Scientists find potential diagnostic and therapeutic target for lung cancer – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Chinese scientists recently reported the key role of long non-coding RNA regulated by histone acetylation referred to as lysosome cell death regulator (LCDR) in tumor survival, providing a potential diagnostic and therapeutic target for lung cancer. Chinese scientists recently reported the key role of long non-coding RNA regulated by histone acetylation referred to as lysosome … Read more

Scientists find three planets that will be swallowed by their stars

An artistic depiction of what a planetary system similar to discovered planets might look like. Credit: University of Hawaii / Institute of Astronomy / Karen Teramura. Astronomers have recently discovered three planets orbiting dangerously close to the stars approaching the end of their lives. Of the thousands of extrasolar planets found so far, these three … Read more

Scientists find the leading cause of multiple sclerosis

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a new study from Harvard, scientists found that multiple sclerosis (MS), a progressive disease that affects 2.8 million people worldwide and for which there is no definitive cure, is likely caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. The hypothesis that EBV causes MS has been investigated for several years, but this … Read more

looking for a tree, I find two

Poplar balm? Just before Christmas, I set out to find a tree to follow in 2022, specifically the balsam poplar. A few of them grow alongside one of my favorite nearby hikes. Since I go there often, it seemed like a nice tracking tree. Also, balsam poplar is not common in our area, so I’m … Read more

Ketamine Infusions Seem to Help People Quit Alcohol, Scientists Find

An infusion of the widely used anesthetic ketamine could represent “new hope” in treating millions of people with alcohol problems, scientists studying the drug said. People with severe alcohol problems who received ketamine infusions in addition to psychological therapy stopped drinking longer than those who received standard treatment for alcoholism, according to a study published … Read more

Scientists find potential clue to reionization of universe

Credit: NASA. About 400,000 years after the creation of the universe, a period called the “Age of Reionization” began. During that time, the once warmer universe began to cool and matter collapsed, creating the first stars and galaxies. As these stars and galaxies emerged, their energy warmed the surrounding environment, reionizing some of the remaining … Read more