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Surface protein helps tumor cells form clusters

Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) with stem cell features use the adhesive protein ICAM1 to facilitate formation of CTC clusters, which can travel from primary tumors to other organs in the body, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature Communications. These CTC clusters are a major source of metastases in breast cancer, so inhibiting […]

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Could collagen be the key to a stronger body?

Collagen is the popular beauty supplement used to maintain healthy hair, skin and nails that’s trending in fitness now too. But can it help with building stronger joints and muscles? These days, advice on building muscle doesn’t just stop at the basics of strength training and eating a nutritious diet. From complicated sets and reps […]

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Can fingerprick blood tests help evaluate antibody response and longevity against SARS-CoV-2 post-vaccination?

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), continues to spread globally. To date, over 142.1 million cases have been confirmed worldwide. Vaccination rollouts have commenced in most countries in an attempt to arrest the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Antibody testing can help determine the magnitude of the pandemic […]

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Japanese–European scientists detect novel genetic mitochondrial disorder

The list of known genetic mitochondrial disorders is ever-growing, and ongoing research continues to identify new disorders in this category. In an article recently published in Brain, a Japanese-European team of scientists, including researchers from Fujita Health University, describe mutations in the LIG3 gene, which plays a crucial role in mitochondrial DNA replication. These mutations […]

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Small molecule inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 identified by screening

Even as the vaccine rollout continues against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), seeking to bring an end to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, new variants emerge that show immune escape capabilities. Effective and safe drugs thus remain essential to treat severe infections with this virus. A new preprint, released on the […]