Health & Medicine

  1. Health & Medicine

    Gene mutation can spur autoimmunity

    A mutation of a gene on the X chromosome can lead to a dangerous autoimmune disorder and type I diabetes.

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    Mending a Broken Heart

    Transplants of skeletal-muscle cells may help heal hearts damaged by illness or previous heart attacks.

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    Protein pair induces nerve repair in mice

    Mice genetically engineered to make two proteins normally active in early nerve development are able to regrow damaged nerve fibers somewhat in their central nervous systems.

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    Do Meat and Dairy Harm Aging Bones?

    Two studies have contradictory findings about the impacts of animal protein on bones in elderly people.

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    Vision: The risks of being too fat or too tall

    Excess weight or height can have a blinding impact, fostering the development of cataracts.

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    Lupus in Depth

    The Lupus Foundation of America provides a comprehensive Web site about this autoimmune disease, which affects up to 1.5 million people in the United States. The site offers information on the kinds of lupus, causes, symptoms, testing, and treatment. Students and researchers may also find it useful to check detailed accounts of ongoing studies. Go […]

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    Hope for Diabetes Cure

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