A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

New Protein Discovered In Ageing And Cancer

A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The researchers hope that the findings...
Leptospira

Battling Leptospira At The Genome Level

Global research is focussing on understanding the genetic determinants of the pathogen. There are lessons for India In the summer and rainy seasons of 2015, leptospirosis, a dangerous, neglected tropical disease, struck in multiple cities...
TB bacterium not superbug

Why Is TB Bacterium Not On Deadly Superbug List?

Of the estimated 10.4 million new tuberculosis cases globally in 2015, nearly 0.5 million were multi-drug-resistant (MDR). Another one million were resistant to rifampicin drug alone. India accounted for 2.84 million new cases in...
Penn physician pioneers new reconstructive surgery for female genital mutilation

Penn Physician Pioneers New Reconstructive Surgery For Female Genital Mutilation

PHILADELPHIA - There is new hope for the hundreds of millions of women worldwide who have been subjected to genital mutilation. A surgeon in Penn Medicine's Center for Human Appearance has developed a reconstructive...
painkillers

Painkillers Without Dangerous Side Effects

Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have discovered a new way of developing painkillers. The team of researchers used computational simulation to analyze interactions at opioid receptors - the cell's docking sites for painkillers....

Should We Commit To Eradicate Malaria Worldwide?

For Bruno Moonen, Deputy Director for malaria at the Global Health Program, eradication is the only equitable and sustainable solution. He points out that the world has already committed to malaria eradication, albeit without a...
low thyroid function

No Benefit In Treating Mildly Low Thyroid Function In Pregnancy, NIH Study

There appears to be no benefit to treating mildly low thyroid function during pregnancy, according to a study by a National Institutes of Health research network. Markedly low thyroid function during pregnancy has long been...
Alcohol use

Study Finds Effective Interventions To Prevent Alcohol Use Among American Indian And Rural Youth

Community-based and individual-level prevention strategies are effective ways to reduce alcohol use among American Indian and other youth living in rural communities, according to a new study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol...
therapeutic antibodies

Powerful RNA-based Technology Could Help Shape The Future Of Therapeutic Antibodies

PHILADELPHIA--Using antibodies to treat disease has been one of the great success stories of early 21st-century medicine. Already five of the ten top-selling pharmaceuticals in the United States are antibody products. But antibodies are...
Karolinska Institutet

Hydraulic Forces Help To Fill The Heart

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden have contributed to a recent discovery that the heart is filled with the aid of hydraulic forces, the same as those involved...