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How to make online arguments productive
Researchers worked with almost 260 people to understand online disagreements and to develop potential design interventions that could make these discussions more productive and centered around relationship-building.
Simulations reveal how dominant SARS-CoV-2 strain binds to host, succumbs to antibodies
The dominant G-form spike protein 'puts its head up' more frequently to latch on to receptors, but that makes it more vulnerable to neutralization.
Neural plasticity depends on this long noncoding RNA's journey from nucleus to synapse
A synaptically localized long noncoding RNA proves to be an important regulator of neural plasticity.
COVID-19: Scientists identify human genes that fight infection
Scientists have identified a set of human genes that fight SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes COVID-19. Knowing which genes help control viral infection can greatly assist researchers' understanding of factors that affect disease severity and also suggest possible therapeutic options. The genes in question are related to interferons, the body's frontline virus fighters.
Female protective effect: Researchers find clues to sex differences in autism
Researchers have found that autism may develop in different regions of the brain in girls than boys and that girls with autism have a larger number of genetic mutations than boys, suggesting that they require a larger 'genetic hit' to develop the disorder.
Betulinic acid attenuated bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis by effectively intervening Wnt/β-catenin signaling.
PMID: Phytomedicine. 2021 Jan ;81:153428. Epub 2020 Dec 1. PMID: 33341025 Abstract Title: Betulinic acid attenuated bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis by effectively intervening Wnt/β-catenin signaling. Abstract: […]
Betulinic acid inhibits endometriosis through specific suppression of the ERβ signalling pathway.
PMID: Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2020 ;11:604648. Epub 2020 Dec 10. PMID: 33362719 Abstract Title: Betulinic Acid Inhibits Endometriosis Through Suppression of Estrogen Receptorβ Signaling Pathway. Abstract: […]
Betulinic acid protects DOX-triggered cardiomyocyte hypertrophy.
PMID: Molecules. 2020 Dec 24 ;26(1). Epub 2020 Dec 24. PMID: 33374365 Abstract Title: Betulinic Acid Protects DOX-Triggered Cardiomyocyte Hypertrophy Response through the GATA-4/Calcineurin/NFAT Pathway. Abstract: […]
Mechanism of ursolic acid in regulating colorectal cancer cell HCT116 autophagy through hedgehog signaling pathway.
PMID: Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2021 Mar ;46(5):1217-1223. PMID: 33787118 Abstract Title: [Mechanism of ursolic acid in regulating colorectal cancer cell HCT116 autophagy through hedgehog signaling pathway]. […]
Ursolic acid-loaded lipid-core nanocapsules reduce damage caused by estrogen deficiency in wound healing.
PMID: Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2021 Mar 24 ;203:111720. Epub 2021 Mar 24. PMID: 33819820 Abstract Title: Ursolic acid-loaded lipid-core nanocapsules reduce damage caused by estrogen deficiency in wound healing. […]