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Circadians: keymasters and gatekeepers of the breast cancer

A group of genes that code for different proteins found in many of our tissues and organs, our biological clocks regulate our circadian rhythms....

Cellular energy: the evolutionary immune rheostat that likes to play under the moonlight

The first step in glycolysis is the phosphorylation of glucose, catalyzed by hexokinase (HK). There are four isoforms of HKs. While every kind of...

Against aggressive cancers: a game of thrones where the humble glutamine becomes the queen

Up to 60% of ovarian clear cell carcinomas (OCCC) have inactivating mutations in the ARID1A tumor suppressor gene. These mutations are known genetic drivers...

EneMY Coin: one side enhances energy while the other escapes immunity

Protein c-Myc is a major oncogene that is estimated to drive the development of almost 500.000 new cancer cases in the US every year....

Psoriasis gets cellular: other than lymphocytes, tissues fall into neutrophils’ NET

Psoriasis has always been a common disease. Historically, its causes were obscure and surrounded by stigma; it wasn't until recently that scientists categorized it...

Life quality in coeliac sprue: taking advantage of aminoacids and probiotics

Celiac disease is characterized by an intolerance of gluten, a protein that is widely present in our diet and notably in certain cereals such...

Microbiota and asthma: farm-ecology of a natural way to grow an healthy kid

Asthma affects millions of children already at a young age. We were born with an environment full of small organisms called a microbiota. Within...

Depression and Crohn disease: though it’s not a cause, it may help making pressure in the gut

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), comprising Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (ULC), is a refractory disease with repeated remission and exacerbation of symptoms. The...

COVID-19 immunews: antibody protection may last long in severe survivors

Most people who are exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, only experience mild symptoms or none at all. However, the infection can...

Death comes with a Sting: but venom must be enhanced out of it

Scientists at Scripps Research have discovered a molecule that can activate a natural immune-boosting protein called STING (short for STimulator of INterferon Genes). The...

Genetic nephropathy in children: KIDney gene tells why he gets “on steroids”

Childhood nephrotic syndrome is the most common chronic kidney disease affecting children; in Japan it occurs at a yearly rate of 6.49 children out...

Biological properties of milk: beyond the “boring” vitamins and calcium…

Milk is the first food for man and, for its nutritional characteristics (including those of its derivatives), it is confirmed as one of the...

Dustmite proteins meet Immunity: Immunity take advantage of your guest

Asthma affects between 8 to 15% of people in the U.S., and is typically triggered by dust mites, tree and grass pollens and other...

Knocking out immunity while leaving neutrophils alone: a drug combo with APPArent selectivity

To be healthy, we need an effective immune response, otherwise we would succumb to overwhelming infection, even by everyday bacteria. However, sometimes our immune...

Herpes viruses and multiple sclerosis: beside HHV-6 also the EBV/HHV-4 has been associated with the risk

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune, inflammatory disorder in which the body's own immune system attacks the myelin sheath that forms a protective coating around...

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