Scientists at Rice University have developed synthetic protein switches to control the flow of electrons. The proof-of-concept, metal-containing proteins made in the Rice lab of synthetic biologist Joff Silberg are expressed within cells upon the introduction of one chemical and are functionally activated by another chemical.
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Concerns about how businesses use employees to support colleagues with mental health issues, highlighted by University of Nottingham research, have prompted new guidance for bosses.
The guidance, released by the chartered body for health and safety professionals, assists businesses with designing robust mental health systems and highlights how 'mental health first aid' (MHFA) needs to be included in a wider system of support for employees.
Monitoring a wound is critical, especially in diabetic patients, lack of sensation due to nerve damage can lead to infection of a lesion and, ultimately, amputation. New research from the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) and McGill University show that the use of a new app, called Swift Skin and Wound, which accurately measures and charts the progression of skin wounds, could have a significant impact on clinical management and patient outcomes
Experimental findings support a connection between mucins in the lung and pulmonary fibrosis. A team of investigators led by members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty at CU Anschutz Medical Campus has identified a connection between mucus in the small airways and pulmonary fibrosis.
In nuclear medicine, the goal is to keep radiation exposure at a minimum, while obtaining quality images. Optimal dosing for individual patients can be difficult to determine. That's where 3D-printed organ models of varying size and shape could be of great use.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center discovered a combination of a cancer vaccine with two checkpoint drugs reduced pancreatic cancer tumors in mice, demonstrating a possible pathway for treatment of people with pancreatic cancers whose response to standard immunotherapy is poor.
Recent breakthroughs in immunotherapy are making a huge difference in treating some forms of cancer, especially metastatic cancer. But breast cancer has proven a tricky foe for this new therapy, and an interdisciplinary team of FSU researchers is now a little bit closer to figuring out why.
Researchers found that a low-intensity use of antibiotics may play more than one role in antibiotic resistance than high-intensity, repeated use by a small fraction of the population
The increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance in the United States appeared more closely related to their occasional use according to many people than to their repeated use among smaller numbers of people, according to Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.
A new drug could significantly slow the progression of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, according to new research by University of Alberta biologists. Current treatments slow progression of the degenerative disease by only a few months and these findings could revolutionize the treatment of patients suffering from ALS, extending and improving quality of life.
Black men diagnosed with prostate cancer classified as low risk may have a more aggressive form of the disease that is more likely to be fatal than in nonblack men placed in the same prognostic category, a new study suggests.
Preoperative medical optimization of patients is an approach orthopedic surgeons can use to reduce postoperative complications and improve the overall safety of procedures they perform.