Medical research

March 20, 2021
Gene therapy using 'zinc fingers' may help treat Alzheimer's disease, animal study shows thumbnail

Gene therapy using ‘zinc fingers’ may help treat Alzheimer’s disease, animal study shows

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Researchers have used a genetic engineering strategy to dramatically reduce levels of tau—a key protein that accumulates and becomes tangled in the […]
March 19, 2021
Chemical cocktail creates new avenues for generating muscle stem cells thumbnail

Chemical cocktail creates new avenues for generating muscle stem cells

Microscope image showing muscle stem cells produced using the newly discovered chemical cocktail. Muscle cells, in red, are integrating into injured muscle, in green, of an […]
March 18, 2021
A sturdier spike protein explains the faster spread of coronavirus variants thumbnail

A sturdier spike protein explains the faster spread of coronavirus variants

This model shows the structure of the spike protein in its closed configuration, in its original D614 form (left) and its mutant form (G614). In the […]
March 18, 2021
Study explores how environmental exposures before conception may impact fetal development thumbnail

Study explores how environmental exposures before conception may impact fetal development

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Older age at the time of conception and alcohol consumption during pregnancy have long been known to impact fetal development. Now, a […]
March 16, 2021
Increased weight gain with HIV-therapy TAF medication thumbnail

Increased weight gain with HIV-therapy TAF medication

Catrina Mugglin MD, MSc, Department of Infectious Diseases, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital Credit: C. Muggli Research team Inselspital and University of Bern found an above average […]
March 6, 2021
Scientists find evidence of monoclonal antibodies' efficacy in fighting malarial infection thumbnail

Scientists find evidence of monoclonal antibodies’ efficacy in fighting malarial infection

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, in a collaboration the Duke University, have confirmed that monoclonal antibodies can be an […]
March 4, 2021
Team of bioethicists and scientists suggests revisiting 14-day limit on human embryo thumbnail

Team of bioethicists and scientists suggests revisiting 14-day limit on human embryo

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain An international team of bioethicists and scientists, led by a researcher at Case Western Reserve University, contends it may be justified to […]
February 28, 2021
Biologists suggest a new substance to suppress neuroinflammation thumbnail

Biologists suggest a new substance to suppress neuroinflammation

Credit: RUDN University Biologists from RUDN University confirmed that a well-known spasmolytic drug called hymecromone can suppress the inflammatory response in astrocytes, important glial cells of […]
February 25, 2021
Researchers develop drive-thru type test to detect viral infections in bacteria thumbnail

Researchers develop drive-thru type test to detect viral infections in bacteria

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The pandemic has made clear the threat that some viruses pose to people. But viruses can also infect life-sustaining bacteria and a […]
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