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Penn Study Reveals a Common Genetic Link in Fatal Autoimmune Skin Disease

Health : Newswise Medical News

Autoimmune disease occurs when the body's own natural defense system rebels against itself. One example is pemphigus vulgaris (PV), a blistering skin disease in which autoantibodies attack desmoglein 3 (Dsg3), the protein that binds...

What Is Epidermolysis Bullosa? What Causes Epidermolysis Bullosa?

Health : Medical News Today

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a group of rare genetic skin conditions that cause the skin to blister in response to minor injury, heat, or friction from rubbing or scratching. Genetic conditions are inherited. They are caused by fau...

Treating ovarian cancer: New pathways through genetics

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

A new discovery that sheds light on the genetic make up of ovarian cancer cells could explain why some women survive longer than others with this deadly disease. A multi-disciplinary team has identified genetic patterns in ovarian c...

Gene in high-altitude cattle disease sheds light on human lung disease

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

A genetic mutation that causes pulmonary hypertension in cattle grazed at high altitude has been linked to a condition that leads to a life-threatening situation called brisket disease. This discovery may shed light on human lung di...

Blistering skin disease may be treatable with 'therapeutic reprogramming,' researchers say

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Induced pluripotent stem cells made from patients with a form of blistering skin disease can be genetically corrected and used to grow back healthy skin cells in laboratory dishes, researchers at the Stanford University School of Me...

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