NASA flight surgeon Richard Scheuring monitors astronauts’ health before, during, and after their journeys into space. What he and others learn about space’s impact on health will help scientists develop novel treatments for people on Earth.
A newly developed drug stabilizes dopamine and serotonin levels using a novel mechanism. It effectively treats psychosis in patients with schizophrenia, and researchers are testing its efficacy for Parkinson’s disease as well.
Researchers plan to monitor the immune responses of COVID-19 patients for one year to see how they correlate with illness severity and lasting effects. This data will help develop personalized treatments for patients.
Targeting oncogenic transcription factors like MYC is challenging, but researchers found a way to target its regulator, WDR5, for degradation, exemplifying the capacity of protein degraders to target the “undruggable.”
Classical model systems such as cell culture and mice are key to understanding cancer. But what can we learn by examining how cancer works in other models? Animals like naked mole rats and Tasmanian devils offer a new perspective on how cancer works and how we can treat it.