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Grapes in diabetes fight

Resveratrol in grape skins could stop diabetic complications such as heart disease, retinopathy and nephropathy, research finds.

Benefits of vegan diet

A gluten-free vegan diet may improve the health of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and has a beneficial effect on several risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Nogo receptor boosts synapses

New findings about a protein called the nogo receptor are offering fresh ways to think about keeping the brain sharp, by boosting synapse signals.

Tobacco carcinogen KO

Silencing a specific gene in burley tobacco plants significantly reduces harmful carcinogens in cured tobacco leaves.

Skeletal muscle disorder

A new UC Irvine study finds that lithium chloride can slow the development of inclusion body myositis, a skeletal muscle disease that affects the elderly.

Awakening stem cells

Scientists have discovered what chemical in the eye triggers the dormant capacity of certain non-neuronal cells to transform into progenitor cells.

Cystic fibrosis promise

New research holds promise for developing innovative therapies against cystic fibrosis and may also serve as a model for future therapies against the HIV virus.

Superbug infection in face lifts

A dangerous drug-resistant bacterial infection has been showing up in a small number of patients who undergo face-lifts, doctors reported on...

Reversing macular degeneration

Leading causes of blindness-age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy can be reversed or even prevented by drugs that activate a protein found in blood vessel cells.

Muscle fibre death

An investigational antiviral drug currently undergoing human trials in Europe for treating Hepatitis C infections may have potential to reduce muscle cell damage.

Parasitic worm disease

A research team has identified chemical compounds that hold promise as potential therapies for schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease that afflicts people worldwide.

Processing images in brain

Scientists believe they have discovered a small part of the brain that processes both the images from a single eye and also the motion of our bodies.

Inflammatory diseases

Investigators have identified a new mechanism involved in the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Detecting cancer earlier

Doctors may one day be able to detect early stages of colon cancer without a biopsy, using a new technique developed by researchers.

Job's syndrome insights

Scientists have made another major breakthrough in understanding a rare immune disorder called Job's syndrome.

Promise in HIV switch

If the battle against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is a chess match, then new research gives new insight into one of the virus' most important moves.

New patent system

Biotechnology discoveries are at risk of being unduly hindered or taken hostage by private corporations unless patent systems are brought into the 21st century.

Unconventional counselling

In an effort to broaden accessibility to genetic counselling, researchers are exploring non-conventional counselling methods that challenge traditional approaches.

Does touch affect flavor?

A recent study found that the firmness of a cup seems to have an impact on consumer evaluations of the beverage contained inside.

Origin of sex chromosomes

There are great similarities between the parts of DNA that determine the sex of plants and animals and the parts of DNA that determine mating types in certain fungi.

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