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Treating Alzheimer's disease with a known anticoagulant: insights from lab mice

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia and has been long described as a disease of neurons. Although this is true (neurons are indeed sick and eventually die during AD), the events leading to this are numerous, and not all of them... click to read more

  • Marta Cortes-Canteli | Miguel Servet Researcher at Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC), Madrid, Spain
Views 788
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 23, 2020
The life-span of SARS-CoV-2 in pediatric patients

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, scientists are racing against the clock to understand this new disease. Researchers worldwide have come together to fight this looming threat and understand how it spreads, who gets sick, and how one becomes immune. For our research, much... click to read more

  • Sarah Gibson | Medical student at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, USA
  • Charlotte Zhang | Medical student at Guangzhou Regenerative medicine and Guangdong Laboratory, Guangzhou, China
  • Oulan Li | Medical student at Guangzhou Regenerative medicine and Guangdong Laboratory, Guangzhou, China
  • Yi Xu | Medical Doctor at Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center, Guangzhou, China
Views 1318
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 9, 2020
Powering up the emergency response to infections

Salmonella is a bacterial infection and one of the most common causes of food poisoning worldwide. Symptoms can include diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal pain and fever. The majority of people recover within a few days without treatment, however, people who have a weakened immune system including... click to read more

  • Jayna J. Mistry | PhD student at Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK; Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK
  • Kristian M. Bowles | Professor at Department of Haematology, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, National Health Service (NHS) Norwich, UK and Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
  • Stuart A. Rushworth | Group leader at Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Views 1075
Reading time 3 min
published on Jun 4, 2020
Taking cardiac fibrosis down with engineered immune cells

Heart disease, in its many forms, is one of the most prominent causes of death and suffering, especially in developed countries. One of the hallmarks of most heart diseases is fibrosis, characterized by excessive deposition of the extracellular matrix. Limited amounts of this matrix normally... click to read more

  • Joel G. Rurik | PhD student at Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Jonathan A. Epstein | Professor at Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Views 896
Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 3, 2020
How calluses boost barefoot walking

For most of our species existence, we humans wandered the earth barefoot, walking over a vast diversity of daunting and often dangerous terrains with no shoes to protect our feet. Instead, we relied in part on a natural line of defense: calluses that form in... click to read more

  • Nicholas B. Holowka | Assistant Professor at Department of Anthropology, University at Buffalo, USA; Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
  • Bert Wynands | PhD student at Human Movement Science and Health Technische Universität Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany
  • Daniel E. Lieberman | Professor at Department of Human Evolutionary Biology Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Views 1607
Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 27, 2020