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How Oxidation Can Lead to Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Age-Dependent Cognitive Disorders

The intake of antioxidants like Vitamins C and E may help our bodies to mitigate the production of reactive oxygen species and help to maintain mitochondrial and cognitive function.

New Semiconductor Microchip Detects Prostate Cancer Markers with Ultra-High Sensitivity

This minimally invasive technique is expected to enable the widespread application of IoT biosensors, simplifying tests and remote medical examinations.

Turning off Damaging Signals in Alport Syndrome May Prevent Kidney Scarring

Anti-IL11 therapies demonstrate beneficial effects in reducing the severity of disease in mice models of Alport syndrome.

Uncovering the Biological Underpinnings of High-Risk Chromosomal Abnormalities in Mutiple Myeloma

This novel discovery is expected to improve care and allow for better targeted treatments for patients who are at high risk of these chromosomal abnormalities.

Scientists Discover the Source of Arterial Embolism in the Popliteal Arteries

By uncovering ulcerated plaque in the femoropopliteal artery as the source of embolism in the popliteal arteries, the study is expected to advance future treatments for peripheral arterial disease.

First Epigenetic Database for Normal Endothelial Cells Reveals a Unique “Switch” for Blood Vessel Generation

These findings are expected to advance research in endothelial activation and angiogenesis and facilitate selective epigenomic drug discovery for age-related vascular diseases.

New Method for Synthesising Sulphur-Based Medicines Can Boost Drug Discovery Efficiency and Speed

When tested on Celecoxib, an approved drug for arthritis, researchers successfully produced several different pharmacophores that could be used to develop similar drugs.

Flavonoids Can Exert Larvicidal Effects by Inhibiting a Key Growth-Regulating Enzyme in Mosquitoes

Chemical inhibitors of enzymes that are involved in producing insect steroid hormones could be used to specifically target the development of mosquitoes without affecting other organisms.

Piperine and Ginger Leaves: Turning to the Chemistry of Natural Products for Healthcare and Biodiesel Production

Scientists are developing ways to exploit the therapeutic potential of black pepper for medicine and the catalytic properties of ginger leaves for biodiesel production.

Converting Hard-To-Recycle Plastic Trash Into Clean Hydrogen Fuel

Another by-product of this innovative process offers a greener alternative for making carbon nanotubes needed in batteries and composite manufacturing.

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Selecting the Best Target for Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease

Stimulating excitatory neurons in the caudal pedunculopontine nucleus of the brain improved the walking abilities of mice that showed Parkinson’s Disease symptoms.

Fibroblasts Produce Antimicrobial Cathelicidin in the Skin to Help Fight Acne

Targeting the fibroblast’s ability to produce cathelicidin may be a safer and better-targeted approach for treating acne.

“Awakening” the Regenerative Potential of Human Retina with Cell Fusion

Fusing adult stem with special stem cells in the retina could be a potential therapeutic strategy to promote retina rescue and regeneration and treat retinal damage and visual impairment.

Novel Solar-Powered System Paves the Way Towards Inexpensive Desalination

Overcoming the problem of salt accumulation, this proof-of-concept could be used to provide cheap, safe drinking water and sterilise medical tools in remote locations or for disaster relief.

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