Enzyme can target almost half of the genome's 'zipcodes' and could enable editing of many more disease-specific mutations

Last updated: 12/10/2018

The genome editing system CRISPR has become a hugely important tool in medical research, and could ultimately have a significant impact in fields such as agriculture, bioenergy, an

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