Medical research

February 28, 2021
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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
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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 […]
February 24, 2021
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Blood test for kidney rejection suggests new way to treat post-transplant patients

Pittsburgh Steelers Chair in Transplantation and professor of surgery, medicine and immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Credit: Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute at the […]
February 23, 2021
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Potential vaccine to prevent deadly strep A infection

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Using a novel technology Griffith University Institute for Glycomics researchers are closer to the development of a new vaccine aimed at preventing […]
February 23, 2021
More than 87,000 scientific papers on coronavirus since pandemic thumbnail

More than 87,000 scientific papers on coronavirus since pandemic

Research on coronavirus skyrocketed, even as partnerships shrank. Credit: The Ohio State University Scientists from around the world have published more than 87,000 papers about coronavirus […]
February 22, 2021
New insight to Campylobacter sensor structures could lead to targeted antibiotic development thumbnail

New insight to Campylobacter sensor structures could lead to targeted antibiotic development

February 22, 2021 feature This scanning electron microscope image shows the characteristic spiral, or corkscrew, shape of C. jejuni cells and related structures. Credit: De Wood; […]
February 18, 2021
Magnetic attraction: Breakthrough test for malaria thumbnail

Magnetic attraction: Breakthrough test for malaria

Credit: CC0 Public Domain After nearly a decade of research, a new test that detects the magnetic properties of malaria-infected blood could soon be used to […]
February 18, 2021
Hospital hygiene: A closer look reveals realistic frequency of infection thumbnail

Hospital hygiene: A closer look reveals realistic frequency of infection

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A research team led by Inselspital, Bern University Hospital and the University of Bern found a correlation between the frequency of infections […]
February 18, 2021
Store fat or burn it? Targeting a single protein flips the switch thumbnail

Store fat or burn it? Targeting a single protein flips the switch

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain As obesity becomes a growing issue worldwide—nearly tripling over the last-half century—scientists are trying to gain a better understanding of the condition […]
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