New mechanism for unleashing immune system against cancer

Finding could lead to new tumor immunotherapy targeting pivotal CTLA-4 protein A major discovery that brings a new drug target to the increasingly exciting landscape of cancer immunotherapy was published yesterday by researchers from La … Read more

Congenital heart disease causes hypoglycaemia

Test Predicts Early Onset of Heart Attacks

A new “fluid biopsy” technique that could identify patients at high risk of a heart attack by identifying specific cells as markers in the bloodstream has been developed by a group of researchers at The … Read more


Nociceptin Good for What Ails the Stressed Brain

A team of researchers has published new findings on a system in the brain that naturally moderates the effects of stress. The findings confirm the important role of the stress-damping system called the nociceptin system, … Read more


Innovative Screening Strategy Swiftly Uncovers New Drug Candidates, New Biology

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have demonstrated a drug-discovery strategy with a double payoff—it enables the rapid selection of chemical compounds that have a desired effect on cells and also highlights how the … Read more


Generic gabapentin may treat alcohol dependence

The generic anticonvulsant medication gabapentin shows promise as an effective treatment for alcohol dependence, based on the results of a 150-patient clinical trial of the medication. Conducted by scientists supported by the National Institute on … Read more


New Strategy to Treat Multiple Sclerosis Shows Promise in Mice

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a set of compounds that may be used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) in a new way. Unlike existing MS therapies that suppress the immune system, … Read more


Eat More, Weigh Less: Worm Study Provides Clues to Better Fat-Loss Therapies for Humans

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered key details of a brain-to-body signaling circuit that enables roundworms to lose weight independently of food intake. The weight-loss circuit is activated by combined signals from … Read more


Scientists Discover Important Wound-Healing Process

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered an important process by which special immune cells in the skin help heal wounds. They found that these skin-resident immune cells function as “first responders” to … Read more

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.