Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Protein study may be key to treating fibrotic diseases

A protein linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurological disease that causes muscle weakness, may be a key to treating fibrotic disease of the kidneys and other organs, researchers at Vanderbilt ...

Genetics

Surprisingly many peculiar long introns found in brain genes

In a recent study of genes involved in brain functioning, their previously unknown features have been uncovered by bioinformaticians from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Institute of Mathematical Problems ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibody neutralizes SARS and COVID-19 coronaviruses

An antibody first identified in a blood sample from a patient who recovered from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in 2003 inhibits related coronaviruses, including the cause of COVID-19.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nanobodies hold the key to imaging COVID-19

Researchers from Protein Production UK, a collaborative project led by The Rosalind Franklin Institute, have isolated nanobodies—a type of antibody used in research, which bind to the 'spike' protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New imaging method sheds light on Alzheimer's disease

To understand what happens in the brain when Alzheimer's disease develops, researchers need to be able to study the molecular structures in the neurons affected by Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New drug target found for COVID-19

A new potential drug target has been identified in SARS CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—by scientists at the Center of Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases, or CSGID, who say multiple drugs will be needed to ...

Oncology & Cancer

How the immune system becomes blind to cancer cells

T cells play a huge role in our immune system's fight against modified cells in the body that can develop into cancer. Phagocytes and B cells identify changes in these cells and activate the T cells, which then start a full-blown ...

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