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Biochemical switches identified that could be triggered to treat muscle, brain disorders

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have found that the enzymes ULK1 and ULK2 play a key role in breaking down cell structures called stress granules, whose persistence leads to toxic buildup of proteins that kill muscle and brain cells. Such buildup is central to the pathology of three related diseases: inclusion body myopathy (IBM),… Read More »

Blue light could treat superbug infections

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium that causes infection in various parts of the body, is often called a “superbug” thanks to its ability to dodge many common antibiotics. Although most MRSA infections aren’t serious, some can be life-threatening, sometimes resulting in amputation of the infected appendage. Rather than rolling the… Read More »

Hidden dangers in your handbag that could prove deadly to your little ones

For many mums, their handbags may seem like the magic bag from Mary Poppins. Despite their appearance, the bags are crammed full of all sorts of essential items, just in case they’re ever needed, from phone chargers to pain killers and keys. But did you know there’s a scary secret hiding behind these everyday items… Read More »

Patients’ own cells could be the key to treating Crohn’s disease

Rachel Sawyer, a communications manager who is 50 and lives in Anerley in south east London, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2000 and treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’. Although her condition is now under control, she supports other people who have Crohn’s and runs the Twitter account @Bottomline_IBD. She said: “One of the worst… Read More »

Two ways blockchain could have a quick impact in healthcare

The promise of blockchain technology as a practical means of solving elusive healthcare data and transactional challenges has rapidly advanced. For example, a recent Deloitte global survey found that 55 percent of healthcare IT executives strongly believe blockchain will become a “disruptive force” in healthcare. Nearly half (49 percent) of healthcare executives say they plan… Read More »