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Do-it-yourself repair in the kidney

Jan. 31, 2013—The kidney can mediate its own repair through proliferation of resident immune system cells.

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New view of DNA processing ‘hub’

Jan. 23, 2013—Structural studies reveal a new framework for understanding a central player in DNA processing.

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HDL cholesterol impaired in kidney disease

Jan. 21, 2013—HDL cholesterol is impaired in patients with chronic kidney disease – and may increase their cardiovascular disease risk.

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Seeing light receptor’s interactions

Jan. 18, 2013—Understanding how the main receptor for light interacts with other signaling molecules may inform new pharmaceutical development.

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Zinc: a new antibiotic target?

Jan. 17, 2013—It may be possible to fight hospital-acquired pathogens like Acinetobacter baumannii by targeting the bacterium’s need for the nutrient metal zinc.

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Preventing hardened heart valves

Dec. 26, 2012—Blocking a serotonin receptor may provide a novel therapy for heart valve disease.

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A drug combo for ovarian cancer

Dec. 24, 2012—Combining another drug with platinum-based chemotherapies may be more effective against ovarian cancer.

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Low prenatal alcohol’s brain impact

Dec. 21, 2012—Even relatively low levels of in utero alcohol exposure impact fetal brain development, and the effects last into adulthood, study finds.

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Cancer markers from archived tissue

Dec. 20, 2012—Archived tissue samples are yielding new disease biomarkers.

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Genes, nutrients interact to shape traits

Dec. 12, 2012—A new study identifies interactions between genes and nutrients that may participate in determining levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.

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Genetic clues to lung scarring

Dec. 10, 2012—A rare genetic syndrome provides new clues to lung scarring (pulmonary fibrosis), a potentially deadly consequence of many lung diseases.

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Breast milk blocks virus binding

Dec. 7, 2012—Components of human breast milk help ward off viral infection, a new study shows.

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