Repairing the photosynthetic enzyme Rubisco

Manajit Hayer-Hartl, head of the research group “Chaperonin-assisted Protein Folding,” has a long-standing interest in the central enzyme of photosynthesis called Rubisco. Her team has already reported on many of the interacting... Read more »

Hot-button words trigger conservatives and liberals differently

How can the partisan divide be bridged when conservatives and liberals consume the same political content, yet interpret it through their own biased lens? Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford... Read more »

Ontario reports 821 new cases of COVID-19, 2nd-most since resurgence began in August

Ontario reported 821 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the second-most on a single day since a resurgence of the illness began in the province in mid-August. Toronto once again saw the most with... Read more »

New anti-AB vaccine could help halt Alzheimer’s progression, preclinical study finds

Our immune system’s capacity to mount a well-regulated defense against foreign substances, including toxins, weakens with age and makes vaccines less effective in people over age 65. At the same time, research... Read more »

Cutting-edge, whole-heart imaging provides new details on heart defects

A cutting-edge technique that allows scientists to zoom into tiny details in a 3D image of a whole animal heart may lead to new insights on congenital heart disease. Surgery and other... Read more »

Targeting the shell of the Ebola virus

As the world grapples with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, another virus has been raging again in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in recent months: Ebola. Since the first terrifying outbreak in... Read more »

New theory sheds light on how the environment influences human health

Researchers at Mount Sinai have proposed a groundbreaking new way to study the interaction between complex biological systems in the body and the environment. Their theory suggests the existence of “biodynamic interfaces,”... Read more »

Cognitive behavioral therapy reduces insomnia symptoms among young drinkers

More than half of young adults at risk for alcohol-related harm report symptoms of insomnia. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the first-line treatments for insomnia, but it’s never been tested... Read more »

Does the new heart transplant allocation policy encourage gaming by providers?

For the past two years, a different national allocation policy has been in effect in order to more fairly distribute hearts to those who require a life-saving transplant. People who need temporary... Read more »

The biological ‘record’ of extremely preterm birth differs in men and women

Researchers at McMaster University have found distinct effects of adversity early in life in the genomes of men compared to women who were born extremely preterm. The study, published online in the... Read more »