Researchers suggest that prolonged exposure to a pair of antioxidant proteins may contribute to enlargement of the liver and fatty liver diseases.
Using human lung cancer cells, researchers have uncovered how cells in general modulate their energy consumption based on their surroundings and, furthermore, how cancer cells override those cues to maximize energy use.
Researchers have found that only a fraction of patients at risk of having their utilities shut off were identified through social determinants of health (SDOH) screening. The research showed that among the patients who received a utility protection letter in 2018, 70% were screened for SDOH and only 16% screened positive for difficulty paying their utility bills.
To improve how broken bones heal in people with diabetes, researchers are leading work to develop an affordable oral therapy — grown in plants.
Testing of small molecules in mouse models for Duchenne muscular dystrophy shows promise for restoration of muscle structure and function.
Researchers have discovered that a protein found in the membrane of our sensory neurons are involved in our capacity to feel mechanical pain, laying the foundation for the development of powerful new analgesic drugs.
Antibodies can be a blessing or a curse to the brain — it all depends on their concentration.
Technology has shifted the way that professors teach students in higher education. For example, by uploading recorded lectures online, students can reference a digital copy of the topics discussed in class. However, lecture-based teaching traditionally leaves students as consumers of information solely with little room for student creativity or interaction.
In the quest to develop more effective treatments for parasitic diseases, scientists look for weaknesses in the organisms’ molecular machinery. Researchers recently contributed to that understanding by discovering the function of a specific protein in the three related parasites that cause African sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and Leishmaniasis — diseases that are sometimes fatal and afflict millions worldwide.
Researchers have developed a new, inexpensive technology that could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation. The system uses harmless microwaves and artificial intelligence (AI) software to detect even small, early-stage tumors within minutes.