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Human cells harness power of detergents to wipe out bacteria

Cells, like many of us, fend off germs with cleaning products. Researchers have discovered that a molecule made throughout much of the body wipes out invading bacteria like a detergent attacking an oily stain. This killer cleaner, a protein known as APOL3, thwarts infections by dissolving bacterial membranes, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator John MacMicking… Read More »

Autistic People’s Nerve Cells Differ Before Birth, Says Study

Pennsylvania, August 24: A new study shows that in human brain cells, the atypical development starts at the very earliest stages of brain organization, at the level of individual brain cells. The study from scientists at King’s College London and Cambridge University, UK appears in Biological Psychiatry, published by Elsevier. Also Read | Penis Problems: Is… Read More »

Coronavirus: T cells ‘could last years’, boosting immunity hopes

Covid-19 survivors ‘could have long-lasting immunity’ as scientists believe crucial disease-fighting T cells ‘may last for many years’ after infection Scientists said T cells are produced by everyone exposed to the coronavirus T cells appear to be ‘durable’ and ‘long lasting’ for Covid-19 protection There is no evidence to prove this yet, but scientists are… Read More »

Human Sperm Stem Cells Grown in Lab, an Early Step Toward Infertility Treatment

Infertility affects one in seven men of reproductive age worldwide. One idea for treating male sterility is spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) therapy. In this approach, sperm stem cells in the testis are transferred to a test tube, cultured and nudged into becoming fully fledged sperm. However, a key bottleneck has been identifying just the right… Read More »