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Content: Volume 10, Issue 1

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Natural products might just be our best weapon against antibiotic resistance

Plants and their rich biodiversity have been used by humans to treat diseases since the dawn of time. Synthetic chemists still struggle to reproduce the complexity of certain chemical reactions that nature has developed throughout millions of years of evolution, which makes the world of... click to read more

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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Apr 3, 2024
Chemotherapy and heart failure

One of the chemotherapy treatment options for patients with breast cancer usually includes multiple cycles of therapies based on an intravenous medication of a group called anthracyclines. During the last two decades, the percentage of cure and response rates for cancer patients undergoing this treatment... click to read more

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Reading time 2.5 min
published on Mar 25, 2024
Monoclonal antibodies that are effective against all COVID-19 -related viruses

In late 2019, a novel coronavirus approximately 80% similar to the virus that caused the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003 was first reported in China. This virus designated as SARS-2 (the COVID-19 virus) later swept through the globe, causing millions of infections and... click to read more

  • Wan Ni Chia | Senior Research Fellow at Duke-NUS Medical School
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 31, 2024
Stressing the gut-brain axis

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic intestinal disorders that mainly manifests in two forms: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. These diseases involve persistent inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and can cause severe symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, and intestinal obstruction. If left... click to read more

  • Niklas Blank | PhD student at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA; University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
  • Kai Markus Schneider | Assistant Professor at RWTH Aachen University
  • Christoph Thaiss | Assistant Professor at University of Pennsylvania
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published on Jan 29, 2024
Taurine: a supplement for extending life-span and health

Aging is a complex biological process that has always captivated scientists, drawing them into often long research journeys to unravel the mysteries of this natural process. In our quest to understand the mechanisms that underlie the aging process, we serendipitously stumbled upon taurine in a... click to read more

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Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 24, 2024