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 ...

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 ...

Medical research

Metabolite signature of COVID-19 reveals multi-organ effects

SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can cause a wide range of symptoms, from none at all to severe respiratory stress, multi-organ failure and death. The virus notably targets the lungs, but many patients also ...

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