Drug could enhance cancer immunotherapy

A drug that blocks a tumor-producing protein could help make immunotherapy for cancer more effective, researchers find.

Brown University • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

You can aid COVID-19 research with [email protected]

Got a computer? You can help resarchers learn more about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 from your house with [email protected]

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~7 min

Key protein tweak may stop cancer’s spread

Researchers have discovered a protein key to cancer's spread and relapse. It could lead to new treatments that ditch unfortunate side effects.

Duke-NUS • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~4 min

Exercise gets ‘death marker’ protein to refresh muscles

"The beauty is that muscle use, in and of itself, is what initiates the processes that keep muscles 'up to date,' healthy, and functional."

Kristian Levring Madsen - U. Copenhagen • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~6 min

1 protein protects barnacles when things change

Researchers have found one protein is vital for barnacles' survival in changing environments. Check out the video to see more.

National Science Foundation • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~2 min

Team captures cellular ‘muscle’ movement in detail

Cellular 'muscles' enable cells to exert forces outside of themselves and to propagate. Now, researchers have visualized their movement.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
April 12, 2020 ~6 min

This ‘spike’ protein could reveal COVID-19 drugs

The spike protein is the main target for antibodies that would provide immunity to the coronavirus and for developing drugs that potentially could block infection.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
April 10, 2020 ~4 min

1 protein in the skin kickstarts a pesky itch

"We have identified the first junction in the itch pathway associated with eczema. If we can break that connection, we can relieve the itch."

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~2 min

Proteins key to vision are also taste receptors in flies

Multiple opsin proteins, known for decades to be required for vision, also function as taste receptors, new research with fruit flies finds.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
April 3, 2020 ~5 min

The way tau spreads may lead to new dementia treatments

A new understanding of how tau proteins moves from neuron to neuron in the brain could pave the way for new ways to fight neurodegenerative diseases.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~7 min