Researchers have developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by naturally switching the body’s immune response. In animal tests, the nano-sized vaccine package lowered lung inflammation by 83 percent despite repeated exposure to the allergens.
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a genetic disorder that causes obsessive-compulsive and repetitive...
A study reveals a novel pathway in the pathophysiology of epilepsy. Researchers have identified...
The use of a virus designed to target and kill cancer cells alongside isolated limb perfusion...
Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, investigators have discovered.
A team of scientists has identified a key regulator of developmental timing. The researchers describe how LIN-42, a gene that is found in animals across the evolutionary tree, governs a broad range of events throughout development.
Cold-blooded animals cannot regulate their body temperature, so their cells are stressed when facing temperature extremes. Worse still, even at slightly colder temperatures, some biological processes in the cell are slowed down more than others, which should throw the cells’ delicate chemical balance out of whack. Yet, those cells manage to keep their biological processes coordinated. Now, researchers have found out how they do that.
cientists have generally believed that HIV and its monkey equivalent, SIV, gain a permanent foothold in the body very early after infection, making it difficult to completely eliminate the virus even after antiretroviral therapy has controlled it. Now researchers report that SIV can become entrenched in tissues fewer than 3 days after infection, before the virus is detectable in blood plasma (the liquid part) or blood cells.
A new study in mice reveals that mesenchymal (mezz-EN-chem-uhl) stem cells (MSCs) help rejuvenate skeletal muscle after resistance exercise. Researchers were able to increase the rate of repair and enhance the growth and strength of muscles in exercising mice.
Access Technologies, a provider of infusion devices, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Solomon Scientific port, catheter and needle product lines.
The recently documented mistakes at federal laboratories involving anthrax, flu and smallpox have incited public outrage at the government’s handling of dangerous pathogens. But the episodes were just a tiny fraction of the hundreds that have occurred in recent years across a sprawling web of academic, commercial and government labs that operate without clear national standards or oversight, federal reports show.
Researchers have developed a powerful new single-cell technique to help investigate how the environment affects our development and the traits we inherit from our parents. This approach will boost understanding of embryonic development, could enhance clinical applications like cancer therapy and fertility treatments, and has the potential to reduce the number of mice currently needed for this research.
Learning the role of immune-system cells in healthy digestive tracts and how they interact with neighboring nerve cells may lead to new treatments for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related neurodamage and the risk of eventual dementia, according to a study.
From the litter box to the laboratory, a microscopic organism native to cats shows promise in treating cancer. A mutated strain of T. gondii reprograms the natural power of the immune system to kill cells.
A study has identified a new signal that triggers the events leading to insulin resistance in obesity. The signal causes inflammation in adipose tissue and leads to metabolic disease, suggesting that blocking this signal may protect against the development of metabolic disease, type 2 diabetes, and other disorders caused by obesity-linked inflammation.
Cancer has left its "footprint" on our evolution, according to a study which examined how the relics of ancient viruses are preserved in the genomes of 38 mammal species.
Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the surprisingly large range of biological effects that are linked to a micronutrient called lipoic acid: It appears to reset and synchronize circadian rhythms, or the “biological clock” found in most life forms.
Glenbrook Technologies has been chosen by the University of Missouri School of Medicine to design and build a high resolution fluoroscopic x-ray system that has the ability to continuously monitor and record the gullet of a live mouse as it is swallowing.