Gene Therapy Protects Eyesight in Models of Multiple SclerosisNews
New research reveals the molecular process in which synaptic connections in the brain are damaged in multiple sclerosis and how this contributes to neurodegenerative symptoms. The paper also shows how gene therapy may be used to preserve neural circuits and protect against vision loss in the disease.
Aluminum Exposure Again Linked to Alzheimer's DiseaseNews
A new study supports a growing body of research that links human exposure to aluminum with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Researchers found significant amounts of aluminum content in brain tissue from donors with familial AD. The study also found a high degree of co-location with the amyloid-beta protein, which leads to early onset of the disease.
What Makes This Orchid So Irresistible to Mosquitoes?News
Researchers have discovered the chemical cues that lead mosquitoes to pollinate a particularly irresistible species of orchid. The findings could eventually lead the way to creating better repellents.READ MORE
CRISPR Cuts Open New Avenues in CAR T-cell TherapyNews
According to a study published in the Blood journal, drug profiling and the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing method have opened new avenues in the development of CAR T-cell therapy, used to treat leukaemia and lymphoma.READ MORE
Researchers have identified a long-hidden metabolic system in cells, which could provide a new opportunity to find ways to suppress cell proliferation in cancer.READ MORE
A new study in zebrafish suggests a possible link between a genetic variation and a common type of cardiac arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation.READ MORE
As world population continues to grow, can our environmentally harmful food production practices last? A study suggests a comprehensive solution package for feeding 10 billion people within our planet’s environmental boundaries but it means big changes for farming and eating habits.READ MORE
An imaging approach developed at UZH enables the study of breast cancer tissue in greater detail. It uses 35 biomarkers to identify the different cell types in breast tumors and its surrounding area compared to the current standard of testing single markers. This increases the precision of tumor analysis and classification - and improves personalized diagnostics for breast cancer patients.READ MORE
Researchers develop a compound that, in mice, awakened cancer cells’ "self-destruct" process, killing the cancer cells and consequently stopping their spread, while leaving "normal" cells untouched.READ MORE