Wednesday, October 16, 2019
microbiome

The Bug Hunters and the Microbiome

When we think about spreading bugs, we often focus on pathogens and disease. The truth is, there’s probably an element of spreading health through...
fatty liver disease

Big Data Identifies Lipids as Signatures of Health and Disease

Biology is swaddled in lipids: fats, oils, and even waxes envelop cells and their organelles, mediate the flow of vast biological information networks, protect...
injectable tissues

UBC Okanagan Engineers Make Injectable Tissues a Reality

A simple injection that can help regrow damaged tissue has long been the dream of physicians and patients alike. A new study...
sickle cell disease

Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease Passes Key Preclinical Test

A precision-engineered gene therapy virus, inserted into blood stem cells that are then transplanted, markedly reduced sickle-induced red-cell damage in mice with sickle cell...
alcohol

Study Pokes Holes in Fetal Alcohol Hypothesis

A new study published in the journal Brain Behavior and Immunityappears to challenge the theory that cells in the brain’s immune system are the...
cancer

Cells in Fish’s Spinal Discs Repair Themselves

Duke researchers have discovered a unique repair mechanism in the developing backbone of zebrafish that could give insight into why spinal discs of longer-lived...
bone tumours

Genetic Discovery Could Help Clinicians Identify Aggressive Bone Tumours

The first genetic marker for the bone tumour, osteoblastoma, has been discovered by scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, the Wellcome Sanger Institute and...
protein

Put down the Protein Shake: Variety of Protein Better for Health

University of Sydney researchers have examined whether there are any ongoing ramifications or potential side-effects from long-term high protein intake or from...
bacteriavideo

A Cinematic Approach to Drug Resistance

In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists fromHarvard Medical School and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have designed a simple way to observe...
cystic fibrosis

IUPUI Microbiologists Uncover Clues to Clustering of Lethal Bacteria in CF Patients’ Lungs

Individuals with cystic fibrosis, or CF, have a high risk of chronic pneumonia because the thick, sticky mucus that builds up in their lungs...
heart, cancer, Herpes Virus, fireproof plastics

UConn Professors: Genes Predict Cancer Patient’s Pain – or Lack of It

Sickness and pain go together. We think of them as a matched pair. Pain signals sickness, sickness causes pain. But this is not always...
aging

Key Molecule of Aging Discovered

Oxidative stress causes cells and entire organisms to age. If reactive oxygen species accumulate, this causes damage to the DNA as well as changes...
disease-causing mosquitos

A Scent-Based Strategy for Preventing Mosquito Transmission of Disease

Could it be that your scent is just a bit too attractive? It is known that mosquitoes are drawn to certain human...
PTSD

New Survey Shows PTSD Is Big Problem, Even for Noncombatants

A recent national survey of 1,484 U.S. military veterans shows that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) remains a major health problem, even for service members...
cone snail

How the Cone Snail’s Deadly Venom Can Help Us Build Better Medicines

Cone snails have inspired humans for centuries. Coastal communities have often traded their beautiful shells like money and put them in jewelry. Many artists,...
Hippocampus

The Hippocampus Underlies the Link Between Slowed Walking and Mental Decline

The connection between slowed walking speed and declining mental acuity appears to arise in the right hippocampus, a finger-shaped region buried deep in the...
nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Biomarker for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Identified

Researchers at the University of São Paulo Medical School (FM-USP) in Brazil have identified a biological marker of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a...
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Scientists Pinpoint Potential New Target for Regulating Inflammation

Scientists from Trinity have discovered a potential new target for regulating inflammation, which drives a range of diseases including diabetes, cancer and...
obesity

Healthy Fat Stem Cells Can Protect Against Obesity-associated Type 2 Diabetes

However, a subset of obese individuals seems to be protected from such diseases. Understanding the underlying protective mechanisms in the lower risk individuals could...
Brain Region

UCLA Study Shows Cell Diversity of a Key Brain Region

UCLA researchers have shown for the first time a comprehensive picture of cell diversity in the amygdala, a vital brain region involved in the...