Medical research

Study finds repurposed drug inhibits enzyme related to COVID-19

With the end of the pandemic seemingly nowhere in sight, scientists are still very focused on finding new or alternative drugs to treat and stop the spread of COVID-19. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at the University ...

Immunology

Mitochondrial respiratory chain sustains inflammation

Northwestern Medicine investigators recently discovered that the mitochondrial respiratory chain—a series of protein complexes essential for a cellular respiration and energy production—is necessary for the activation ...

Medical research

How skin cells form a first line of defense against cancer

A study published today in Cell Reports reveals important insights into the molecular mechanisms that underpin the body's natural defenses against the development of skin cancer. The findings offer new clues into the behavior ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Omicron's secrets revealed under a microscope

Several weeks ago, Lausanne became home to some of the world's most powerful electron microscopes. They're installed at the Dubochet Center for Imaging (DCI)—a joint research facility run by Ecole Polytechnique Federale ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Serendipity opens new path toward osteoporosis treatment

A cellular protein whose normal function appears to suppress bone formation may be a potential new target for treating osteoporosis, according to a collaborative study led by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian ...

Medical research

Cryptic transcription in mammalian stem cells linked to aging

Although visible signs of aging are usually unmistakable, unraveling what triggers them has been quite a challenge. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and collaborating institutions have discovered that a cellular ...

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