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Nanotech and Chimaera at your service: together we will immunize you

Researchers at Duke University, USA, are looking into the possibility of a combined influenza and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine that could be used...

One shot to shield ‘em all: reCOVIred people may just need one dose of vaccine

People who have recovered from COVID-19 had a robust antibody response after the first mRNA vaccine dose, but little immune benefit after the second...

COVID vaccine side effects: they are all on “nano-reasons”

Lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) are the carrier vehicles that protect messenger RNA (mRNA) molecules from degradation and aid intracellular delivery and endosomal escape in the...

Circadians: keymasters and gatekeepers of the breast cancer

A group of genes that code for different proteins found in many of our tissues and organs, our biological clocks regulate our circadian rhythms....

Cellular energy: the evolutionary immune rheostat that likes to play under the moonlight

The first step in glycolysis is the phosphorylation of glucose, catalyzed by hexokinase (HK). There are four isoforms of HKs. While every kind of...

Against aggressive cancers: a game of thrones where the humble glutamine becomes the queen

Up to 60% of ovarian clear cell carcinomas (OCCC) have inactivating mutations in the ARID1A tumor suppressor gene. These mutations are known genetic drivers...

EneMY Coin: one side enhances energy while the other escapes immunity

Protein c-Myc is a major oncogene that is estimated to drive the development of almost 500.000 new cancer cases in the US every year....

COVID-19 immunews: antibody protection may last long in severe survivors

Most people who are exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, only experience mild symptoms or none at all. However, the infection can...

Death comes with a Sting: but venom must be enhanced out of it

Scientists at Scripps Research have discovered a molecule that can activate a natural immune-boosting protein called STING (short for STimulator of INterferon Genes). The...

Herpes viruses and multiple sclerosis: beside HHV-6 also the EBV/HHV-4 has been associated with the risk

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune, inflammatory disorder in which the body's own immune system attacks the myelin sheath that forms a protective coating around...

HLA-G: tolerance is the new trend for grafting

A powerful immune molecule helps protect transplanted organs from rejection, by putting a silencer on two other immune molecules that converge to take a...

Vitamins: what they do tell us again these unknown neighbors

Nutrition, lifestyles, behavior and movement are not those of a hundred years ago. We have to accept the concept that our habits are so...

Control tower to diabetes: type 1, find a marker; type 2, repair the damage

Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that typically emerges before the age of 20, wipes out the body's ability to produce insulin--a hormone that's...

Gut bacteria and food allergy: for health, they also say “united we stand”

For reasons that remain a mystery, the number of Americans who suffer from food allergy has risen sharply over the last decade to as...

Atherosclerosis: antibodies on the vessels fight for rupture

Atherosclerosis is the main underlying cause of heart attack and stroke, and is expected to be the leading cause of death in the world...

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