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Understanding a Fly’s Body Temperature May Help People Sleep Better


In findings that one day may help people sleep better, scientists have uncovered the first molecular evidence that two anciently conserved proteins in the brains of insects and mammals share a common biological ancestry as regulators of body...
13-Feb-2018 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Suggests Way to Attack Deadly, Untreatable Nerve Tumors


Genomic profiling of mostly untreatable and deadly nerve sheath tumors led scientists to test a possible therapeutic strategy that inhibited tumor growth in lab tests on human tumor cells and mouse models, according to research in the journal Cancer...
7-Feb-2018 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Experimental Therapy Restores Nerve Insulation Damaged by Disease


When the body attacks its own healthy tissues in an autoimmune disease, peripheral nerve damage handicaps people and causes persistent neuropathic pain when insulation on healing nerves doesn’t fully regenerate. Unfortunately, there are no...
8-Feb-2018 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Direct Link Between Glands and Implanting Embryos Critical to Pregnancy


Researchers used 3D imaging with molecular testing to uncover new insight into the earliest stages of mammalian pregnancy—offering clues to unsolved questions in pregnancy. Investigators report Feb. 9 in Nature Communications they demonstrated in...
8-Feb-2018 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Search for Genetically Stable Bioengineered Gut and Liver Tissue Advances


Before medical science can bioengineer human organs in a lab for therapeutic use, two remaining hurdles are ensuring genetic stability—so the organs are free from the risk of tumor growth—and producing organ tissues of sufficient volume and size...
5-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Discover How Gene Mutation Triggers Immune Disease


Scientists discovered how a gene mutation affects T cell function to promote immune disorders and then tested a treatment based on the discovery—successfully fixing donated immune cells from a 16-year-old boy with an abnormally low level of white...
29-Jan-2018 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Explores Impact of Obesity on Bone Marrow Cells


New research published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine highlights the pernicious effect of obesity on the long-term health of blood-making stem cells (hematopoietic stem cells). Published Dec. 27 and conducted largely in genetic models of...
27-Dec-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Exposure to Air Pollution Just Before or After Conception Raises Risk of Birth Defects

Women exposed to air pollution just prior to conception or during the first month of pregnancy face an increased risk of their children being born with birth defects, such as cleft lip or palate or abnormal hearts.
12-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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