Engineers design nanoparticles that stimulate the immune system, helping it to attack tumors.
June 1, 2020 • ~7 min
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Chemical process called ELAST allows labeling probes to infuse more quickly, and makes samples tough enough for repeated handling.
May 20, 2020 • ~7 min
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Reactivating an enzyme that promotes DNA repair can help to reverse age-related cognitive decline in mice.
May 18, 2020 • ~5 min
neuroscience alzheimers aging research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences national-institutes-of-health-nih picower-institute
Studies of drug absorption in the small intestine could help researchers identify medicines that can be taken orally.
April 27, 2020 • ~7 min
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Study finds specific cells in the lungs, nasal passages, and intestines that are more susceptible to infection.
April 22, 2020 • ~9 min
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A specialized MRI sensor reveals the neurotransmitter’s influence on neural activity throughout the brain.
April 1, 2020 • ~6 min
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Scientists discover the structure of an enzyme, found in the human gut, that breaks down a component of collagen.
March 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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Neuroscientists discover how a key brain region combines visual and spatial information to help us find our way.
March 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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A new study may explain why people with autism are often highly sensitive to light and noise.
March 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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A deep-learning model identifies a powerful new drug that can kill many species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Feb. 20, 2020 • ~9 min
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