A team of chemical engineers, inspired by the way that cells translate their own mRNA into proteins, has designed a synthetic delivery system that is four times more effective than delivering mRNA on its own.
The answer to the question of why some organisms can regenerate major body parts while others, such as humans, cannot may lie with the body’s innate immune system, according to a new study of heart regeneration in the Mexican salamander.
By studying rodents, researchers showed that instead of attacking germs, some neutrophils may help heal the brain after an intracerebral hemorrhage, a form of stroke caused by ruptured blood vessels. The study suggests that two neutrophil-related proteins may play critical roles in protecting the brain from stroke-induced damage and could be used as treatments for intracerebral hemorrhage.
Communication breakdowns between care facilities can pave the way for outbreaks of infection, according to research on the spread of an extensively drug-resistant bacterium.
Biopharmaceuticals, medium- and high-molecular weight biologically active macromolecules, are not easily absorbed by the small intestine, the main organ responsible for gastrointestinal absorption, resulting in a bottleneck for oral administration type biopharmaceutical development. Now, researchers have found a new small intestine permeable peptide that can facilitate digestive tract absorption of biopharmaceutical products. The discovery should make it possible for oral administration of drugs that were previously only available by injection.
Heavy drinking six times a month reduces the probability that a new college graduate will land a job by 10 percent, according to a researcher.
Prior research has long shown that women are less risk tolerant in their financial decisions than men. Now, a researcher has found that men and women do not think about investment risks differently. Instead, income uncertainty affects men and women differently, which leads to differences in risk tolerance.
A new study shows that the so-called ‘love hormone’ oxytocin can intensify negative as well as positive experiences.
It’s not always bad for children to be exposed to their parents’ disagreements. It’s how those disagreements are handled that really matters, according to a new study.
An unexpected natural protective factor has been found against chronic inflammation that drives cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes.