Why Does Warm Milk Make Us Sleepy?
Natural peptides bind GABA receptors and have anti-anxiety and sleep-enhancing effects. For example, treating a protein in cow’s milk, called casein, with the digestive enzyme trypsin produces the mixture of sleep-enhancing peptides known as CTH. Scientists wanted to know if they could find other, perhaps more powerful sleep-enhancing peptides.
New Antiviral Compound Could Be Effective Against Coronaviruses
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a chemical compound that interferes with a key feature of many viruses that allows the viruses to invade human cells.
How Prior Infection Impacts Immune Response to COVID-19 Vaccines
Research finds that both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines lead to the generation of long-term populations of T cells that can recognize multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Monoclonal Antibody Highly Potent Against SARS-CoV-2
Scientists have discovered a highly potent monoclonal antibody that targets the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and is effective at neutralizing all variants of concern identified to date.
Existing Drug Reverses Signs of Alzheimer’s in Mice
Researchers have found a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in a surprising place: a database of already approved drugs.
Study Using a Functional Test Supports Clinical Feasibility and Efficacy of Personalized Cancer Therapy
Standard therapies for advanced recurring aggressive, hematological malignancies, have a limited effect. A study has demonstrated that therapy selection based on results from a functional test is clinically possible and effective in patients with recurrent hematologic cancers.
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.
Cancer Patients May Live Longer if Given Anti-Nausea Drug During Surgery
According to a study, patients with breast, pancreatic and other types of cancer may survive longer if given dexamethasone, an anti-nausea drug, during surgery.
Improving Treatments for Tuberculosis
Researchers are focusing on identifying potential host-directed therapies that can target a patient’s own immune response to help them recover from tuberculosis.