Jan 18 2019 A new antibiotic developed by a Flinders University researcher is being heralded as a breakthrough in the war against a drug-resistant superbug. Bacteria are winning the fight against antibiotics as they evolve to fight off traditional treatments, threatening decades of advancements in modern medicine, with predictions they will kill over 10 million […]Continue Reading ...
Vaccines to stop the world’s next epidemic could be developed in record time under a $14.7 million partnership using technology developed at The University of Queensland. The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has funded a research consortium to develop a rapid response pipeline to develop and test new vaccines in as little as 16 […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 18 2019 Fight for Sight funded research published this week in Clinical Epigenetics, has identified new genes linked to the development of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the UK. The research team, led by Dr Louise Porter at the University of Liverpool, have identified genes that may represent new targets […]Continue Reading ...
Cancers most commonly arise because of a series of two to five mutations in different genes that combine to cause a tumor. Evidence from a growing number of experiments focused on truncal mutations–the first mutations in a given sequence–suggests a new direction in understanding the origins of cancer. In a paper published today in Cancer […]Continue Reading ...
Like cartographers completing a map, investigators have identified multiple new subtypes of the most common childhood cancer–research that will likely improve the diagnosis and treatment of high-risk patients. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists led the study, which appears as an advance online publication today in the journal Nature Genetics. Researchers used integrated genomic analysis, […]Continue Reading ...
A University of Illinois team of researchers led by chemistry professor M. Christina White has developed a new manganese-based catalyst that can change the structure of druglike molecules to make new drugs, advancing the pace and efficiency of drug development. Their findings appear in the journal Nature Chemistry. Many pharmaceuticals contain aliphatic and aromatic carbon-hydrogen […]Continue Reading ...
Genes contain all the information needed for the functioning of cells, tissues, and organs in our body. Gene expression, meaning when and how are the genes being read and executed, is thoroughly regulated like an assembly line with several things happening one after another. Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, Spain, […]Continue Reading ...
Two new species of bacteria have been found in the blood of patients in China. The bacteria were found in the blood of two human patients during blood tests as part of routine medical care. The new bacteria, both of which are in the Enterobacter genus, were found to be resistant to multiple antibiotics. Enterobacter […]Continue Reading ...
The discovery was published in the new iScience journal for interdisciplinary research by Cell Press. The newly discovered regulatory proteins differ significantly from the regulators in mouse immune cells which have been reported earlier. Some of the proteins, such as SATB1 regulating the transcription of several genes, function in the opposite way in human compared […]Continue Reading ...
New collaborative international project, headed by Bar-Ilan University, aims to promote human immunological data storage, integration and controlled sharing to enable personalized medicine The European Union (EU) and the Canadian government have awarded the international iReceptor Plus consortium, which is composed of more than 20 partners, €8.65 million to promote human immunological data storage, integration […]Continue Reading ...
The metabolic protein AMPK has been described as a kind of magic bullet for health. Studies in animal models have shown that compounds that activate the protein have health-promoting effects to reverse diabetes, improve cardiovascular health, treat mitochondrial disease–even extend life span. However, how much of the effects of these compounds can be fully attributed […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain There is a growing need for new antibiotics to help combat the looming threat of antimicrobial resistance. According to a new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) with colleagues at the University of Oslo, and other organizations, between 1999 and 2014, only 25 […]Continue Reading ...
A handful of brain cells deep in the brain may play a surprising role in controlling women’s bone density, according to new research by UC San Francisco and UCLA scientists. In a study published January 11, 2019 in Nature Communications, researchers showed that blocking a particular set of signals from these cells causes female (but […]Continue Reading ...
The post-holiday New Year might not seem like an ideal time to celebrate fat. But when it comes to lipids, there is no better time. For the past 15 years, scientists have been working to specify and classify these fatty acids in order to develop techniques, tools and terms to better study them. Now a […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 10 2019 Having two or more non-communicable diseases (multimorbidity) costs the country more than the sum of those individual diseases would cost, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Tony Blakely from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and colleagues. Credit: TBIT, Pixabay Few studies have estimated disease-specific health […]Continue Reading ...
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