Research

The Role of ZFHX4 in Regulating the Cancer Stem Cell State

Gliomas are a class of primary brain tumors that originate from glial cells, which are cells that support the function of neurons in the central nervous system. This class of tumors includes astrocytic tumors, oligodendrogliomas, ependymomas and mixed gliomas. Within the group of primary astrocytomas, glioblastoma multiforme is the most malignant and commonly occurring astrocytoma,…

Breakthrough Wound Therapy: Magic? No, Maggots.

Intentionally introducing disease-ridden larvae into an open wound for days at a time sounds like some sort of medieval torture. But maggot therapy, first performed in the early 20th century, has been re-emerging as a useful standard of care and an alternative to amputation. This FDA-approved procedure involves applying germ-free larvae of “medical-grade maggots” to…

COVID-19’s mRNA Vaccines: How They Work and How They are Modernizing the Field of Vaccine Research

With its first case reported in December 2019 and over 110 million cases and 2.5 million deaths officially reported worldwide, COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2 [3]. In an attempt to flatten the curve, countries have severely restricted travel, closed down businesses and schools and instituted a mask policy when…

The Golden Future of Cancer and Nanotechnology

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with the 18.1 million new cases worldwide in 2018 expected to rise to 29.5 million by 2040 [1]. Despite more knowledge about the causes of cancer and improved interventions, cancer mortality rates are still high due to delays in diagnosis and high rates of recurrence….

Breathing Through a Pandemic

As most people have probably experienced by now, testing for COVID-19 can be uncomfortable, expensive, time-consuming or a combination of all three. The current standard for testing involves a nasal swab to collect a sample from the back of the nose and throat, which is then analyzed for SARS-CoV-2 RNA by a reverse transcriptase polymerase…

Old Paper by ThunderThemes.net