Understanding how Staphylococcus aureus bacteria colonises skin affected by atopic dermatitis could lead to new treatments that help prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance, say scientists.
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Researchers have found that an OPA1-targeted gene therapy can treat dominant optic atrophy in pre-clinical trials.
Researchers have identified that autoreactive B cells and a protein that enables them to invade joints could be promising drug targets for the most common inflammatory arthritis.
Scientists have implicated toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) in age-related macular degeneration and shown that knocking it out can improve symptoms in animal models.
Researchers have revealed that inhibiting IL-17 could prevent the effects of autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis.
A study has discovered that the PKM2 protein plays a role in regulating immune cells and blocking this could be a potential treatment for inflammatory diseases.
A study on how Polycombs regulate cellular identity could lead to alternative treatments for patients with drug-resistant cancer.
A study has used EEG to investigate the neuron networks that act abnormally in the condition, providing a significant step in the search for treatments.
A team of scientists from Trinity College Dublin has identified the mechanism that enables HIV to evade the immune system, paving the way for a new curative treatment.
19 November 2015 | By Victoria White
Scientists have shown that the mere presence of protein aggregates may be as important as their form and identity in inducing cell death in brain tissue...