The hormone prolactin is known for and named after its role in breastfeeding. But that is far from its only role. There are more than 300 identified functions of prolactin, which is present in both men and women, though women have higher levels, and extremely high levels late in pregnancy and during breastfeeding. Now, scientists at the University of Arizona have identified another function of prolactin signaling.
The drug screens prompted by the SARS and MERS outbreaks have been useful for quickly identifying drug candidates. But in terms of their epidemiology, “SARS and MERS were different from this coronavirus,” Allison McGeer explained at a Feb. 3 webinar by Evercore ISI.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in oncology, including: Study bolsters case for maximal resection for glioblastoma; CD47 knockout improves antitumor vaccine; Distinguishing real from backseat drivers; Protons come to American state of Alabama.
LONDON – The genomes of 38 different tumor types and the 47 million mutations that fostered their growth are revealed in unprecedented detail in 23 studies published in Nature and other journals on Feb. 6, 2020.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in cardiology, including: Researchers find 'first responder' that triggers plaques; Heart muscle cells alter their energy source during regeneration; More evidence points to rosiglitazone, heart issues.
For depression, and other mental health disorders, the era of precision medicine has yet to arrive.
Symptoms are “very poorly reflective of the underlying biology,” Amit Etkin told BioWorld. Depression can manifest through multiple different symptoms that differ both between and within cultures.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in neurology, including: Online therapy for lingering depression could fill gap in care; UTHealth develops technology to differentiate between PD and multiple system atrophy; Myelin is deregulated in autism spectrum disorder.
BioWorld looks at translational medicine, including: CD47 knockout improves antitumor vaccine; Multiple edits make for durable T cells; Endothelial cells have functional deficits in progeria; Myelin is deregulated in autism spectrum disorder; More enhancers suggest more pathogenicity: study; Just the vesicles, please; Distinguishing real from backseat drivers; Blocking bad bone; Plexin D1 is receptor and mechanosensor in 1; Monocytes have it both ways in DMD.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in diagnostics, including: Raman spectroscopy to monitor blood glucose; A score to predict progressive chronic liver disease; From African genomes, big insights with small sample size.