Proteins May Prompt Metastatic Spread Of Lung Cancer

Two cell surface receptors might be responsible for the most common form of lung cancer spreading to other parts of the body, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

Genetic Defect May Confer Resistance To Certain Viral Infections

A rare genetic disease, while depleting patients of infection-fighting antibodies, may actually protect them from certain severe or recurrent viral infections, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

People Of Color Live With More Air Pollution

On average nationally, people of color are exposed to 38 percent higher levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) outdoor air pollution compared to white people, and the gap is associated with higher deaths from heart disease for non-whites.

How A Bird Flu Virus Spreads Could Prevent Pandemics

A study reveals a minimal set of mutations allowing H5N1 to be transmitted through the air from one ferret to another. The findings will be invaluable for future surveillance programs and may provide warning signals of the emergence of potential pandemic strains.