Neuroscience

New method to dampen nerve signals

Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have discovered a previously unknown molecular binding site that can influence electrical impulses in nerves. The results are presented in the journal Science Advances. The discovery ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hepatitis C mutations 'outrun' immune systems, lab study shows

Unlike its viral cousins hepatitis A and B, hepatitis C virus (HCV) has eluded the development of a vaccine and infected more than 170 million people worldwide. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report that a novel ...

Medical research

Human antibodies block norovirus' point of entrance into cells

A team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have determined a mechanism by which human antibodies target and block noroviruses. Their study, which appears in the Proceedings ...

Oncology & Cancer

Stop the growth: Researchers take aim at cancer metastasis

Most cancer drugs today work by attacking tumor growth. Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute, however, are taking aim at a different piece of the cancer puzzle—preventing its ability to spread ...

Medical research

Gene variation promotes uncontrolled cell division

Mom's eyes and dad's tumor? Cancer is due to genetic defects, some of which can be hereditary. The gene variant rs351855, for example, occurs in one in two cancer patients. It supports the growth of a variety of tumors that ...

Oncology & Cancer

New knowledge on molecular mechanisms behind breast cancer

Researchers at University of Copenhagen have gained more insight into the molecular mechanisms of importance for, for example, cancer cell growth and metastasis. The research objective is improved and more targeted drugs. ...

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