Recent reports warn about a link between eating red and processed meat and the risk of developing cancer in the gut. A perspective paper underlines the uncertainties in the scientific evidence and points to further research needed to resolve these issues and improve the foundation for future recommendations on the intake of red meat.
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Researchers have gained deeper insight into the sleeping avian brain. They found complex 3D plumes of brain activity propagating through the brain that clearly differed from the two-dimensional activity found in mammals.
An enzyme that helps maintain immune system function by “throwing away” a specific protein has a vital role in controlling symptoms of allergic asthma, research in mice suggests.
Brain research has focused on the pleasurable effects of cocaine largely by studying the dopamine pathway. But this approach has left many questions unanswered. So researchers decided to take a different approach by examining the motivational systems that induce an animal to seek cocaine in the first place.
An inflammatory protein that triggers a pregnant mouse’s immune response to an infection or other disease appears to cause brain injury in her fetus, but not the premature birth that was long believed to be linked with such neurologic damage in both rodents and humans.
Scientists report that dogs have an area of their retina that strongly resembles the human fovea. This retinal region is susceptible to genetic blinding diseases in dogs just as it is in humans.
Researchers have found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet — a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking.
In a study that began in a pair of infant siblings with a rare heart defect, researchers say they have identified a key molecular switch that regulates heart cell division and normally turns the process off around the time of birth.
Researchers have shown that a small region within the amygdala, an almond-shaped structure in the brains of all mammals, is responsible for producing emotional calls and sounds.
When Alessandra Piersigilli enrolled in her first UC Davis Extension course in July 2012, she never thought she'd actually find herself in Davis.
Using pure silk protein derived from silkworm cocoons, a team of investigators has developed surgical plates and screws that may not only offer improved bone remodeling following injury, but importantly, can also be absorbed by the body over time, eliminating the need for surgical removal of the devices.
Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV.
Even though medical research has improved over the past decades, a new study is reporting that women's health continues to be underrepresented in government-funded research studies.
In the past year or so, researchers have discovered that the bacterial system can be harnessed to make precise changes to the DNA of humans, as well as other animals and plants.
Blocking Key Signaling Chemical in the Immune System Stalls Chronic Inflammation and Insulin Resistance Tied to Obesity in MiceMarch 4, 2014 1:48 pm | by NYU Langone Medical Center | Comments
Researchers have found that blocking the action of a key signaling molecule in the immune system known as Netrin-1 stalls chronic inflammation and insulin resistance tied to obesity and often derived from fatty diets.
Two strains of rats, cans of vanilla frosting and a theory have helped a professor of psychology take one step closer to finding the genetic causes, and eventually a treatment, for binge eating.