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Apr. 24, 2017 — Traditional toxicological investigations performed on animals (in vivo) are expensive, time-consuming and may cause animal suffering. But new research demonstrates that a neuronal cell model, derived ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Frogs' skins were known to secrete peptides that defend them against bacteria. A new research finding suggests that the peptides represent a resource for antiviral drug discovery as ... read more

Cannabinoids May Soothe Certain Skin Diseases, Say Researchers

Apr. 18, 2017 — Cannabinoids contain anti-inflammatory properties that could make them useful in the treatment of a wide-range of skin diseases, according to ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Inflammation increases with age and is a strong risk factor for death in the elderly, but the underlying cause has not been clear. A new study reveals that gut microbes are one of the culprits behind ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Bacteria are everywhere. And despite widespread belief, not all bacteria are 'bad.' However, to combat those that can cause health issues for humans, there has been an over-reliance on the ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — The body's immune system initially detects the presence of anthrax spores by recognizing RNA molecules that coat the spores' surface. But this prompts an unfavorable immune response that ... read more

Researchers Unravel How Stevia Controls Blood Sugar Levels

Apr. 11, 2017 — What makes stevia taste so extremely sweet? And how does the sweetener keep our blood sugar level under control? Researchers have discovered that stevia stimulates a protein that is essential for our ... read more

What Obese Fruit Flies May Tell Us About the Evolution of Cold Tolerance

Apr. 10, 2017 — Researchers have hypothesized that migrations into higher, colder latitudes may lead to evolution of fast-burning metabolisms that keep cells warm in chilly conditions. In a new article, researchers ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — A transgenic mouse has been developed that could help scientists identify new influenza virus strains with the potential to cause a global ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Scientists have solved a 40-year old mystery and shed light on an evolutionary arms race played out between cytomegalovirus (CMV) and the immune ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — Synthetic biologists have engineered gut bacteria capable of sensing colitis in mice. The research points the way to new experiments for studying how gut bacteria and human hosts interact at a ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — Discovery of a gene in zebrafish that triggers congenital blindness could lead to a suitable cure for similar disease in ... read more

Stopping Zika from Crossing the Placenta

Apr. 4, 2017 — Although the World Health Organization ended its global health emergency on Zika last November, the virus could still make a comeback this summer. Researchers report that they may have figured out ... read more

Early Life Antibiotic Use Linked to Inflammatory Gut Diseases in Adulthood

Apr. 3, 2017 — A new research report involving mice shows that antibiotic use very early in life that alters the normal development/growth of gut bacteria, may contribute to the development of inflammatory bowel ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — In the ultimate betrayal, one's own immune system can turn against the protective sheath that envelops neurons in the brain, leaving the body paralyzed. Researchers have developed an ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Scientists have resolved a key question in aging research by showing how mouse immune cells of different ages respond to stimulation. Study demonstrates weaker response of older cells is due to their ... read more

Previous Exposure to Flaviviruses Increases Effects of Zika

Mar. 30, 2017 — Prior infection with dengue or West Nile virus can enhance the effects of Zika infection, a new study using human samples tested in mice ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Fang blennies are small fish with big teeth. Specifically, they have two large canine teeth that jut out of their lower jaw. Since blenny fish are only about two inches long, these 'fangs' ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Long before the advent of agriculture, hunter-gatherers began putting down roots in the Middle East, building more permanent homes and altering the ecological balance in ways that allowed the common ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Regular infusions of a peptide that can selectively seek out and destroy broken-down cells that hamper proper tissue renewal, called senescent cells, showed evidence of improving healthspan in ... read more

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