Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers develop a molecule that blocks SARS-CoV-2 infection

A research team at Aarhus University has developed a new molecule that attaches to the surface of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles. This attachment prevents the virus from entering human cells and spreading the infection.

Medical research

Study unravels mysteries of the aging Down syndrome brain

In the first study of its kind, researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys have uncovered molecular changes within the aging brains of individuals with Down syndrome that could help explain their cognitive challenges, including ...

Genetics

When your body doesn't recognize your own left-handed RNA

Like DNA, RNA molecules contain information through unique combinations of four different nucleotides. However, through a molecular process called RNA editing, chemical changes can be made to adenosine nucleotides that convert ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

A possible new treatment for osteoarthritis joint issues

Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) identify a small RNA molecule with the potential to help slow cartilage deterioration in people living with osteoarthritis

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

RNA modification may protect against liver disease

A chemical modification that occurs in some RNA molecules as they carry genetic instructions from DNA to cells' protein-making machinery may offer protection against non-alcoholic fatty liver, a condition that results from ...

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