Oncology & Cancer

New insights into colorectal cancer and E. coli

In Quebec, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men and the third in women. The appearance and progression of this cancer has been linked to the composition of the gut microbiome. It appears that ...


Post-COVID syndrome visible in DNA, shows study

A reprogramming of which genes are active, and which are not, is visible in post-COVID sufferers. This is shown in a study from Linköping University, Sweden, on a small group of individuals. The researchers can see that ...

Medical research

Hospital bacteria not found in babies born by C-section

Imagine a horse race, where the winner takes it all and is awarded both food and protection against enemies. In the same way, bacteria compete with one another in the gut of newborn babies.

Medical research

New aptamer drug for bone anabolic therapies

A research team led by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has identified a molecular target for bone anabolic therapies using a selected aptamer that serves as an inhibitor of sclerostin, a protein that prevents bone growth. ...

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