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Novel Antibiotics Offer an Alternative to Fighting Resistant Bacteria

Researchers have now modified the chemical structure of naturally occurring peptides to develop antimicrobial molecules that bind to novel targets in the bacteria’s metabolism.
A person putting sweetener in their drink.

Artificial Sweetener Metabolite Breaks DNA

Scientists at the North Carolina State University found that a chemical compound produced through the digestion of a common artificial sweetener causes damage to DNA.
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"Molecular Editing" Technique Aids Crafting of Pharmaceuticals and Other Compounds

Researchers add another powerful tool to their “molecular editing” kit for crafting pharmaceuticals and other valuable compounds, enabling chemists to add new elements to organic molecules at locations that were previously out of reach.
Two vials, one has a bright green dot on its lid, the other's lid is all black.

Medication Vial Changes Color When It Gets Too Warm

A brightly colored microcrystal that loses its color over time depending on temperature could be used to identify whether a vial of medicine has gotten too warm.
Diagram showing the response from metastatic lymph node targeted immune checkpoint blockade.

New Cancer Immunotherapy Approach Improves Efficacy and Side Effects in Mice

Scientists have discovered a novel approach that improves the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitor cancer treatment and minimizes the associated side effects.
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Genetic Cause of Rare Skin Disorder Identified

The genetic variants that cause a rare and inflammatory skin condition have been identified, alongside a potential treatment.
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Is There a Relationship Between Sleep Apnea and Brain Volume?

Studies have shown that sleep apnea is related to an increased risk of dementia.
An individual going into an MRI.

Life Expectancy of Children With Brain Cancer Extended With Novel Drug Combination

Researchers have discovered a drug combination that could dramatically improve the life expectancy of children living with brain cancer.
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A New Gene Therapy To Fight Obesity

A team has designed a strategy to fight obesity and diabetes in mice through ex vivo gene therapy, which consists of implanting cells that have been manipulated and transformed in order to treat a disease.
Human gastric insulin-secreting organoids.

Stomach Cells Can Be Converted Into Insulin-Secreting Cells

Stem cells from the human stomach can be converted into cells that secrete insulin in response to rising blood sugar levels, offering a promising approach to treating diabetes, according to a preclinical study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.