Pain signalling in humans more rapid than previously known

Pain signals can travel as fast as touch signals, according to a new study led by researchers from Linköping University. The discovery of a rapid pain-signalling system challenges our current understanding of pain. The...

Using molecular biomarkers to guide the choice of therapies for metastatic pancreatic cancer

A new pilot study demonstrated the feasibility of using molecular tumor markers as the basis for selecting the chemotherapeutic agents to use in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Based on these promising results a...

ISU study: Fifteen years of mosquito data implicate species most likely to transmit West...

A recently published study from Iowa State University medical entomologists found transmission of West Nile virus most often occurs in Iowa’s western counties, where the data also found the heaviest concentrations of the mosquito...

Turning Shelved Drugs into a New Promise for Immuno-Oncology

After working for 12 years at Merck, Catherine Pickering decided to take a risk and create iOnctura, a spin-out company exploring a new application in immuno-oncology for a drug candidate that had been shelved. In...

The benefits of social media and social networking as a form of marketing cannot be hailed enough. With today's increases in technology, there is no faster way to reach a large number...

How Will We Be Treating Cystic Fibrosis 10 Years From Now?

Current treatments for cystic fibrosis are not suitable for all patients and have a limited effect on this life-threatening disease. But new advances in the field promise to overcome these hurdles.The cause of cystic...

Positive functional synergy of structurally integrated artificial protein dimers assembled by Click chemistry

Click chemistry interface sites We surmised that areas of a protein’s surface that are compatible in terms of association are more likely to generate an integrated structure through the formation of mutually compatible non-covalent interactions....

Highlights from European Biotech at ASCO 2019

European biotech companies gathered in Chicago, USA, to share the latest advances in cancer research at the biggest cancer conference of the year, ASCO 2019. This year’s conference has drawn fewer big blockbuster headlines than...

Australian kelpies are not related to dingoes, but why owners wanted them to be?

Kelpies are an iconic sheep herding dog breed. They were brought to Australia in the late 1800s from Scotland. However, two different variations of kelpie dog were developed in Australia – a working dog,...

More than half of patients in pain management study took no opioids after operations

The opioid epidemic has become a public health crisis in the U.S. While primary care physicians have been writing fewer opioid prescriptions over the last several years, new opioid prescriptions by surgeons increased 18...

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