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lung cancer

On the Search for New Approaches to Cure Lung Cancer

Protein kinases regulate nearly all processes in cells. If the function of these enzymes is disrupted, often cancer will develop. In particular certain types...
Alzheimer’s disease

Memory Processes Depend on Protein ‘Off-Switch’ – Could Lead to New...

Memory and learning depend on a protein 'off-switch' in the brain - new University of Warwick research Arc protein increases rapidly in the...
cancer researchvideo

Two New Pathways Expand the Horizon for Cancer Research

Dramatically reshaping the scope of cancer research, the discovery was made by investigating a special class of genes known as noncoding RNA’s (ncRNA) found...
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...
cerebrospinal fluid

Flow of Cerebrospinal Fluid Regulates Division

The ancient Greek aphorism panta rhei means “everything flows”, a phrase used by philosophers to describe the constant flux and interplay between the past...
crystallizevideo

Chemists ‘Crystallize’ New Approach to Materials Science

A team of chemists at the University of California San Diego conducted breakthrough research for materials science—a field for which chemistry frequently provides information...
Genetic Disorder Ectodermal Dysplasia

Very First Successful Attempts at Therapy for Genetic Disorder Ectodermal Dysplasia

One in 30,000 children suffer from ectodermal dysplasia. During attempts to treat the disorder in utero, a team of doctors led by Prof. Dr....
Cholesterol vaccine

‘Cholesterol Vaccine’: Twice-Yearly Jab Could Help to Halve ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

Researchers say the drug, which works by silencing genes in the liver and could be delivered by injection at a GP surgery just twice...
Glycoproteins

Chemical Octopus Catches Sneaky Cancer Clues, Trace Glycoproteins

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have engineered a chemical trap that exhaustively catches what are called glycoproteins, including minuscule traces that have previously escaped...
Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Step Forward to Finding Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

A major step forward has been made by researchers at the University of St Andrews towards finding new treatments for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA),...
Plant Hormone

Genome Archaeologists Uncover the Origin of a Plant Hormone

A plant grows fastest at the top, makes lateral shoots and roots, leaves that turn to the light, flowers and fruits in all their...
Parkinson's

Researchers Uncover Culprit in Parkinson’s Brain Cell Die-Off

An estimated 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease—an incurable neurodegenerative disorder that leads to an increasing loss of motor control. If we...
Tiny implants

Tiny Implants for Cells Are Functional in Vivo

In the cells of higher organisms, organelles such as the nucleus or mitochondria perform a range of complex functions necessary for life. In the...
Parkinson's

TSRI Researchers Uncover Culprit in Parkinson’s Brain Cell Die-Off

An estimated 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease—an incurable neurodegenerative disorder that leads to an increasing loss of motor control. If we...
multiple sclerosis

Potential New Approach to the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

A prospective new method of treating patients with multiple sclerosis has been proposed by researchers of the Mainz University Medical Center working in cooperation...
Nanofibers

“Living bandages”: NUST MISIS Scientists Develop Biocompatible Anti-burn Nanofibers

A group of NUST MISIS’s young scientists, for the very first time in Russia, has presented a new therapeutic material based on nanofibers made of polycaprolactone modified with a thin-film antibacterial...
enzyme

Hatchet Enzyme, Enabler of Sickness and of Health, Exposed by Neutron...

The butcher is a common enzyme called presenilin, which chops lengthy protein building blocks down to useable shorter lengths. It resides in membrane spaces...
HIV detection

Quick HIV Detection Method Could Diagnose Early Disease

The test in question could also be adapted to be used in other infectious diseases such as Ebola and Zika. In recent years, diseases such...
Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Project Promises Development of Novel Therapeutics

Cystic Fibrosis is one of the most frequent genetic diseases with 4 in 100 people carrying at least one mutation. If two carriers happen...