Immortality gene mutation identifies brain tumors and other cancers Mar. 18, 2013
Newly identified mutations in a gene that makes cells immortal appear to play a pivotal role in three of the most common types of brain tumors, as well as cancers of the liver, tongue and urinary tract, according to research led by Duke Cancer Institute.
Symptoms and care of irregular heartbeats differ by gender Mar. 11, 2013
Women with atrial fibrilation have more symptoms and lower quality of life than men with the same heart condition, according to an analysis of patients in a large national registry compiled by the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
BPA May Affect the Developing Brain by Disrupting Gene Regulation Feb. 25, 2013
Environmental exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a widespread chemical found in plastics and resins, may suppress a gene vital to nerve cell function and to the development of the central nervous system, according to a study led by researchers at Duke Medicine.
Defect in Immune Memory May Cause Repeat Bladder Infections Feb. 14, 2013
Recurrent bladder infections, which are especially common among women, may result from a defect among the bladder’s immune fighters that keeps them from remembering previous bacterial infections. The immune memory lapse can hamper a timely and effective attack, according to researchers at Duke Medicine and Duke-National University of Singapore.