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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fat-based molecules are key to Zika virus infection

Certain fat-based molecules required for Zika virus infection in human cells could provide clues to why the virus primarily infects brain tissue, particularly in a developing fetus or newborn.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Water-repellent substance could enter coronavirus fight

Personal protective equipment (PPE) has been at the center of the fight against COVID-19. Like rarely before, the unforgiving virus has shown medical providers the essential importance of top-line devices.

Oncology & Cancer

New study confirms important clues to fight ovarian cancer

The rogue cellular engine that drives a majority of ovarian cancers remains frustratingly difficult to disable. A new study comparing cancerous tissue with normal fallopian tube samples advances important insights about this ...

Health

Lighting color and intensity affects sleep at nursing homes

The science of lighting is about more than brightness, efficiency, and cost. Just ask anyone with seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, how gray skies and short days can affect their mood. It turns out that light—the right ...

Diabetes

An out-of-the-box attack on diabetes

A protein newly identified as important in type 1 diabetes can delay onset of the disease in diabetic mice, providing a new target for prevention and treatment in people, according to research led by scientists at the U.S. ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

The molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's

Late-onset sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD) accounts for about 99 percent of all cases, and is linked to multiple factors and pathogenetic mechanisms. One important contributor is a protein post-translational modification ...

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