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October 24, 2016

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October 24, 2016

Research Increases by Tenfold the Mouse Mutation Resources of One Type Available to Researchers Worldwide

Oct. 6, 2016 — Induced (human-made) germline mouse mutations recently developed are critical to support genetic research in all mammals, including humans. Germline DNA is the genetic material in egg and sperm ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — A study using a new imaging method has revealed that, surprisingly, cocaine accumulates in the eyes of zebrafish. The findings indicate that chemicals – especially psychoactive drugs – need to be ... read more

New 'Layer' of Fungi Exposed

Sep. 28, 2016 — In order to optimally utilize fungi, and to fight them when necessary, we require greater insight into the functions that they can perform. Researchers have exposed a new layer of functional ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — The EnerCage (Energized Cage) system is created for scientific experiments on awake, freely behaving small animals. It wirelessly powers electronic devices and sensors traditionally used during ... read more

A Protein in Mosquito Spit Can Keep Dengue Virus in Check

Sep. 20, 2016 — Mosquito saliva influences transmission of viruses to a bitten mammalian host. For example, it contains factors that dampen the host immune response and so facilitate infection. A study reports on a ... read more

Genes Essential to Life Found in Mouse Mutants Are Related to Many Human Disease Genes

Sep. 16, 2016 — Mutant traits have, for the first time, been identified in the mouse for 52 human disease genes. This significantly contributes to the understanding of the genetic bases for some human ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — About one-third of 1751 genes studied in the first comprehensive survey of the mouse genome are essential to life, according to new research. Mutations of these genes cause death at the embryo stage. ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — Fruit flies' activity peaks especially in the morning and late afternoon. The insects extend their midday siesta on long summer days. Researchers have now found out what triggers this behavior. ... read more

The End Justifies the Means, Even at the Cellular Level

Sep. 15, 2016 — Each of our cells is endowed with a miniature clock composed of a set of ‘clock genes’. During the day, the expression of these genes varies, and this fluctuation influences many biological ... read more

Corydalis Yanhusuo Extract for Use as an Adjunct Medicine for Low to Moderate Chronic Pain

Sep. 14, 2016 — Root extracts from the flowering herbal plant Corydalis yanhusuo, or YHS, has widely used for centuries as a pain treatment. Yet few studies have investigated how it works on different forms of pain, ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — Eggs can be 'tricked' into developing into an embryo without fertilization, but the resulting embryos, called parthenogenotes, die after a few days because key developmental processes ... read more

A New Tumor Suppressor Gene for Breast Cancer in Mice

Sep. 13, 2016 — Researchers have revealed a role for an X-linked protein kinase Nrk in terminating the proliferation of mammary epithelial cells during pregnancy and thereby preventing breast tumorigenesis in ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — For the first time, abnormal brain development following a Zika infection during pregnancy has been documented experimentally in the offspring of a non-human primate. The researchers' ... read more

Protein Found That Initiates DNA Repair

Sep. 9, 2016 — A research team has discovered a protein that may serve as a first responder that sets in motion a cascade of molecular activity to repair damaged ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — Several years ago, biologists discovered a new type of genetic material known as long noncoding RNA. This RNA does not code for proteins and is copied from sections of the genome once believed to be ... read more

Newly Deciphered Structure Suggests How Infectious Prions Replicate

Sep. 8, 2016 — Infectious prions or PrPSc -- misfolded versions of the normal cellular prion protein PrPC -- convert their normal counterparts into copies of themselves and thereby cause fatal disease. How this ... read more

Feed a Virus, Starve a Bacterial Infection?

Sep. 8, 2016 — A new study puts some old folk wisdom to 'feed a cold and starve a fever' to the test. In mouse models of disease, Researchers looked at the effects of providing nutrients during infection ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — In preclinical work begun this year, stealth insulin-producers — pancreatic islets from pigs or mice coated with thin bilayers of biomimetic material — are being tested in vivo in a mouse model ... read more

Ginger, Chili Peppers Could Work Together to Lower Cancer Risk

Sep. 7, 2016 — For many people, there's nothing more satisfying than a hot, spicy meal. But some research has suggested that capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their kick, might cause cancer. Now ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — Zika virus is capable of infecting the eye, according to a new study. The study, in mice, helps explain why some people with Zika virus develop eye disease, and suggests that contact with infected ... read more

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