Medical News Today: Researchers explore ‘completely novel, nontoxic’ IBD treatment

Gastrointestinal problems — from diarrhea to issues caused by food allergies to inflammatory bowel disease — have one common characteristic. A new study suggests an innovative way of tackling it to both prevent and treat gastrointestinal conditions. New research may have opened up a promising avenue for IBD treatment and prevention strategies. Inflammatory bowel disease…

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Project to integrate and decentralize HIV, diabetes, and hypertension services in Africa

IMAGE: INTE-AFRICA is led by an international research group that met in Liverpool, UK, on March 27-28. view more  Credit: C. Picchio The kick off meeting of INTE-AFRICA, a major European Commission-funded project that will study the integration and decentralisation of HIV, diabetes and hypertension care in two African countries, took place in Liverpool, UK, on…

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Secure relationship with new parents reduces anxiety in adopted children

Philadelphia, April 2, 2019 — In children who have experienced early institutional care, a strong relationship with their adoptive parents plays a positive role in brain development and the child’s long-term mental health, according to a new study, published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, published by Elsevier. Childhood is a time when parents…

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Tipping the scales

IMAGE: The researchers equipped a cellular protein (gray) with a modified lysine amino acid building block (pink), to which the bacterial enzyme sortase (yellow) transmits a ubiquitin molecule (blue). view more  Credit: K. Lang / TUM Human cells have a sophisticated regulatory system at their disposal: labeling proteins with the small molecule ubiquitin. In a first,…

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