Medical research

'Living drug factories' might treat diabetes and other diseases

One promising way to treat diabetes is with transplanted islet cells that produce insulin when blood sugar levels get too low. However, patients who receive such transplants must take drugs to prevent their immune systems ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers analyzing coronavirus genome to develop vaccine

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia are developing and testing new vaccines and immunotherapies to combat the novel coronavirus that has infected hundreds of thousands across the world.

Medical research

Using 'organs-on-a-chip' to model complicated diseases

MIT biological engineers have created a multitissue model that lets them study the relationships between different organs and the immune system, on a specialized microfluidic platform seeded with human cells.

Health

Microbes could influence your desire to get outside

Ecology researchers at Flinders University (Australia) and the University of Sheffield (UK) have proposed the "Lovebug Effect," which suggests that microbes could theoretically influence us to spend more time in nature while ...

Oncology & Cancer

Modified tuberculosis vaccine as a therapy for bladder cancer

The human immune system can recognize and eliminate not only germs but also cancer cells. This is why treatments with weakened germs can help the immune system in its fight against cancer. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute ...

Oncology & Cancer

New technique allows scientists to 'listen in' on cancer cells

Scientists have a developed a new technique to decipher how millions of individual cells are communicating with each other in miniature tumours grown in the lab, known as organoids, according to new research published in ...

Neuroscience

Immunity key to motor neurone disease treatment

Customized immune-blocking medication may be the key to treating patients with motor neurone disease (MND), which currently has no cure and limited therapeutic options.

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