Jan 20, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
New mouse model joins the fight against Zika
Although the worst of the global Zika virus outbreak may be over, we still don't know why the virus persists in certain tissues after the infection has cleared. Or how the immune system counteracts the virus to protect against re-infection? Or, how to determine the chance of long-term complications?
Jan 19, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Why older mothers likely face birth complications
Pregnant women over 35 years old are more likely to have complications at birth due to delayed and longer labour stages, suggests new research.
Jan 18, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Salmonella directs brain tumors to self destruct
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have recruited an unlikely ally in the fight against the deadliest form of brain cancer — a strain of salmonella that usually causes food poisoning. The new approach produces a 20 percent survival rate in the rat model tested on, when few typically live.
Jan 17, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Key molecular enzyme locates sites of DNA breaks
Research has revealed the function of a widely shared component of the enzyme Zf-GRF domain, as a critical molecular tool needed to begin DNA repair processes.
Jan 16, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Epstein-Barr virus related to Hodgkin's lymphoma
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), along with international colleagues, identify a genetic immune disorder that increases susceptibility to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and an associated cancer — Hodgkin's lymphoma.