Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Biomarker discovery measures COVID-19 heart disease risk

Researchers at Murdoch University's Australian National Phenome Centre have discovered a new set of biomarkers for increased risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with COVID-19 infections.

Oncology & Cancer

Receptor structure reveals new targets for cancer treatment

A molecule known as anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) is a driver of several cancers, including pediatric neuroblastoma, B-cell lymphomas, and myofibroblast tumors. But for years much about this molecule—its role in the ...

Neuroscience

Findings reveal new mechanism of activation for ALK

ALK is a receptor tyrosine kinase that regulates important functions in the central nervous system. Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have used leading-edge structural biology techniques to reveal in more ...

Neuroscience

Measuring brain blood flow and activity with light

A new, noninvasive method for measuring brain blood flow with light has been developed by biomedical engineers and neurologists at the University of California, Davis, and used to detect brain activation. The new method, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

7T brain scans reveal potential early indicator of Alzheimer's

Researchers from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas are investigating a potential new early indicator of the decline toward Alzheimer's disease: measuring the energy metabolism of the living human ...

Neuroscience

Team builds better tool for assessing infant brain health

Researchers have created a new, open-access tool that allows doctors and scientists to evaluate infant brain health by assessing the concentration of various chemical markers, called metabolites, in the brain. The tool compiled ...

Medical research

Enzymatic danse macabre of lung cancer

A chromatin-regulating enzyme has been shown by in-depth interdisciplinary investigations to be a key driver of a common type of lung cancer. Drugs that target the enzyme could improve treatment and survival rates for this ...

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