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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...
pathogens

A New Approach Against Salmonella and Other Pathogens

Researchers from MIT and the University of California at Irvine have developed a new strategy to immunize against microbes that invade the gastrointestinal tract,...
gene mutations

Genetic Mutations That Lead to Macular Degeneration Blindness Mapped by New...

Two gene mutations that trigger a retinal disease that causes blindness in one in 5,000 males have been mapped, leading to the potential for...
microscope

The Self-driving Microscope

Light-sheet microscopy is one of the most powerful method for imaging the development and function of whole living organisms. However, achieving high-resolution images with...
Misshapen Proteins, visual word form area, Proteins, Silicon Crystal, balanced network theory

Balancing Time and Space in the Brain: A New Model Holds...

For as long as scientists have been listening in on the activity of the brain, they have been trying to understand the source of...
Gene

Gene That Determines Floral Sex May Be Key to New Hybrid...

A Yale University-led team of scientists has discovered a key gene in that controls the sex of maize flowers — a discovery that could...
video

No GPS, No Problem: Next-Generation Navigation

A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside has developed a highly reliable and accurate navigation system that exploits existing environmental signals...
Cellular senescence

New Method to Detect Ageing Cells – and Aid Rejuvenation Therapies...

Scientists have discovered a new way to look for ageing cells across a wide range of biological materials; the new method will boost understanding...
Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s: Cellular Mechanism Provides Explanation Model for Declining Memory Performance

Alzheimer’s disease triggers memory and learning disorders. To date, the causes are poorly understood. Now, researchers of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)...
bacteria

Mechanical Engineering in Hot Pursuit of Creeping Bacteria

University of Alberta mechanical engineering professor Aloke Kumar and members of his lab are hot on the trail of bacteria as they spread between...
longevity

6 New Groups of Molecules Could Be the Key to Delaying...

Hearing loss, brittle bones, sagging skin, a deteriorating mind: these are just some of theissues associated with growing old. For millennia, humans have fought...
Stem Cell-based Treatments, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, Huntington’s Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Schizophrenia

Protein Subunit Found to Rescue Afflicted Neurons in Huntington’s Disease

Using an experimental co-culture approach in which two different types of neurons from a mouse model of Huntington’s disease (HD) are grown side-by-side, connecting...
coeliac disease

Aberrant Epigenetic Regulation Behind the Intestinal Symptoms in Coeliac Disease

Researchers at the University of Tampere discovered a mechanism causing aberrancies in coeliac disease and colorectal cancer. Researchers at the University of Tampere discovered a...
Kirigami technique

Shape-changing metamaterial developed using Kirigami technique

Engineers from the University of Bristol have developed a new shape-changing metamaterial using Kirigami, which is the ancient Japanese art of cutting and folding...
Power amplifiers

Power Amplifiers for 5g Made of Gallium Nitride

The wireless data transmission via mobile communication is reliable and affordable. However, data volume per user is rising exponentially. Causes are not only the...
Irradiation

New Approach to Evaluate Irradiation Effect on Whole Body

A University of Tokyo joint research group has developed a method of applying a heavy particle beam (a beam of accelerated carbon ions) used...
Genetic Switch

Erasing Unpleasant Memories with a Genetic Switch

Dementia, accidents, or traumatic events can make us lose the memories formed before the injury or the onset of the disease. Researchers from KU...
congestive heart failure

Cutting-edge Model of the Heart Will Help Scientists Study New Therapies

A team of UCLA doctors, scientists and engineers have created a detailed computer model that shows how the heart’s electrical signals are affected by...
antibiotic resistance

A molecular on/off switch for antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance represents a major challenge in treating pathogenic bacterial infections. Now, researchers at McGill University have discovered a possible target for fighting back against...
genes or proteins

Multi-faceted approach to screening genes and proteins improves accuracy

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have developed a new way to screen genes or proteins when looking for factors that play a role...