We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

Featured News

 

Latest News

Chimeric Mouse to Advance Alzheimer's Research
News   Aug 01, 2019

University of California, Irvine researchers have made it possible to learn how key human brain cells respond to Alzheimer's, vaulting a major obstacle in the quest to understand and one day vanquish it.

READ MORE

Unprecedented Insight into Potential Anticancer Drug Target
News   Aug 01, 2019

Scientists from the University of Groningen have now elucidated a structure of the human glutamine transporter "ASCT2" that provides unprecedented insight in the workings of this protein, and may help the development of drugs.

READ MORE

Study Finds Higher Vitamin A Intake Linked to Lower Skin Cancer Risk
News   Aug 01, 2019

People whose diets included high levels of vitamin A had a 17 percent reduction in risk for getting the second-most-common type of skin cancer, as compared to those who ate modest amounts of foods and supplements rich in vitamin A.

READ MORE

First Images of Enzyme That Drives New Class of Antibiotics
News   Aug 01, 2019

Researchers have applied knowledge about how antibiotic scaffolds are constructed in nature to help in their quest to create a new class of antibiotics. They have been able to solve the X-ray crystal structure of the enzyme that makes obafluorin, a broad spectrum antibiotic agent made by a fluorescent strain of soil bacteria.

READ MORE

Psoriasis Therapy Linked to Reduced Coronary Inflammation
News   Aug 01, 2019

Researchers have found that anti-inflammatory biologic therapies used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis can significantly reduce coronary inflammation in patients with the chronic skin condition.

READ MORE

Recreating Metabolic Evolution in Plants
News   Aug 01, 2019

Plants have evolved to produce a variety of compounds that vary from species to species. These compounds play a key role for the survival strategies of plants. They also can have medicinal uses due to their physiological effect on the human body. Now, scientists have shed light on how plants evolved to produce such compounds.

READ MORE

Glowing Cholesterol Gives Scientists a Glimpse of How to Fight Heart Disease
News   Jul 31, 2019

Researchers have developed the LipoGlo system, which used state-of-the-art genome engineering to tag ApoB with a glowing enzyme that's similar to the one that lights up fireflies.

READ MORE

Soybean Antioxidant May Prevent Marijuana-induced Blood Vessel Damage
News   Jul 31, 2019

In laboratory tests, a compound found in soybeans blocked damage to the lining of blood vessels in the heart and circulatory system and may someday provide a way to prevent the cardiovascular side effects of recreational and medical marijuana use, according to preliminary research.

READ MORE

Researchers Question Safety of Herbal Supplement Kratom
News   Jul 31, 2019

The herb kratom is increasingly being used to manage pain and treat opioid addiction, but it’s not safe to use as an herbal supplement, according to new research.

READ MORE

Capturing the Footprint of Viral Vector Gene Therapy
News   Jul 31, 2019

Building on a track record of developing adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors as a groundbreaking clinical tool for gene therapy and gene editing, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) researchers report a more sensitive method for capturing the footprint of AAV vectors--a broad range of sites where the vectors transfer genetic material.

READ MORE