Obstetrics & gynaecology

High-risk pregnancy: The interferon effect

High-risk pregnancies occur frequently, and have multiple causes. It is estimated that 10 to 20 percent of pregnant women miscarry during their first trimester of pregnancy. Slow fetal growth may also arise as a result of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New gene variant is even more resistant to hospital antiseptic

A team of investigators has discovered a new, more powerful variant on an antimicrobial resistance gene common among Staphylococcus species. The gene protects the bacteria from an antiseptic compound widely used in healthcare. ...

Oncology & Cancer

New family of proteins linked to major role in cancer

(Medical Xpress)—Scientists have described a new family of proteins that appear to play a key role in cancer and might be targets for future cancer drugs. A major new study in the journal Nature sets out the structure of ...

Neuroscience

Decoding mechanisms of cell orientation in the brain

When the central nervous system is injured, oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPC) migrate to the lesion and synthesize new myelin sheaths on demyelinated axons. Scientists at the Institute of Molecular Cell Biology at Johannes ...

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