Medicine News

Oct 15, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Chinese researchers have discovered what they say is the first ‘virological penicillin’ – MIR2911, a molecule found naturally in a Chinese herb called honeysuckle. Leaves and flowers of the honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine; G6PD deficient patients should avoid consuming this plant. Image credit: Mokkie / CC BY-SA 3.0. Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is a well-known Chinese herb. In Traditional...

Oct 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The Corneal limbus – a region on the front surface of the eye – harbors special stem cells that could treat a range of conditions including...

Aug 20, 2014 by Bhuminder Singh

Dr Juliana Small of the University of Pennsylvania, Drs Raj Kurupati, Xianqyang Zhou and their colleagues from the Wistar Institute have developed a novel...

May 6, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to scientists led by Dr Richard Kramer from the University of California, a chemical ‘photoswitch’ named DENAQ may be a potential drug for...

May 5, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Deficiencies in hyaluronan, a substance that occurs naturally inside the body and attracts water molecules, can lead to spontaneous epileptic seizures,...

Feb 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Using an innovative screening method, a team of scientists from Australia and the United States has discovered a peptide in the venom of the Peruvian green...

Jan 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, human lungs have odor receptors. A diagram of the...

Dec 26, 2013 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute has found a new molecular pathway that rebalances the immune system by turning down...

Dec 12, 2013 by Sci-News.com

Dr Yang Wang and colleagues from Vanderbilt University have shown a novel mechanism of cancer development through EGFR negative regulator, LRIG1. LRIG1...