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 ...

Medical research

'Miracle poison' for novel therapeutics

When people hear botulinum toxin, they often think one of two things: a cosmetic that makes frown lines disappear or a deadly poison.

HIV & AIDS

Human immune cells have natural alarm system against HIV

Treatment for HIV has improved tremendously over the past 30 years; once a death sentence, the disease is now a manageable lifelong condition in many parts of the world. Life expectancy is about the same as that of individuals ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Machine learning helps hunt for COVID-19 therapies

Michigan State University Foundation Professor Guowei Wei wasn't preparing machine learning techniques for a global health crisis. Still, when one broke out, he and his team were ready to help.

Genetics

Rare congenital heart defect rescued by protease inhibition

A research team at the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has successfully used small molecules to restore normal heart and valve development in an animal model for Mucolipidosis II (ML II), a rare genetic disorder. Progressive ...

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