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May 30, 2015

Herbal Supplement May Successfully Treat Glaucoma

May 7, 2015 — Scientists have found that baicalein significantly lowers eye pressure and may act as an all-natural treatment for ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Scientists have uncovered a potential mode of parasite drug resistance in malaria infection, opening new opportunities for the design of anti-malarial drugs. Malaria infection includes symptoms such ... read more

How to Reset a Diseased Cell

May 1, 2015 — In proof-of-concept experiments, researchers demonstrate the ability to tune medically relevant cell behaviors by manipulating a key hub in cell communication networks. The manipulation of this ... read more

Viruses: You've Heard the Bad; Here's the Good

Apr. 30, 2015 — Viruses, like bacteria, can be important beneficial microbes in human health and in agriculture, researchers say, following a review of the current literature on beneficial ... read more

'Humanized' Mice Will Lead to Better Testing of Cancer Immunotherapies

Apr. 23, 2015 — New model XactMice, uses human blood stem cells to grow a 'humanized' mouse immune system prior to tumor transplantation, allowing anti-cancer therapies to be tested in a much more ... read more

May 1, 2015 — The CRISPR/Cas system, which is based on chemically synthesized small RNAs and commercially available Cas9 enzyme, has enabled long gene-cassette knock-in in mice with highest efficiency ever ... read more

May 1, 2015 — Continually producing sperm over a long time is important to procreate the next generation. Researchers have revealed that there are differences in reactivity to retinoic acid in spermatogonial stem ... read more

Apr. 30, 2015 — Researchers have perfected a noninvasive "chemogenetic" technique that allows them to switch off a specific behavior in mice -- such as voracious eating -- and then switch it back on. The ... read more

Gene Mapping Reveals Soy's Dynamic, Differing Roles in Breast Cancer

Apr. 28, 2015 — Scientists have mapped genes affected by phytonutrients in soy, and have found that minimally processed soy flour suppresses breast cancer, while purified isoflavones stimulate genes that accelerate ... read more

Chilli Peppers Hold Promise of Preventing Liver Damage and Progression

Apr. 23, 2015 — New research shows that the daily consumption of capsaicin, the active compound of chilli peppers, was found to have beneficial effects on liver ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Fifty million years ago, all rodents had short, stubby molars -- teeth similar to those found in the back of the human mouth, used for grinding food. Over time, rodent teeth progressively evolved to ... read more

Eardrum Evolved Independently in Mammals and Reptiles/birds

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers have used evo-devo methods to determine that the eardrum evolved independently in mammals and ... read more

Battle in the Gut: Immune Cells Help 'Good Bacteria' Triumph Over 'Bad Bacteria'

Apr. 21, 2015 — The body's immune system may be the keeper of a healthy gut microbiota, report scientists. They found that a binding protein on white blood cells could affect whether or not mice produced a ... read more

Oral Milk Thistle Extract Stops Colorectal Cancer Stem Cells from Growing Tumors

Apr. 20, 2015 — A new study shows that orally administering the chemical silibinin, purified from milk thistle, slows the ability of colorectal cancer stem cells to grow the disease. When stem cells from tumors ... read more

Broccoli Sprout Extract Promising for Head and Neck Cancer Prevention

Apr. 19, 2015 — Broccoli sprout extract protects against oral cancer in mice and proved tolerable in a small group of healthy human volunteers, according to new ... 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. 17, 2015 — New research has revealed that the color of light has a major impact on how the brain clock measures time of day and on how the animals' physiology and behavior adjust accordingly. The study, ... read more

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

Eight Nutrients to Protect the Aging Brain

Apr. 15, 2015 — Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle according to a 2014 AARP study. As people age they can experience a range of cognitive issues from decreased ... 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

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