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September 11, 2021

Intensive blood pressure lowering benefits older patients with hypertension

Aggressive blood pressure treatment in older hypertensive patients lowers the incidence of cardiovascular events compared to standard therapy, without increasing adverse outcomes. That’s the finding of late breaking research presented in a Hot Line session at ESC Congress 20211 and published in the New England Journal of Medicine2. More than […]
September 11, 2021

An existing drug opens new possibilities for treating child leukemia

A new study has shown that the tumour-inhibiting gene TET2 is silenced in a large fraction of cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children. The scientists show that the gene can be reactivated by an existing drug, 5-azacytidine. The results suggest that 5-azacytidine may function as targeted therapy for […]
September 11, 2021

Mechanism behind compulsive alcohol use revealed

A small group of nerve cells in the brain determines whether an individual continues to consume alcohol even when it has negative consequences. This is the conclusion of a study carried out on rats by researchers at LiU. The scientists have identified a previously unknown mechanism that may be a […]
September 10, 2021

Correlations Between p53 Sequence Differences and Species Lifespan

All other things being equal, more cells in the body undertaking more activity means a larger risk in any given period of time of one of those cells undergoing a cancerous mutation. Given this, larger and longer-lived species have necessarily evolved superior mechanisms of cancer suppression in order to avoid […]
September 9, 2021

Questioning the Reproducibility of Fly Life Span Studies

In the course of examining gender differences on fly longevity, researchers here find sizable variations in life span between repeated studies. This variation is thought to derive from differences in maintaining a fly population, such as the dietary composition and season of the year. They suggest that this calls into […]
September 9, 2021

Spread of Delta SARS-CoV-2 variant driven by combination of immune escape and increased infectivity

Findings suggest infection control measures against variants will need to continue in the post-vaccination era. The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, which has become the dominant variant in countries including India and the UK, has most likely spread through its ability to evade neutralising antibodies and its increased infectivity, say an […]
September 9, 2021

Biomarker predicts cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease

A biomarker in the brain predicts future cognitive decline in patients with the language form of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. Northwestern Medicine scientists discovered the buildup of tau protein in the brain predicts the amount of future cognitive decline over one year in individuals with […]
September 8, 2021

Natural Killer Cells Coordinate Wound Healing

Natural killer cells do not just kill cancer cells or cells infected with viruses, they also mediate a trade-off between wound healing and bacterial defense in skin wounds. If the healing process is accelerated, the immune defense is weakened, researchers at the University of Zurich have now shown. This has […]
September 8, 2021

AI-Fueled Software Reveals Accurate Protein Structure Prediction

Berkeley Lab researchers helped validate new AI-based algorithm, RosETTAFold, to generate hundreds of new protein structures. “The dream of predicting a protein shape just from its gene sequence is now a reality,” said Paul Adams, Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences at Berkeley Lab. For Adams and other structural biologists who […]
September 7, 2021

Scientists want to use an app to find missing people with dementia

Aging, especially in late life, is not a beautiful process for everyone. For many it causes a lot of suffering, including dementia. While the problems of aging still cannot be solved, scientists are developing tools to make it at least a little bit less painful. Researchers at the University of […]