Biliverdin attaches to a region of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein, stabilising it so that it is not able to expose its structure to antibodies, a new study has shown.
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Comparing the original SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein with a mutated version, researchers have potentially revealed why the mutated version is dominant.
A new imaging method called FLASH can provide a visualisation of several tissue types in a 3D format, its developers say.
Researchers have found antibodies, from infection with common cold coronaviruses, can also target SARS-CoV-2 - especially in children.
By targeting the mutated KRAS gene, researchers have developed an experimental vaccine that protected mice against a range of cancers.
Researchers have found that the surface of SARS-CoV-2 can take on at least 10 different structural states when in contact with ACE2.
Intestinal organoids have been grown by researchers using stem cells from patient tissues that could lead to personalised transplants for children with intestinal failure.
Mass spectrometry revealed biomarkers that could be used as drug targets for developing novel therapeutics or to predict whether a patient with COVID-19 will become severely ill.
Collaborative research has revealed two hallmarks of COVID-19 infection associated with more severe symptoms that can be identified by a blood test.
A study has shown that breast cancer cells are protected by healthy cells in the lungs of mice, allowing them to hibernate before growing into tumours.
Researchers have discovered that a specific subset of gamma delta T cells can be found in higher numbers of breast cancer survivor tissue, indicating its role in fighting the condition.
The researcher Sir Peter Ratcliffe and two others have been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine 2019.
MSD and the Francis Crick Institute will work together on a project to identify disease targets for motor neuron disease.
Researchers have used a new method to understand how antibiotics fight TB, which can guide future drug developments.