Medical research

Poxviruses could yield protein pathways for coronavirus vaccine

A vaccine first introduced in the late 1700's could help researchers today looking for a way to fight the coronavirus. Dr. Amy MacNeill, a veterinary pathologist at Colorado State University, and her team are using the vaccinia ...

Neuroscience

Disease-causing repeats help human neurons function, study finds

Over half of our genomes are made of repeating elements within DNA. In rare cases, these repeats can become unstable and grow in size. These repeat "expansions" cause neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS and dementia as ...

Cardiology

Mayo Clinic minute: How cholesterol affects your heart

Most people know that high cholesterol is bad for their heart, but few people really understand what cholesterol is. Dr. Claire Haga, a Mayo Clinic family physician, explains why it's so closely related to heart problems. ...

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