Psychology & Psychiatry

Scientists discover link between autism and cognitive impairment

Autism can bestow brilliance as well as cognitive difficulty, but how either scenario plays out in the brain is not clear. Now a study by University of Toronto researchers has found that a tiny gene fragment impacts the brain ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists develop new way to test for COVID-19 antibodies

When Dr. Stephen Smith of Seattle Children's Research Institute came down with muscle aches, gastrointestinal distress and a sudden loss of smell in late February, he suspected he had COVID-19. The testing criteria had yet ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer suppressor gene links metabolism with cellular aging

The tumor suppressor protein p53 is an attractive target for drug developers. But this path has so far proven difficult, as most p53 regulatory proteins operate via protein-protein interactions, which make for poor drug targets, ...

Diabetes

Approved cancer drug potentially could help treat diabetes

A pair of studies by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has identified a molecular pathway—a series of interaction among proteins—involved in the development of diabetes. Furthermore, they have ...

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