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Scorpion toxin targeting 'wasabi receptor' could help solve mystery of chronic pain

Scorpion toxin targeting ‘wasabi receptor’ could help solve mystery of chronic pain

Researchers found a scorpion toxin targeting the 'wasabi receptor', a chemical-sensing protein located in nerve cells responsible for the sinus-jolting sting of wasabi. At UC...
Using immunotherapy drugs to tackle treatment-resistant lymphoma

Using immunotherapy drugs to tackle treatment-resistant lymphoma

Explore how Mount Sinai researchers have made immunotherapy drugs work for treatment-resistant lymphoma for the first time. Mount Sinai researchers have developed a way to...
Therapeutic targets identified for deadly non-small-cell lung carcinomas

Therapeutic targets identified for deadly non-small-cell lung carcinomas

Salk scientists discover a pair of enzymes that drive non-small-cell lung carcinomas, a form of deadly lung cancer, by promoting inflammation. 85% of deadly lung...
Automated cell counters will witness rigorous demand with high prevalence of aids and cancers

Automated cell counters will witness rigorous demand with high prevalence of aids and cancers

Automated cell counters are electronic devices that can automatically count the cells of humans, animals, plants, as well as cells of other origins -...
Cell therapy research: trials in B-cell malignancies and patient-centric approach to CAR T therapy

Cell therapy research: trials in B-cell malignancies and patient-centric approach to CAR T therapy

Kite, a Gilead Company, are to present latest cell therapy research at 24th Congress of the European Haematology Association (EHA) looking at B-cell malignancies...
Designing proteins just got easier with the specialised knowledge of video gamers

Designing proteins just got easier with the specialised knowledge of video gamers

By playing the computer game Foldit, citizen scientists can now help protein researchers create novel vaccines, cancer therapies and more – is this a...
T-cells can wreak havoc in those with autoimmune disorders – Could research change this?

T-cells can wreak havoc in those with autoimmune disorders – Could research change this?

Immunologists from The University of Texas, using a new imaging technique, may have discovered a way T-cells could be manipulated to combat autoimmune disorders. For...
Find out how cells that produce insulin could change the function in diabetes

Find out how cells that produce insulin could change the function in diabetes

A new study using only materials derived from humans has revealed that cells that produce insulin can change their function in diabetes - and...
Living with Transfusion-Dependent β-Thalassaemia (TDT)

Living with Transfusion-Dependent β-Thalassaemia (TDT)

In its most severe form and without adequate care, thalassaemia can be lethal in early childhood, and although Annual International Thalassaemia Day has come...
Newly uncovered gene mutation has the ability to reduce fear and anxiety

Newly uncovered gene mutation has the ability to reduce fear and anxiety

Have you ever experienced awkward social interaction? Do you find that you experience fear and anxiety often? Well researchers may have found a new...
Jellyfish antidote: Is CRISPR genome editing the solution?

Jellyfish antidote: Is CRISPR genome editing the solution?

Using CRISPR genome editing, researchers at the University of Sydney, Australia, may have discovered a jellyfish antidote for the most venomous creature on earth. The...
Priorities for breast cancer resources questioned after global HER2 testing survey

Priorities for breast cancer resources questioned after global HER2 testing survey

A global survey of HER2 testing has raised questions about how resources should be spent on potentially lifesaving HER2 targeted therapies for breast cancer,...
What do you know about olfactory receptors and smelling with your tongue?

What do you know about olfactory receptors and smelling with your tongue?

Smelling with your tongue may be a real thing, but can identification of functional olfactory receptors in human taste cells open doors to new...
Explore the molecular machine in cell nucleus which may hold key to treating aggressive leukaemia

Explore the molecular machine in cell nucleus which may hold key to treating aggressive...

Reported in Nature Cell Biology, researchers have uncovered a use for the overlooked molecular machine in cell nucleus which could possibly hold the answers...
What do you know about the new CRISPR Cas9 gene editing system?

What do you know about the new CRISPR Cas9 gene editing system?

Reported in Genome Medicine, a new CRISPR Cas9 gene editing system has been developed which adds genes to create mouse models of liver cancer. A...
Is there a milestone in the treatment of men’s disease with tissue engineering?

Is there a milestone in the treatment of men’s disease with tissue engineering?

About 1% of the male population suffers from strictures of the urethra, discover the breakthrough in tissue engineering with MukoCell. Utilising tissue engineering, the product...
A new innovation for gene editing may improve disease treatment

A new innovation for gene editing may improve disease treatment

Purdue University, USA, have developed a new technology that could change how gene editing is approached and even improve disease treatment for the future. Gene...
Developing a first-in-class regenerative gene therapy for cystic fibrosis

Developing a first-in-class regenerative gene therapy for cystic fibrosis

OmniSpirant Limited is an Irish company developing a regenerative gene therapy with the potential to transform respiratory medicine. The innovative OmniSpirant platform is based on...
What do you know about the dangers of vitamin B12 deficiency?

What do you know about the dangers of vitamin B12 deficiency?

According to Rice University, USA, bio-scientists have discovered the first direct link between a diet with vitamin B12 deficiency and an increased risk of...
The eccentric marvels of biology: using tweezers to study FUS droplets

The eccentric marvels of biology: using tweezers to study FUS droplets

Did you know we can use laser ‘tweezers’ to study FUS droplets? Well, according to the University at Buffalo, USA, studying this protein can...

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