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Researchers identify key player in cellular response to stress

An enzyme called Fic, whose biochemical role was discovered at UT Southwestern more than a dozen years ago, appears to play a crucial part in guiding the cellular response to stress, a new study suggests. The findings, published in PNAS, could eventually lead to new treatments for a variety of diseases.

Schedule medical appointments for end of the week to increase attendance by over 10 per cent

The work builds on previous research, conducted by the same team and carried out a decade ago, which identified a ‘weekday effect’ for appointments in hospital and GP settings.

Alzheimer’s might not be primarily a brain disease. A new theory suggests it’s an autoimmune condition.

With millions of people needing an effective treatment, why are researchers still fumbling in this quest for a cure for what is arguably one of the most important diseases confronting humankind?
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The heart-brain connection: Hypertension is more than just heart health

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