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Immune system

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists find new evidence of immune...

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have found a potential way to influence long-term memory formation in the immune system. The researchers...
video

Once thought unstoppable, bacterial superweapon falters with too many targets

Researchers from Princeton University and the University of Basel found that a mechanism used by many disease-causing bacteria that was once thought to be...
Alzheimer’s

Research in the news: Hyperactive neurons may be culprit in Alzheimer’s

A long-term reduction in neuronal activity reduces amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease, Yale University researchers have found.  The study, using mouse models of...
osteoarthritis

Effective osteoarthritis therapy with nucleic acid medicine

In-joint therapy with mRNA of a transcription factor for cartilage formation
nanoparticles

Scientists pinpoint one way nanoparticles damage immune cells

New evidence points to protein oxidation, a common means of molecular damage
video

How bacterial communication ‘goes with the flow’ in causing infection, blockage

Researchers at Princeton University explored the effect of fluid flow on bacterial communication, or quorum sensing, which the single-celled organisms use when blocking pathways...
antigen

Maintaining diverse antigen receptors on infection-fighting T cells

When new disease-fighting immune cells called T cells and B cells are generated, they are given unique receptors on their surfaces. These receptors are...
autism

Untapped region in brain cell offers goldmine of drug targets for...

Discovery could shed light on how genetic mutations lead to the disease
DNA

DNA ‘building blocks’ pave the way for improved drug delivery

  DNA has been used as a ‘molecular building block’ to construct synthetic bio-inspired pores which will improve the way drugs are delivered and help...
Alzheimer’s

Study shows beneficial effects of blocking brain inflammation in an experimental...

A University of Southampton-led study has found that blocking a receptor in the brain responsible for regulating immune cells could protect against the memory...
microtubules

Researcher’s computational model of microtubules could explain basic mysteries of cells 

The Virginia Tech College of Science’s Shengfeng Cheng has won a seed grant of $100,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to create an intricate computer model...
chromosomes

Xistential crisis: there’s more to the story in silencing X chromosomes

Work could lead to ways to counteract X-linked diseases in girls and women 
Yeast cells

In defence of pathogenic proteins

Protein deposits in cells, such as those associated with diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, can also be beneficial – at least for yeast cells,...
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NUS researchers discover new potential treatment for colorectal cancer

Latest findings show that a small molecule drug combined with chemotherapy may deliver a synergistic benefit for colorectal cancer patients
sound wave

Researchers ride new sound wave to health discovery

Acoustics experts at RMIT University have created a new class of sound wave – the first in more than half a century – in...
nanoparticles

A ‘printing press’ for nanoparticles

New technique could facilitate use of gold nanoparticles in electronic, medical applications 
cancer, antibiotics, gene editing, cell damage, arteries, enteric neuropathy, genes

Discovery could lead to more targeted drugs to stop cancer spread

Scientists have shed more light on a vital cluster of proteins that helps cells - including cancer cells - to move around the body. The...
cellular

Tracing a cellular family tree

New technique allows tracking of gene expression over generations of cells as they specialize.
protein

New Protein Discovery Solves Myth of Bacterial Drug Resistance

An international team of Taiwan and Malaysia has discovered unprecedentedly a unique structure of an outer-membrane protein from bacteria that causes the contagious Typhoid...
stem cells

Organ-on-a-chip

In a step toward personalized drug testing, researchers coax human stem cells to form complex tissues.