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August 30, 2021

Michigan Medicine to help lead NIH study of extra COVID-19 vaccine dose in people with autoimmune disease

August 30, 2021

Age-Related Dysfunction in Cellular Metabolism Substantially Impacts the Immune System

Most of what to my eyes are less promising lines of research into the treatment of aging are focused on manipulation of cellular metabolism. These approaches, such as targeting the mTOR pathway, largely derive from the study of calorie restriction and the cellular response to stress that is brought on […]
August 30, 2021

Screening for atrial fibrillation could reduce risk of stroke

August 30, 2021

Gene Transformer: Transformers for the Gene Expression-based Classification of Cancer Subtypes

Deep learning methods help researchers to predict cancer subtypes or disease progression estimation. However, existing models process an entire set of genes. A recent study on arXiv.org proposes to take advancements in natural language processing and generate a dynamic representation of features from self-attention-based architectures. The approach emphasizes only the […]
August 29, 2021

Human Sperm Mutations that can Cause Disease in Children Identified

Throughout development, life and the processes of aging, all human cells accumulate mutations, resulting in what is called mosaicism, a condition in which different cells in the same person have different DNA sequences or genetic makeup. Mosaicism occurs in every human but is mostly unnoticeable. If abnormal cells begin to […]
August 29, 2021

Brain cortex may regulate the need for sleep

Why we sleep, and the processes behind sleep, are amongst the most interesting questions in modern neuroscience. Researchers at the University of Oxford have now uncovered a new target for sleep investigations within the mammalian brain – the cerebral cortex. The paper was published in Nature Neuroscience. The cerebral cortex […]
August 29, 2021

Ultrasound Remotely Triggers Immune Cells to Attack Tumors in Mice Without Toxic Side Effects

Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a cancer immunotherapy that pairs ultrasound with cancer-killing immune cells to destroy malignant tumors while sparing normal tissue. The new experimental therapy significantly slowed down the growth of solid cancerous tumors in mice. The team, led by the labs of […]
August 29, 2021

Researchers Discover Key Mechanisms behind Synapse Degeneration in Alzheimer’s Brain

Healthy adult brains are endowed with a vast number of synapses, structures that relay signals across nerve cells to enable communications, information processing and storage throughout the nervous system. Apart from dynamic periods when the brain is learning new information or skills, the number of the “glutamatergic” synapses, the major […]
August 29, 2021

Vaccines still effective against Delta variant of concern, says Oxford-led study

Obtaining two vaccine doses remains the most effective way to ensure protection against the COVID-19 Delta variant of concern dominant in the UK today, according to a study from the University of Oxford. Conducted in partnership with the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and the Department for Health and Social […]
August 29, 2021

Researchers Discover Hidden SARS-CoV-2 ‘Gate’ That Opens to Allow COVID Infection

Since the early days of the COVID pandemic, scientists have aggressively pursued the secrets of the mechanisms that allow severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to enter and infect healthy human cells. Early in the pandemic, University of California San Diego’s Rommie Amaro, a computational biophysical chemist, helped develop […]
August 29, 2021

Study offers insight into underlying causes of seizure disorder in babies

Researchers report that infantile spasms, a rare but serious seizure disorder in babies, appear to be the result of a molecular pathway gone awry. In their study of a mouse model of the disorder, the researchers discovered that genetic mutations associated with the disease impair a pathway that is involved […]
August 29, 2021

Lab-grown beating heart cells identify potential drug to prevent COVID-19-related heart damage

Cambridge scientists have grown beating heart cells in the lab and shown how they are vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection. In a study published in Communications Biology, they used this system to show that an experimental peptide drug called DX600 can prevent the virus entering the heart cells. The heart is one […]
August 29, 2021

New Blood: Lab-Grown Stem Cells Bode Well for Transplants, Aging Research

Hematopoietic stem cells — the precursors to blood cells — have been notoriously difficult to grow in a dish, a critical tool in basic research. Scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified the underlying issue and developed a method to keep cultured cells healthy. These […]
August 29, 2021

The Antagonistic Pleiotropy of IGF-1 Signaling in Aging

IGF-1 is one of the better studied areas of metabolism relevant to determining the pace of aging in a species, involved in the regulation of tradeoffs between growth and sustained function. In the context of the evolution of aging, a mechanism exhibiting antagonistic pleiotropy is beneficial in youth but harmful […]
August 28, 2021

Embryonic development in slow motion

August 28, 2021

Challenge: Food Materials, Food Ingredients, or Food Additives That Have Effects on Skeletal Muscles or Blood Vessels

August 28, 2021

The Harms Done By Transthyretin Amyloid in the Aging Body

It is becoming clear that transthyretin amyloid accumulation makes a meaningful contribution to cardiovascular disease and a range of other conditions over the course of normal aging. It remains poorly explored, but that will likely change in the years ahead now that there are treatments capable of reducing the amount […]
August 27, 2021

Machine learning algorithm predicts biological structures more accurately than ever before

August 27, 2021

How migraines protect against diabetes

August 27, 2021

Physically fit breast cancer patients more likely to complete chemotherapy: study

August 27, 2021

Increasing the immune system’s appetite for cancer protectors

A two-arm molecule can effectively deplete cancer-protecting cells inside tumors, allowing the immune system to fight off tumors without becoming overactive. The finding, published online in Science Translational Medicine, could lead to new types of cancer immunotherapies. “By effectively removing these immune-suppressive cells inside tumors instead of in the whole […]
August 27, 2021

$56 million NIH grant to expand Alzheimer’s research

August 26, 2021

A cost-effective anti-angiogenic drug to treat lung cancer is finally here

New research shows that the QL1101, structurally similar to an existing cancer drug, is a safe and effective alternative for lung cancer treatment. In 2018, lung cancer caused 1.8 million cancer deaths worldwide. It is the most common type of cancer, with non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) accounting for 85% […]
August 26, 2021

Mice Can Learn Much Faster than Previously Thought

August 26, 2021

Study finds convalescent plasma therapy ineffective for COVID-19

August 26, 2021

New Hope for Muscle-Related Diseases?

August 26, 2021

Human Genome at Super Resolution

August 26, 2021

Exercise and Alzheimer’s Disease

August 26, 2021

Guidelines Support Breastfeeding During Parent-Newborn Separation

August 26, 2021

Study: American Indigenous Ancestry Raises Hisanics' Risk for Omega-3 Deficiency