Researchers reveal wound healing function of heat shock protien 60 (Hsp60) in mice

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a novel role for a gene known as heat shock protein 60 (Hsp60), finding that it is critical in tissue regeneration and wound healing. The study found that topical treatment of an Hsp60-containing gel dramatically accelerates wound closure in a diabetic mouse model.The study also describes the mechanism … Continue reading Researchers reveal wound healing function of heat shock protien 60 (Hsp60) in mice

Treating peanut allergy with skin patch ( epicutaneous immunotherapy ) shows promising results

A wearable patch that delivers small amounts of peanut protein through the skin shows promise for treating children and young adults with peanut allergy, with greater benefits for younger children, according to one-year results from an ongoing clinical trial. The treatment, called epicutaneous immunotherapy or EPIT, was safe and well-tolerated, and nearly all participants used … Continue reading Treating peanut allergy with skin patch ( epicutaneous immunotherapy ) shows promising results

Research shows Weight loss can lead to strong increase in appetite

Analysis of a trial that used the drug canagliflozin found that as people lost weight, their appetite increased proportionately, leading to consumption of more calories and weight loss plateau (leveling off). The findings provide the first measurement in people of how strongly appetite counters weight loss as part of the body’s feedback control system regulating … Continue reading Research shows Weight loss can lead to strong increase in appetite

National Institute of Health scientists find genes causing frustrating syndrome

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have identified a genetic explanation for a syndrome characterized by multiple frustrating and difficult-to-treat symptoms, including dizziness and lightheadedness, skin flushing and itching, gastrointestinal complaints, chronic pain, and bone and joint problems. Some people who experience these diverse symptoms have elevated levels of tryptase — a protein in … Continue reading National Institute of Health scientists find genes causing frustrating syndrome

Understanding cause of memory loss in Tauopathies

Tauopathies are a group of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease that are characterized by the deposition of aggregates of the tau protein inside brain cells. A new study reveals that the cutting of tau by an enzyme called caspase-2 may play a critical role in the disordered brain circuit function that occurs in these diseases. … Continue reading Understanding cause of memory loss in Tauopathies