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May 6, 2016

New Zika Mouse Model Accumulates Virus in the Brain and Other Tissues

May 5, 2016 — The ongoing Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic with its link to birth defects and serious immune disease has created an urgent need for a small animal model that can improve our understanding of how the ... read more

The Importance of Resting Phases in B Cell Development

Apr. 21, 2016 — Everyone preparing for the London Marathon likely knows that to perform their best during the event, they need to rest up now. New research describes a new mechanism through which B cells ensure that ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — A plant-based polyphenol promotes the migration of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) in blood circulation and accumulates them in damaged tissues to improve wound healing, scientists have found. It is ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Infection with worms counters inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) by triggering immune responses that change the mix of bacteria, or microbiome, in the ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — The swirling skies of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night illustrate a mystery that has eluded biologists for more than a century -- why do we perceive the color blue in the dimly lit night sky? A ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Mice that vocalize in a repetitive, halting pattern similar to human stuttering may provide insight into a condition that has perplexed scientists for centuries, according to a new study. These mice, ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — By using a systemic mtEF4 gene knockout mouse model, researchers have found that mtEF4 knockout damages the oxidative phosphorylation function in germ cells of male mice, thus causing male ... read more

Gut Bacteria Could Help Prevent Cancer

Apr. 13, 2016 — New research offers evidence that anti-inflammatory 'health beneficial' gut bacteria can slow or stop the development of some types of ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A compound enriched in citrus peels strengthens the body clock and protects against metabolic syndrome in mice, according to a study. Metabolic syndrome strikes about a third of the adults in the ... read more

Increase in Coffee Consumption Could Provide Protective Effect in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Apr. 13, 2016 — Adding coffee to the diet of people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) could help reverse the condition, according to a new study conducted in mice ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — Scientists have just identified an Achilles heel in the parasite that causes malaria, by showing that its optimum development is dependent on its ability to expropriate RNA molecules in infected ... read more

In Search of a Treatment for Osteoporosis from the Tequila Agave

Apr. 9, 2016 — Apart from being the raw material for making a very traditional drink in Mexico, the blue variety of the Agave tequilana has substances capable of improving the absorption of calcium and magnesium, ... read more

Typhoid Toxin Increases Host Survival and Promotes Asymptomatic Infection

Apr. 7, 2016 — Genotoxins damage the genetic material in cells and can cause mutations and cancer. Some bacteria code for and produce genotoxins. A new study reports the surprising finding that one of them, typhoid ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — A detailed molecular analysis of the embryo's first week of development has been conducted by scientists. Their results show that there are considerable differences in embryonic development ... read more

Ancient Algae Offer New Hope for Hard-to-Treat Cancers

Apr. 6, 2016 — In one of the oldest life forms on Earth, scientists have discovered a new compound that shows potent anti-cancer activity. Researchers are pursuing the compound as a possible new therapy for brain ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Salamanders and fish possess genes that can enable healing of damaged tissue and even regrowth of missing limbs. The key to regeneration lies not only in the genes, but in the DNA sequences that ... read more

New Microscope Controls Brain Activity of Live Animals

Apr. 5, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have developed a microscope capable of observing -- and manipulating -- neural activity in the brains of live animals at the scale of a single cell with millisecond ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Scientists have established a mouse model for testing of vaccines and therapeutics to battle Zika virus. The model mimics aspects of the infection in ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Two unrelated studies on the Zika virus -- one ruling out a theory for how Zika may be passing through the human placenta and another on using mouse models to trace Zika pathogenesis have just been ... read more

Targeting Gut Microbiome to Fight Heart Disease

Apr. 5, 2016 — A compound found in red wine, resveratrol, reduces the risk of heart disease by changing the gut microbiome, according to a new study. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in ... read more

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