Recent Press Releases

New ALS gene and signaling pathways identified

NEW YORK, NY (February 19, 2015)--Using advanced DNA sequencing methods, researchers have identified a new gene that is associated with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou...

New research pinpoints crucial protein that keeps the heart beating on time

Baltimore, Md., February 20, 2015 - The average heart beats 35 million times a year - 2.5 billion times over a lifetime. Those beats must be precisely calibrated; even a small divergence from the...

New target for prostate cancer treatment discovered by Keck Medicine of USC researchers

LOS ANGELES -- Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) scientists have found a promising new therapeutic target for prostate cancer. The findings offer evidence that a newly...

NIH-funded scientists create potential long-acting HIV therapeutic

Scientists have created a new molecule that shows promise for controlling HIV without daily antiretroviral drugs. The molecule foils a wider range of HIV strains in the laboratory than any known...

Powerful dengue neutralizing antibody found

A new Duke-NUS-led study has identified a super-potent antibody which requires a minute amount to neutralize the dengue virus. The study, published online on 20 February 2015, in the journal Nature...

Molecular inhibitor breaks cycle that leads to Alzheimer's

A molecular chaperone has been found to inhibit a key stage in the development of Alzheimer's disease and break the toxic chain reaction that leads to the death of brain cells, a new study shows....

New weapon in war against flu pandemics and pneumonia

Scientists from NTU Singapore have developed an antibody which boosts the survival chances for patients suffering from influenza and pneumonia. Proven effective in lab tests, the antibody is now...

Leading dementia charity launches three Drug Discovery Institutes

Alzheimer's Research UK, the world's largest dedicated dementia research charity, has announced a £30m Drug Discovery Alliance, launching three flagship Drug Discovery Institutes at the...

Leading dementia charity launches three Drug Discovery Institutes

Leading dementia charity launches three Drug Discovery Institutes 16/02/2015 Alzheimer's Research UK, the world's largest dedicated dementia research charity, has announced a £30m Drug...

Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting revealed

Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting revealed February 16, 2015 Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block...

NUS researchers pioneer novel strategy to prevent progression of inflammation-associated cancers

NUS researchers pioneer novel strategy to prevent progression of inflammation-associated cancers Published: 13 February 2015 Category: Press Releases By targeting the specific pathological...

Drug combinations a good approach for infectious fungus, research shows

Researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered that Candida albicans -- a leading cause of potentially fatal hospital-acquired infections -- rarely develops resistance to combination drug...

Researchers find link between microbiome, type 1 diabetes

CAMBRIDGE, MA, February 5, 2015 - In the largest longitudinal study of the microbiome to date, researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and the...

New study sheds light on cancer stem cell regulation

La Jolla, Calif., February 5, 2015 - Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) have discovered a precise stem cell signaling process that can lead to intestinal...

Researchers identify peptide that reduces urge to eat

(Boston)--Researchers have identified a peptide and hormone that when administered to a specific area of the brain may reduce the desire for food. The study, which appears in the journal...

Lung cancer may be treatable with use of SapC-DOPS technology, research shows

CINCINNATI--Lung cancer is the most common and the deadliest type of cancer worldwide, with about 221,000 new cases and an estimated 158,000 deaths in 2015 in the U.S., according to the American...

UC Davis researchers identify new compound that takes aim at neuropathic pain

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) --A new compound discovered by a team of UC Davis investigators has potent actions against production of a chemical that which is implicated in the development of chronic pain...

Psychedelic drug prevents asthma development in mice

Research led by Charles Nichols, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that a psychedelic drug, (R)-DOI,...

Neurogeneticists harness immune cells to clear Alzheimer's-associated plaques

New research from scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) shows that the body's immune system may be able to clear the brain of toxic plaque...

Research uncovers potential therapy to prevent arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death after heart attack

Research uncovers potential therapy to prevent arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death after heart attack Study shows nerve regeneration therapy provides resistance to the development of dangerous heart...