Medical research

Study shows simple blood test could detect liver injury earlier

University of Texas at Dallas chemist Dr. Jie Zheng has spent much of his career investigating gold nanoparticles for their potential impact in the field of nanomedicine. In new research, he and his colleagues show how these ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Biomarkers linked to severe forms of the disease

Recent studies have shown that immune response plays a central role in the severity of COVID-19. Understanding the immune responses generated as the disease progresses is therefore key to determining which patients are at ...

Genetics

Induced pluripotent stem cells reveal causes of disease

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) are suitable for discovering the genes that underly complex, rare genetic diseases. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory ...

Immunology

Study reveals details of immune defense guidance system

At the beginning of an immune response, a molecule known to mobilize immune cells into the bloodstream, where they home in on infection sites, rapidly shifts position, a new study shows. Researchers say this indirectly amplifies ...

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