COVID-19 Can Cause Severe Inflammation in the Brain
A team of researchers has now shown that a severe inflammatory response can develop in the central nervous system of COVID-19 patients involving different immune cells around the vascular system and in the brain tissue.
CRISPR Made More Precise by New Algorithm
Researchers from have developed a new method that makes CRISPR gene editing more precise than conventional methods. The method selects the molecules best suited for helping the CRISPR-Cas9 protein with high-precision editing at the correct location in our DNA, the researchers explain.
New Quantum Microscope Reveals Biological Detail Otherwise Impossible To See
Researchers have created a quantum microscope that can reveal biological structures that would otherwise be impossible to see.
Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Generates Immune Response Against Variants
A study reports that the Ad26.COV2.S vaccine induced immune responses against all viral variants.
COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe and Efficacious in Cancer Patients
In a review of 200 patients with a wide spectrum of cancer diagnoses, researchers at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, found that after full vaccination, 94% of patients overall demonstrated seroconversion, which was determined by the presence of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.
SARS-CoV-2 Protease Cuts Human Proteins
Researchers have found targets of papain-like protease in the human proteome, including proteins involved in cardiovascular function, blood clotting and inflammation.
Low Doses of "Laughing Gas" Could Help Treat Depression
A Phase 2 trial, including 24 patients, found that a single inhalation session with 25% nitrous oxide gas was almost as effective as 50% nitrous oxide at quickly relieving symptoms of treatment-resistant depression.
Cholesterol Metabolism Can Trigger Cancer-Promoting Signals
Scientists report that a byproduct of cholesterol metabolism causes some cells to send out cancer-promoting signals to other cells.
Anti-Aging Drug Candidate Rapamycin Alters How DNA Is Stored
Researchers have now demonstrated that rapamycin, a well known anti-aging drug candidate, targets gut cells specifically altering the way DNA is stored inside these cells.
Movements of Nucleosomes Captured in Atomic Detail
Researchers from the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht (The Netherlands) and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Münster (Germany) used computer simulations to reveal in atomic detail how a short piece of DNA opens while it is tightly wrapped around the proteins that package our genome.
Protein Appears To Prevent Prostate Cancer From Spreading
Researchers have identified a protein that appears to prevent prostate cancer from spreading to and colonizing the bone, providing a new target for future therapeutics.
Elemental Iron and Copper Found in the Brains of People With Alzheimer’s Disease
A new study identifies the presence of the elemental metals iron and copper within plaques taken from the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).