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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recent advances in addressing tuberculosis give hope for future

In September 2018, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the NIH, issued its Strategic Plan for Tuberculosis Research, which outlined research priorities to reduce and ultimately end the ...

Immunology

Researchers discover way to prime cancer tumors for immunotherapy

A cancer tumor's ability to mutate allows it to escape from chemotherapy and other attempts to kill it. So, encouraging mutations would not be a logical path for cancer researchers. Yet a Mayo Clinic team and their collaborators ...

Genetics

Antioxidant reverses BPD-induced fertility damage in worms

From plastics to pesticides, it seems like every week delivers fresh news about the dangers of endocrine disruptors—chemicals in the environment that alter the body's hormones and can lead to reproductive, developmental, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Potential upgrades on in vitro toxicological cell-based models

Over the last 100 years, knowledge regarding drug toxicity has increased significantly, especially since the thalidomide tragedy of the mid-20th century. This tragedy marked the beginning of rigorous drug approval and monitoring ...

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