Scientists have uncovered a crucial change in cancer cells that allows them to spread around the body – by switching from sugar to fatty acids to fuel their growth.READ MORE
Many babies with eczema go on to develop food allergies, asthma and hay fever, and researchers say it’s not a coincidence. The cracks caused by eczema weaken the skin barrier, allowing allergens to penetrate the skin and cause a sequence of allergic diseases.READ MORE
Researchers have determined that a human gene present in 75% of the population is a key reason why a class of drugs for Alzheimer's disease seemed promising in animal studies only to fail in human studies. In different Alzheimer's disease patients, different mechanisms may be at work that determine whether or not a given therapy will be effective.
Inhibition of the protein "p38" boosts the formation of blood vessels in human and mice colon cancers, according to a study published in Nature Communications. Known as angiogenesis, this process is critical in fueling cancer cells, allowing them to grow and to eventually develop metastases.READ MORE
Researchers have optimized a semi-synthetic bacteria to efficiently produce proteins containing unnatural amino acids.
Scientists have created human pancreas-on-a-chip that will enable them to identify the possible cause of a frequent and deadly complication of cystic fibrosis called CF-related diabetes, or CFRD.
Natural compounds isolated from Nectandra leucantha, a neotropical tree species belonging to the laurel family (Lauraceae) and endemic to the Atlantic Rainforest biome in Brazil, where its common name is canela-seca or canela-branca, could result in new medications for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.READ MORE
Molecular biologists long thought that domains in the genome’s 3D organization control how genes are expressed. After studying highly rearranged chromosomes in fruit flies, researchers now reveal that while this is the case for some genes, their results challenge the generality of this for many others.READ MORE