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Experimental diabetes device works by killing gut cells with hot water

By Clare Wilson Illustration of the device used in the Revita procedureFractyl A bizarre diabetes treatment seems to destroy cells lining the gut to change people’s hormonal response to food. The technique involves putting a tube down someone’s throat and into the first part of their small intestine, called the duodenum, while they are sedated. Known as… Read More »

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for Research on How Cells Manage Oxygen

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded to three scientists — William G. Kaelin Jr., Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza — for their work on how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. The Nobel Assembly announced the prize at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm on Monday. Their work established… Read More »

Can the circadian clock in cancer cells help defeat a deadly brain cancer?

USC scientists and colleagues have discovered a novel potential target for treating glioblastoma, the deadly cancer that took the life of Sen. John McCain and kills 15,000 Americans a year. By Leigh Hopper cientists at USC and UC San Diego have discovered a potential novel target for treating glioblastoma, the deadly brain cancer that took… Read More »

Why don't antibiotics kill your own cells

Viable cells decrease in equal fractions at constant intervals when treated. However, many of these drugs have been widely used for a long period of time, overused, or used inappropriately. Both antibiotics may be effective against the bacteria why don’t antibiotics kill your own cells the plate. We show that clinically relevant doses of bactericidal… Read More »

Heart cells’ environment a potentially major factor in heart disease

By William Weir When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a much bigger factor than previously believed. Stuart Campbell, associate professor of biomedical engineering & cellular and molecular physiology, led a team of researchers examined the effects of a diseased extracellular matrix (ECM) — the… Read More »