Oncology & Cancer

Study illuminates precancerous 'clonal outgrowth' in blood cells

A common, spontaneous mutation in blood stem cells, which has been linked to higher risks of blood cancer and cardiovascular disease, may promote these diseases by altering the stem cells' programming of gene activity and ...

Neuroscience

Scientists zero in on genetic causes of Parkinson's

Variants of at least 20 different genes have been closely linked to the development of Parkinson's disease, but scientists are still investigating how exactly they cause the severe and incurable motor disorder that afflicts ...

Neuroscience

Right light on the mother's belly may be important to the fetus

There may be a link between exposure to light during pregnancy and fetal brain development. New findings by researchers at UmeƄ University, Sweden, working in collaboration with American colleagues, may provide better understanding ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New clues to how SARS-CoV-2 infects cells

The molecular details of how SARS-CoV-2 enters cells and infects them are still not clear. Researchers at Uppsala University have tested the bioinformatic predictions made by another research group and have identified receptors ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New insights into how a virus-blocking bacterium operates in mosquitos

New research reveals details of the mechanism by which the bacterium Wolbachia blocks viruses in mosquito cells, suggesting that it reduces viral replication inside cells and that rapid degradation of viral RNA is involved. ...

Neuroscience

Research looks to reduce side effects in commonly used drugs

New research from The Australian National University (ANU) has drilled down to the molecular level to find similarities across six pharmaceutical drugs used in pain relief, dentist anaesthetic, and treatment of epilepsy, ...