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Monash research sheds light on chronic liver disease

Cirrhosis related ascites is a common and complex medical condition associated with increased morbidity, mortality, healthcare utilisation, and reduced quality of life. ...

Breakthrough in the treatment of inherited genetic disease

Scientists at the Universities of York and Leiden have made a significant breakthrough in the treatment of an inherited genetic disorder which ...

Penn Study on Fragile X Syndrome Uses Fruitfly's Point of View to Identify New Treatment Paths

PHILADELPHIA - Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common genetically inherited cause of intellectual disability in humans. ... Full story

Unveiling the Grammar of Biological Cells

Chemists Develop MOSAIC Method to Decode not only Individual Cell Signals, but also Spatial Interactions of Various Signals ... Full story

New protein-making factory promises better medicines

By Bill Hathaway - A Yale research team has created a mutant protein-making factory in bacteria that churns out proteins containing beta-amino acids, molecules not normally found in nature but capable of creating longer-lasting and life-saving medicines. ... Full story

Research improves conductive plastic for health, energy

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences - Brian-Collins PULLMAN, Wash. – Biological implants that communicate with the brain to control paralyzed limbs or provide vision to the blind are one step closer to reality thanks to research by Brian Collins, an assistant professor of physics at Washington State University. ... Full story

Out of this world research to find new medicines welcomed by Manchester scientists

Expert researchers in Manchester have welcomed the decision by NASA to send fungus into space in order to try and create new drugs to help treat diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s. ... Full story

A single enzyme with the power of three could offer shortcut to therapeutic target

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers identified a single enzyme doing the work of a trio thought necessary to control a common cellular signaling process being pursued as a therapeutic target. ... Full story

Discovery of enzyme in the sleeping sickness parasite streamlines drug development

[2016-04-18] Researchers from Umeå University have discovered that the single-celled parasite causing African sleeping sickness has a defence mechanism against potential pharmaceuticals under development against the disease. ... Full story

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