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Research identifies 16 new gene regions linked to diabetic kidney disease

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Researchers at UCD Diabetes Complications Centre in UCD Conway Institute led by Prof. Catherine Godson. Credit: University College Dublin Researchers in the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre and their international collaborators have identified 16 regions of the human genome linked with diabetic kidney disease (DKD), the leading cause of kidney disease that can end in ….  Read More

Investigators build a better targeted drug therapy using the power of computation

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Cancer cell during cell division. Credit: National Institutes of Health Antibody drug conjugates (ADCs)—cancer drugs that are designed to target and destroy cancerous tissue while leaving healthy cells intact—represent a long sought-after advancement in cancer therapy. ADCs work by attaching a cancer drug to an antibody that is unique to a specific type of tissue, ….  Read More

Machine learning leads to novel way to track tremor severity in Parkinson’s patients

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Behnaz Ghoraani, Ph.D., senior author, an assistant professor in FAU’s Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a fellow of FAU’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems (I-SENSE) and FAU’s Brain Institute (I-BRAIN). Credit: Alex Dolce, Florida Atlantic University One of the hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is tremors. This involuntary ….  Read More

Researchers develop method for separating tissue types in tumor samples

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Hematopoietic precursor cells: promyelocyte in the center, two metamyelocytes next to it and band cells from a bone marrow aspirate. Credit: Bobjgalindo/Wikipedia A dense web of tissue can surround pancreatic cancer tumors, impeding treatment and sometimes acting as a barrier to the tumor’s spread. Researchers want to distinguish cancerous tissue from the surrounding connective tissue ….  Read More