7 Days in Science – November 22, 2019
List Nov 22, 2019
Antibody Able To Halt Progression of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Scientists have identified a novel antibody that has the potential to become a new treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The antibody was found to stop the progress of the disease in rodent and cell models, and reverse the proliferation of cells which cause the arteries to thicken.
Published in: Nature Communications
10,000 Times Lower Concentrations of Toxic Substances May Affect Sensitive Individuals
Toxic substances such as pesticides may cause effects on sensitive individuals in concentrations up to ten thousand times lower than previously assumed.
Published in: Scientific Reports
People With Borderline Personality Disorder 13 Times More Likely To Report Childhood Trauma
People with borderline personality disorder are 13 times more likely to report childhood trauma than people without any mental health problems, according to University of Manchester research.
Published in: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavia
How To Build a Chloroplast
Researchers in Japan and the U.K. have discovered new details of how young leaves build their first chloroplasts, the energy factories of plant cells. The researchers identified a new role for a protein that was first identified 25 years ago, but had defied characterization until now.
Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Safety and Efficacy Results From CRISPR/Cas9 Human Clinical Trials Are Positive
Positive safety and efficacy interim data from the first two patients with severe hemoglobinopathies treated with the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing therapy CTX001 in ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trials have been announced.
Published in: The interim data from this trial has not been published in a journal.
If the rapid migration of deadly fentanyls wasn’t difficult to keep up with already, they are also evading analysts through their chemistry. Due to an inexpensive and flexible production process, unique versions of the synthetic opioids are regularly cooked up by illicit chemists, creating new dangers for consumers and new headaches for toxicologists.
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to have fibromyalgia? This chronic condition causes long-lasting pain for millions of people worldwide. In this article, we will take an in-depth look at fibromyalgia: what it is, what causes it, and how researchers recommend finding relief.
This image shows the cross-section of a tulip bud and achieved 9th place in Nikon's 2019 Photomicrography Competition. To see more amazing images from this year's competition, download our free flipbook The Spectacular Small World 2019.
Credit: Andrei Savitsky
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