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Multiple sclerosis: endogenous metabolites actually spawned epigenetics

Understanding and mitigating the role of epigenetics (environmental influences that trigger changes in gene expression) in disease development is a major goal of researchers. Now, a newly published paper featured on the March cover of […]

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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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 […]

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Cell aging and aminoacids: tumor suppressor sends oxidants letters

Investigating an enzyme that stops cells from dividing could be a fruitful avenue for research into how to slow aging and treat aging-related diseases. This was the conclusion that researchers at Kobe University in Japan […]

Nuovo gene per la SLA: studio internazionale vede partecipe anche l'Italia
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ALS: cellular stressors and basic activity wake up the sick gene

Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) frequently have a string of repeated DNA code in brain neurons, carrying hundreds to thousands of copies within the gene C9orf72. New research looks at what triggers these repeated […]

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Eosino-philia for cancer: the hidden ancient weapon rises up

Eosinophils are white blood cells that secrete powerfully destructive proteins.Major basic protein 1 and 2 (MBP-1, MBP-2), eosinophil-derived neurotoxin (EDN), and eosinophil peroxidase all are cytotoxic proteins. EPO EPO catalyzes the oxidation of halides (chlorine, […]

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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 […]

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Air pollution and miscarriage: IDentity of the culprits

Air quality has been associated with numerous adverse health outcomes, from asthma to diabetes to pre-term birth. Several recent studies have suggested that maternal exposures to air pollution and temperature extremes might contribute to low birth weight (LBW), […]