The substance that bathes tumors in the body is quite different from the medium used to grow cancer cells in the lab, biologists report.
A bacterium which is responsible for about 10% of hospital-acquired infections in the US uses a virus to trick a person’s immune system into ignoring it.
A machine-learning model from MIT researchers computationally breaks down how segments of amino acid chains determine a protein’s function, which could help researchers design and test new proteins for drug development or biological research.
Consuming a daily modest amount of high-fructose corn syrup — the equivalent of people drinking about 12 ounces of a sugar-sweetened beverage daily — accelerates the growth of intestinal tumors in mouse models of the disease, independently of obesity, according to new research.
Researchers from the UK and the US have prevented tendon injury and degeneration by simply blocking a key signalling pathway in inflammation.
Bone elongation requires the maintenance of a growth plate of cartilage. Two studies have now identified stem cells specific to this structure that give rise to both cartilage cells and bone-marrow stem cells.
The drug is composed of a humanised monoclonal antibody that binds to human CD19, internalising into the cell where enzymes release the PBD-based warhead.
Researchers recently demonstrated that platinum nanoparticles can be used to kill liver cancer cells with greater selectivity than existing cancer drugs.
The destruction of a single kind of insulin-producing cell in the pancreas can lead to diabetes — but a study suggests that other cells could be modified to take its place and help to control blood sugar levels.
The fashion industry is seeing the beginnings of a biotechnological revolution where living beings are being used to make clothing, resulting in improved and more sustainable materials.