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New target for the treatment of fatty liver disease

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Graphic: fatty liver [08/02/2016] Two proteins, p38 gamma and p38 delta, control the accumulation of fat in the liver, a process linked to the development of insulin resistance and diabetes, which are common outcomes of obesity. The study, led by Dr. Guadalupe Sabio, shows that inhibition of these proteins with specific inhibitors has potential as a treatment for fatty liver disease.New target for the treatment of fatty liver disease - Read more

Researchers uncover new piece of the HIV puzzle

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Graphic: HIV-puzzle [08/02/2016] A research project headed by Henrik Kloeverpris, a postdoc at the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Copenhagen, shows that the so-called ILCs - a component of the immune system crucial to maintaining immune system balance - are destroyed in patients infected with HIV. This study highlights the importance of early treatment during an acute HIV infection. Researchers uncover new piece of the HIV puzzle - Read more

From mother to child: passing on disease

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Photo: Child in Africa sitting on a bed [03/02/2016] University of Iowa researchers warn doctors about two vector-borne diseases that can be passed from mother to child.From mother to child: passing on disease - Read more

Robotic fingers with a gentle touch

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Graphic: roboter hand holding an egg [02/02/2016] EPFL scientists have invented a new soft gripper that uses electroadhesion: flexible electrode flaps that act like a thumb-index duo. It can pick up fragile objects of arbitrary shape and stiffness, like an egg, a water balloon or paper. Robotic fingers with a gentle touch - Read more

Schizophrenia: brains of patients vary

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Graphic: Human Brain [02/02/2016] An international team, made up of researchers from the University of Granada, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of South Florida, has linked the symptoms of schizophrenia with the anatomical characteristics of the brain, by employing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).Schizophrenia: brains of patients vary - Read more


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