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New technique and AI could speed up antibody drug discovery

New technique and AI could speed up antibody drug discovery

A new technique has been developed by scientists which, in combination with the use of artificial intelligence, could speed up potential new antibody-based drug...
Mitchell disease: solving the medical mystery

Mitchell disease: solving the medical mystery

Scientists have uncovered a genetic mutation that links to the rare Mitchell disease. A team of researchers led by Dr Hugo Bellen at Baylor College...
Are face masks useful for stopping the spread of COVID-19?

Are face masks useful for stopping the spread of COVID-19?

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe face masks are in high demand – but are they effective? COVID-19 is arguably a preventable disease,...
New findings show hereditary defect causes certain brain tumours

New findings show hereditary defect causes certain brain tumours

Certain dangerous brain tumours – called medulloblastoma – that affect children are caused by a hereditary genetic defect. According to new research published in the...
The endocrine system: steroids put patients at high risk for COVID-19

The endocrine system: steroids put patients at high risk for COVID-19

Patients with endocrine system related diseases, and those who are taking a class of steroid medications called glucocorticoids, are at high risk for COVID-19. The...
Research links hypothyroidism to long working hours

Research links hypothyroidism to long working hours

New research has linked hypothyroidism in adults – or an underactive thyroid – to long working hours. The research has shown that adults who work...
New findings on melorheostosis could pave the way for future treatments

New findings on melorheostosis could pave the way for future treatments

Researchers have put forward new insights that may inform the search for new treatments for melorheostosis. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered...
Maintaining vitamin D receptor levels could protect against diabetes

Maintaining vitamin D receptor levels could protect against diabetes

A new study has suggested that maintaining vitamin D receptor levels in insulin-producing cells could help to protect against diabetes. Maintaining vitamin D receptor (VDR)...
How autoimmune diseases impact patient experience

How autoimmune diseases impact patient experience

When your disease is hard to name and doesn't have visible symptoms, it can be difficult for others to understand that you are sick....
Researchers identify antibody link between epilepsy and brain inflammation

Researchers identify antibody link between epilepsy and brain inflammation

New research has identified a mechanism that explains the link between epilepsy and brain inflammation that could help with new therapies against certain forms...
Molecule in lymphatic system implicated in autoimmune diseases

Molecule in lymphatic system implicated in autoimmune diseases

A new study has revealed how a molecule in the lymphatic system could have the potential to play a role in autoimmune diseases. A study...
New study shows three-drug combination reduces COPD patient mortality

New study shows three-drug combination reduces COPD patient mortality

New research has revealed that a three-drug combination was effective in reducing the mortality rate in patients suffering with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). According...

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