Protease inhibitors with antiviral activity against coronaviruses developed
August 2020  |  Science News
Researchers have created compounds called 3C-like protease inhibitors which demonstrated antiviral activity against several coronaviruses in cells, including COVID-19.
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New method to detect rare circulating tumor cells in blood samples
August 2020  |  Science News
Scientists develop an innovative technique to isolate rare circulating cancer cells in a tube of blood.
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SARS-CoV-2 Lurked for Decades Where Others Like It Lurk Still
July 2020  |  Science News
Scientists say -Evolutionary origins of the SARS-CoV-2 sarbecovirus lineage responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.
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White Blood Cells Are Essential to the Developing Brain
July 2020  |  Science News
Researchers were able to study how T cells circulating in the blood moved into the brain and began to behave like T cells that reside there. They found that if the brain lacks T helper cells, the microglia end up suspended between an underdeveloped juvenile and mature adult state.
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Self-Eating” Stem Cells May Hold the Key to New Regenerative Therapies
July 2020  |  Science News
Scientists reveal two novel ways to potentially manipulate the self-renewal and differentiation of stem cells: CMA and a metabolite, known as alpha-ketoglutarate, that is regulated by CMA (chaperone-mediated autophagy).
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Synapse protecting protein could be a target for Alzheimer’s therapies
July 2020  |  Science News
Researchers suggest the SRPX2 protein, which inhibits complement system-dependent synapse removal could be a target for novel Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia therapies.
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Genetic Study Links Blood Iron Levels With Aging
July 2020  |  Science News
Scientists suggest that genes involved in metabolising iron in the blood are partly responsible for a healthy long life.
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HER2 CAR T Therapy Dramatically Improves Child’s Refractory Cancer
July 2020  |  Science News
The researchers reprogrammed the T cells to target the HER2 protein by genetically engineering them to express CAR molecules that recognize the HER2-expressing (HER2+) cancer cells.
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Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Across the Placenta
July 2020  |  Science News
Researchers have found that placental cells typically express the mRNA needed to generate the cell entry receptor and protease required by SARS-CoV-2 to invade human cells at very low levels.
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New Gene Editor Can Alter Mitochondrial DNA
July 2020  |  Science News
The team of scientist has developed a new way of manipulating DNA and used it to precisely edit the human mitochondrial genome for the first time.
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