Medical research

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 […]
July 6, 2021
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New signaling pathway could shed light on damage repair during brain injury

Fruit fly neurons. Credit: Torsten Bossing, University of Plymouth Most human cells are able to repair damage by dividing at wounds. But mature nerve cells (neurons) […]
May 28, 2021
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Stem cell drugs surprise researchers, could lead to better drugs in the future

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Your immune system is always busy fighting incoming threats. It consists of a system of cells, and when there is a shortage […]
March 20, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]
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