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Understanding the tricks of lymphomas

Cellular immunotherapies have so far not been very effective against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A team led by Armin Rehm of the MDC has discovered a possible reason. As the they describe in Cell Reports, this cancer induces changes in the large blood vessels through which immune cells normally migrate to the lymph nodes. Immunotherapies have become […]

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Bioengineers find new way heart valves grow—and go wrong

Imperial bioengineers have discovered a new mechanism driving the growth of heart valves in zebrafish embryos. The findings, from a paper from National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) in France, University of Strasbourg, and Imperial College London, shed light on how heart valves grow and find their shapes in embryos. They could also […]

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All-cause mortality lower for melanomas identified in routine skin checks

Caroline G. Watts, Ph.D., from the University of Sydney, and colleagues examined melanoma-specific and all-cause mortality associated with different methods of melanoma detection in a study of 2,452 patients with recorded melanomas from the Melanoma Patterns of Care Study. The researchers found that 35 percent of the patients had their melanomas detected during a routine […]

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Study links gene to cognitive resilience in the elderly

Many people develop Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia as they get older. However, others remain sharp well into old age, even if their brains show underlying signs of neurodegeneration. Among these cognitively resilient people, researchers have identified education level and amount of time spent on intellectually stimulating activities as factors that help prevent dementia. […]

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Restoring normal sleep reduces amyloid-beta accumulation in mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease

Multiple studies in humans and mouse models indicate that sleep disruptions raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by increasing the accumulation of disease-relevant proteins such as amyloid-beta (A-beta) in the brain. In the current study, a team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine discovered that, in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease, […]

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