The enzyme IDO helps reduce inflammation in cells damaged by kidney disease in an animal model, according to a new study from Georgia Regents University. IDO also reduced inflammation in human kidney tissue.
The influenza virus can be lethal to those who are infected. But what is often just as dangerous...
Research has revealed for the first time that pain is processed in male and female mice using...
Laboratories that test chemicals for neurological toxicity could reduce their use of laboratory...
A new study from Indiana University provides evidence in mice that males may play a positive role in the development of offspring’s brains starting before pregnancy.
A new report suggests that a common molecule found in higher animals, including humans, affects brain structure. The study, involving mice, shows that small changes in how sialic acid attaches to cell surfaces result in damaging effects on brain structure, poor motor skills, hyperactivity, and difficulty in learning.
It is well known that muscles need resistance to maintain optimal health, and when they do not have this resistance, they deteriorate. A new report using mice, however, suggests that this might not be true for all muscles, offering hope that there may be ways to preserve muscle mass and strength for individuals in low-resistance environments, whether it be the microgravity of space, extended periods in a hospital bed, or behind a desk.
The warm temperature on a summer’s day is often a time for relaxing, but researchers from the University of Leicester have suggested that a ‘thermosensory’ gene could be responsible for changes in behavior in different climates, based on research in fruit flies.
A common filter-feeding marine invertebrate found in coral reefs is able to eject and regenerate its gut within 12 days and rebuild it's branchial sac within 19 days, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports. This finding could lead to promising new avenues in human soft tissue regeneration research.
Researchers have identified a mechanism that explains why some mutations can be disease-causing in one genome but benign in another.
Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome patients suffer symptoms including albinism, visual impairment, and slow blood clotting, but what makes some versions of the genetic condition fatal is that patients with some forms of the disease develop severe and progressive lung scarring. A new study explains what appears to be going wrong and demonstrates two possible therapeutic strategies in lab experiments.
PRI-Bio has been selected by McCarthy/Mortenson and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to provide multiple bio-hazardous waste decontamination systems for the $835 million National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, a DHS Science and Technology Directorate project located in Manhattan, Kansas.
Studies on mice reveal that a special protein in the brain’s tiniest blood vessels may affect the risk of stroke.
When rats rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired future such as a tasty treat, finds new research.
Future therapies for failing hearts are likely to include stem-like cells and associated growth factors that regenerate heart muscle. Scientists have just taken an important step towards that future by identifying a stem-like “progenitor” cell that produces only heart muscle cells.
Researchers have successfully stopped cocaine and alcohol addiction in experiments using a drug already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat high blood pressure. If the treatment is proven effective in humans, it would be the first of its kind — one that could help prevent relapses by erasing the unconscious memories that underlie addiction.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a novel method to treat atherosclerosis by loading nanoparticles with a chemical that helps the animals' body better deal with cholesterol. This finding may lead to new treatments for cardiovascular disease.
A mouse confronted with danger is likely to either freeze in place or run for its life. But how this primal response is elicited in the brain has remained murky. A study in mice published in Science reveals specific neuronal wiring that runs between the eye and the amygdala that translates the sight of an advancing threat to the animal’s instinct to freeze or flee.
Contec, Inc.’s employees have been recognized with the Employee Giving Award from the United Way of the Piedmont for their generous contributions during the United Way 2014/2015 Campaign. This award is given to the company with the highest percentage increase in employee giving and represents Contec’s commitment to supporting community initiatives in the Upstate of South Carolina.