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- Researchers uncover activation mechanism of a...on April 23, 2021 at 4:00 am
(Saarland University) The uncontrolled growth and division of cells can lead to the creation of tumours. The signalling molecule SHP2 is believed to play a crucial role in this process. But the question of how SHP2 becomes activated has never been fully resolved. Understanding the activation mechanism is, however, of fundamental importance for the development of anti-cancer drugs. Massimiliano Anselmi and Jochen Hub have recently managed to solve the twenty-year-old puzzle of SHP2 activation.
- New data could inform youth-focused pandemic...on April 23, 2021 at 4:00 am
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Newly published papers with data from polls of teens and young adults about COVID prevention show that messaging around their role in protecting others may resonate best in new efforts to promote prevention and vaccination.
- Finding clues to nephronophthisis in adultson April 23, 2021 at 4:00 am
(Tokyo Medical and Dental University) Researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have studied a number of adults with nephronophthisis for the first time with a view to identifying clinical, genetic and histopathological characteristics. This kidney disease, usually presenting in children, is challenging to diagnose in adults. The research findings suggest that older patients are less likely to have an underlying genetic defect, and highlight histopathological changes in tubular […]
- Skeletal defects may be ameliorated after...on April 23, 2021 at 4:00 am
(Trinity College Dublin) Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered that some skeletal defects associated with a lack of movement in the womb during early development may still be ameliorated after such periods of immobility if movement resumes. The discovery was made using chicken embryos, which develop similarly to their human equivalents and which can be easily viewed as development takes place - raising hopes that the finding may also apply to humans and thus have important […]
- Heartbeat can help detect signs of consciousness...on April 23, 2021 at 4:00 am
(University of Liege) A new study conducted jointly by the University of Liège (Belgium) and the École normale supérieure - PSL (France) shows that heart brain interactions, measured using electroencephalography (EEG), provide a novel diagnostic method for patients with disorders of consciousness. This study is published in the Journal of Neuroscience.