Creating More Sustainable Pharmaceuticals
Researchers have developed a novel and sustainable way to create pharmaceuticals using blue light.
Nanoscale "Computer" Activates Protein and Influences Cell Behavior
Researchers have created a computational operation and embedded it into a protein. In doing so, they are now able to rapidly activate the protein using light and the drug rapamycin. When activated, the cells underwent internal changes that enhanced their adhesive capabilities, which ultimately decreased their motility.
Plant Molecule Used by Native Americans Can Treat Pain and Diarrhea
Researchers revealed a striking pattern following a functional screen of extracts from plants collected in Muir Woods National Monument, in coastal redwood forest land in California. They found plants with a long history of use by Native Americans as topical analgesics, were often also used as gastrointestinal aids.
3D Platform Developed To Study Deadly Lung Disease
Researchers have developed a 3D cell culturing platform that allows the study of lung fibroblasts and their microenvironment. The platform enables measurement of cell behaviors and changes involved in the progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Predicting Protein Interactions With Artificial Intelligence
A team of researchers has produced 3D models of eukaryotic protein interactions using artificial intelligence techniques.
Harnessing T-Cell Biology To Develop Living Drugs
Researcher Leonardo Ferreira, PhD, has described his experience using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) regulatory T-cells to address the challenge of transplant tolerance.
New Gene Discovered That Is Critical for Daily Rhythms
A team of neurobiologists has identified a new gene, called Tango10, that is critical for daily behavioral rhythms.
Nutrition Trumps Drugs When It Comes to Healthy Aging
The pre-clinical study by the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre suggests the makeup of our diet could be more powerful than drugs in keeping conditions like diabetes, stroke and heart disease at bay.
Common Blood Pressure Drug Does Not Slow Advanced Alzheimer's
New research has shown the drug losartan, normally used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), is no more effective than a placebo, in slowing down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in people with mild-to-moderate disease after 12 months of treatment.
Synthesizing Potential Drug Precursor Found in Poppies
An undergraduate student and her mentor have for the first time synthesized setigerumine I, a rare and potentially potent molecule drawn from poppies.