Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists develop test that easily detects variants causing COVID-19

Rutgers scientists have developed a lab test that can quickly and easily identify which variant of the virus causing COVID-19 has infected a person, an advance expected to greatly assist health officials tracking the disease ...

Medical research

Plant compound shows promise for alleviating food allergies

Researchers combined advanced computational methods with experimental studies to gain new insight, at the cell level, into how the plant compound formononetin might be used to treat food allergies. With nearly 10% of the ...

Medications

Computer program narrows drug candidates for treating COVID-19

While vaccination and public education concerning the transmission of the coronavirus causing COVID-19 have been at the forefront of our response to the pandemic, there remains an urgent need for pharmaceutical interventions ...

Oncology & Cancer

Metabolic memory plays a key role in breast cancer relapse

Molecular targets for therapies that could prevent breast cancer recurrence have been identified by a group of German, Norwegian and British scientists who analyzed tumor cells that proved resistant to the original treatment. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Radiotherapy-induced autophagy may enhance modulation of cell cycle

Building on prior success combining Cyclin-Dependent Kinase (CDK) inhibitors with hormone therapy to treat breast cancer, researchers are now exploring the potential integration of CDK inhibitors with radiotherapy in a paper ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study discovers source of Zika neurodevelopmental defects

A study led by Edward Wojcik, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, identified how microcephaly (abnormally small heads) and blindness may develop in ...

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