Tag: "cutaneous" at biology news
Scientists identify genetic pathways essential to RNA interference
... centers in AIDS, cardiovascular research, cancer, cutaneous
biology, medical imaging, neurodegenerative disorders, transplantation biology and photomedicine. In 1994, MGH and Brigham and Women's Hospital joined to form Partners HealthCare System, an integrated health care delivery system comprising the two ac...
Anthrax stops body from fighting back, study shows
..., Southwick said. Twelve other people contracted cutaneous
(skin) anthrax infections, which are not usually fatal. Knowledge about anthrax and how it works has improved since then, too, Hanna said. Now doctors know what anthrax looks like and what publichealth steps to take, he added. The next step for UF ...
UCLA paper examines how one disease may prevent another
.... Leprosy patients have severe immune defects and cutaneous
anergy -- an inability to respond to skin testing. They hardly ever get psoriasis, a skin disorder. Starvation was used since biblical times for the treatment of seizures, which were believed to be demons. A 1924 discovery showed that a diet rich in...
Malignant melanoma cells secrete protein required for embryo formation
...nd that Nodal protein was present in 60 percent of cutaneous
(skin) metastatic melanoma tumors but is absent in normal skin. They also found that blocking Nodal signaling reduced melanoma cell invasiveness, as well as cancer cell colony formation and tumor-forming ability. Strikingly, nodal inhibition promo...
ABCB6 is key to production of heme in hemoglobin
...event or treat them. One such group of diseases is cutaneous
porphyria, a buildup of porphyrins that causes the skin to blister and swell in sunlight; and acute porphoryia, a nerve problem that triggers pain in the chest, abdomen, limbs or back, as well as paralysis, cramping and personality changes or mental ...
Potent possibilities for parasite attack
... in 2005 for L. major, which causes a less severe, cutaneous
form of the disease. Despite the major differences in disease type, only 200 out of more than 8000 genes present in each genome were found to be differentially distributed between the three species. This exceptionally small variation in gene content ...