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. You can read our Cookie Policy here.

Advertisement

Infectious Diseases – News and Features

A woman holding her stomach in pain, sitting on a bed.
News

Antimalarial Compounds Show Promise in Treating PCOS

PCOS affects 10–13% of women worldwide. A new study, published in Science, investigates the therapeutic potential of antimalarial compounds for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Crisps/chips.
News

Ultra-Processed Foods and Alcohol Contribute to 2.7 Million Deaths in Europe a Year, Says WHO

In a new report, the health organization calls on governments to combat the lobbying and commercial influence of “harmful” industries to protect the health of future generations.
Three T cells surround a cancer cell
News

Secondary Cancer Risk Low Following CAR T-Cell Therapy, Study Finds

New research illustrates that the risk of secondary cancers following CAR T-cell therapy is low.
Present-day traders and travelers in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal.
News

Ancient Genomes Reveal the Origin and Spread of Malaria

In a new study, an international team of researchers, reconstructed the evolutionary history and global spread of malaria over the past 5,500 years, identifying trade, warfare, and colonialism as major catalysts for its dispersal.
A cell with pink interior and transparent membrane.
News

“Synthetic” Cell Follows Chemical Directions, Advancing the Search for New Drug Delivery Systems

Scientists have developed a minimal synthetic cell that follows external chemical cues and demonstrates a governing principle of biology called “symmetry breaking.”
An immune cell attacks a pathogen, surrounded by antibodies.
News

Immune Cells Can Outlive an Organism and Age Independently

While most cell types experience a functional decline after years of proliferation and replication, T cells can proliferate seemingly indefinitely.
An old couple at the beach.
News

Genetic Blueprint Influences Women's Cellular Response to Aging

A genomic analysis co-led by NIH suggests that the DNA a woman is born with may influence how her cells respond to chromosomal abnormalities acquired with aging.
A father with his son sitting on his shoulders.
News

Fathers' Influence on Newborn Gut Microbiota

A recent study indicates that fathers play a role in shaping the microbial composition of a newborn’s gut. The paper also investigated the use of maternal fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in aiding colonization in babies.
Cancer cells.
News

Enhancing CAR-T Cell Therapies With Biodegradable Scaffolds

T-cell stimulating biomaterial that slowly biodegrades under the skin stimulates CAR-T cells in the body to improve therapeutic efficacy in an aggressive mouse tumor model.
Drugs of different colors, shapes and sizes in half-filled blister packs.
News

Blood Clot-Targeting Drug Candidates Developed Through Computer-Aided Design

A team of researchers has created a new series of drug candidates against a hard-to-target receptor involved in the formation of blood clots.
Advertisement