Genetics

Missed signals? A new way we vary from each other biologically

Genetics has made huge strides over the past 20 years, from the sequencing of the human genome to a growing understanding of factors that turn genes on and off, namely transcription factors and the DNA "enhancer" sequences ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research helps deliver high quality COVID-19 antibody test

Research by the University of Southampton has paved the way for experts in Birmingham to develop a new test to detect COVID-19 antibodies in people with recent exposure who have mild symptoms.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibody neutralizes SARS and COVID-19 coronaviruses

An antibody first identified in a blood sample from a patient who recovered from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in 2003 inhibits related coronaviruses, including the cause of COVID-19.

Oncology & Cancer

Turning on the 'off switch' in cancer cells

A team of scientists led by the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and Case Comprehensive Cancer Center has identified the binding site where drug compounds could activate a key braking mechanism against the runaway ...

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 ...

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