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Two genomic studies could yield more effective, less toxic immunotherapies

TE-Exon splicing junctions can help differentiate tumors from healthy tissue. Credit: Verge Scientific Communications / Antonela Merlotti / Marianne Burbage / Benjamin Sadacca Mnemo Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing transformational immunotherapies, has announced publication...

Study identifies an antibody candidate for treating serious liver disease

Graphical Abstract. Credit: Journal of Hepatology (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.jhep.2023.01.014 There is currently no drug for treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which affects many people with type 2 diabetes and which can result in other...

Perspectives from The Institute of Cancer Therapeutics

To commemorate World Cancer Day, we spoke to a multidisciplinary team of researchers from The Institute of Cancer Therapeutics (ICT) based at the University of Bradford about their work in cancer research.  Please can...

Substance use down early in pandemic for youth, young adults

Substance use substantially decreased across nearly all substance categories in the early part of the pandemic among youths and young adults, according to a study published online Jan. 31 in JAMA Network Open. Wilson...

Kisspeptin hormone injection could treat low sex drive in women and men

Correlation Analyses of Regions of Interest Activity With Measures of Sexual Aversion and Distress and Aversion. Credit: JAMA Network Open (2022). DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.36131 The hormone kisspeptin could be used to treat women and men...

Structural analysis of main protease from delta and gamma coronaviruses

A team of US-based scientists has recently determined the inhibitor-bound crystal structures of the Main proteases (Mpro) of delta and gamma coronaviruses isolated from mammals. The study is currently available on the bioRxiv* preprint...

Texans back easing state restrictions on marijuana

The survey’s strongest calls for easing marijuana laws came on behalf of medicinal users. But recreational use is favored, too, in a wide sweep across generations, partisan divides, and racial and ethnic lines. Among...

The impact of viral infections on the human endocrine system

In a recent study published in Microorganisms, researchers briefly outlined how viral infections trigger endocrinopathies in humans. Study: Viruses and Endocrine Diseases. Image Credit: mediatext/Shutterstock Background Viruses can transiently or permanently damage endocrine organs...

Pulmonary morphopathology in COVID-19 caused by the B.1.617.2 Delta variant

In a recent study published in Personalized Medicine, researchers examined the histopathological condition of the lungs of patients who died from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2...

Grammy nominees are a brainy bunch

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The Grammy Awards on Sunday will celebrate the most accomplished musicians of our time, although a neuroscientist at Oregon Health & Science University says music is a boon for virtually...

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