Researchers have discovered that certain derivatives of amodiaquine, a medication used to treat malaria, could provide a new therapeutic approach to patients infected with Ebola virus disease by blocking the viruses from entering cells.
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Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers at UBC Okanagan, in collaboration with the University of Calgary, have built a diagnostic tool that provides health care practitioners almost instant diagnosis of a bacterial infection.
Researchers have found that their individual perception of genetically modified organisms might impact their judgments about whether or not nanotechnology-enabled products should be labeled in stores. If an individual is skeptical about the safety of genetically modified foods, chances are they are wary of nanotechnology, too.
MRI scans show that repetitive blows to the head result in brain changes among youth football players, according to a new study. Football has been the subject of much scrutiny in recent years due to growing concerns over the long-term consequences of repetitive head impacts. Players who show signs of concussion are typically removed from games, but many hits to the head are subconcussive and, therefore, don't cause any immediate symptoms. There is rising concern that youth football players who experience these collisions in practices and games may be vulnerable to their effects.
The researchers from the Departments of Chemistry and Biology at the University of Konstanz have fundamental new insights into the degradation of amino acid lysine – carcinogenic on cometabolites as intermediate products.
An enzyme intended to prevent autoimmune disease can be hijacked and used by some viruses to avoid immune detection. That discovery from Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators appears in PLOS Biology. There's also good news. The same team also defined how much viral genetic material is needed to reverse the process and instead activate the immune system against the virus.
Multiple components of the nuclear pore complex and nuclear import machinery enable a protein called human myxovirus resistance 2 (MX2) to inhibit HIV-1 infection, according to a new study.
Though opioid use in Mexico has been low, national and international factors are converging and a threat of increased drug and addiction rates exists. Many of these factors may have originated in the US, making this a potential joint US-Mexico epidemic. The authors of this analytic essay came to this conclusion based on a study of published academic literature, Mexican federal documents and guidelines, and news reports pertaining to opioid use in Mexico. The article will be published in the American Journal of Public Health.