Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Double antibody against SARS-CoV-2 prevents therapy-resistant variants

An international consortium that includes researchers at Karolinska Institutet has developed a double antibody that targets two sites of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, thereby preventing the virus from mutating to resist the therapy. ...

Neuroscience

Perceiving prosthesis as lighter thanks to neurofeedback

Transmitting sensory signals from prostheses to the nervous system helps leg amputees to perceive prosthesis as part of their body. While amputees generally perceive their prostheses as heavy, this feedback helps them to ...

Oncology & Cancer

Widowers more likely to be diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer

Social environment is a key factor in the risk of developing prostate cancer. Ph.D. student Charlotte Salmon and Professor Marie-Élise Parent of Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) have shown that widowers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Openly available toolkit to help lab-based coronavirus research

The rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has meant that many laboratories around the world have quickly redirected research efforts to focus on COVID-19. Correspondingly, there has ...

Oncology & Cancer

Genes that predispose to cancer by impairing the immune system

The idea that the immune system 'monitors and prevents' the development of cancer, which is called 'cancer immune vigilance," was initially proposed at the beginning of the last century. Since then, epidemiological studies ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study reveals an inherited origin of prostate cancer in families

Vanderbilt researchers have identified haplotypes, ancestral fragments of DNA, that are associated with hereditary prostate cancer (HPC) in a first-of-its-kind genomic study made possible by the study of prostate cancer patients ...

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