Scientists find antibody that can protect against several viruses

Scientists discover an antibody that can protect people against several coronaviruses including COVID-19 and its variants A research team has discovered a Covid antibody that is effective against the virus, all of its variants, and all types of coronavirus The antibody, DH1047, can bind to virus cells and prevent them from replicating and infecting a person Researchers believe that the […]

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Scientists target next pandemic with ‘map’ to victory over viruses

An international team of scientists has created a powerful new resource to speed the development of vaccines and treatments to battle the next pandemic. University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher Wladek Minor, Ph.D., and collaborators in China and Poland have developed an Internet information system, called virusMED, that lays out all we know about the atomic structure and potential […]

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Scientists identify new therapeutic target in ovarian cancer subtype with poor prognosis

Mutations in the ARID1A gene are present in more than 50% of ovarian clear cell carcinomas (OCCC), for which effective treatments are lacking. Scientists at The Wistar Institute discovered that loss of ARID1A function enhances a cellular stress response pathway that promotes survival of cancer cells, which become sensitive to pharmacological inhibition of this pathway. These findings were published online […]

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Scientists discover immune cell behavior that plays a key role in Alzheimer’s disease

A new study has pinpointed a small group of cells in the brain which could be crucial to understanding how Alzheimer’s disease begins and how to slow its progression. This discovery could help research into treatment for the disease by focusing on this key group of cells in the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting […]

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Scientists reveal how brain cells in Alzheimer’s go awry, lose their identity

Despite the prevalence of Alzheimer’s, there are still no treatments, in part because it has been challenging to study how the disease develops. Now, scientists at the Salk Institute have uncovered new insights into what goes awry during Alzheimer’s by growing neurons that resemble—more accurately than ever before—brain cells in older patients. And like patients themselves, the afflicted neurons appear […]

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Scientists develop diagnostic test that can detect the virus that causes COVID-19 even when it mutates

A team of scientists led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has developed a diagnostic test that can detect the virus that causes COVID-19 even after it has gone through mutations. Called the VaNGuard (Variant Nucleotide Guard) test, it makes use of a gene-editing tool known as CRISPR, which is used widely in scientific research to alter DNA sequences […]

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Scientists identify genetic pathway that suppresses Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Professor Chunghun Lim and his research team in the Department of Biological Sciences unveiled a neuroprotective pathway that suppresses Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). Nucleocytoplasmic transport (NCT) defects have been implicated in neurodegenerative diseases, such as C9ORF72-associated amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia (C9-ALS/FTD). In this study, the research team has identified a neuroprotective pathway of like-Sm protein 12 (LSM12) and […]

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Scientists develop blood test to predict environmental harms to children

Scientists at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health developed a method using a DNA biomarker to easily screen pregnant women for harmful prenatal environmental contaminants like air pollution linked to childhood illness and developmental disorders. This approach has the potential to prevent childhood developmental disorders and chronic illness through the early identification of children at risk. While environmental factors—including […]

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Scientists discover how COVID-19 virus causes multiple organ failure in mice

UCLA researchers are the first to create a version of COVID-19 in mice that shows how the disease damages organs other than the lungs. Using their model, the scientists discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can shut down energy production in cells of the heart, kidneys, spleen and other organs. “This mouse model is a really powerful tool for studying SARS-CoV-2 […]

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The surprising way scientists can trace COVID-19 outbreaks

The idea of testing sewage might sound as gross as it gets, but what if we told you that that our waste could hold the key for figuring out where coronavirus clusters are brewing?  Some scientists say it could be useful to consider testing sewage to predict where a COVID-19 cluster might appear next, because sewage can show where the […]

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