Omega-6: non come gli omega-3 ma servono anch'essi
English Magazine

Linoleic acid and omega-tales: effects rely on gene background

Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid. People carrying different variants of the FADS1 gene had a different inflammatory response and different changes in their fasting glucose levels when supplementing their diet by linoleic acid […]

Fibrosi polmonare idiopatica: nuovi sviluppi ed un altro farmaco all'orizzonte
English Magazine

Lung fibrosis: “scar” is the problem for a condition with “scarce” options

In lung fibrosis, lung tissue thickens, stiffens and scars. It can no longer function normally. That’s why people with lung fibrosis have difficulty breathing. Around 100,000 Americans have lung fibrosis without a known cause, known […]

Lung cancer needs lactate to grow: protease is the gatekeeper
English Magazine

Lung cancer needs lactate to grow: protease is the gatekeeper

UT Southwestern researchers have found that an enzyme on the surface of some lung cancer cells helps feed the cancer, making it a tempting treatment target. The enzyme, transmembrane serine protease 11B (TMPRSS11B) is described […]

Acute kidney injury: the gut hired with a duty call
English Magazine

Acute kidney injury: microbes get hired with a duty call

The kidney is an organ not only for excreting body waste by urine but also for maintaining body homeostasis in close cooperation with other organs. By producing various hormones, the kidney generates new erythrocytes in […]

DNA shuffling
English Magazine
Tamoxifen: from breast cancer it switches to genetic muscle disease
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OGG1: as
English Magazine

OGG1: as genome “greasemonkey” and inflammatory “mailman”

A multidisciplinary team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action. By inhibiting a certain protein, the researchers were able to reduce the […]

Liver cancer: "malignant pathways" are already there in cirrhosis
English Magazine

Liver cancer: “malignant pathways” are already there in cirrhosis

Liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide, claiming 700,000 lives each year. Most cases are discovered too late for a cure — but now a study offers hope of early detection, […]

NAD
English Magazine

NAD+: does the hidden metabolism mirrors to tissue health?

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is called the “anti-aging molecule” because research has shown that its levels fall with age and that restoring them can extend years of good health and even longevity itself. This molecule […]

Puberty:
Biomedicina & Salute

Puberty: overweight girls might have their own “way to go”

Girls have been experiencing puberty earlier in life for the last 150 years or so, with 12.5 years being the average age girls start puberty today. Early-onset puberty can lead girls to experience health problems […]