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Parkinson’s

Low Levels of Vitamin B12 May Worsen Walking, Cognition in Parkinson’s...

A study of patients with early Parkinson’s disease found that groups with lower levels of vitamin B12 faced on average a more rapid acceleration...
obesity

Early Puberty Linked with Increased Risk of Obesity for Women

The researchers say their findings, published today in the International Journal of Obesity, strengthen existing evidence of a link between the onset of puberty and...
Tiny implants

Tiny Implants for Cells Are Functional in Vivo

In the cells of higher organisms, organelles such as the nucleus or mitochondria perform a range of complex functions necessary for life. In the...
breast cancer

Prognostic Tool Could Identify High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and their collaborators have developed a new method  to discover personalized cancer biomarkers for use...
Neural Circuitvideo

Mapping the Neural Circuit Governing Thirst

There are few feelings more satisfying than gulping down water when you are thirsty. But how does your brain know when you are dehydrated...
multiple sclerosis

Potential New Approach to the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

A prospective new method of treating patients with multiple sclerosis has been proposed by researchers of the Mainz University Medical Center working in cooperation...
brain injury

Fast-Acting, Readily Available Gas May Mitigate Blast-Induced Brain Injury

The inert gas has been used for the first time to try and reduce the impact of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) caused by blasts...
Nanofibers

“Living bandages”: NUST MISIS Scientists Develop Biocompatible Anti-burn Nanofibers

A group of NUST MISIS’s young scientists, for the very first time in Russia, has presented a new therapeutic material based on nanofibers made of polycaprolactone modified with a thin-film antibacterial...
milk sugar

Tomorrow’s Alcohol Can Be Made from Surplus Milk Sugar

Dairies' production of cheese generates considerable amounts of the by-product whey. While large cheese producers are able to extract more value from the whey...
Intense laser

Intense Laser Experiments Provide First Evidence That Light Can Stop Electrons

Whenever light hits an object, some of the light scatters back from the surface of the object. However, if the object is moving extremely...
enzyme

Hatchet Enzyme, Enabler of Sickness and of Health, Exposed by Neutron...

The butcher is a common enzyme called presenilin, which chops lengthy protein building blocks down to useable shorter lengths. It resides in membrane spaces...
cancer

Turning Genes off for Better Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment options have expanded in recent years, but personalized cancer therapies using technologies that can edit genes are the holy grail for many...
antibiotic resistance

Scientists Make It Possible to Rank the Risk of Resistance Genes

The genes that are able to equip bacteria with resistance to clinically used antibiotics have been found in many different natural environments. Nevertheless, a...
neurons

Neurons Get the Beat and Keep It Going in Drumrolls

A neuron firing deep in the brain might sound a little like: Drumroll…cymbal crash! Drumroll…cymbal crash! Repeat. With emphasis on “repeat,” according to a new...
superconducting switch

NIST’s Superconducting Synapse May Be Missing Piece for ‘Artificial Brains’

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built a superconducting switch that “learns” like a biological system and could connect processors...
iodine content

European Method to Determine Iodine Content in Animal Feed

Just as human beings need iodine for their brains to develop normally and their metabolism to function properly, iodine is necessary in small amounts...
microtubules

Let the Good Tubes Roll

Materials scientists, led by a team at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, designed a tiny tube that rolls up and zips...
sharks

New Study Suggests Coastal and Deep Ocean Sharks Have Different Feeding...

An international team of researchers studying globally declining shark populations report today that they used carbon isotopes as biochemical markers in shark muscle tissue...
microbes

NIH Scientists Find Microbes on the Skin of Mice Promote Tissue...

Beneficial bacteria(link is external) on the skin of lab mice work with the animals’ immune systems to defend against disease-causing microbes and accelerate wound...
intelligence

Inherited IQ Can Increase in Early Childhood

When it comes to intelligence, environment and education matter – more than we think. Those are the findings of Rutgers University psychologists Louis Matzel and...