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Giving drug candidates a special orphan status gives pharmaceutical companies incentives to bring them to patients
A special interaction between light and matter, plasmons, will increase the sensitivity and ease in using biosensors for detecting disease biomarkers.
Combining research on twins with new technology shows both nature and nurture play a role in biological ageing.
First tests of new approach based on gene therapy could improve treatments of diseases affecting the brain
A toolbox of diverse tissue engineering approaches may help to meet the increasing demand in bone grafts. But translating the approaches into clinical praxis is not an easy task.
High-throughput experiments enable researchers to identify potential targets for cancer treatment. But the road to new therapies is still long.
The use of so-called kinases enzymes regulating several stages of the life cycle of the parasite causing malaria, offers new hopes for prevention and treatment of the disease.
New insights into how large protein complexes function differently in healthy and sick cells has now been granted thanks to new technologies.
Femtosecond lasers constitute new tools for investigating the dynamic of how proteins control our genes. This technology offers potential new insights that could be used in cancer research.
Leishmania parasites hijack macrophages turning them against their human hosts. New insights reveal how novel therapies can reverse this effect despite the parasite’s complex resistance.
Obesity puts people at risk of type-2 diabetes. But new research aims to find a combined diet-exercise prescription for keeping the optimal body weight, which may help prevent the disease.
Handling and analysing large volumes of data related patient-reported pain is a challenging task, which could help patient experience less pain after surgery.
Parkinson’s disease modifies a crucial circuit of the central nervous system in a specific way. This could open up an alternative therapeutic approach that avoids side effects of current therapies.
Genetic malfunctioning of waste recycling in the cell causes serious disorders. Enzyme replacement therapy proves effective and gene therapy looks promising
Egypt faces a hepatitis C epidemic and existing drug costs are prohibitive. But new biomarkers may allow better patient management, lower costs and open a path towards a much-needed vaccine.
Using various experimental and computational approaches, scientists unravel how our brain selects the actions we make.
Repellents derived from Greek herb extracts show potent effects, as spatial repellents, against malaria carrying mosquitoes, and possibly others.
A new DNA-test can help find the right dose for blood thinners against thrombosis. But is it ready yet for standard clinical practice?
Blocking how bacteria proliferate has led towards novel compounds that may combat antibiotic resistance. But antibiotics are very poor drugs to sell, so who’s going to pay?