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tuberculosis and Parkinson’s disease

Link Between Tuberculosis and Parkinson’s Disease Discovered

The mechanism our immune cells use to clear bacterial infections like tuberculosis (TB) might also be implicated in Parkinson's disease, according to a new...
Hotter bodies fight infections

Hotter Bodies Fight Infections and Tumours Better

Higher body temperatures speed our bodies' responses to infections, wounds and tumours - researchers at the Universities of Warwick and Manchester prove Slight...
portable drug detectors

Chemical Sensing Chip Sniffs out Cocaine Within Minutes

What if you could test for cocaine, opioids and marijuana as quickly as a breathalyzer identifies alcohol? A new, low-cost chemical sensing chip brings us...
Drug-producing bacteria

Drug-Producing Bacteria Possible with Synthetic Biology Breakthrough

Bacteria could be programmed to produce drugs, thanks to breakthrough research into synthetic biology from the Universities of Warwick and Surrey Researchers develop unique...
malaria

Fighting Malaria with Green Chemical Synthesis

The most important active ingredient against malaria can now be produced in a considerably more efficient and environmentally friendly way. Researchers at the Max...
Cancer Treatment

Promising First Step Towards New Cancer Treatment

The oxygen we breathe is, of course, vital to life, but it can also cause harm. During the natural metabolism that takes place in...
Enzyme

Scientists Deliver High-Resolution Glimpse of Enzyme Structure

Using a state-of-the-art type of electron microscopy, an MIT-led team has discovered the structure of an enzyme that is crucial for maintaining an adequate...
cancer drugs

Light-Activated Cancer Drugs Without Toxic Side Effects: Fresh Insight

Cancer drugs activated by light, minimizing toxic side-effects, are a step closer thanks to new research from University of Warwick and Monash University...
antibiotic resistance

Scientists Make It Possible to Rank the Risk of Resistance Genes

The genes that are able to equip bacteria with resistance to clinically used antibiotics have been found in many different natural environments. Nevertheless, a...
salts

Study of Salts in Water Causing Stir

New insight into science that seems, on its surface, exceedingly simple — what happens when you add salt to water — could ultimately lead...
melanoma

Penn Researchers Identify New Treatment Target for Melanoma

Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a new therapeutic target for the treatment of melanoma. For...
cancers

Biologists’ New Peptide Could Fight Many Cancers

MIT biologists have designed a new peptide that can disrupt a key protein that many types of cancers, including some forms of lymphoma, leukemia,...
enzymes

NIH Researchers Report First 3D Structure of DHHC Enzymes

The first three-dimensional structure of DHHC proteins — enzymes involved in many cellular processes, including cancer — explains how they function and may offer...
nanoscale virus

Kindest Cut Makes Virus Programmable

By chipping away at a viral protein, Rice University scientists have discovered a path toward virus-like, nanoscale devices that may be able to deliver...
obesity

Severe Obesity Linked to Newly Identified Gene Mutations

Research into the genetic causes of obesity, and related conditions, could be incredibly valuable in finding ways to treat them. Currently, there are some...
Crohn’s disease

Dysfunctional Gene May Be Culprit in Some Crohn’s Disease Cases

Researchers on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) are studying how immune cells adapt as they enter different tissues—with the goal...
Nanomaterials

The Making of Biorelevant Nanomaterials

The interactions of biological macromolecules such as nucleic acids, proteins, and polysaccharide–protein conjugates can be mimicked by artificial polyelectrolytes. Such synthetic polyionic complexes are...
inherited disease

Study Reveals Reversibility of Friedreich’s Ataxia in Mice

Friedreich’s ataxia is an inherited disease that causes damage to the nervous system and a loss of coordination that typically progresses to muscle weakness....
cancer

Targeting Cancer by Sabotaging the DNA Repair Seesaw

A protein that cancer cells rely on to stave off cell death also helps them regulate DNA repair, researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of...
microtubulesvideo

Hwang Uncovers New Details About the ‘Vehicles’ Inside the Body

Similar to roadways across the country, every cell in our body has a network of paths, and a professor at Texas A&M University has...