By adding a newly developed antibody to human cell cultures, researchers generated a greater number of more effective white blood cells that can slow a harmfully active immune system, according to a paper published in Science Signaling.
A Rice University graduate student has identified a new subcompartment within peroxisomes, cellular organelles involved in metabolism, and suggested they may play important roles in managing fatty acids and offer a window into a range of disorders.
Tracking the spread of coronavirus through sewage could be improved by examining solid rather than liquid human waste, researchers found, enhancing a rapidly developing technique for containing the deadly disease through public health measures.
Use of tanning beds and sunbathing may increase women’s risk of developing endometriosis, researchers found in a first-of-its kind study uncovering a possible cause for the poorly understood and often painful gynecologic disease.
Bloodsucking ticks rely on an antibacterial enzyme stolen from ancient bacteria to survive on the human body, according to a new study, which emphasizes the findings’ potential to help slow the spread of Lyme disease.
Smoking cigarettes may increase the risk of COVID-19 infection, according to a study published Thursday in Cell Stem Cell, which found that airway stem cells exposed to cigarette smoke get infected by the new coronavirus in greater numbers than unexposed cells because of their weakened immunity.
A mother’s stress during pregnancy and even prior to conception may result in a higher likelihood of preterm birth, as well as the child being more susceptible to faster aging, according to two recent studies out of the University of California, Los Angeles.
The structure of a protein on cell surfaces may explain why certain animals such as mice and chickens have not contracted COVID-19, presenting clues for how scientists might develop a treatment for the disease and predict the next potential epidemic.