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Inability to store fat safely increases diabetes risk

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

Being unable to store excess fat safely in the body increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attacks and strokes, Cambridge University research suggests.

Gene therapy seems able to convert severe hemophilia into mild hemophilia

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

Hemophilia impairs the body's ability to control blood clotting, which is used to stop bleeding.

Turning Red Blood Cells into Versatile Drug Carriers

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

A startup aims to treat hard-to-treat diseases with genetically modified blood cells.

Low vitamin-D genes linked to multiple sclerosis

Posted in Medicine on 26th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

The findings, based on the DNA profiles of tens of thousands of people of European descent, add weight to the theory that the sunshine vitamin plays a role in MS.

Womens immune system genes operate differently from mens

Posted in Science on 2nd Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

A new technology reveals that immune system genes switch on and off differently in women and men, and the source of that variation is not primarily in the DNA.