Medical research

New study could pave way to cure of global parasite

Clemson University scientists have taken another step forward in their quest to find a cure for a notorious parasite that has infected more than 40 million Americans and many times that number around the world.

Genetics

New therapeutic targets for infertility and cancer revealed

An analysis of 13,000 tumors highlights two previously overlooked genes as potential new therapeutic targets for cancer treatment. The researchers have also identified potential new therapeutic targets for male infertility. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Possible key to beating colorectal cancer

Serine racemase (SRR) is a multifunctional enzyme that carries out several different reactions in human cells, including the conversion of L-serine into pyruvate. Though already well characterized, a team of researchers led ...

Neuroscience

Cancer-like metabolism makes brain grow

The size of the human brain increased profoundly during evolution. A certain gene that is only found in humans triggers brain stem cells to form a larger pool of stem cells. As a consequence, more neurons can arise, which ...

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