New Cell Treatment Could Combat Aging
Researchers have identified a new method for clearing senescent cells, which could transform treatments for aging and related conditions.
Strategy Rapidly Quantifies Transmissibility of COVID-19 Variants
A team of researchers has developed a novel technique for immune-affinity tests, which can quantify the immune response induced by different COVID-19 variants.
Malarial Parasite Evolution Caught in the Act
Researchers can now detect brand new mutations in individual malaria parasites infecting humans. Such high resolution could help us understand how parasites develop drug resistance and evade immune responses and suggest potential treatment targets.
New Resource Will Drive Research on the Genetics of Type 2 Diabetes
Many variants in the human genome have been linked to type 2 diabetes, but because most do not lie within genes that code for proteins, it’s unclear how they might cause disease. Now an international team, including investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), has developed a resource to help uncover the impact of these genetic variants.
Sex Matters When It Comes to Immune Responses
A recent study has shown that, when it comes to susceptibility to infections and other health conditions such as anemia, sex matters.
How "Selective Promiscuity" Helps To Maintain Healthy Cells
Researchers have announced a major new advance in understanding how our genetic information eventually translates into functional proteins. The research elucidates how chaperones display "selective promiscuity" for the specific proteins they serve.
New Source of Liver Stem Cells Discovered
Researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys have discovered a new source of stem cells just outside the liver that could help treat people living with Alagille syndrome, a rare, incurable genetic disorder in which the bile ducts of the liver are absent, leading to severe liver damage and death.
Using CRISPR-Cas9 To Explore Epigenetic Editing in Different Tumor Settings
An increasing number of studies report that proteins do not work in isolation but are part of a complex network of biomolecules, that may differ at various settings or stages of tumor progression.
Kidney Transplant Patients Vulnerable to Infection by "Innocuous" Bacterium
A study shows that for most people, nocardia, a pervasive bacterium, doesn't cause disease, but those with compromised immune responses are more vulnerable.
Chemical Probe Aids Understanding of Immune Response
Chemists have created a new sensor to detect chemical changes in immune cells during the breakdown of pathogens. The work could potentially contribute to the early diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, that evade certain elements of the body's immune response.