Source: National Institutes of Health Summary: Researchers developed a new technology that enables nanovaccines to bind to the albumin protein naturally present in the body and get delivered to the target site. Nanovaccines that work to mount an immune response against a tumor basically consist of 2 components – the part that delivers the vaccine to
Source: Michigan State University Summary: A groundbreaking research by neuroscientists indicated that Spending too much time in dimly lit rooms and offices may actually change the brain’s structure and hurt one’s ability to remember and learn. The effects of light on cognitive function have been well-documented in human studies, with brighter illumination
Source: Northwestern University Summary: Researchers have discovered how a gene mutation results in a buildup of a toxic compound known to cause Parkinson’s disease symptoms, defining for the first time the mechanism underlying that aspect of the disease. In Parkinson’s, a protein called alpha-synuclein is converted to insoluble, toxic clusters in
Source: Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health Summary: Researchers from Japan and Australia have teamed up to develop and validate a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease, with the potential to massively ramp up the pace of Alzheimer’s disease drug trials. One of the essential hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease is
Source: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Summary: A study finds, patients with an inherited form of colon cancer harbor two bacterial species that collaborate to encourage the development of the disease, and the same species have been found in people who develop a sporadic form of colon cancer. About 5%
Source: University of Tokyo Summary: Researchers have identified a molecule that aids a crucial “pruning” process in the brain that, if malfunctioning, could lead to disorders such as autism and dementia. As the brain develops in utero and in early life, neurons and their connecting synapses branch out rapidly, like a tree.
Source: Howard University Summary: Researchers reported that RECQ1, a breast cancer susceptibility gene potentially acts as a defense against chemotherapeutics and helps in promoting chemoresistance in cancer cells. Genomic instability is one of the key hallmarks of cancer development. Human DNA is constantly challenged by endogenous and exogenous sources that induce DNA damage.
Source: University of Zurich Summary: Researchers have redesigned an adenovirus for use in cancer therapy. For this, they developed a new protein shield that hides the virus and protects it from elimination. Viruses have their own genetic material and can infect human cells in a very specific manner. They will then reproduce using
Source: Pennsylvania State University Summary: A recent study review suggests that shorter courses of radiation are preferable to longer ones for older patients receiving treatment for slow-growing skin cancers. Skin basal and squamous cell cancers are common among patients over 60 years old and are rarely fatal. These cancers look like moles, freckles or skin
Source: Saarland University Summary: A research team has made a major advancement in the understanding of how the brain controls sex. Sexual behavior is essential for the survival of many species. In many animals, sexual behavior is timed to occur with ovulation to ensure the highest possible chance of fertilization and therefore, continuation of