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Wake-Up Call: Cellular Sleep Isn’t As Harmless As Once Thought

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New research into the mechanics of cellular sleep and shutdown could shed light on the aging process and…
Keeping Time

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For all the attention the human microbiome has been getting over the last few years, one aspect of…
Could young blood hold secrets to longer, healthier life?

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In what sounds like a scene from a science fiction movie, researchers in 2005 stitched together with old…
Investigating human infertility via the water flea

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With significant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a researcher at The University of Texas at…
BARseq builds a better brain map

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Professor Anthony Zador has taken the next step in his quest to solve exactly how the…
Male and Female Mice Have Different Brain Cells

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Caltech researchers have discovered rare brain cell types that are unique to male mice and other types that…
Genes Linked to Sex Ratio and Male Fertility in Mice

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One of the more recent trends among parents-to-be is the so-called gender reveal, a party complete with pink…
“Back in Time”: Researchers Unravel the Early Makings of an Exhausted T Cell

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The immune system struggles to defeat cancer or chronic infections because many of the T cells that leap…
Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn’t reach your eyes

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Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer, and household fixtures, could…
Micropatterned plates contain multiple colonies of embryonic cells. The plates developed at Rice allow researchers to view and manipulate the colonies as they grow to determine how signaling pathways help cells differentiate. Illustration by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University
Embryo’s early development revealed in a dish

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During embryonic development, the entire nervous system, the skin and the sensory organs emerge from a single sheet…
Research Identifies Proteins Responsible for Cancer Spreading

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Advances in the sciences have made it easier than ever to live with and survive various kinds of…
Study shows why even well-controlled epilepsy can disrupt thinking

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Transient bursts of high-frequency electrical activity in epileptic brain tissue can impair cognition even when no seizure is…
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Scientists link hormone production in baby wallabies to how some human girls are born with genitalia that appear more male than female

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Research led by the Universities of Birmingham and Manchester has made a connection between the way baby wallabies…
New Player in Human Aging

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A new character has stepped onstage in the story of human aging: neural excitation. The brain’s neural activity,…
Frontotemporal lobar degeneration consortium combines and continues research efforts

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A new National Institutes of Health grant merges two ongoing frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) studies to form a…
NIH scientists develop test for uncommon brain diseases

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National Institutes of Health scientists have developed an ultrasensitive new test to detect abnormal forms of the protein…
Exercise may reduce risk of cancer recurrence and improve survival rates

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Exercise might lower the risk of cancer recurrence and improve survival rates, according to the latest guidelines released…
‘Short Sleep’ Gene Prevents Memory Deficits Associated with Sleep Deprivation

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The UCSF scientists who identified the two known human genes that promote “natural short sleep” – nightly sleep…
Poor living conditions may have a negative effect on children’s language skills

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You have to learn to be grateful for what you have, but it is impossible to deny that…
Scientists discover skin keeps time independent of the brain

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Squids, octopuses, cuttlefish, amphibians, and chameleon lizards are among the animals that can change the color of their…
Cell family trees tracked to discover their role in tissue scarring and liver disease

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Researchers have discovered that a key cell type involved in liver injury and cancer consists of two cellular…
Weight-loss surgery cuts risk of major birth defects

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Children born to women who underwent gastric bypass surgery before becoming pregnant had a lower risk of major…
Increased performance in female athletes after testosterone supplementation

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Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences have investigated the effects of…
Study focuses on repair and reversal of damage caused by Huntington’s disease

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UCLA research identifies a potential strategy that may lead to treatment for the disorder. A new study examining…
Deaf infants more attuned to parent’s visual cues, study shows

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Eye gaze helps infants communicate. Through everyday interactions, eye gaze establishes a social connection between parent and child…
Unskilled workers live in retirement for longer, but that’s not a great thing

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Many people are looking forward to their retirement. You have so much spare time once you stop working…
Sperm and egg cell ‘immune response’ protects koala DNA

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Discovery of a type of immunity that protects koalas’ DNA from viruses has importance for the survival of…
More interventions needed for mothers as prenatal stress could affect baby’s brain, say researchers

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New research from King’s College London has found that maternal stress before and during pregnancy could affect a…
New research center to explore muscle health and disease

October 15, 2019

A new, interdisciplinary muscle research center is celebrating its opening at its main location at UW Medicine South…
Dementia Spreads via Connected Brain Networks

October 15, 2019

In a new study, UC San Francisco scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy…
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