Enzyme Disorder Offers New Clues About Fibrotic Conditions
The researches find that the inherited disorders teach scientists about more common health problems like fibrosis? Plenty, based on research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists that appears today in the journal Science Advances. The investigators have discovered an association between a deficiency in the enzyme neuraminidase 1 (NEU1) and the build-up of connective tissue (fibrosis) in organs such as the muscle, kidney, liver; heart and lungs. Fibrosis includes life-threatening conditions such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Diagnosis Of Human Visceral Leishmaniasis
As visceral leishmaniasis is the most severe form of leishmaniasis in human; and is potentially fatal if not diagnosing and treating. Accurate and timely diagnosis of the tropic disease visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is one of the pillars for reducing VL deaths.
Overturned Using DNA, Family Tree Evidence
The researches find that the a decades-old murder he did not commit, using evidence based on DNA and a genetic family tree, the first such result using a revolutionary investigative technique. Christopher Tapp, 43, had served 20 of his 30-year sentence for the 1996 rape and murder of Angie Dodge. On Wednesday; a court in the state of Idaho completely overturned his conviction based on evidence found with "genetic genealogy" the technique used to identify the suspected "Golden State Killer" by making DNA matches with his distant relatives.
Vaccination Against Infectious Disease
As vaccination has become a principal public health response to the growing number of contagious diseases that infect the worlds’ population. Following the highly-publicized 2014 outbreak of Ebola in Africa and anticipating the possibility of a future Ebola outbreak in the United States.
Micro-Ribonucleic Acid In Milk: Health Risk Very Unlikely
The researchers find that the Ribonucleic acid (RNA) occurs in animal and plant cells and has many biological functions. RNA plays a central role in the reading of genetic material, thereby ensuring that important substances are produced for the cells. Among other things, it also ensures the formation of the proteins needed by the cells. There are different types of RNA with different functions. One type is micro-RNA (miRNA), and its job is to regulate numerous processes in a cell.