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Bioengineers are on the brink of developing artificial organisms that will open up new applications in medicine and…
Vitamin E effective, safe for fatty liver in HIV patients

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A type of fatty liver disease that commonly affects patients with HIV can be safely treated with vitamin…
Leaking away essential resources isn’t wasteful, actually helps cells grow

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Experts have been unable to explain why cells from bacteria to humans leak essential chemicals necessary for growth…
Research pinpoints rogue cells at root of autoimmune disease

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There are more than 100 different autoimmune diseases. But what unites them all is that they arise from…
Scientists stop breast cancer cells from spreading in the lab

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Biologists have discovered a way to stop cells from one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer…
Study shows how a tiny and strange marine animal produces unlimited eggs and sperm over its lifetime

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A little-known ocean-dwelling creature most commonly found growing on dead hermit crab shells may sound like an unlikely…
Poop Matters: Making the Mouse Gut Microbiome More Human-Like

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There is a growing consensus that the gut microbiome is involved in many aspects of physical and mental…
Retro Style: Growth of Sensory Neurons

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A Caenorhabditis elegans worm squirms its way through a compost heap, sensory neurons in its nose helping it navigate oxygen…
For Aging Patients, One Missed Doctor’s Visit Can Lead to Vision Loss

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Missing a single ophthalmology appointment over a two-year period was associated with decreased visual acuity for patients with…
Answers to microbiome mysteries in the gills of rainbow trout

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In trout, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s J. Oriol Sunyer and colleagues discovered that a…
Childhood brain tumor discovery may unlock new treatments for many cancers

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A surprising discovery about a rare form of childhood brain cancer suggests a new treatment approach for that…
Using bone’s natural electricity to promote regeneration

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Materials with special electric properties can help promote bone’s natural healing processes. Some materials show promise promoting bone…
Investigational drugs didn’t slow memory loss, cognitive decline in rare, inherited Alzheimer’s, initial analysis indicates

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An international clinical trial evaluating whether two investigational drugs can slow memory loss and cognitive decline in people…
Novel melatonin receptor molecules make possible therapies that adjust biological clocks to our environments

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Like breathing or blinking, behaviors regulated by our circadian rhythms, such as digestion and sleep-wake cycles, go unnoticed…
Gut microbe imbalance may stunt CF babies’ growth

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Altering the gut microbiome might become a therapy for improving growth during infancy in cystic fibrosis patients. The…
More than Just a Carnival Trick: Researchers Can Guess Your Age Based on Your Microbes

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Our microbiomes — the complex communities of microbes that live in, on and around us — are influenced…
Scientists uncover molecular ‘first responder’ that triggers heart-attacking causing plaques

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Oxford University scientist have discovered the molecular ‘first responder’ which detects disturbances in the flow of blood through…
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Long-Term Learning Requires New Nerve Insulation

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Most memories fade in a matter of days or weeks, while some persist for months, years, or even…
Coronavirus outbreak raises question: Why are bat viruses so deadly?

6 days ago

It’s no coincidence that some of the worst viral disease outbreaks in recent years — SARS, MERS, Ebola,…
Exceptionally Long Lived Humans Exhibit Slower Epigenetic Aging, Measured by DNA Methlyation Clocks

February 10, 2020

Epigenetic clocks are produced by examining age-related changes in DNA methylation, finding combinations of such changes that are consistent across…
Study: Two Enzymes Control Liver Damage in NASH

February 10, 2020

As much as 12 percent of adults in the United States are living with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an…
Human Gut-in-a-Dish Model Helps Define ‘Leaky Gut,’ and Outline a Pathway to Treatment

February 10, 2020

Once a vague scapegoat for a variety of ills, increasing evidence suggests a condition known as “leaky gut”…
Protein closely linked to commonest cause of blindness

February 10, 2020

An international team of scientists has identified a protein which is strongly linked to the commonest cause of…
CRISPR-Edited Immune Cells Can Survive and Thrive After Infusion into Cancer Patients

February 10, 2020

Genetically-edited immune cells can persist, thrive, and function months after a cancer patient receives them, according to new…
Blood test reveals infant risk of developing asthma

February 10, 2020

In a new study, researchers from DTU and the research unit for childhood asthma COPSAC have—as the first…
How some mammals pause their pregnancies

February 10, 2020

How do some mammals postpone the development of their embryos to await better conditions for having offspring?  A…
Researchers discover intricate process of DNA repair in genome stability

February 7, 2020

An elaborate system of filaments, liquid droplet dynamics and protein connectors enables the repair of some damaged DNA…
Endocrine Disruptors: Rescue Attempt

February 7, 2020

From plastics to pesticides, it seems like every week delivers fresh news about the dangers of endocrine disruptors—chemicals…
Noise-induced hearing loss blocked with drug compound

February 7, 2020

Loud noise can damage the inner ear and cause hearing loss. Studying mice, researchers at Washington University School…
Gene ID’d as potential therapeutic target for dementia in Parkinson’s

February 7, 2020

Dementia is one of the most debilitating consequences of Parkinson’s disease, a progressive neurological condition characterized by tremors,…
Collaboration lets researchers ‘read’ proteins for new properties

February 7, 2020

Clumps of proteins inside cells are a common thread in many neurodegenerative diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)…
Why weight training may be the best exercise for everyone

February 7, 2020

From avoiding lower back pain to burning more calories and improving memory, weightlifting offers wide-ranging benefits for body…
‘Chemical earmuffs’ could prevent hearing loss

February 7, 2020

Biologists identify hearing-loss receptor in mice, use drug to prevent hearing damage. Once you start to lose your…
Molecular ‘switch’ reverses chronic inflammation and aging

February 7, 2020

Chronic inflammation, which results when old age, stress or environmental toxins keep the body’s immune system in overdrive,…
Researchers Find Synchronization of Memory Cells Critical For Learning and Forming Memories

February 7, 2020

The phrase “Pavlov’s dogs” has long evoked images of bells, food and salivating dogs. Even though this tried-and-true…
Speeding Up Treatments for ALS

February 6, 2020

Therapeutic solutions for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) could be on the horizon thanks to…
Chromatin organizes into 3D ‘forests’ in single cells

February 5, 2020

A single cell contains the genetic instructions for an entire organism. This genomic information is managed and processed…
Researchers to investigate method of growing new blood vessels

February 5, 2020

A new treatment for stimulating the growth of new blood vessels in the heart will be investigated by…
Studies suggest new path for reversing type-2 diabetes and liver fibrosis

February 5, 2020

In a pair of related studies, a team of Yale researchers has found a way to reverse type-2…
Flickering Light Mobilizes Brain Chemistry That May Fight Alzheimer’s

February 4, 2020

For over a century, Alzheimer’s disease has confounded all attempts to treat it. But in recent years, perplexing…
Tumbleweeds or fibrils: Tau proteins need to choose

February 4, 2020

New simulations by Rice University scientists tell a tale of two taus and how they relate to neurological…
Loss of Lung Function Correlates with Epigenetic Age Acceleration

February 3, 2020

Epigenetic clocks are a topic of considerable interest in the research community. They are perhaps the most promising of…
Diving Deep: Insights into Skeletal Features of Fish

February 3, 2020

From fragile ice fish deep in the Antarctic Ocean to flying fish gliding above the Caribbean Sea, fish…
Novel insight into chromosome 21 and its effect on Down syndrome

February 3, 2020

Scientists have identified specific regions of chromosome 21 which cause problems in memory and decision-making in mice with…
Get easily out of breath? It may be because you were small at birth, study finds

February 3, 2020

Babies born with low birth weights are more likely to have poor cardiorespiratory fitness later in life than…
New View of the Brink of Cancer May Validate Preventive Mastectomy

January 31, 2020

Women who have prophylactic mastectomies to stay ahead of a BRCA2 mutation may have made a wise choice, according to…
Genetic screen offers new drug targets for Huntington’s disease

January 31, 2020

Using a type of genetic screen that had previously been impossible in the mammalian brain, MIT neuroscientists have…
Researchers lay foundation for next generation aortic grafts

January 31, 2020

A new study by researchers at McGill University has measured the dynamic physical properties of the human aorta,…
Unexpected immune response in brain, spinal cord could offer clues to treating neurological diseases

January 31, 2020

An unexpected research finding is providing new information that could lead to new treatments of certain neurological diseases…
What was your first flu?

January 31, 2020

Were you born in an H1N1 year or an H3N2 year? The first type of influenza virus we…
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