UTMB team proves potential for reducing pre-term birth by treating fetus as patient

GALVESTON, Texas – The results of a study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch may pave the way for a new medicine delivery system that could reduce the incidence of pre-term labor and premature birth by allowing physicians to treat the ‘fetus as the patient’. The study has been published in Science […]

Nucleic circ2082 disrupts the microRNA assembly line in glioblastoma cancer cells, making it a potential upstream target for cancer treatment — ScienceDaily

Like Peter Pan, some cells never grow up. In cancer, undifferentiated stem cells may help tumors such as glioblastoma become more aggressive than other forms of the disease. Certain groups of genes are supposed to help cells along the path to maturity, leaving their youthful “stemness” behind. This requires sweeping changes in the microRNAome — […]

Putty-like composites of gallium metal with potential for real-world application

Gallium is a highly useful element that has accompanied the advancement of human civilization throughout the 20th century. Gallium is designated as a technologically critical element, as it is essential for the fabrication of semiconductors and transistors. Notably, gallium nitride and related compounds allowed for the discovery of the blue LED, which was the final […]

Allergists offer reassurance regarding potential allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines

BOSTON – Reports of possible allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, both recently approved for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have raised public concern. A team of experts led by allergists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has now examined all relevant information to offer reassurance […]

LSU Health New Orleans discovers potential new RX strategy for stroke

New Orleans, LA – Research conducted at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence reports that a combination of an LSU Health-patented drug and selected DHA derivatives is more effective in protecting brain cells and increasing recovery after stroke than a single drug. The findings are published in Brain Circulation, available here. Nicolas Bazan, […]

Potential new RX strategy for stroke — ScienceDaily

Research conducted at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence reports that a combination of an LSU Health-patented drug and selected DHA derivatives is more effective in protecting brain cells and increasing recovery after stroke than a single drug.  Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Neuroscience Center […]

VR simulations shed potential light on goalkeepers’ ability to stop free kicks

IMAGE: The study’s VR technology being used for training purposes view more  Credit: INCISIV Virtual reality simulations of football (soccer) free kicks suggests placing a defensive wall can block a goalie’s view and hamper their performance – and simulations might be useful in other sports too. ### Article Title: “A goalkeeper’s performance in stopping free kicks […]

Studies reveal potential weaknesses in SARS-CoV-2 infection

A single protein that appears necessary for the COVID-19 virus to reproduce and spread to other cells is a potential weakness that could be targeted by future therapies. The molecule, known as transmembrane protein 41 B (TMEM41B), is believed to help shape the fatty outer membrane that protects the virus’ genetic material while it replicates […]