Research unveils many ways carcinogens trigger development of breast cancer

Research unveils many ways carcinogens trigger development of breast cancer

In the most comprehensive review to date of how breast cancer develops, scientists have created a detailed map that describes the many ways in which environmental chemicals can trigger the disease. Using ionizing radiation...
Researchers identify gene linked to thinness that may help resist weight gain

Researchers identify gene linked to thinness that may help resist weight gain

While others may be dieting and hitting the gym hard to stay in shape, some people stay slim effortlessly no matter what they eat. In a study publishing May 21 in the journal Cell,...
Scientists reveal origins of complex hemoglobin by resurrecting ancient proteins

Scientists reveal origins of complex hemoglobin by resurrecting ancient proteins

Most biological processes are carried out by complexes of multiple proteins that work together to carry out some function. How these complicated structures could have evolved is one of modern biology's great puzzles, because...
Study: X-ray experiments zero in on COVID-19 antibodies

Study: X-ray experiments zero in on COVID-19 antibodies

As scientists across the globe race to develop a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, an international team led by Davide Corti at Vir Biotechnology and David Veesler at the University of...
Study: Smoking increases SARS-CoV-2 receptors in the lung

Study: Smoking increases SARS-CoV-2 receptors in the lung

New research from CSHL scientists suggests that cigarette smoke spurs the lungs to make more ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2), the protein that the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 grabs and uses to enter human cells....
Study finds 'Dr. Google' is almost always wrong

Study finds ‘Dr. Google’ is almost always wrong

Many people turn to 'Dr Google' to self-diagnose their health symptoms and seek medical advice, but online symptom checkers are only accurate about a third of the time, according to new Edith Cowan University...
Study: New technology will show how RNA regulates gene activity

Study: New technology will show how RNA regulates gene activity

The discovery of a huge number of long non-protein coding RNAs, aka lncRNAs, in the mammalian genome was a major surprise of the recent large-scale genomics projects. An international team including a bioinformatician from...
New imaging tool helps scientists see extent of Alzheimer’s early damage

New imaging tool helps scientists see extent of Alzheimer’s early damage

New imaging technology allows scientists to see the widespread loss of brain synapses in early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, a finding that one day may help aid in drug development, according to a new...
Study: Moderate exercise in middle and older age cuts time spent in hospital

Study: Moderate exercise in middle and older age cuts time spent in hospital

Inactive participants in the study spent just over four days more in hospital over the next ten years than those who did at least some physical activity, whether for work or leisure. And similar...
Study: Antibody blocks infection by the SARS-CoV-2 in cells

Study: Antibody blocks infection by the SARS-CoV-2 in cells

Researchers at Utrecht University, Erasmus Medical Center and Harbour BioMed (HBM) today reported that they have identified a fully human monoclonal antibody that prevents the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus from infecting cultured cells. The discovery,...

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