McMaster researchers gain ground on the cause of blood clots stemming from AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
New research has shown that the mutations arising in the COVID-19-causing SARS-CoV-2 virus seem to run in the family—or at least the genus of coronaviruses most dangerous to humans.
After comparing the early evolution of SARS-CoV-2 against that of its closest relatives, the betacoronaviruses, a Nebraska team found that SARS-CoV-2 mutations are occurring in essentially the same locations, both genetically and structurally.
A new type of antibodies can be used to activate the immune system’s B-cell response, which neutralizes viruses
Depression has been treated traditionally with inhibitors of serotonin reuptake in the central nervous system. These drugs do not come without side effects, such as lack of immediate therapeutic action, the need for daily doses and the danger of becoming addicted to some of these drugs. That is why scientists continue to work on new therapies to treat depression.
As a minimally invasive method for cancer therapy at precise locations, NIR-induced photothermal therapy (PTT) has drawn extensively attention. The therapeutic mechanism is the use of photothermal agents (PTAs) in the treatment of tumors,and its therapeutic effect happens only at the tumor site where both light-absorbent and localized laser radiation coexist.
Researchers have developed an all-in-one approach to chromosomal analysis that incorporates FISH, karyotyping, and copy number variant microarrays. This new optimal genome mapping (OGM) method could serve as a simple and affordable alternative to conventional cytogenetics approaches
Researchers at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) Center for Quantum Nanoscience at Ewha Womans University (QNS) have shown that atoms resting on a thin insulating layer have magnetic stability over days. They have proven that these tiny magnets have extreme robustness against fluctuations in magnetic field and temperature and will flip only when they are bombarded with high energy electrons through the STM-tip.
A Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) research team and collaborators revealed a newly developed hydrogel-based flexible brain–machine interface. To study the structure of the brain or to identify and treat neurological diseases, it is crucial to develop an interface that can stimulate the brain and detect its signals in real time. However, existing neural interfaces are mechanically and chemically different from real brain tissue. This causes foreign body response and forms an insulating layer (glial scar) around the interface, which shortens its lifespan.
Bacterial vaginosis is the most common and recurrent gynecological condition affecting nearly 30% of women between the ages of 15 and 44, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Scientists have produced the first fine detail molecular blueprints of a bacterial enzyme known as Lit, which is suspected to play a "stealthy" role in the progression of infection by reducing the immune response.
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