Key step in cell protein production

Key step in cell protein production

The research, led by Professor Stuart Wilson from the University of Sheffield's Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, revealed how our cells know when these instructions, known as mRNA, are ready to be transported.

Elon Musk Is Going to Trial Over Bad 'Pedo Guy' Tweet

Elon Musk Is Going to Trial Over Bad 'Pedo Guy' Tweet

Hong (AP)Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set to head to trial later this year over a series of bad tweets in which he described a diver as “pedo guy” after the man criticized his plan for saving a young soccer team trapped in a cave system in Thailand.

Cancer prevention drug also disables H. pylori bacterium

Cancer prevention drug also disables H. pylori bacterium

The investigators found that in addition to its known ability to block the production of cell growth compounds, the drug DFMO (difluoromethylornithine) acts directly on the bacterium Helicobacter pylori to reduce its virulence.

Study finds AI could reduce false positives in lung cancer screening

Study finds AI could reduce false positives in lung cancer screening

To cut the false positives rate, researchers trained a machine learning algorithm using data from low-dose CT scans of 218 high-risk UPMC patients confirmed to have either lung cancer or benign nodules.

Artificial intelligence cuts lung cancer screening false positives

Artificial intelligence cuts lung cancer screening false positives

Comparing the model's assessment against the actual diagnoses of these patients, the researchers found that they would have been able to save 30 percent of the people with benign nodules from undergoing additional testing, without missing a single case of cancer.

A lack of antibody diversity may make the elderly more susceptible to the flu

A lack of antibody diversity may make the elderly more susceptible to the flu

To understand the underlying mechanisms, Wilson and his team compared how B cells and antibodies from elderly and younger adults respond to vaccination with different flu strains.

New nanoparticle targets tumor-infiltrating immune cells, flips switch

New nanoparticle targets tumor-infiltrating immune cells, flips switch

Wilson said his team's nanoparticle delivers cGAMP in a way that jump-starts the immune response inside the tumor, resulting in the generation of T-cells that can destroy the tumor from the inside and also improve responses to checkpoint blockade.

Pathogen predicament: How bacteria propel themselves out of a tight spot

Pathogen predicament: How bacteria propel themselves out of a tight spot

Almost all swimming species of bacteria propel themselves forward using corkscrew-like propellers called "flagella." Bacterial flagella are composed of thousands of protein building blocks arranged in spiralling chains.

'Vampire burial' reveals efforts to prevent child's return from grave

'Vampire burial' reveals efforts to prevent child's return from grave

The discovery of a 10-year-old's body at an ancient Roman site in Italy suggests measures were taken to prevent the child, possibly infected with malaria, from rising from the dead and spreading disease to the living.

Gun Activist Cody Wilson Released From Texas Jail After Posting Bond For Sex Assault of a Minor

Gun Activist Cody Wilson Released From Texas Jail After Posting Bond For Sex Assault of a Minor

Wilson, best known for publishing blueprints of 3D printed guns, has been charged with sexual assault after he allegedly paid $500 to a 16-year-old girl for sex.

3D-Printed Gun Activist Accused of Child Sexual Assault Reportedly Arrested in Taiwan

3D-Printed Gun Activist Accused of Child Sexual Assault Reportedly Arrested in Taiwan

Gun rights activist Cody Wilson reportedly fled from Texas to Taiwan after getting tipped off that he was going to be charged for allegedly paying a 16-year-old girl $500 for sex.

3D-Printed Gun Activist Cody Wilson Charged With Sexual Assault of a Child

3D-Printed Gun Activist Cody Wilson Charged With Sexual Assault of a Child

Wilson allegedly paid the girl, whose name has been withheld in court documents, $500 for sex at a hotel in Austin, Texas. As local news station KVUE notes, Wilson allegedly used the name “Sanjuro” on SugarDaddyMeet.com and told the child victim that he was a “big deal,” according to court documents.