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July 7, 2022

Researcher examines link of genetic mutation and immune systems to blood cancers

University of Saskatchewan (USask) research findings published in Cell Reports examine how a genetic mutation affects the body’s immune system response to viruses and its link to the development of two types of blood cancers. The body’s innate immune system, active from birth, is the first line of defence against […]
July 7, 2022

A subtle genetic change gives new clues about epilepsy

Sometimes, even the alteration of a single nucleotide in a gene can cause serious disease. In a young boy with epilepsy, this kind of mutation has not just affected the functioning of the protein in question – it could also curb the functioning of several closely related proteins. This has […]
July 6, 2022

Possible discovery of mechanism behind mysterious COVID-19 symptoms

In patients with serious and long-term COVID-19, disturbed blood coagulation has often been observed. Now, researchers at LiU have discovered that the body’s immune system can affect the spike protein on the surface of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, leading to the production of a misfolded spike protein called amyloid. The discovery […]
July 5, 2022

Chemists aim to disrupt cancer-related protein

How can we understand a protein when it is never still, but constantly changes shape? This is one of the challenges for LiU researchers who are studying the cancer-related protein MYC. The goal is to lay the foundation for the development of a cancer drug by showing in detail how […]