Insulin-like 3 plays a key role in regulating a woman’s fertility

Source: University of Nottingham Summary: Researchers for the first time have shown that a naturally occurring hormone plays a key role in regulating a woman’s fertility. During the estrous cycle, the two major somatic cell types, theca interna cells (TC) and the granulosa cells (GC) of the ovarian antral follicle mutually interact leading toRead More →

CAR-T cell therapy is used in cancer treatment

Source: Loyola University Health System Summary: The CAR-T cell cancer treatment harnesses a patient’s T-cells which are part of the immune system, to fight cancer. CAR-T therapy (Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell therapy) is a cell therapy cancer treatment in which the T-cells are collected from a patient and genetically engineered inRead More →

Make bacteria more vulnerable to class of antibiotics known as quinolones.

Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Summary: Researchers have discovered a new way to make bacteria more vulnerable to a class of antibiotics known as quinolones. Antibiotics are the prime tools in treating infectious diseases caused by bacteria but the effective therapies are limited. In the recent years, the evasion of antibioticRead More →

Manhattan Plot for Male Sexual Orientation

Source: NorthShore University; Scientific Reports Summary: Researchers have found two gene variants that appear to be more prevalent in gay men than straight men, adding further evidence of sexual orientation having a biological component. In 1993, An American geneticist – Dean Hamer’s study triggered an uproar with the discovery of aRead More →

circadian rhythm and the cell cycle play a role in the progression and treatment of cancer. 

Source: Charité-Medical University of Berlin, Germany Summary: New research suggests that a link between two biological cycles – circadian rhythm and the cell cycle, mediated by many key regulatory proteins, may play a role in the progression and treatment of cancer. In mammals, the circadian clock runs in sync with environmental light-dark cycles andRead More →

medical condition wherein too much aldosterone is produced by the adrenal glands

Source: Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Summary: Researchers in a new study, identified a mechanism that explains the development of hyperaldosteronism, which is responsible for the majority of secondary hypertension. Secondary hypertension is a high blood pressure (BP) caused by another medical condition. About 10% of the people with highRead More →

Thermoresponsive sealant

Source: University of Southern California Summary: Scientists and engineers have developed a temperature-sensitive gel that could seal eye injuries on-the-spot and prevent permanent loss of vision. People who sustain traumatic eye injuries especially in battlefield require rapid treatment to prevent permanent deterioration or loss of vision. The current standard of care forRead More →

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