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Alzheimer

Newly ID’d Role of Major Alzheimer’s Gene Suggests Possible Therapeutic Target

Nearly a quarter century ago, a genetic variant known as ApoE4 was identified as a major risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease — one that increases...
poliovirus

Poliovirus Therapy Induces Immune Responses Against Cancer

An investigational therapy using modified poliovirus to attack cancer tumors appears to unleash the body’s own capacity to fight malignancies by activating an inflammation...
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The Role of Crystals in the ‘Disease of Kings’

An attack of gout is said to be like your joint catching fire, and someone slamming it with a hammer to put out the...
strokes

Immune Cells May Heal Bleeding Brain after Strokes

While immune cells called neutrophils are known to act as infantry in the body’s war on germs, a National Institutes of Health-funded study suggests...
vaccine

‘Exciting’ Discovery on Path to Develop New Type of Vaccine to...

Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a significant discovery in efforts to develop a vaccine against Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses...
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Making Blood from Skin

Researchers have long dreamed of producing blood, thereby making donations a thing of the past. Now, thanks to a recent A*STAR study that has...
cancer

Scientists Discover the Engine That Powers Cancer-Killing NK Cells

Scientists have just discovered how the engine that powers cancer-killing cells functions. Crucially, their research also highlights how that engine is fuelled and that...
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Immune System Linked to Alcohol Drinking Behaviour

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found a new link between the brain's immune system and the desire to drink alcohol in the...
Multiple Sclerosis

Gut Bacteria May Play Role in Onset of Multiple Sclerosis

New research conducted at Caltech and UC San Francisco (UCSF) is suggesting that the key to curing multiple sclerosis (MS) could be hiding in...
vaccine injection

One Vaccine Injection Could Carry Many Doses

MIT engineers have invented a new 3-D fabrication method that can generate a novel type of drug-carrying particle that could allow multiple doses of...
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FDA-Approved Drug May Block Resistance to Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has identified a potential strategy for improving the efficacy of angiogenesis inhibitors, drugs that help fight cancer...
cancer immunotherapy

Vessels That Help Cancers Spread Can Also Boost Cancer Immunotherapy

Many cancers, such as melanoma, are known to metastasize and spread by expanding nearby lymphatic vessels. This process, lymphangiogenesis, also helps the tumor evade...
Pathogenic bacteria

Silencing Bacteria

Pathogenic bacteria are becoming resistant to common antibiotics to an ever increasing degree. One of the most difficult germs is Pseudomonasaeruginosa, a pathogen that...
hiv vaccine

Study Clears Important Hurdle Towards Developing an HIV Vaccine

For a vaccine to work, its effects need to be long lasting. It isn’t practical to require people to come back every 6-12 months...
tumor cellsvideo

Starvation Causes Tumor Cells to Move Around the Body, Researcher Says

British researcher Colin Goding is convinced that just as the first single-cell living organism ever to move over 3 billion years ago was motivated...
vaccine

As ‘Flesh-Eating’ Leishmania Come Closer, a Vaccine Against Them Does, Too

Parasites that ulcerate the skin, can disfigure the face, and can fatally mutilate internal organs are creeping closer to the southern edges of the United States. No...
autism

Studies Help Explain Link Between Autism, Severe Infection During Pregnancy

Mothers who experience an infection severe enough to require hospitalization during pregnancy are at higher risk of having a child with autism. Two new...
melanoma

Adding Modified Herpes Virus to Immunotherapy Shows Promise for Treating Advanced...

Findings In a two-year study at UCLA, nearly two-thirds of people with advanced melanoma responded positively to a treatment that combines the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab...
chlamydia vaccines

Using Synthetic Biology for Chlamydia Vaccines

A multidisciplinary scientific team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has made significant advances in developing a vaccine for chlamydiausing synthetic biology, sponsored by...
antibodies

Storming the Cellular Barricades to Fight Fungi

Yale scientists have developed a new class of small molecules that attack fungal infections by clinging to the cell wall of harmful fungi and...