A group of scientists have just made a key discovery that could prevent and eradicate immune responses that lead to treatment failure in about one-third of people with severe hemophilia A.
Tools for optical imaging of brain activity in freely moving animals have considerable potential for expanding the scientific understanding of the brain. However, existing technologies for imaging brain activity with light have challenges. An international team of scientists has now developed an implantable probe for light-sheet imaging of the brain.
Ensuring COVID-19 vaccine access for refugee and displaced populations, and addressing health inequities, is vital for an effective pandemic response. Yet, vaccine allocation and distribution has been neither equitable nor inclusive, despite that global leaders have stressed this as a critical aspect to globally overcoming the pandemic.
The Anthropocene, in its brief but vivid history, has developed many faces. A new study from the University of Leicester suggests how these can add up to a wider understanding.
Nanochannels have important applications in biomedicine, sensing, and many other fields. Though engineers have been fabricating these tiny, tube-like structures for years, much remains unknown about their properties and behavior. Now, University of Maryland engineers have published surprising new findings in the journal ACS Nano.
A new machine-learning program accurately identifies COVID-19-related conspiracy theories on social media and models how they evolved over time--a tool that could someday help public health officials combat misinformation online.
A new study led by scientists at VCU Massey Cancer Center suggests that gain-of-function mutations turn p53 into an oncogene, causing cells to replicate uncontrollably and contribute to cancer development. Recently published in Nature Communications, the researchers determined that mutant p53 genes are empowered by a specific protein, PLK3, to copy their genetic code and promote tumor cell proliferation through a process called transactivation.
Researchers have discovered that POT1, a gene known to be associated with risk of glioma, the most common type of malignant brain tumor, mediates its effects in a sex-specific manner.
Although current treatments for neurodegenerative disease (ND) help manage symptoms and delay disease progression, they do not offer complete cure and have adverse side effects. Light therapy (LT) has recently caught the attention of neurologists, and ongoing studies have shown some promise for its use in treating ND. In a new article published in Chinese Medical Journal, researchers summarize growing literature on the methods, effectiveness, and applications of LT in treating sleep disorders and ND.
A new algorithm uses online learning to analyze large single-cell data sets using the amount of memory found on a standard laptop computer.