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  • Those who had COVID-19 may only need one vaccine dose, study suggests
    on April 15, 2021 at 6:18 PM

    Those recovered from COVID-19 had a robust antibody response after the first mRNA vaccine dose, but little immune benefit after the second dose, according to new research. The findings suggest only a single vaccine dose may be needed to produce a sufficient antibody response. Those who did not have COVID-19 did not have a full immune response until after receiving their second vaccine, reinforcing the importance of the two recommended doses.

  • New 'time machine' technique to measure cells
    on April 15, 2021 at 3:41 PM

    Using a new single-cell technique, researchers have uncovered a way to understand the programming behind how stem cells make particular cell types. The research uncovered new genes that program stem cells to make the dendritic cells that kick-start the immune response. By uncovering this process, the researchers hope they will be able to find new immunotherapy treatments for cancer, and plan to expand this technique in other areas such as discovering new drug targets.

  • An ion pump to deliver chemotherapy agents to the brain
    on April 15, 2021 at 1:08 PM

    Despite surgery and subsequent treatment with chemotherapy and radiation, the majority of patients experience recurrence of malignant brain tumors. Researchers have shown in cells in culture that an ion pump can deliver drugs more accurately, which gives less severe adverse effects in chemotherapy.

  • Cellular 'hotspots' in the brain may signify the earliest signs of cancer
    on April 15, 2021 at 12:24 AM

    Researchers have found small clusters of cells in the brain that identify locations where tumors could become malignant.

  • Protein found to control drivers of normal growth and cancer
    on April 14, 2021 at 5:19 PM

    Researchers have found a long-sought enzyme that prevents cancer by enabling the breakdown of proteins that drive cell growth, and that causes cancer when disabled.

  • Innovative technique developed to destroy cancerous kidney cells
    on April 14, 2021 at 3:35 PM

    An innovative new technique that encourages cancer cells in the kidneys to self-destruct could revolutionize the treatment of the disease.

  • Aging signatures across diverse tissue cells in mice
    on April 13, 2021 at 4:43 PM

    Researchers have identified molecular signatures of the aging process in mice.