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April 25, 2015

New Mouse Model for the Study of Neurofibromatosis

Apr. 16, 2015 — New mouse models for the study of principal malignant tumor associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 have been developed by researchers. Neurofibromatosis are disorders of the nervous system that ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — When scientists exposed pregnant mice to levels of bisphenol A equivalent to those considered safe in humans, three generations of female mouse offspring experienced significant reproductive ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — A natural compound from magnolia bark can protect the heart from hypertrophy by activating SIRT3, a protein associated with delayed aging, stress resistance and metabolic regulation. Injected ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Scientists get mouse heart cells to take a step backwards so they can be ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Although serotonin is well known as a brain neurotransmitter, it is estimated that 90 percent of the body's serotonin is made in the digestive tract. In fact, altered levels of this peripheral ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — If there's a cure for male pattern baldness, it might hurt a little. Scientists have demonstrated that by plucking 200 hairs in a specific pattern and density, they can induce up to 1,200 ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — The question if humans can communicate via pheromones in the same way as animals is under debate. Cell physiologists have demonstrated that the odorous substance Hedione activates the putative ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — The ability to learn associations between events is critical for survival, but it has not been clear how different pieces of information stored in memory may be linked together by populations of ... read more

Potential Chemoresistance After Consuming Fatty Acid in Fish, Fish Oil

Apr. 2, 2015 — Researchers found that consuming the fish herring and mackerel, as well as three kinds of fish oils, raised blood levels of the fatty acid 16:4(n-3), which experiments in mice suggest may induce ... read more

'Firefly' Mechanism Makes Cancer Studies More Efficient, Less Expensive

Apr. 1, 2015 — The mechanism that makes fireflies glow through a process called bioluminescence can be used to study tumor response to therapy as well, researchers have found. Bioluminescence has a major role in ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — A highly efficient Cas9 nuclease that overcomes one of the primary challenges to in vivo genome editing has been identified by a research team. This finding is expected to help make the CRISPR ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — Male mice sing ultrasonic vocalizations beyond human hearing to seduce females, according to a new study. The male's loud, more complex hailing song is replaced by a softer, simpler song when ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Researchers combed through more than 50 years of medical records on hundreds of lemurs for clues to their longevity. They found that how long these primates live and how fast they age correlates with ... read more

Could Antibodies from Camels Protect Humans from MERS?

Mar. 30, 2015 — Antibodies from dromedary camels protected uninfected mice from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and helped infected mice expunge the disease, according to a ... read more

Mar. 27, 2015 — Imaging tests like mammograms or CT scans can detect tumors, but figuring out whether a growth is or isn't cancer usually requires a biopsy to study cells directly. Now results of a study ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — Can the consumption of fatty foods change your behavior and your brain? High-fat diets have long been known to increase the risk for medical problems, including heart disease and stroke, but there is ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — The durability of a novel 'disseminating' cytomegalovirus-based Ebola virus vaccine strategy may eventually have the potential to reduce ebolavirus infection in wild African ape species, ... read more

Mar. 22, 2015 — Microbes may just be the next diet craze. Researchers have programmed bacteria to generate a molecule that, through normal metabolism, becomes a hunger-suppressing lipid. Mice that drank water laced ... read more

Opossum-Based Antidote to Venom from Snake Bites Could Save Thousands of Lives

Mar. 22, 2015 — Scientists have turned to the opossum to develop a promising new and inexpensive antidote for venomous snake bites. They predict it could save thousands of lives worldwide without the side effects of ... read more

Two Distinct Populations of CD4 T Cells Play Different Roles in Immune System

Mar. 19, 2015 — Utilizing a novel transgenic mouse model, scientists have found that CD4 T cells divide into two different populations that each has a different ... read more

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