Medical research

Researchers develop promising way to find new cancer drugs

All the cells in the human body share the same genes. But how our genes are expressed determines whether a cell becomes a brain cell or a liver cell. In addition, changes in gene expression often play a significant role in ...

Gastroenterology

Experts agree on new global definition of 'fermented foods'

Humans have consumed different types of fermented foods—from kimchi to yogurt—for thousands of years. Yet only recently, with the availability of new scientific techniques for analyzing their nutritional properties and ...

Vaccination

UK drugs regulator defends fast pace of vaccine approval

Britain's medicines regulator insisted Friday its world-first approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine met all safety standards, after officials in Europe and the United States queried the rapid process.

Vaccination

Frontrunners emerge in race for Covid-19 vaccine

Dozens of companies, from biotech start-ups to Big Pharma, are racing to develop a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, both to meet urgent medical need and for the potential payday.

Medical research

Silencing gene expression to cure complex diseases

Many people think of new medicines as bullets, and in the pharmaceutical industry, frequently used terms like "targets" and "hits" reinforce that idea. Immuneering co-founder and CEO Ben Zeskind '03, Ph.D. '06 prefers a different ...

Medical research

Researchers create human airway stem cells from patients' cells

For the first time, researchers have successfully created airway basal stem cells in vitro from induced pluripotent stem cells by reprogramming blood cells taken from patients. Given that airway basal cells are defined as ...

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