The U.S. Department of Defense has turned to the University of Nebraska to jumpstart the development of drug therapies to protect military service members from the effects of radiation exposure. In an environment where for-profit pharmaceutical companies are often reluctant to embark upon financially risky drug discovery efforts, the unique four-pronged partnership established by the […]Continue Reading ...
A research team from Keele University’s Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences has been awarded a major grant of £2.4 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to investigate the overprescribing of opioid painkillers, and to improve care for patients with persistent pain – without the use of long-term opioids. The research […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the stem cell institute HI-STEM in Heidelberg have succeeded for the first time in directly reprogramming human blood cells into a previously unknown type of neural stem cell. These induced stem cells are similar to those that occur during the early embryonic development of the central […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 10 2019 Robots will perform spinal surgery with greater accuracy than humanly possible as part of a ground-breaking research project led by Nottingham Trent University. Prof Philip Breedon with two robot arms A team led by Professor Philip Breedon, of the Medical Design Research Group, have created a system which allows two robotic arms […]Continue Reading ...
High doses of chronic stimulant therapy did not result in damage to the hearts of rhesus monkeys With more than 1.8 million children in the U.S. being treated annually with drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the possibility that such drugs could damage their hearts has been a significant cause of concern for parents […]Continue Reading ...
Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics at a House hearing Thursday on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research, as the Trump administration reviews the government’s ongoing support for such studies. Research fields in which fetal tissue is used include HIV, childhood cancers, treatments that enlist the body’s immune system to battle cancer, […]Continue Reading ...
A class of drugs used to treat certain breast cancers could help to tackle lung cancers that have become resistant to targeted therapies, suggests a new study in mice from the Francis Crick Institute and the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR). The research, published in Cell Reports, found that lung tumors in mice caused by […]Continue Reading ...
The cone-shaped HIV capsid (left) is made up of capsid, or CA, proteins (right). Those proteins assemble into five-sided pentamers and six-sided hexamers to form the lattice-like structure of the protective capsid. Credit: University of Delaware HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has been studied extensively ever since the AIDS epidemic was officially recognized by […]Continue Reading ...
The Sleep Research Society (SRS) has selected four outstanding sleep and circadian scientists as recipients of the 2019 Sleep Research Society awards, which recognize excellence in sleep and circadian research. “The Sleep Research Society awards recognize individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to sleep and circadian science,” said SRS President Andrew D. Krystal, MD. “This […]Continue Reading ...
Brain tumors kill more people under the age of 40 than any other cancer and less than 20% of those diagnosed survive beyond five years, compared to 50% of all other cancers. New funding from Barts Charity will help researchers get closer to a cure. £1.5 million has been awarded to brain tumor expert Silvia […]Continue Reading ...
Research on the gut microbiome is one of the most promising areas of science today. In a new special issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has taken the deep-dive into the gut microbiome that both scientists and the public are looking for to help them better understand the effects of […]Continue Reading ...
Research conducted at Montana State University shows that microbes in the human gut play an important role in protecting against arsenic toxicity, a problem that affects an estimated 200 million people who are exposed to arsenic through contaminated drinking water. For the past five years, MSU doctoral candidate Michael Coryell has worked with his adviser, […]Continue Reading ...
Zinc is one of the essential components in the diet of all living organisms. It is the second most abundant biological trace element after iron. Zinc is of great importance in various metabolic functions and its deficiency can cause many problems. It is involved in cellular metabolism, growth, development, cellular physiology, and immune function. Approximately […]Continue Reading ...
Sai Chavala, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at the North Texas Eye Research Institute, UNT Health Science Center Credit: Jill Johnson, UNTHSC Ocular inflammation uveitis is a serious disease that can destroy eye tissue and cause irreversible blindness. Fortunately, blindness and eye damage can be prevented by suppressing the immune system and treating the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain To be prepared for epidemics, we need certain things in place. We need widespread surveillance systems to detect outbreaks before they can spread, and robust health systems that can give people the care and treatment they need. And we need well-resourced, responsive research – research that builds on established relationships and […]Continue Reading ...
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