Study ties chronic itch to sleep loss and possible signal of increased heart disease risk

Many people suffer from a skin disorder known as chronic pruritic dermatosis, commonly referred to as “chronic itch.” Recent research has suggested that chronic itch may be at the root of other related medical conditions, including sleep disturbances. Now, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have gone a step further, providing more […]

Protein structural insights chart the way to improved treatments for heart disease

A team including Wei Liu, assistant professor in ASU’s School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) and the Biodesign Institute’s Center for Applied Structural Discovery, has published a paper today in Molecular Cell that offers promising details for improved therapeutic treatments for cardiac disease. Cardiac disease is the number one killer of […]

Lack of continuous infectious disease pandemic research endangers responses

While the volume of research of infectious coronavirus diseases is very high after an outbreak, it drops substantially upon containment, which prevents a full understanding of coronavirus management and prevention, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers. In the study published in GigaScience, the researchers […]

Key signaling pathway in the pathogenesis of Paget’s disease identified

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, in collaboration with their colleagues from Beijing, China, have gained new insights into the development of poorly understood malignant skin cancers collectively known as Paget’s disease. The team identified new biomarker genes that highly correlate with Paget’s disease. The group then used a […]