Medical research

September 24, 2022
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Disarming the immune system’s lethal lung response

CSHL researchers have found treating mice with a drug candidate that inhibits a protein called PTP1B can prevent deadly lung inflammation in mice. Seen here are […]
July 23, 2022
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Researchers use computational modeling to understand why some flu viruses cause more severe infections

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Avian influenza viruses, or “bird flu,” normally infects, well, birds. But when the virus does infect humans, it can cause more severe […]
July 11, 2022
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Study provides first evidence of link between opioid use disorder, chronic pain

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists have long noted a connection between opioid use disorder (OUD) and chronic pain, however brain mechanisms linking OUD and chronic pain […]
May 6, 2022
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‘Stressed’ cells offer clues to eliminating build-up of toxic proteins in dementia

It’s often said that a little stress can be good for you. Now scientists have shown that the same may be true for cells, uncovering a […]
March 19, 2022
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A dimmer switch for human brain cell growth

Human neurons derived from urine allow students in the Ernst lab to model neurodevelopmental disease such as FOXG1 syndrome. This image shows a large cluster of […]
November 9, 2021
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Biological studies often misinterpret sex-based data, analysis finds

Credit: CC0 Public Domain An analysis of published studies from a range of biological specialties shows that when data are reported by sex, critical statistical analyses […]
October 28, 2021
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Researchers identify core genetic networks driving human embryonic stem cell behavior

Credit: CC0 Public Domain At the earliest stages of human embryonic development, a small collection of cells known as human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) orchestrates growth […]
August 17, 2021
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How the COVIDome online portal can rapidly accelerate coronavirus research worldwide

COVIDome Explorer Graphical Abstract. Credit: CU Anschutz Medical Campus To further accelerate COVID-19 research on a global scale, investigators from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have […]
August 2, 2021
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Key stem cell dormancy mechanism discovered

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Princess Margaret Cancer Centre researchers have made new findings which provide a broader understanding of how dormant hematopoietic stem cells are activated […]
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