Albumin-binding vaccine

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 toRead More →

Bright Light improves illumination

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 illuminationRead More →

A neurodegenerative disorder

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 inRead More →

Cancer cells develop resistance against chemotherapy drugs

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.Read More →

Adenovirus can be used for cancer therapy

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 usingRead More →

Skin Caner treatment is effective with short course radiation treatments

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 skinRead More →

Kisspeptin neurons act as a central regulatory hub orchestrating sexual behavior.

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 ofRead More →

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