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antibiotics

Chemical Synthesis Could Produce More Potent Antibiotics

Using a novel type of chemical reaction, MIT researchers have shown that they can modify antibiotics in a way that could potentially make them...
Immunotherapy

Scientific Breakthrough: Promising New Target for Immunotherapy

Following the 2018 Nobel Prize for Medicine, global attention is now more than ever turned toward the promise of immunotherapy in oncology. An international...
bacterial infection

Can an Exhausted Lung Cell of a Smoker Fight Bacterial Infection?

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have discovered how lung cell exhaustion affects a patient’s ability to fight diseases.Their findings are published in the American Journal...
microfluidic chip

Testing New Drugs with “ALS-On-A-Chip”

There is no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease that gradually kills off the motor neurons that control muscles and is diagnosed...

New Path to More Gentle Tuberculosis Treatment

Researchers at CEITEC MU have defined a new goal for those looking for new ways to fight tuberculosis. Their research makes it possible to attempt...
Cancer Cells

Scientists Develop Platform to Kill Cancer Cells

For the first time ever, scientists have shown that a hybrid nanomaterial based on magnetite-gold particles can serve as a universal platform to both detect cancer cells anywhere in the...
Breast cancer

Breast Cancer Fuelled by Mysterious Yin Yang Protein

The findings, by a group of international scientists led by Imperial College London, may open avenues for new treatments, and help understand why some tumours...
kidney transplant

Stanford Researchers Team up to Fight Common Viral Infection in Kidney...

Organ transplants save lives, but the immune-suppressing drugs needed to protect a transplant leave the recipient susceptible to potentially deadly infections like cytomegalovirus, or...
microfluidic device

Miniature Testing of Drug Pairs on Tumour Biopsies

Using a microfluidic device that fits in the palm of your hand, scientists screened over 1100 treatment conditions (56 drug combinations x 20 replicates)...
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...