New discovery provides key to side effects caused by erectile dysfunction drugs

IMAGE: The structure of PDE6αβ2γ complex displaying PDE6α (purple), PDE6β (green cyan), and two molecules of PDE6γ (red and yellow) subunits. view more  Credit: UCI School of Medicine In a study published in Science Advances magazine, researchers from the University of California, Irvine have captured, for the first time, the full-length structure of the rod photoreceptor…

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Researchers find new genetic information behind urogenital track anomalies

About one in every 100 babies is born with some kind of developmental anomaly in the urogenital tract. In most cases abnormalities are mild, but sometimes life-long and even life-threatening disease develops. Infertility is another important aspect that associates with urogenital anomalies. Therefore understanding how those features occur is instrumental in developing future treatments. To…

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ERC Advanced Grant for Thomas Rudel

IMAGE: Thomas Rudel, holder of the Chair of Microbiology at the Biocenter of the University of Würzburg. view more  Credit: (Photo: Robert Emmerich / JMUW) Chlamydia is the main cause of venereal diseases in Germany. These sexually transmitted bacteria can cause inflammations in the urogenital tract. If they are detected at an early stage, the pathogens…

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Super berries power up porridge

Diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and coronary heart disease are more prevalent than ever due to hectic and unhealthy lifestyles. Consequently, the demand for healthy, disease-preventing superfoods is on the rise among health-conscious consumers. This shift towards healthier behavior and the focus on the prevention of diseases has contributed to the emergence of…

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Can human breast milk reduce intestinal injury following bone marrow transplant?

IMAGE: Breastfeeding Medicine presents evidence-based research advances and explores the immediate and long-term outcomes of breastfeeding, including the epidemiologic, physiologic, and psychological benefits of breastfeeding. view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, April 4, 2019–A new pilot study compared the use of human breast milk to formula in children less than 5…

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