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July 4, 2015

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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

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

June 11, 2015 — In a study that seems to defy conventional dietary wisdom, scientists have found that adding high salt to a high-fat diet actually prevents weight gain in mice. The findings highlight the profound ... read more

Lean Despite Many Calories

June 8, 2015 — Scientists have identified an enzyme in mice that is involved in obesity and metabolic disruptions associated with it, such as type 2 diabetes. When the investigators turned off the enzyme in ... read more

June 5, 2015 — Scientists are using a fairly new gene-editing technology known as CRISPR/Cas9 to target specific DNA sequences in zebrafish. This technique could dramatically accelerate the discovery of gene ... read more

June 4, 2015 — A new study shows that the different metabolic states of human host cells provide different growth conditions for Plasmodium parasites. It warns that, as a consequence, drugs that work against one ... read more

June 4, 2015 — An American study in mice reveals that hormones that dictate a female's attraction towards males do so in part by controlling her sense of smell. The findings provide an example of how hormones ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Flies might be smarter than you think. New research shows fruit flies know what time of day it is. What's more, the insects can learn to connect different scents with the sweet reward of sugar, ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Engineers have devised a new way to detect cancer that has spread to the liver, by enlisting help from probiotics -- beneficial bacteria similar to those found in yogurt. Using a harmless strain of ... read more

May 21, 2015 — An extract from the thunder god vine, which has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, reduces food intake and causes up to a 45 percent decrease in body weight in obese mice. The ... read more

May 18, 2015 — A molecule important in blood vessel formation and brain wiring is also essential for the onset of puberty, finds new research led by UCL.The researchers found a genetic fault that prevented this ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Researchers wanted to know whether the flexibility of the juvenile brain could be restored to the adult brain. Apparently, it can: They've successfully re-created a critical juvenile period in ... read more

May 14, 2015 — A fruit fly starts buzzing around food at a picnic, so you wave your hand over the insect and shoo it away. But when the insect flees the scene, is it doing so because it is actually afraid? Using ... read more

Breaking Through the Blood-Brain Barrier

May 11, 2015 — The bacteria that sneak past the brain's defenses to cause deadly bacterial meningitis are clever adversaries. New research investigates the molecular tricks bacteria use to convince their host ... read more

Ecologist Warns of Bamboo Fueling Spread of Hantavirus

May 7, 2015 — The popularity of bamboo landscaping could increase the spread of hantavirus, researchers say, with the plant's prolific seed production creating a population boom among seed-eating deer mice ... read more

May 7, 2015 — Chagas disease, caused by the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite and transmitted by insects in Latin America is among the most common tropical diseases, and so far without effective vaccine. A new study now ... read more

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

Fish Oil May Help With Diabetic Neuropathy

May 6, 2015 — Approximately 50 percent of patients with diabetes suffer from nerve damage, or neuropathy. No cure exists, and the most effective treatment, keeping blood sugar in control, only slows neuropathy. A ... read more

Plant Toxin Causes Biliary Atresia in Animal Model

May 6, 2015 — A new study is a classic example of how seemingly unlikely collaborators can come together to make surprising discoveries. An international team of gastroenterologists, pediatricians, natural ... read more

May 6, 2015 — By changing mouse genes to block a protein associated with obesity, scientists have prevented fat from forming around the animals' internal organs, even when the animals eat an unhealthy diet. ... read more

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