Tag: molecules

Innovation, Research

Scientists discover how mitochondria import antioxidants

November 4, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Many of the processes that keep us alive also put us at risk. The energy-producing chemical reactions in our cells, for example, also produce free radicals — unstable molecules that steal electrons from other molecules. When generated in surplus, free […]

Innovation, Research

Researchers identify a cluster of small molecules that contribute to coffee’s mouthfeel

August 24, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Coffee drinkers intuitively recognize the pleasure of swallowing a smooth, rich brew versus a watery one. Aside from added cream or sugar, the coffee itself contributes to this sensation -; referred to as body or mouthfeel -; but the specific […]

Innovation, Research

New gold-based molecules more effective at killing cancer cells with fewer toxic side effects

September 6, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have engineered gold-based molecules that target cancer cells and leave healthy cells unharmed, in a critical step towards precision cancer drugs with fewer toxic side effects. Pre-clinical studies have shown the molecules were up to 24 times more effective […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Immune markers may predict multiple sclerosis severity

September 20, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Researchers uncover specific immune molecules that could act as biomarkers for more severe forms of multiple sclerosis. The findings might help to personalize treatments for those at most risk. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic condition affecting the central nervous […]

Innovation, Research

Researchers create chimera virus that allows study of molecules to treat cancers

September 18, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) Lisboa have created a chimera virus that allows the study of molecules to treat cancers caused by human herpesvirus infection in mice models of disease. There are several types of herpesvirus able to […]