Health & Medicine

  1. Health & Medicine

    Protein may key lupus’ attack on neurons

    A protein on the surface of brain cells enables rogue antibodies to attach to and kill these neurons, suggesting an explanation for neurological problems found in some lupus patients.

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    Human sweat packs a germ-killing punch

    Sweat glands secrete a microbe-killing protein.

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    Anti-inflammatory drug may unleash TB

    The anti-inflammatory drug infliximab, also called Remicade, can cause hidden tuberculosis to flare up.

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    Molecule may reveal ovarian cancer

    The presence of a protein called prostasin may signal cancer of the ovaries.

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    Trans Fats

    Increasing evidence links trans fats to health problems, and some researchers are looking for ways to reduce the fats in food.

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    The Seeds of Malaria

    By studying the molecular footprints of evolution in parasites and human hosts, geneticists are casting light on when and how malaria became the menace it is.

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    Protein may be target for Crohn’s therapy

    A protein called macrophage migration inhibitory factor, or MIF, may play a role in Crohn's disease, a painful gut ailment.

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    Attacking Alzheimer’s

    Some researchers now suggest that the so-called amyloid hypothesis is overstated and that other entities, including tau tangles, are as important as beta-amyloid in Alzheimer's disease.

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    Even high-normal blood pressure is too high

    Blood pressure at the high end of what is defined as the normal range is closer to "high" than to "normal" in terms of risk of associated heart disease.

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    Puffer Fish Genomes Swim into View

    The tightly packed genomes of two puffer fish species have been deciphered.

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    Brain Food

    New food labeling will identify foods rich in choline, a nutrient that plays an integral role in learning and brain health.

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    Epilepsy article wins award

    The Epilepsy Foundation honored Science News writer Damaris Christensen with its magazine award for her article "Endgame for Epilepsy?"