Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found a new and efficient way to characterize cell types following single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq). ktsdesign | Shutterstock The new method involves the use of neural networks and supervised machine learning techniques rather than marker genes, which are not available for all cell types. Using this new, automated technique, […]Continue Reading ...
Scanning electron micrograph of human T lymphocyte or T cell. Credit: NIAID/NIH A new discovery by an international research team—co-led by UBC Canada 150 Research Chair Josef Penninger and Harvard Medical School neurobiologist Clifford Woolf—could have implications for therapies for cancer and autoimmune diseases. In a study published today in Nature, researchers outline a new […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The largest genomic study of parasitic worms to date has identified hundreds of thousands of new genes and predicted many new potential drug targets and drugs. The research from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Edinburgh, and their collaborators will help scientists understand how these […]Continue Reading ...
More and more bacteria are resistant to available antibiotics. A team of chemists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) now presents a new approach: they have identified important enzymes in the metabolism of staphylococci. Blocking these enzymes in a targeted manner would allow the pathogens to be starved. “Medicine needs new weapons against bacteria,” […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Last year, researchers Tobias Cronberg and Niklas Mattsson at Lund University in Sweden published a study showing serum tau levels to be a new and promising marker for identifying patients with severe brain damage after cardiac arrest. Together with Marion Moseby Knappe, they have now discovered that the protein Neurofilament light […]Continue Reading ...
Newcastle University experts are chairing a national session on new guidelines for the early detection and treatment of sarcopenia – a loss of muscle strength that affects many older people in the UK. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of older people live with the condition in the UK, and identification and treatment is […]Continue Reading ...
The American Department of Health and Human Services has released a set of guidelines this Monday (12th November 2018) regarding the amount of exercise individuals need in order to stay healthy. The guidance is aimed at the sedentary population warning them of the ill effects of not being physically active. Image Credit: Tom Wang / […]Continue Reading ...
In a process known as directed evolution, scientists reengineer biomolecules to find ones that perform beneficial new functions. The field is revolutionizing drug development, chemical engineering and other applications, but to realize its promise involves painstaking and time-consuming laboratory work. In a study published today in the journal Cell, University of California, Irvine researchers reported […]Continue Reading ...
Findings point to possibility of new ‘anti-evolution drugs’ to keep hard-to-treat pathogens from arising With many disease-causing bacteria ratcheting up their shields against current drugs, new tactics are vital to protect people from treatment-resistant infections. Lowering mutation rates in harmful bacteria might be an as yet untried way to hinder the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens. […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have developed a new technique to analyze cell membrane proteins in situ which could revolutionize the way in which we study diseases, such as cancer, metabolic and heart diseases. The discovery was made as part of an international research collaboration, led by Oxford University, alongside peers including Imperial College London. The technique could dramatically […]Continue Reading ...
Milder winter weather increased regional crime rates in the United States over the past several decades, according to new research that suggests crime is related to temperature’s effect on daily activities. A new study published in GeoHealth, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, finds U.S. crime rates are linked to warmer temperatures, and this […]Continue Reading ...
A multidisciplinary team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action. By inhibiting a certain protein, the researchers were able to reduce the signals that trigger an inflammation. The study is published in Science and was done in collaboration with the University of […]Continue Reading ...
The widespread use of antibiotics has led some bacteria to become increasingly stubborn to treatment. One of those bacteria is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, known as MRSA. MRSA infections often begin on the skin and can lead to sepsis, bloodstream infections, pneumonia, and even death. Now, a team of Stanford researchers has developed a new approach […]Continue Reading ...
Using the Allergy Chip co-developed by MedUni Vienna, sensitization to allergens can be detected early on. This normally requires a doctor taking a blood sample for subsequent analysis in a laboratory equipped with the Chip. In Austria, provision is excellent and there are enough laboratories offering this new test. Elsewhere, however, there are only a […]Continue Reading ...
New research from the University of Washington and the University of Massachusetts – Amherst looks at how the most common cause of sneezing and sniffling in North America is likely to shift under climate change. A recent study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE finds that common ragweed will expand its range northward as […]Continue Reading ...
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