When we get sick it feels natural to try to hasten our recovery by getting some extra shuteye. Researchers found that this response has a definite purpose, in fruitflies: enhancing immune system response and recovery to infection.
Nonsteroidal antinflamatory drugs (NSAIDs) that block an enzyme called COX-2 relieve pain and...
Working with mice and rabbits, Johns Hopkins scientists have found a way to block abnormal...
Scientists have shown new genetic evidence that could strengthen the link between the role of...
Working in a secretive quarantined lab, scientists in the US have discovered a small molecule that saves monkeys and rodents from one of the world's most terrifying viruses.
There have always been limitations to experiments done on mice, but new technology, which allows scientists to replace mouse genes with human genes, could clear the way for new ground to be broken.
A single type of cell in the lining of the bladder is responsible for most cases of invasive bladder cancer. A study, conducted in mice, is the first to pinpoint the normal cell type that can give rise to invasive bladder cancers.
Although doctors have long known that people with Down syndrome have a heightened risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) during childhood, they haven’t been able to explain why. Now, investigators have uncovered a connection between the two conditions.
Muscle weakness is a common symptom of both long-time alcoholics and patients with mitochondrial disease. Now researchers have found a common link: mitochondria that are unable to self-repair.
A new animal study by neonatology researchers at sheds light on immunology in newborns by revealing how gut microbes play a crucial role in fostering the rapid production of infection-fighting white blood cells, called granulocytes.
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A new study points to a conceptually novel therapeutic strategy for treating depression. Instead of dampening neuron firing found with stress-induced depression, researchers demonstrated for the first time that further activating these neurons opens a new avenue to mimic and promote natural resilience.
Researchers have discovered an unexpected phenomenon in the organs that produce sperm in fruit flies: When a certain kind of stem cell is killed off experimentally, another group of non-stem cells can come out of retirement to replace them.
Scientists have discovered an array of new types of neurons, which help the brain of zebrafish to perceive, and compensate for, self-motion.
A team of researchers has just demonstrated that the principle of adhesion by aqueous solutions of nanoparticles can be used in vivo to repair soft-tissue organs and tissues.
Scientists have traced vulnerability to depression-like behaviors in mice to out-of-balance electrical activity inside neurons of the brain’s reward circuit and experimentally reversed it – but there’s a twist.
Scientists have developed a novel treatment that could protect against current, future and even pandemic strains of flu. The preventative treatment could be used as a "frontline defence" before an effective flu vaccine is developed.
Researchers have discovered interacting proteins on the surface of the sperm and the egg essential to begin mammalian life. These proteins, which allow the sperm and egg to recognize one another, offer new paths towards improved fertility treatments and the development of new contraceptives.
A class of drugs developed to treat immune-related conditions and cancer — including one currently in clinical trials for glioblastoma and other tumors — eliminates neural inflammation associated with dementia-linked diseases and brain injuries.