Malattia di Huntington: terapia con antiossidanti sotto il mirino
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Antioxidants: not all of them match for mitochondrial needs

Mitochondria are tiny structures in human and animal cells that produce energy through an integrated series of chemical reactions known as the respiratory chain (RC). Mitochondria contain their own DNA, distinct from the more familiar […]

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Muscle wasting in diabetes: tag the protein @ wwp.klf15.ub

Diabetes mellitus is a disease caused by insufficient action of the hormone insulin. Insulin not only lowers blood sugar levels, but promotes the growth and proliferation of cells; insufficient action of insulin has been thought […]

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From a John Doe to Diabetes VIP: how redox IDed energy

With modern techniques more and more previously unknown genetic diseases are being discovered, which can lead to new knowledge about human biology and contribute to the development of new drugs. Knowledge of a newly discovered […]

Omega-6: non come gli omega-3 ma servono anch'essi
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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 […]

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Obesity and diabetes: from herbs a natural help to deal with issues

Obesity is a clinical condition, the prevalence of which has increased significantly in recent decades in Western countries and, later, worldwide. Obesity has been defined as a pandemic and one of the main health problems […]

Statins: they are over-prescribed
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Statins: they are over-prescribed and prevention goes revised

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are still the leading cause of death worldwide: in 2015 they were responsible for 40% of all deaths. In the last few decades survival rates after CVD have increased and cardiovascular mortality […]

Lung cancer needs lactate to grow: protease is the gatekeeper
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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 […]

Leukemia: its
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Leukemia stem cells: they are hungry for aminoacids rather than sugars

Most of animal cells rip apart sugar to release energy. Sometimes they rip apart fats, and in special circumstances, cells can even metabolize proteins. Cancer cells do things a little differently. First, most cancer cells […]

Diabetes: the genetic background finds further validations
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Diabetes: the genetic background finds further validations

According to the German Diabetes Health Report  2018, more than 5.7 million people in Germany suffer from type 2 diabetes. The affected individuals react inadequately to the hormone insulin, which leads to elevated blood glucose […]

Liver cancer: "malignant pathways" are already there in cirrhosis
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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, […]