An emerging feature of type 1 diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus is their association with pulmonary fibrosis, which negatively affects the prognosis of patients. Here, we provide a brief update of the field and the remaining open questions.
The effects of the gut microbiota on human health are tremendous. Now, a study on the microbiota of wild mice sheds light on how the microorganisms that inhabit the gut between birth and weaning determine resistance to weight gain during adulthood.
Achondroplasia, the most common skeletal dysplasia, is characterized by a variety of medical, functional and psychosocial challenges across the lifespan. The condition is caused by a common, recurring, gain-of-function mutation in FGFR3, the gene that encodes fibroblast growth factor receptor 3. This mutation leads to impaired endochondral ossification of the human skeleton. The clinical and radiographic hallmarks of achondroplasia make accurate diagnosis possible in most patients. However, mark...
The investigation of age-induced disease progression in humans is time consuming and resource intensive. One burning question for the exploration of human metabolic ageing is how similar metabolic changes over a lifetime are between humans and mice. A recent study highlights similarities and disparities between these species throughout their lifespan.