Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New insights into the cellular response to SARS-CoV-2 infection

The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the new coronavirus has created an unprecedented public health challenge globally. Little was known about how the infecting cells respond to the virus and how the virus hijacks the host cellular ...

Medical research

Scientists identify a genetic basis for healthy sleep

From organisms as simple as worms to those as complex as humans, sleep is a fundamental necessity. But although an estimated 50 to 70 million people in the United States suffer from a chronic sleep disorder, the genetic mechanisms ...

Medical research

Cancer cells can reuse apparent 'dead end metabolites'

Researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have discovered that an apparent "dead end metabolite" has a previously unknown function regulating cell growth. The finding could guide efforts to target cancer ...

Genetics

New insights into the healing capacity of the heart

A group of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the Texas Heart Institute and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston reveals today in the journal Genes & Development new insights into the recently ...

Immunology

Challenging metabolism may help fight disease

New research by Swansea University academics has shown that harnessing metabolism at a cellular level may help to relieve or heal a range of disorders.

Medical research

Researchers uncover mechanism blocking retina regeneration

A discovery opens the possibility of one day restoring loss of vision by activating the retina's ability to regenerate. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the Cardiovascular Research Institute and the Texas Heart ...

Ophthalmology

Gene changes driving myopia reveal new focus for drug development

Myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness) develop through different molecular pathways, according to a new study publishing October 9 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Andrei Tkatchenko of Columbia ...

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