To use all functions of this page, please activate cookies in your browser.
With an accout for my.bionity.com you can always see everything at a glance – and you can configure your own website and individual newsletter.
- My watch list
- My saved searches
- My saved topics
- My newsletter
6,954 Current news from the industry healthcarerss
|You can refine your search further. Select from the filter options on the left to narrow down your results.|
Research group successfully applies bioinformatics methods and machine learning in marine drug discovery
Marine organisms and their microbial symbionts are invaluable sources of new medicines for human diseases. Natural products from the sea have four times higher potential to become medicines than any other natural or synthetic compound. But the discovery process is long, risky and costly. Using ...
A potential new approach to Alzheimer’s therapeutics?
Apolipoprotein E4 is considered the most important genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. A group of researchers, led by MDC scientist Thomas Willnow, has now discovered how ApoE4 can damage the brain. Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) is kind of like a delivery service for the human brain. It ...
A low level of the stress hormone cortisol contributes to the ageing process
Why do we age? What exactly is happening in our bodies? And can we do anything about it? Mankind has sought answers to these questions since time immemorial. While the pharmaceutical scientists Alexandra K. Kiemer and Jessica Hoppstädter from Saarland University are not claiming to have solved ...
The method makes it possible to study tiny quantities of biological molecules without using fluorescent markers
In sufferers of Parkinson's disease, clumps of α-synuclein (alpha-synuclein), sometimes known as the 'Parkinson's protein', are found in the brain. These destroy cell membranes, eventually resulting in cell death. Now, a new method developed at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, reveals ...
Dust mite allergens activate the pulmonary immune system, thereby triggering allergies
A research team at MedUni Vienna, working in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, has discovered how certain dust mite allergens activate a well-known inflammatory factor – serum amyloid A protein –and can thus “trim” the lung tissue “in the direction of allergy”. The ...
A library of molecules with unique structural and chemical features inhibit the novel coronavirus polymerase, a key drug target for COVID-19
SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus causing the global COVID-19 pandemic, uses a protein called polymerase to replicate its genome inside infected human cells. Terminating the polymerase reaction will stop the growth of the coronavirus, leading to its eradication by the human host's immune ...
New key molecule for the so-called protective farm effect
Numerous studies have shown that growing up on a farm and drinking natural, unprocessed cow's milk in early childhood protects against the development of immunoglobulins E (IgE), which are responsible for allergy symptoms. A recent study led by Franziska Roth-Walter and Erika Jensen-Jarolim from ...
Researchers used a variety of techniques, including genome mining, to identify bacteria that produce defensive compounds in response to hormone exposure
Researchers have developed a method to spur the production of new antibiotic or antiparasitic compounds hiding in the genomes of actinobacteria, which are the source of drugs such as actinomycin and streptomycin and are known to harbor other untapped chemical riches. The researchers wanted to ...
One step closer to the mysterious circRNAs
Ribonucleic acid, or RNA, is part of our genetic code and present in every cell of our body. The best known form of RNA is a single linear strand, of which the function is well known and characterized. But there is also another type of RNA, so-called “circular RNA”, or circRNA, which forms a ...
If the stress hormone level is elevated for a long time, this can be seen in the hair
Starting university is an exciting phase for everyone. However, children from academic households exhibit significantly more stress during this period than those from non-academic families. A Swiss-German research team has found this out by analysing the hair of female first-year students. Study ...