Long Standing Physical Chemistry Mystery Solved
How does a proton move through water? In 1806, Theodor Grotthuss proposed his theory, since when many others attempted an updated solution realizing that Grotthuss was incorrect, but it remained the standard textbook answer. Until now.
Zika Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Models
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a Zika vaccine technology that is highly effective and safe in preclinical mouse models.
Nanoplastics Can Disrupt Processes in Human Liver and Lung Cells
Researchers have shown that nanoplastics can enter liver and lung cells and disrupt multiple metabolic processes, potentially harming the organ and causing adverse health outcomes.
Proportion of Recycled Materials in Plastic Products Revealed by Fraud-Resistant Technique
Researchers have developed a simple, fraud-resistant technique to evaluate the recycled content of new plastic products.
RoboCap – The Robotic Capsule Designed to Improve Drug Delivery in the Gut
Scientists at MIT have developed a robotic capsule to increase drug absorption by clearing away layers of mucus in the gut and depositing drugs directly on the intestinal surface. This increased the absorption of drugs such as vancomycin and insulin.
Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug Lecanemab Slows Cognitive Decline in Clinical Trial
A significant development in Alzheimer’s disease research has been announced by the drug company Eisai. In a press release, the company said that their investigational anti-amyloid beta (Aβ) protofibril antibody lecanemab has produced modest but highly statistically significant results in trial.
A New Model Proposes an Autoimmune Model of Alzheimer's
Scientists have proposed a new mechanistic model for Alzheimer's disease, looking at it as a chronic autoimmune condition that attacks the brain rather than a brain disease.
How Do Cells Make Differentiation Decisions?
Researchers are developing mathematical models that can predict and control cellular differentiation.
Reconstructing the Genome of Mammals’ Earliest Common Ancestor
The genome of mammals' common ancestor has been computationally reconstructed by researchers, enabling scientists to interpret where and why selective pressures occurred in history.
How a Shot of Stress Can Boost the Immune System
A new study suggests that some stress could have a beneficial effect on the immune system.
Researchers Identify Ritalin's Effects on Dopamine in the Brain
Researchers have pinpointed how Ritalin – the drug used to treat ADHD – affects dopamine in the brain, explaining why Ritalin has varying effects on individuals.