Medical research

A new way to control Epstein-Barr virus

A team of researchers at University of Utah Health have shown the Epstein-Barr virus—which causes mononucleosis and is linked to development of several cancers—uses a novel strategy to survive. The virus takes the reins ...

Medications

New hope for antibody to treat muscular dystrophy

Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed an antibody that they believe can be used to treat muscular dystrophy, findings that were published in Science Translational Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Shared antibodies may push COVID variants: study

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found that people recovering from COVID-19 and those vaccinated against the causative virus, SARS-CoV-2, produce identical clones, or groups, of antibody-producing ...

Medical research

Mechanism of action of thalidomide elucidated

(Medical Xpress)—Scientists led by Nicolas Thomä at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have clarified the workings of thalidomide at the molecular level. Their analysis of various structures, published ...

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, ...

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