Study reveals how cannabinoids may be useful to prevent colon cancer

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are caused by unrestrained inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Patients with IBD are at a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer. In a recent study published in iScience by authors from the University of South Carolina, it was shown that treatment with Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), […]

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Immune cell-related genetic variants that may impact autoimmune conditions isolated

A team of researchers from Italy, the U.K. and the U.S. has isolated a number of immune cell-related genetic variants that may impact autoimmune conditions. In their paper published in the journal Nature Genetics, the group describes the host of tools and techniques they used to uncover previously unknown immune-cell variants that might be associated […]

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Middle-aged adults with healthy heart habits may lower high blood pressure risk years later

Better heart health, as measured by the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 (LS7) scale, was associated with a significantly lower risk of developing high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) in middle-aged, Black and white adults, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access journal […]

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Parkinson’s patient skin samples provide clues to disease mechanism and a possible clinical test

In a recently published study, researchers from the Turku Bioscience Center at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University in Finland monitored the production of new proteins as they were produced by the cells’ protein building machinery, the ribosome. They found that in the skin cells obtained from the forearm of Parkinson’s patients, translation […]

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