Communications Biology

Communications Biology is an open access journal from Nature Research publishing high-quality research, reviews and commentary in all areas of the biological sciences. Research papers published by the journal represent significant advances bringing new biological insight to a specialized area of research.

Publisher
Nature Publishing Group
History
2019-

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Medications

Researchers design new technology for targeted cancer drug delivery

A team of researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi has developed a biocompatible, biodegradable and economical nanocarrier for safer and more effective delivery of anticancer drugs. Thr researchers have demonstrated that the novel pH-responsive ...

Medical research

Schistosomiasis research: New hope for a neglected disease

It's a disease that's hard to pronounce and even harder to eradicate, but schistosomiasis is worth the effort. Caused by parasitic worms carried by freshwater snails, schistosomiasis leads to about 280,000 deaths each year, ...

Neuroscience

Researchers use new method to investigate neural oscillations

Neural oscillations—also known as brainwaves—are important carriers of information in the brain. Researchers are increasingly coming to view them less as sustained oscillations and more as transient bursts. Until now, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Algorithms for identifying new 'cancer genes'

It is estimated that the number of cancer cases worldwide will double by 2040. This makes the search for genes that cause cancer even more important. A team of researchers from the University of Bern and Inselspital, University ...

Oncology & Cancer

A close-up look at mutated DNA in cancer cells

No two tumors are alike. That's why two people with the same kind of cancer can react very differently to the same medicine. In one the tumor gets smaller, in another the degenerated tissue remains unaffected. Usually this ...

HIV & AIDS

Study aids fight against HIV, hepatitis B

A discovery by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers is expected to open the door for new and more potent treatment options for many of the more than 36 million people worldwide infected with the HIV virus ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

How a protein in your brain could protect against Alzheimer's disease

New research has found that the most common version of a protein called CD33 plays a crucial role in regulating white blood cells in the human brain, which could have important implications in the fight against Alzheimer's ...

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