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Discovery of a potential new therapy for inflammatory arthritis

In a paper published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, part of University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, have made a discovery that

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Novel computational pipeline could help repurpose cancer drugs for rare diseases

By combining computational and experimental approaches, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Prairie View A&M University researchers identified cancer drugs that show promise for treating pulmonary hypertension, or PH,

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Spaceflight caused DNA to leak out of astronauts’ cell powerhouse

Scientists already knew radiation exposure and a lack of gravity stress the bodies of astronauts. But new research may offer a better idea of what’s driving some of that. It’s

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Considerable’ risk of skull deformity in infants conceived by in vitro fertilization

Craniosynostosis is a congenital deformity occurring when the joints (sutures) between the bones of the skull close prematurely. Although craniosynostosis can occur as of part of genetic disorders consisting of

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Study shows new strategy to boost immune system to fight melanoma

A new study led by Yale Cancer Center researchers shows that the enzyme KDM5B suppresses anti-melanoma immunity. These findings could help develop a new treatment strategy to benefit patients with

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Unusual kidney cancer feature sheds light into how cancers invade and metastasize

How cancers metastasize remains poorly understood. The process begins when cancer cells break off from a tumor and invade blood and lymphatic vessels, the body’s alleyways. But studying invasion—typically a

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Psychotic experiences in children predict genetic risk for mental disorders

So much has happened in the world to cause people to think deeper about their mental well-being and resiliency during difficult times. More than 50% of the population has struggled

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