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Researchers developed a new type of cell transplantation to treat mice mimicking a rare lung disease that one day could be used to treat this and other human lung diseases caused by dysfunctional immune cells.
New research shows that disrupting the molecular function of a tumor suppressor causes improper formation of a protective insulating sheath on peripheral nerves – leading to neuropathy and muscle wasting in mice similar to that in human diabetes and neurodegeneration. Scientists from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center report their findings online Sept. 26 in Nature Communications. The study suggests that normal molecular function of the tumor suppressor gene Lkb1 is essential to an important metabolic transition in cells as peripheral nerves (called axons) are coated with the protective myelin sheath by Schwann glia cells.
Cincinnati Children’s Doctor Biking 700 Miles in Seven Days
Journey Will Raise Awareness and Research Funds for Rare Immune Disorder
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700 Miles to Hope | A Ride to End HLH
After years of seeing children and their families battle a mysterious
As a professional athlete with sickle cell trait, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Geno Atkins understands firsthand the urgent importance of knowing you have it and following common-sense precautions that let carriers lead a normal, active life. This is why Atkins is joining Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in spreading awareness about sickle cell trait.
Investigators at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have published the first study to extensively characterize eosinophilic gastritis (EG). The study, published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, found that EG is a systemic disorder that has high levels of eosinophils in the blood and gastrointestinal tract, involves a series of allergy-associated-immune mechanisms and has a gene expression pattern (transcriptome) that is distinct from that of a related disorder, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).