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Cells must age for muscles to regenerate in muscle-degenerating diseases

Exercise can only improve strength in muscle-degenerating diseases when a specific type of muscle cell ages, report a Hokkaido University researcher and colleagues with Sapporo Medical University in Japan. Their study utilizing mice models suggests that exercise and a cell-aging drug could help cases of chronic myopathy. Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies are rare diseases that cause […]

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DNA misfolding in white blood cells increases risk for type 1 diabetes

It’s known that genetics, or an inherited genome, is a major determinant of one’s risk for autoimmune diseases, like Type 1 diabetes. In human cells, a person’s genome—about six feet of DNA—is compressed into the micrometer space of the nucleus via a three-dimensional folding process. Specialized proteins decode the genetic information, reading instruction from our […]