Scientists discover how gene mutation triggers immune disease

http://ift.tt/2DSrrVh Scientists discovered how a gene mutation affects T cell function to promote immune disorders and then tested a treatment based on the discovery — successfully fixing donated immune cells from a 16-year-old boy with an abnormally low level of white blood cells called lymphopenia.

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Hardening of the arteries

http://ift.tt/2rU3onv A team of researchers has advanced the scientific understanding of abnormal mineral accumulation in arteries, a complication often seen in patients with chronic kidney disease and diabetes. Mineralized arteries may affect heart functions, leading to death in some instances.

Prostate cancer: Poor prognosis in men with diabetes

http://ift.tt/2GyqaV9 Men with type 2 diabetes are less likely to develop prostate cancer than patients without diabetes. However, the mortality rate is higher. Researchers were able to show that in the affected individuals the androgen receptor and the mitogenic forms of the insulin receptor were more strongly expressed. This could explain why patients with diabetes have a poorer prognosis for prostate cancer.