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Discovery of a Key Regulatory Gene in Cardiac Valve Formation

The heart is the first functional organ that develops in vertebrate embryos. In humans, it starts to beat four weeks into the pregnancy. Unfortunately,...
Congenital Heart Disease

Genes Responsible for Severe Congenital Heart Disease Identified by Pitt Researchers

The first known identification of two genes responsible for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a severe congenital heart defect, has been reported by researchers...
brain

UCONN Study: The Veins in Your Brain Don’t All Act the...

Certain blood vessels in the brainstem constrict when blood vessels elsewhere in the body would dilate. And that contrary behavior is what keeps us...
sepsis

Study Identifies the Novel Molecular Signal for Triggering Septic Shock

Professor Seyun Kim’s team at the Department of Biological Sciences reported the mechanism by which cellular signaling transduction networks are precisely controlled in mediating...
aging

To Age Better, Eat Better

Fifth in an occasional series on how Harvard researchers are tackling the problematic issues of aging. Ahabitually healthy eater, Frank Hu stocks his refrigerator with...
sepsis

Study Identifies the Novel Molecular Signal for Triggering Septic Shock

Professor Seyun Kim’s team at the Department of Biological Sciences reported the mechanism by which cellular signaling transduction networks are precisely controlled in mediating...
amoebavideo

Study Finds Amoeba “Grazing,” Killing Bacteria Usually Protected by Film

Bacteria have developed an uncountable number of chemistries, lifestyles, attacks and defenses through 2.5 billion years of evolution. One of the most impressive defenses...
ancient ocean

Massive, Computer-analyzed Geological Database Reveals Chemistry of Ancient Ocean

A study that used a new digital library and machine reading system to suck the factual marrow from millions of geologic publications dating back...
genetic code

Expanding the Genetic Code of Mus Musculus

Professor Hee-Sung Park of the Department of Chemistry, who garnered attention for his novel strategy of installing authentic post-translational modifications into recombinant proteins, expanded...
ubiquitination

Tracing down Linear Ubiquitination

Ubiquitin is a small protein that can be linked to other cellular proteins, thereby controlling and modulating their functions. The attachment occurs in many...
immune system

Enzyme Helps Bacteria Defend Themselves Against Oxidants Secreted by Immune System

A research projectsupported by FAPESP and conducted at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil in collaboration with other research institutions in Brazil and...
Misshapen Proteins, visual word form area, Proteins, Silicon Crystal, balanced network theory

New Pitt Center Will Study Diseases Linked to Misshapen Proteins

Through a comprehensive understanding of how to fix protein architecture when it goes awry, University of Pittsburgh researchers will be positioned to improve prognoses...
lungs

A Target to Heal Tiny Lungs

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) – a form of chronic lung disease – is a common complication of preterm birth and results from airway injury during...
sperm cell

Researchers Describe How Sperm Can Lose Their Way

Sperm tails are actually complex propellant and navigational devices that help push them through fluids and navigate around complex terrain of the female oviduct....
hearing loss

Antioxidants and Hearing Loss

Severe hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic condition in older Americans and more than 15% of people in their 30s are also...
preterm birth

Too Little Food from Animal Sources May Increase Risk of Preterm...

In an in-depth study of 11,216 pregnancies from 11 countries, researchers have concluded that low levels of vitamin B12 are associated with an increased...
SHARE

Sharing Battlefield Information at Multiple Classification Levels via Mobile Handheld Devices

Troops in remote regions around the world often struggle to operate with limited networks for data sharing and communication—an encumbrance that is amplified when...
behavior

New Research Offers Clues into How the Brain Shapes Perception to...

What you see is not always what you get. And that, researchers at The Rockefeller University have discovered, is a good thing. “Every time you...
Antibodies

Turning Therapeutic Antibodies Inside-Out to Fight Cancer

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have camels and llamas to thank for their development of a new cancer treatment that is highly...
Allergies

Allergies During Pregnancy Contribute to Changes in the Brains of Rat...

A new study in rats could begin to explain why allergies during pregnancy are linked to higher risks for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism...