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    The role of monosodium urate crystals in gout

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories An attack of gout is said to be like your joint catching fire, and someone slamming it with a hammer to put out the flames. Now A*STAR researchers have identified how the build-up of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals in the joints triggers such excruciat… [...]

    Exercise may stem kidney damage in lupus patients

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Regular exercise may slow kidney damage in people with lupus while stress may prompt the opposite effect, new research suggests. [...]

    Exposure to pet and pest allergens during infancy linked to reduced asthma risk

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Children exposed to high indoor levels of pet or pest allergens during infancy have a lower risk of developing asthma by 7 years of age, new research supported by the National Institutes of Health reveals. The findings, published September 19 in the Jo… [...]

    MicroRNA helps cancer evade immune system

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The immune system automatically destroys dysfunctional cells such as cancer cells, but cancerous tumors often survive nonetheless. A new study by Salk scientists shows one method by which fast-growing tumors evade anti-tumor immunity. [...]

    Cholesterol-like molecules switch off the engine in cancer-targeting ‘Natural Killer’ cells

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Scientists have just discovered how the engine that powers cancer-killing cells functions. Crucially, their research also highlights how that engine is fuelled and that cholesterol-like molecules, called oxysterols, act as a “cut-off” switch making it … [...]

    Selena gomez’s kidney transplant puts lupus center stage

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—When pop star Selena Gomez revealed Thursday that she had a kidney transplant, she put the autoimmune disease lupus in the spotlight. [...]

    Selena gomez’s kidney transplant puts lupus center stage

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—When pop star Selena Gomez revealed Thursday that she had a kidney transplant, she put the autoimmune disease lupus in the spotlight. [...]

    ‘Exciting’ discovery on path to develop new type of vaccine to treat global viruses

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a significant discovery in efforts to develop a vaccine against Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses that affect millions of people around the world. [...]

    ‘Exciting’ discovery on path to develop new type of vaccine to treat global viruses

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a significant discovery in efforts to develop a vaccine against Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses that affect millions of people around the world. [...]

    Scientists find potential mechanism for deadly, sepsis-induced secondary infection

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories In mice, an infection-induced condition known as sepsis may increase the risk of life-threatening secondary infection by preventing recruitment of infection-fighting cells to the skin, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens. [...]