A funny thing happens when you move into management. Like it or not, as a manager you have to deal with issues of legality. And as you go higher up the management ladder, the more pressing and ubiquitous those issues become. No, you don’t have to be a lawyer to deal with the legal issues that surround you. But you do have to be aware of specific laws and know how to make sure you aren’t violating them.
It is well known that teenagers take risks — and when they do, they like to have company. Now, a...
Using the co-occurrence of brain and gut problems in Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as their...
Life presents us with choices all the time. How we make these everyday decisions has been a topic of great interest to economists, who have devised theories about how we assign values to our options and use those values to make decisions. An emerging field of study known as neuroeconomics is combining the economists’ insights with scientific study of the brain to learn more about decision-making processes and how they can go awry.
A study points out that mice lacking a protein called Tmprss2 are no longer affected by certain flu viruses. It is likely that there are humans having the same defect as the mice and who therefore may be resistant against specific flu viruses. This, however, remains unnoticed.
Researchers at the Univ. of East Anglia (UEA) are launching a new project to develop methods which could one-day decrease the use of rats and mice in pharmaceutical testing. Researchers will use mammallian cells, early frog embryos and computer modelling in a bid to create a new way of predicting drug toxicity. It is hoped that this new model would reduce the need for animal testing in medical research.
Newborn mouse pups experience permanent brain changes when repeatedly overstimulated. Researchers stimulated young mice pups by excessively touching the pups' whiskers, prolonging treadmill sessions or playing chronic noise. When stimulated in one of these ways for five days or longer, the mice's brains had smaller, less-branched blood vessels.
A research team reports that the brain can produce and release estrogen — a discovery that may lead to a better understanding of hormonal changes observed from before birth throughout the entire aging process. The new research shows that the hypothalamus can directly control reproductive function in rhesus monkeys and very likely performs the same action in women.
New findings show that the absence of a father during critical growth periods leads to impaired social and behavioral abilities in adults. Mice raised without a father had abnormal social interactions and were more aggressive than counterparts raised with both parents. These effects were stronger for female offspring than for their brothers.
In a seemingly simple experiment, a scientist exposes rats to a certain pesticide over several days, and the rodents start showing symptoms remarkably similar to those seen in Parkinson’s patients. But the scientific search for the causes of the disease, which affects 7 million to 10 million people worldwide, is nowhere near simple.
A protein called Tet1 is partly responsible for giving primordial germ cells a clean epigenetic slate before developing into sperm and egg cells, according to a new study. This discovery could help provide clues to the cause of some kinds of neonatal growth defects and may also help advance the development of stem cell models of disease.
A team of researchers has discovered that the protein PC7 plays a critical role in the brain by affecting certain types of cognitive performance such as anxiety, learning and emotional memory. Their results could have a significant impact on regulating behavior related to anxiety disorders and trauma.
In a groundbreaking study, neuroscientists discovered that prenatal exposure to alcohol significantly altered the expression of genes and the development of a network of connections in the neocortex — the part of the brain responsible for high-level thought and cognition, vision, hearing, touch, balance, motor skills, language, and emotion — in a mouse model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
A successful joint collaboration may lead to a potential treatment of brain diseases. The researchers found that a novel and unique compound selectively inhibits the process of aging in order to protect the brain from neurodegenerative diseases, without affecting lifespan. This is a first and important step towards the development of future drugs for the treatment of various neurodegenerative maladies.
A pharmacological inhibitor, ATN-224, induced cancer cell death and reduced tumor sizes in a mouse model of lung adenocarcinoma. ATN-224 dependent effects in animals were improved when the inhibitor was used in combination with another drug that activates programmed cell death.
The Z-Hab Duo is a zebrafish housing system that can fit up to 240 tanks in a 16 ft2 footprint. Includes life support, 5-stage filtration, monitoring and controlling.