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Category: Clinical Research


Clinical Research, Innovation

Gene-cutting system may play second role as a genetic dimmer switch

January 19, 2021

Via: The Medical News

In a series of experiments with laboratory-cultured bacteria, Johns Hopkins scientists have found evidence that there is a second role for the widely used gene-cutting system CRISPR-Cas9 — as a genetic dimmer switch for CRISPR-Cas9 genes. Its role of dialing […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study IDs Puzzling Risk Factor for ADHD

January 19, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

Kids whose mothers had an autoimmune disease were more likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to results of a cohort study and meta-analysis. Mothers with an autoimmune disease were 30% more likely to have a child with ADHD (hazard […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Can transgenic mice studies illuminate neurological complications associated with SARS-CoV-2 in humans?

January 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The potentially deadly coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that has swept the world over the last 12 months has not affected animals with corresponding severity. In order to understand the mechanism of severe disease, animal models have been used. This includes […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study provides a mathematical description of how tumor metastasis starts

January 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A scientific study carried out by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) has produced a mathematical description of the way in which a tumor invades the epithelial cells and automatically quantifies the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers discover unexpected role for the clock gene in prostate cancer progression

January 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Our biological or circadian clock synchronizes all our bodily processes to the natural rhythms of light and dark. It’s no wonder then that disrupting the clock can wreak havoc on our body. In fact, studies have shown that when circadian […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New antiviral repurposing study finds peptides that could prevent SARS-CoV-2-ACE2 binding

January 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

As the world continues to struggle with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers are busy searching for pharmaceuticals that can effectively counteract the pathogen. This causative agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), infects through engagement via […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How the brain paralyzes you while you sleep

January 14, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

We laugh when we see Homer Simpson falling asleep while driving, while in church, and while even operating the nuclear reactor. In reality though, narcolepsy, cataplexy, and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder are all serious sleep-related illnesses. Researchers […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

A rift in the retina may help repair the optic nerve

January 14, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In experiments in mouse tissues and human cells, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found that removing a membrane that lines the back of the eye may improve the success rate for regrowing nerve cells damaged by blinding diseases. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers discover antibody that blocks the spread of dengue virus

January 14, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A team of researchers led by the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Michigan has discovered an antibody that blocks the spread within the body of the dengue virus, a mosquito-borne pathogen that infects between 50 and 100 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Avalanching nanoparticles may advance real-time bioimaging of cell’s organelles and proteins

January 14, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Since the earliest microscopes, scientists have been on a quest to build instruments with finer and finer resolution to image a cell’s proteins – the tiny machines that keep cells, and us, running. But to succeed, they need to overcome […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study shows faster uptake of chemicals in people with a genetically weakened skin barrier

January 13, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The ability of our skin to protect us from chemicals is something we inherit. Some people are less well-protected which could imply an increased risk of being afflicted by skin disease or cancer. A new study from Karolinska Institutet in […]


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Researchers map genetic changes that may have facilitated SARS-CoV-2’s jump from bats to humans

January 13, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to ravage the globe. To date, over 91.62 million cases and more than 1.96 million deaths have been reported worldwide. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

No limit to cardiovascular benefits of exercise, study finds

January 12, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Physical activity is not only associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, but there is no threshold for that association, with the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease seen for those who are most active, according to a new study […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Atmospheric particulate matter may influence the transmission and evolution of SARS-CoV-2

January 12, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A recent study conducted at the University of Malta Medical School, Malta, has revealed that a drop in the level of particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), which are airborne pollutant particles with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers, in the atmosphere due […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers determine the atomic structure of protein that helps coronavirus to evade immune cells

January 12, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A team of HIV researchers, cellular biologists, and biophysicists who banded together to support COVID-19 science determined the atomic structure of a coronavirus protein thought to help the pathogen evade and dampen response from human immune cells. The structural map […]