Science

Small RNA as a Central Player in Infections

Würzburg, Germany — More than half of the world’s population carries the bacterium Helicobacter pylori in their stomach mucosa. It often causes no problems throughout life, but sometimes it can...

An Alternative to Animal Experiments

Munich, Germany — The human intestine is vital for both digestion and absorbing nutrients as well as drugs. For any type of research that involves intestines, scientists require research models that...

Reviving Cells After Heart Attack

Cambridge, MA — Extracellular vesicles (EVs) — nanometer sized messengers that travel between cells to deliver cues and cargo — are promising tools for the next generation of therapies...

Bacterial Toxin with Healing Effect

Jena, Germany — Normally they are among the many harmless organisms found in and on the human body: one in four people have millions of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria on their skin and on the mucous...

Single Gene Disorders not so Simple After All

Chicago, IL — Traditionally, geneticists divide disorders into “simple,” where a single gene mutation causes disease, or complex, where mutations in many genes contribute modest amounts....

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