Prenatal Test for Devastating Skin Disorder A rare genetic disorder that causes extremely fragile skin and mucosa can be easily diagnosed in a first trimester fetus thanks to a non invasive immunofluorescence procedure.
Improving Stroke Therapy The mechanism that may cause the undesirable bleeding associated with blood clot 'dissolving' enzymes is described in a paper published online.
Preventing Amyloid Formation Epigallocatechin gallate, an antioxidant popularly known as EGCG, can prevent the formation of amyloid fibrils, toxic protein aggregates associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
Helping Seizures With Acidity Activation of certain acid-sensing molecules in the brain can interrupt severe seizures associated with epilepsy, reports a study published online.
New Prognostic Marker For Breast Cancer Scientists have identified a genetic variant that strongly predicts poor survival among women with breast cancer, particularly after treatment with a commonly used form of chemotherapy.
Cellular Senescence And Ageing Two tumour suppressor genes with crucial effects on the ability of cells to divide and replicate have been found to affect the ageing process in mice.
Sequence Of Response Immunologists have uncovered a molecular mechanism that alerts the immune system to the presence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.