Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Bullous Pemphigoid

Study – Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Bullous Pemphigoid

Use of certain dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors appears to be associated with a small but significantly elevated risk for developing the chronic blistering...
Illustration of an oligodendrocyte, right, creating a myelin coating around a nerve cell extension. Damage to myelin can affect communication between nerve cells.

Study – How drugs could repair damage from multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s own immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of the nerves in the brain and...
New NIH reference book is one-stop resource for diabetes medical information

Study – New NIH reference book is one-stop resource for diabetes medical information

Diabetes affects a body from head to toe. Now there’s a resource that illustrates its effect on both – and all the parts in...
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a B cell from a human donor.

Study – During HIV infection, antibody can block B cells from fighting pathogens

What For the first time, scientists have shown that in certain people living with HIV, a type of antibody called immunoglobulin G3 (IgG3) stops the...
Illustration of membrane-bound vesicles containing clusters of viruses, including rotavirus and norovirus, within the gut. Rotaviruses are shown in the large vesicles, while noroviruses are shown in the smaller vesicles.

Study – NIH researchers discover highly infectious vehicle for transmission of viruses among humans

Researchers have found that a group of viruses that cause severe stomach illness — including the one famous for widespread outbreaks on cruise ships...
H1N1 influenza virus particles.

Study – Obesity extends duration of influenza A virus shedding

What Obesity, which increases influenza disease severity, also extends by about 1.5 days how long influenza A virus is shed from infected adults compared to...
Fetal DNA sequencing potentially could reduce need for invasive prenatal diagnostic procedures

Study – Fetal DNA sequencing potentially could reduce need for invasive prenatal diagnostic procedures

What Sequencing the fetal DNA that circulates in a pregnant woman’s blood holds promise for modern genomic medicine, according to a review article by Diana...
Researchers used CRISPR and a jolt of electricity to get DNA inside T cells. The glowing ring of green demonstrates how DNA can be targeted to specific structures in a cell. Alex Marson, UCSF, Nature

Research – Editing T cell genomes without viruses

T cells are an important part of the immune system. They help protect the body from infection and can also help fight cancer. Researchers...

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