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Neuroscience researchers from Tufts have demonstrated, for the first time, that the physiological response to stress depends on neurosteroids acting on specific receptors in the brain, and they have been able to block that response in mice.
Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed a way to use patients' own cells to potentially cure sickle cell disease and many other disorders caused by mutations in a gene that helps produce blood hemoglobin.
A four-year $16 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute will enable Baylor College of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to search for the cause of often rare, single-gene diseases usually called Mendelian disorders.
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Scientists have discovered that eliminating cells that have stopped dividing, called senescent cells, improved the overall health of laboratory mice genetically altered to age quickly and die.
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