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What Our Genetic Information Tells Us About Type 2 Diabetes Risk and Complications

The genetic information in our cells harbors secrets about the risks, progression, and complications of many diseases. With hundreds of millions of patients worldwide, identifying and understanding genetic risk for type 2 diabetes is of particular interest. In collaboration with an international tea...

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Study Proposes Framework to Standardize Biomarkers of Aging and Accelerate Clinical Use

A new study proposes a framework to standardize biomarkers of aging and accelerate clinical use. Co-author Chiara Herzog from the European Translational Oncology Prevention and Screening Institute at the University of Innsbruck explains how this could improve the life expectancy and health of the po...

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Researchers succeeded in biomanufacturing using chemically synthesized sugar for the first time in the world

Biomanufacturing using biomass sugars such as corn obtained from agriculture is attracting attention as an environmentally friendly technology. However, the supply of such conventional biomass sugars is limited in relation to the huge demand for the production of fuels and chemical products, leading...

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Turning One into Eight

To synthesize potential drugs or natural products, you need natural substances in specific mirror-image variants and with a high degree of purity. For the first time, chemists at the University of Bonn have succeeded in producing all eight possible variants of polypropionate building blocks from a s...

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Immune cells strengthen bones

In osteoporosis, bone mass is lost and bones break more easily. The increased bone loss is either triggered by a hormonal imbalance or as the result of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or chronic inflammatory bowel diseases. A team of researchers at Department of Medicine 3 – Rheum...

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Protective mechanism discovered in the formation of fear memories

Researchers at the Central Institute of Mental Health and Heidelberg University have identified a biological mechanism that regulates the strength of the memory of an aversive event. The results of their study offer new starting points for the development of therapies for psychiatric disorders. Fear...

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Rapid detection of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A paper-based platform developed by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) could help quickly detect the presence of antibiotic-resistant, disease-causing bacteria. One of mankind's greatest challenges has been the ...

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What can bulls tell us about men?

Researchers have found genes in the reproductive organs of bulls that influence fertility. The findings can be transferred to humans, as these genes are also present in men. Infertility is a widespread problem: worldwide, one in eight couples fail to fulfil their desire to have children within a yea...

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µkiss-and-tell: A new method for precision delivery of nanoparticles and small molecules to individual cells

The delivery of materials to individual cells with exactness and exclusivity has long been a much sought-after ability in biology. With it comes the promise of deciphering many longstanding secrets of the cell. A research team at the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin, Erlangen led by Profes...

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How COVID-19 affects the brain

Scientists still are not sure how neurological symptoms arise in COVID-19. Is it because SARS-CoV-2 infects the brain? Or are these symptoms the result of inflammation in the rest of the body? A study by Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin has now produced evidence to support the latter theory. It ...

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