Neuroscience

Widespread brain receptor hides surprising mechanism of action

One of the most important molecules in the brain doesn't work quite the way scientists thought it did, according to new work by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Carnegie Mellon ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibody protects against broad range of COVID-19 virus variants

The virus that causes COVID-19 today is not the same as the one that first sickened people way back in December 2019. Many of the variants circulating now are partially resistant to some of the antibody-based therapeutics ...

Medical research

Remarkable new insights into the pathology of Usher syndrome

Human Usher syndrome (USH) is the most common form of hereditary deaf-blindness. Sufferers can be deaf from birth, suffer from balance disorders, and eventually lose their eyesight as the disease progresses. For some 25 years ...

Vaccination

Providing new technologies for vaccine development

Vaccines, which help the body recognize infectious microorganisms and stage a stronger and faster response, are made up of proteins that are specific to each type of microorganism. In the case of a virus, viral proteins—or ...

Genetics

Crowdsourced supercomputing project sets sights on coronavirus

People around the world are isolating themselves to help slow the spread of COVID-19. But there is another way those confined to their homes—but connected online—can join the fight against the novel coronavirus. Among ...

Medical research

Crowdsourced virtual supercomputer revs up virus research

Gamers, bitcoin "miners" and companies large and small have teamed up for an unprecedented data-crunching effort that aims to harness idle computing power to accelerate research for a coronavirus treatment.

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