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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

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. 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. 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. 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

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