Medical research

Two potential chinks in the coronavirus's armour

Serological tests can be used to ascertain whether an individual has developed antibodies against the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. These tests, however, do not provide information about the precise part of the virus ...

Neuroscience

Neurons thrive even when malnourished

When animal, insect or human embryos grow in a malnourished environment, their developing nervous systems get first pick of any available nutrients so that new neurons can be made.

Medical research

Blocking sugar metabolism slows lung tumour growth

Blocking a pair of sugar-transporting proteins may be a useful treatment approach for lung cancer, suggests a new study in mice and human cells published today in eLife.

Genetics

Study links endometriosis to DNA changes

DNA from uterine cells of women with endometriosis has different chemical modifications, compared to the DNA of women who do not have the condition, according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. The ...

Immunology

Researchers generate developmental map of human T-cells

Chintan Parekh, MD, of the The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has led a team of investigators that generated a comprehensive roadmap for how T-cells develop in the human thymus. The study will ...

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