Medical research

Understanding the role of octopamine in neurodegeneration

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered how octopamine, the major "fight-or-flight" neurotransmitter in invertebrates, communicates with other cells in mammalian brains to prevent cell death, according to a study ...

Oncology & Cancer

Alternative glucose breakdown ensures the survival of cancer cells

A key enzyme in sugar metabolism is inactivated particularly easily and efficiently by oxidative stress. Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have now shown that with this ...

Medical research

Team designs molecule to disrupt SARS-CoV-2 infection

A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed a molecule that disrupts the infection mechanism of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and could be used to develop new treatments for ...

Medical research

The antibodies from camels and sharks that could change medicine

Every four months, pathologist Aaron LeBeau scoops into a net one of the five nurse sharks he keeps in his University of Wisconsin lab. Then he carefully administers a shot to the animal, much like a pediatrician giving a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nanobody treatment shows promise against SARS-CoV-2 infection

A nanobody—an alternative class of antibody derived from alpaca or IIama protein fragments—developed by MassBiologics of UMass Chan Medical School, blocks SARS-CoV-2 infection in animal models and may be a new therapeutic ...

Medical research

A new approach to fighting the Marburg virus

A research team led by Kyoto University is attempting to take the Marburg virus by its horns using recently gained knowledge of its core structure.

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