Overweight & Obesity

Breakthrough could lead to new obesity treatments

Researchers at the University of East Anglia and the University of Cambridge have made an important discovery in the race to find treatments for obesity and related diseases, such as diabetes.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chemists' technique reveals whether antibodies neutralize SARS-CoV-2

Antibodies that can disarm a virus, known as neutralizing antibodies, are key to the body's ability to fight off infection. MIT chemists have come up with a new way to identify these neutralizing antibodies in a blood sample, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study shows how cancer gene tricks immune cells

Cancer-associated genes called oncogenes are well known to stimulate cell growth and division—causing tumors to balloon and spread. But now, researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine and Sarafan ChEM-H have found that ...


A strategy to thermally stabilize microneedle vaccine technology

Researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering—a shared department between the UConn Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Engineering—unlocked a new strategy using sugar molecules to thermally stabilize ...

Oncology & Cancer

Sugar molecules as a target in cancer therapy

Cancer cells use sugar molecules on their surfaces to disable attacks by the body's immune system. Researchers at the University of Basel now report on how this mechanism can be neutralized.

Medical research

Liver fibrosis: The fatal signaling pathway

At least 5 million people in Germany suffer from liver disease. Fibrosis, the pathological proliferation of connective tissue, plays an important role in many complications of chronic liver problems. Activated hepatic stellate ...

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