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autism

The Gut-Brain Connection: A New Frontier for Autism Research

A neuroscientist by trade, Dr Elisa Hill-Yardin never expected to find herself focused on the gut. But her pioneering research on the “gut brain”...
turmeric

A Spicy Finding

Extracts of the plant turmeric — the spice that gives Indian curries a yellow color — have been used as an anti-inflammatory treatment in...
liver cancer, river blindness, anti-cancer drugs, Heroin vaccine, breast cancer, Scientific Breakthroughs, Parkinson’s disease, malaria vaccine, autism, Antibody, Diabetes, cancer

Estrogen-Mimicking Compounds in Foods May Reduce Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Treatment

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered that two estrogen-mimicking compounds found in many foods appear to potently reverse the effects of...
electronic pills

Electronic Pills of the Future

For centuries, medicine has been taking the same approach to treatments: when we feel ill, we go to the doctor, who then prescribes us...
Mud Crabsvideo

‘Hide or Get Eaten,’ Urine Chemicals Tell Mud Crabs

Psssst, mud crabs, time to hide because blue crabs are coming to eat you! That’s the warning the prey get from the predators’ urine...
Microbial Metabolism

Real World Native Biocrusts: Microbial Metabolism

Arid lands, which cover some 40 percent of the Earth’s terrestrial surface, are too dry to sustain much in the way of vegetation. But...
Hormone therapy

Hormone Therapy Combination May Benefit Health Without Increasing Cancer Risk

Treating ovariectomized mice with a combination of conjugated estrogens and the drug bazedoxifene triggers the expression of genes that improve metabolism and prevent weight...
multiple sclerosis

Taurine Lends Hand to Repair Cells Damaged in Multiple Sclerosis

New research suggests that administering taurine, a molecule naturally produced by human cells, could boost the effectiveness of current multiple sclerosis (MS) therapies. Scientists...
bisphenol A

Bisphenol Can Deregulate Thyroid Hormones Even at Low Doses

The idea that one of the key concepts in toxicology, that the dose makes the poison, may not apply to endocrine disruptors has been...
gut capsule

Fellowship a Tasty Treat for Disease-Busting Gut Capsule

The ingestible capsule uses sensors to measure gases in the intestinal tract that help detect disease and disorders. What’s missing is the ability to...
Human Metabolism

Development of a Highly-Accurate Computational Model of Human Metabolism

A research team from KAIST developed a computational framework that enables the reconstruction of a comprehensive computational model of human metabolism, which allows for...
Benzopyrene

With Prevention in Mind, Researchers Investigate How Benzopyrene Can Cause Cancer

Benzopyrene is a potent carcinogen and mutagen present in cigarette smoke, automotive exhaust, burnt wood fumes, barbecued and smoked meat etc.Understanding the mechanisms whereby...
black tea

Black Tea May Help with Weight Loss, Too

UCLA researchers have demonstrated for the first time that black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the...
Pharmacoterrorism

TSRI Researchers Find a Way to Combat Pharmacoterrorism

Using a novel molecular analysis technique, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified the chemical underpinnings of Captagon, also known as fenethylline,...
Metabolic Fingerprints

Metabolic Fingerprints Tell the Evolutionary History of Plants

The endemic plants of the genus Espeletia found in the páramo, a moist alpine biome unique to the northern Andes, could be the key...
Human antidepressants

Antidepressants Found in Fish Brains in Great Lakes Region

Human antidepressants are building up in the brains of bass, walleye and several other fish common to the Great Lakes region, scientists say.In a...
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Researchers ID Biomarker for Weight Gain, Fat-mass Growth

A new study, led by Cornell University researchers in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and researchers at Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany, and the...
swarming motility

The clever cell

A biological chemistry working group at the University of Konstanz has decoded a molecular mechanism that inhibits the swarming motility of bacterial populationsIn nature,...
Photosynthesis

A Real CAM-Do Attitude

Photosynthesis, the method plants use to convert energy from the sun into food, is a ubiquitous process many people learn about in elementary school....
Gut Bacteria

Synthetic Biologists Engineer Inflammation-sensing Gut Bacteria

Synthetic biologists at Rice University have engineered gut bacteria capable of sensing colitis, an inflammation of the colon, in mice. The research points the...