Researchers find compound that may halt some fibrotic diseases

July 12 (UPI) -- Researchers have discovered why scar tissues in some fibrotic diseases strangle vital organs, and may have identified the trigger and a method of treatment. In...

Study: Healthy obese people don’t face increased death risk

July 12 (UPI) -- People who are obese but otherwise healthy do not have an increased rate of mortality, according to a study in Toronto -- conflicting with...

Wearable devices could predict risk for senior falls

July 12 (UPI) -- Wearable devices with motion sensors can predict older participants' risk of falling, according to a study. Researchers at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign found...

‘All of Us’ biobank to store 34 million samples for medical research

July 11 (UPI) -- On the sprawling Mayo Clinic campus in Minnesota, a 60,000-square foot-building houses one of the most important projects of the esteemed 154-year-old medical institution. Eventually,...

Altered genes more widespread in cancer than mutations, study says

July 10 (UPI) -- Researchers have found widespread cancer development from altered genetic regions, as opposed to the more commonly known genes mutations they expected. Whole genome sequencing data...

Gene therapy used to control diabetes, reduce obesity in mice

July 9 (UPI) -- In one administration of gene therapy, researchers were able to cause weight loss in mice, as well as decrease insulin resistance, both of which...

Targeted screening may reduce overdiagnosis of breast cancer

July 6 (UPI) -- A "risk-based" breast screening program could improve the lives of women who are screened for breast cancer by reducing overdiagnosis and saving resources. A study...

Protein discovery may lead to gonorrhea vaccine, new antibiotic

July 6 (UPI) -- New research has identified a protein that fuels the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, which could open the door for new antibiotics and even a...

Natural lipid could lead to powerful anti-inflammatory

July 6 (UPI) -- Researchers at the Natural Institutes of Health have identified a naturally occurring lipid that disease-causing bacterium use to damage a host's immune response and...

Drugs treat common cause of dementia, stroke in study with rats

July 5 (UPI) -- Treating rats with drugs to stop small blood vessel cells from becoming dysfunctional reversed the symptoms of the disease in the brain that often...

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