2023 Breakthrough Prize winners in life sciences announced
September 26, 2022 -- Winners of the 2023 Breakthrough Prizes have been announced, including “game-changing” discoveries in the life sciences. Read More
Researchers learn why carp virus inhibits host cell immune system
September 26, 2022 -- Belgian researchers have learned how a carp virus uses the protein domain Zalpha (Zα) to inhibit the defense mechanisms of the host cell. The discovery has implications for how Zα domain-containing proteins of the immune system function. Read More
UVA discovery could increase platelet production, alleviate blood shortages
September 23, 2022 -- A new discovery from the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine could let doctors increase the production of blood-clotting platelets on demand. Read More
NIH announces $600M in awards to launch next phase of BRAIN Initiative
September 23, 2022 -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced more than $600 million in additional funding for its Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, which is aimed at revolutionizing the understanding of the human brain. Read More
Scripps researchers solve mystery of certain excessive inflammation
September 22, 2022 -- Researchers at Scripps Research in La Jolla, CA have discovered the cellular mechanism that underpins excessive inflammation in the body. This revelation could lead to new ways of preventing and/or treating inflammation-related conditions. Read More
Epigenetic treatment improves spinal cord regeneration in mice after severe injury
September 20, 2022 -- Weekly treatments with an epigenetic activator resulted in the regrowth of sensory and motor neurons in the spinal cord when given to mice 12 weeks after severe injury, according to a study published September 20 in the journal PLOS Biology. Read More
Zebrafish help scientists understand organ regeneration
September 20, 2022 -- Researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research are using zebrafish to investigate how their immune systems repair and regenerate organs. The findings could potentially help alleviate human conditions that might otherwise require organ transplants and lifelong immunosuppressants. Read More
Cornell undergrad sheds new light on astronauts’ immune dysfunction in space
September 20, 2022 -- A Cornell University undergraduate’s discovery that disturbances to macrophage cell structure in space reduces a key protein transport could help solve immune dysfunction in astronauts. Read More
Enzyme from endangered bird linked to promising new therapies
September 19, 2022 -- Rice University researchers have discovered a rare enzyme that can be used to metabolically engineer cells to produce drugs, including thrombin inhibitors that break up blood clots. A bioinformatic survey found the key in the endangered crested ibis, a large white-plumaged wading bird. Read More
NIH awards RIT scientist $1.7M to study organelle growth
September 19, 2022 -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York a five-year, $1.7 million grant to study how cells control the size of organelles. Read More
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