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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

Jan. 25, 2016 — Researchers have begun to explore in earnest the concept of "mixed vascular dementia," but until recently there was no reliable animal model. When one expert discovered that a special diet ... read more

Jan. 22, 2016 — When Charles Darwin visited the Azores islands in the 19th Century, the birds he observed were familiar to him. However, if he had travelled there 500 years before, he would have found an ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — To decide whether and where to move in the body, cells must read chemical signals in their environment. Individual cells do not act alone during this process, two new studies on mouse mammary tissue ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — An explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby's brain, has been uncovered by a group of researchers. Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — In a first, researchers have regenerated functional joints in frogs by activating a newly-found 'reintegration' mechanism. Further understanding of this process may help transplanted ... read more

Plague-Riddled Prairie Dogs a Model for Infectious Disease Spread

Jan. 13, 2016 — Sporadic outbreaks of plague among black-tailed prairie dogs is an ideal model for the study of infectious zoonotic disease, say biologists. Plague doesn't usually kill people these days, but ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Gut microbes are well known to contribute to health and disease, but what has been less clear is how the host controls gut microbes. A study now reveals that mice and humans produce small molecules ... read more

New Iron Transporter Essential for Leishmania Parasite Virulence Is Potential Drug Target

Jan. 7, 2016 — Leishmaniasis is a serious parasitic disease that affects 12 million people worldwide. Like for many neglected tropical diseases that disproportionately affect poor populations, existing drugs have ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Researchers have identified a change in gene expression between humans and primates that may have helped give us this edge when it comes to walking upright. And they did it by studying a tiny fish ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Researchers have shown that image processing in the eye is more extensive than previously thought. They investigated the channels that transmit information from the eye to the brain. In the course of ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — Millions of laboratory mice suffer from a skin condition known as ulcerative dermatitis -- a major scourge for these animals and the most common reason for unplanned euthanasia. Between 4 and 21 ... read more

Generous Mothers Are Nagged Less

Jan. 6, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have identified specific genetic variations in offspring that lead to preferential maternal treatment, which in turn improves offspring ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — Scientists have discovered how the distinctive piebald patches seen in black and white cats and some horses are formed in the womb. The characteristic piebald patches seen in many domestic animals is ... read more

Jan. 5, 2016 — Examination could hold wider applications on how stress during pregnancy affects mothers and ... read more

Anti-Inflammatory Drug and Gut Bacteria Have a Dynamic Interplay

Jan. 4, 2016 — An NSAID changed the composition and diversity of gut microbes, which in turn shaped how the drug is broken down and ultimately, cut its effectiveness, researchers report at the conclusion of an ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — Researchers have clarified the mechanism of rotation of node cilia, which determines the left-right asymmetry of the body. They have elucidated part of the relationship between the ciliary structure ... read more

Creating Safer Polio Vaccine Strains for the Post-Eradication Era

Jan. 4, 2016 — While the goal of polio virus eradication is in sight, there are concerns about post-eradication manufacturing and stockpiling vaccine stores containing live virus that could escape and repopulate ... read more

Dec. 22, 2015 — Shells of cowpea mosaic virus inhaled into a lung tumor or injected into ovarian, colon or breast tumors, not only triggered the immune system in mice to wipe out the tumors, but provided systemic ... read more

Dec. 22, 2015 — Everybody knows that a buildup of the wrong kind of fats can cause cardiovascular disease. A new study in nematode worms and mice also finds that a protein that transports fats around the body can ... read more

Reproduction, Stem Cell Researchers Set Up a Rescue Plan for Northern White Rhino

Dec. 22, 2015 — International scientists set up a rescue plan for the last three northern white rhinos (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) on Earth. The goal is to use the remaining three rhinos and tissue samples from ... read more

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