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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...
stroke

Stroke Study: Aspiration-Based Thrombectomy Alone Works as Well as Thrombectomy with...

A research team at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo has found that in stroke patients with...
heart disease

New Hope for Stopping an Understudied Heart Disease in Its Tracks

The diminutive size of our aortic valve — just shy of a quarter — belies its essential role in pushing oxygen-rich blood from the...
HIV activation

Selective Suppression of Inflammation Could Deplete HIV and Control HIV Activation

A class of anti-inflammatory drugs already FDA-approved for rheumatoid arthritis could "purge" the reservoir of infected immune cells in people infected by HIV, according...
snake

New Snake Species Hiding in Plain Sight

Samuel McDowell, the late herpetologist and professor at Rutgers-Newark, spent a good part of his life studying ground snakes in New Guinea. Forty years...
E.coli

Shining a Light on Bacterial Cell Division

Imagine trying to defeat an army of invaders that can double its population size every twenty minutes. This is what the human body is...
leukaemia

New Southampton Study Could Help Tailor Treatment for Most Common Type...

New findings by scientists at the University of Southampton could help to predict how people with the most common form of leukaemia will respond...
Alzheimer’s Disease

A Non-Invasive Method to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

New research has drawn a link between changes in the brain’s anatomy and biomarkers that are known to appear at the earliest stages of...
Bowel Diseases

CD4 T Cells, Xenobiotic Transporters, and Metabolites in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Our immune system protects our bodies from numerous pathogenic microbes and toxins in the environment. The system comprises innate (non-specific) and adaptive (acquired) immunity....
molecules

A New CEITEC MU Software Provides a Breakthrough in Working with...

The long-term focus of research coordinated by Radka Svobodová within Jaroslav Koča’s group is on structural bioinformatics, where the above-mentioned program is the culmination...
chemosensory cells

A Whole-Body Approach to Understanding Chemosensory Cells

Growing evidence shows that sensory cells which enable us to taste sweetness, bitterness and savoriness (umami) are not limited to the tongue. These so-called...
cancer immunotherapy

The Immune Cells That Help Tumors Instead of Destroying Them

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-associated deaths. One of the most promising ways to treat it is by immunotherapy, a strategy that...