Cancer immunotherapies may be improved with early immune response
December 2019  |  Science News
Researchers have shown a new mechanism for detecting foreign material during early immune responses which could be used to inform the development of immunotherapies.
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Artificial Neurons on a Chip Developed to Treat Chronic Diseases
December 2019  |  Science News
Team of scientists has developed artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like neurons in the body. The first-of-its-kind achievement could lead to the development of medical devices for treating chronic diseases, such as heart failure, Alzheimer’s disease, or other neurodegenerative disorders.
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Failure in proteasome transportation system may cause neurodegenerative diseases
December 2019  |  Science News
Scientists have identified a likely culprit for neurodegerative diseases that opens up a new avenue for developing disease treatments. They discovered that the issue lies in the system that transports proteasomes, the molecular machinery that breaks down proteins, to specific locations within a cell.
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Clever drugs for slimy bugs' in fight against staph infections
December 2019  |  Science News
Researchers have developed hybrid antibiotics designed to penetrate the slimy shield protecting invasive golden staph (Staphylococcus aureus) infections.
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Novel Approach Developed to Better Understand Immune System Defense Mechanism
November 2019  |  Science News
Scientists say they have developed a new approach to better understand a basic defense mechanism of our immune systems. Central is ISG15, a small protein. They studied proteins tagged with ISG15, allowing them to unravel its many functions in fighting disease.
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Studying the genomes of hibernating mammals could improve understanding and treatment of obesity
November 2019  |  Science News
Researchers have made an important discovery about parts of mammalian genomes linked to hibernation that could improve the understanding and treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders.
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Linking Intestinal Stem Cells with Increased Cancer Risk From a High-Fat Diet
November 2019  |  Science News
Scientists have identified two genes that help intestinal stem cells burn dietary fat, which may also influence colon cancer development.
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Omega-3 Fatty Acids’ Health Benefit Linked to Stem Cell Control
November 2019  |  Science News
Researchers have discovered that the strange little cellular appendage is sensing omega-3 fatty acids in the diet, and that this signal is directly affecting how stem cells in fat tissue divide and turn into fat cells.
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The cancerous fear of circular extrachromosomal DNA
November 2019  |  Science News
New research suggests that ring-shaped extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA) is particularly abundant in tumor cells and plays a malicious role in the evolution of cancer.
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Coaxing Stem Cells Into Custom Shapes Could Be Route to Personalized Organs
November 2019  |  Science News
Scientists have used a computational model to learn how to coax stem cells into forming new arrangements, including those that might eventually be useful in generating personalized organs, a new way of engineering tissues, rather than a printing approach .
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