Monday, October 14, 2019
neutrophil

Research Suggests New Approach for Treating Inflammation

Medications that mitigate inflammation caused by a variety of diseases including rheumatic arthritis may also compromise a person’s immune system, but a...
type 2 diabetesvideo

Study Probes Interplay of Proteins in Type 2 Diabetes

A hallmark of age-related diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes, or Alzheimer’s disease is the abnormal clumping of proteins in...
neurodevelopmental disorder

CBD May Alleviate Seizures, Benefit Behaviors in People with Neurodevelopmental Conditions

A marijuana plant extract, also known as cannabidiol (CBD), is being commonly used to improve anxiety, sleep problems, pain, and many other...
toxoplasmosis

Mother Cells as Organelle Donors

Microbiologists at LMU and UoG have discovered a recycling process in the eukaryotic parasite Toxoplasma gondii that plays a vital role in...
prostate cancer

Scientists Discover How Cancer Cells Regenerate in the Prostate

Scientists have discovered a mechanism by which cancer cells in the prostate can regenerate following radiotherapy – paving the way for improved...
peanut allergy

Few People with Peanut Allergy Tolerate Peanut After Stopping Oral Immunotherapy

Allergy to peanut, which is often severe, is one of the most common food allergies in the United States. Although previous studies...
Gene mutation

Gene Mutation Discovery Sheds Light on Organ Failure Affecting Babies

A group of scientists and clinicians from the UK, the Netherlands, Italy and the USA have worked together and made an important...
liver disease

​NTU Singapore Scientists Develop Molecular Probe to Track Disease Progress and Monitor Drug Efficacy

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have synthesised a molecular probe that has the potential to track the development of liver disease and...
Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Plaque Emerges Early and Deep in the Brain

Long before symptoms like memory loss even emerge, the underlying pathology of Alzheimer’s disease, such as an accumulation of amyloid protein plaques,...
Rett syndrome

Stem Cell Researchers Reactivate ‘Back-Up Genes’ in the Lab

"The first step towards developing new treatments is figuring out how X chromosome reactivation actually works." PhD researchers Adrian Janiszewski...
cancer vaccines

Can Scientists Predict Which Cancer Markers Are Likely to Trigger an Immune Response?

Scientists at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have designed and validated a model for predicting what might make...
DNA

Dark Matter Matters: AI Makes DNA Dark Matter Useful

What is the minimal description that captures a space? Asking a mathematician’s basic question of a  biological dataset reveals interesting answers about biology...
Papillomaviruses

Papillomaviruses May Be Able to Be Spread by Blood

Papillomavirus has traditionally been considered strictly a sexually transmitted disease, but a recent study found that rabbit and mouse papillomaviruses could be...
pregnancy

NIH Study Suggests Higher Air Pollution Exposure During Second Pregnancy May Increase Preterm Birth...

Pregnant women who are exposed to higher air pollution levels during their second pregnancy, compared to their first one, may be at...
Sensitive robots

Sensitive Robots Are Safer

Sensitive synthetic skin enables robots to sense their own bodies and surroundings – a crucial capability if they are to be in...
terahertz radiation

On Your Medicine’s Secret Service

Whether a wound heals well under a dressing cannot be seen from the outside. Empa researchers are now enabling a view through...
antibiotic resistance

Researchers Use Game Theory to Successfully Identify Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance

Washington State University researchers have developed a novel way to identify previously unrecognized antibiotic-resistance genes in bacteria. By employing...
Gene therapy

Gene Therapy May Help Functional Recovery After Stroke

A new gene therapy turns glial cells — abundant support cells in the brain — into neurons, repairing damage that results from...
Opioid treatment

Opioid Treatment for Teens? Medications Can Help

Teens who misuse prescription or illicit opioids might benefit from opioid treatment medications, according to a new study led by a Yale...
human papillomavirus

Researchers Report Favorable Survival, Fewer Side Effects After Reduced Therapy for HPV-Linked Head and...

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers reported that reducing the intensity of radiation treatment for patients with human papillomavirus-associated...