In what is being considered a major advancement in the field of stem cell research, researchers have used a cloning method to successfully reprogram human skins cells into embryonic stem cells.
Controlling the process of gene regulation could help treat a wide range of human diseases by silencing portions of the genetic code at the root of the problem. Now investigators may have tapped into a way to create an even more powerful class of miRNA inhibitors and enhancers.
In what could be a breakthrough in drug development for the elusive Alzheimer's disease, researchers at the La Jolla, CA-based Salk Institute for Biological Studies have designed a drug that reverses memory deficits and slows progression of the disease in mice after short-term treatment.
Researchers at New York University's School of Medicine have discovered how pancreatic tumor cells feed themselves to grow and survive, uncovering new possible therapeutic target to treat the notoriously deadly type of cancer.
Researchers are one step closer to testing an anti-cocaine vaccine in people. A novel anti-cocaine vaccine developed by a team at Weill Cornell Medical College has shown success at reducing the amount of cocaine that reaches the brain.
Scientists have identified a set of 207 human genes whose expression differed from normal soon after being infected with the deadly coronavirus nCoV and remained altered throughout the course of infection.
A protein within the malaria parasite that seems to be crucial to its survival as it develops within a mosquito could present a new therapeutic target to prevent malaria in people.
A new finding may shed more light on the role of inflammation in Parkinson's disease--a progressive degenerative disease marked by decreased levels of dopamine in the brain.
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University have discovered a possible new mechanism to halt the disease process in Alzheimer's.
A new small molecule developed by Gilead Sciences has shown encouraging results in preclinical studies against hepatitis B--an infectious inflammatory illness of the liver caused by the virus of the same name--and is quickly moving toward the clinic.