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August 3, 2015

Tool Developed for More Accurate Interpretation of Biomedical Research

July 23, 2015 — Investigators have recently achieved great success with a study involving biomedical research on mouse models. The research group recently used tangible examples to demonstrate how the side effects ... read more

July 17, 2015 — A new approach to visualize glucose uptake activity in single living cells by light microscopy with minimum disturbance has been described by researchers. The team developed a new glucose analogue ... read more

July 16, 2015 — In malaria-endemic regions, humans are often infected repeatedly with the Plasmodium parasite. Little is known about possible co-infection and its consequences in the Anopheles mosquitoes that ... read more

Nutrients Turn on Key Tumor Signaling Molecule, Fueling Resistance to Cancer Therapy

July 13, 2015 — Tumors can leverage glucose and another nutrient, acetate, to resist targeted therapies directed at specific cellular molecules, according to Ludwig Cancer Research scientists studying glioblastoma, ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Blind cavefish that have adapted to annual cycles of starvation and binge-eating have mutations in the gene MC4R, the same gene that is mutated in certain obese people with insatiable appetites, ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Immune cells that creep across blood vessels trigger potentially fatal bleeding in platelet-deficient mice, according to a new report. If the same is true in humans, blocking the passage of these ... read more

Bacterial Biofilms May Play a Role in Lupus, Research Finds

July 6, 2015 — Lupus, multiple sclerosis, and type-1 diabetes are among more than a score of diseases in which the immune system attacks the body. But why the immune system begins its misdirected assault has ... read more

July 3, 2015 — Mice that are exposed to the powerful smell of cat urine early in life do not escape from cats later in life. Researchers have discovered that mice that smell cat urine early in life, do not avoid ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Prions are fascinating, enigmatic, and might teach us not only about rare prion diseases like Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, mad cow disease, or scrapie, but also about other more common neurodgenerative ... read more

July 2, 2015 — The first comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome reveals extensive genetic changes that allowed mammoths to adapt Arctic life, including skin and hair development, insulin signaling, fat ... read more

Compound in Magnolia May Combat Head and Neck Cancers

June 25, 2015 — As one of the compounds in magnolia extract, honokiol has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to treat anxiety and other conditions. More recently, scientists have ... read more

Single Gene Controls Fish Brain Size, Intelligence

June 23, 2015 — A single gene called Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) drives brain size and intelligence in fish according to a new study. Fish with larger brains and higher intelligence had higher expression of Ang-1, and ... read more

June 22, 2015 — A study indicates that both a high-fat and a high-sugar diet, compared to a normal diet, cause changes in gut bacteria that appear related to a significant loss of 'cognitive flexibility,' ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Researchers have analyzed size data for rodents worldwide to distinguish the truly massive mice and giant gerbils from the regular-sized rodents. They found that the furry animals with chisel-like ... read more

June 22, 2015 — A rare DNA base, previously thought to be a temporary modification, has been shown to be stable in mammalian DNA, suggesting that it plays a key role in cellular ... read more

June 19, 2015 — A new method of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, termed ultra-superovulation, has been developed by researchers in which ovulation of a very large number of eggs from one female mouse occurs. ... read more

Scientists Turn White Fat Into Obesity-Fighting Beige Fat

June 18, 2015 — Scientists have shown that berries, grapes and other fruits convert excess white fat into calorie-burning 'beige' fat, providing new strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity. ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Want to lose abdominal fat, get smarter and live longer? New research that periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a wide range of health ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Researchers have found a hitherto unknown molecular mechanism that is driven by fructose and can lead to cardiac enlargement and heart ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Pet dogs may be humans' best friends in a new arena of life: cancer treatment, says a veterinary clinical medicine. Physiological similarities between dogs and humans, and conserved genetics ... read more

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