• By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    EXPOSURE TO HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES DURING PREGNANCY MAY RESULT IN REDUCED FETAL GROWTH, STUDY SUGGESTS

    Based on an investigation of nearly 625,000 births in Israel over a five-year period, new study suggests that excessive heat and cold...

    Pregnancy, Cold
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    HOW THE BRAIN NAVIGATES CITIES

    A study suggests our brains are not optimized to calculate the shortest possible route when navigating on foot. Instead, pedestrians...

    Brain
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY BRAIN CIRCUITRY IN RODENTS THAT MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR NEGATIVE EMOTIONAL ASPECTS OF PAIN

    A new study has uncovered neuronal circuitry in the brain of rodents that may play an important role in mediating pain-induced anhedonia...

    Brain
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    MENINGITIS: RESEARCHERS FIND POSSIBLE TREATMENT STRATEGY WITHOUT ANTIBIOTICS

    Meningitis is a very serious brain infection with limited treatment options. In a new study performed in rats, researchers present...

    Brain
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    MEASLES: ACTIVATION OF TWO DIFFERENT INNATE IMMUNE RESPONSES SPOTTED

    Researchers have described a novel host strategy for combating viruses such as measles virus that affect the mitochondria, structures...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    DISEASE OUTBREAK SIMULATIONS REVEAL INFLUENCE OF 'SEEDING' BY MULTIPLE INFECTED PEOPLE

    A new computational analysis suggests that, beyond the initial effect of one infected person arriving and spreading disease to a previously...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    NEW ACTIVE AGENT AGAINST PARASITES

    Researchers have identified a chemical compound that may be suitable as an active agent against several different unicellular parasites....

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    PEOPLE LOVE THE BILLIONAIRE, BUT HATE THE BILLIONAIRES' CLUB

    Americans may respect and admire how individual billionaires - think Oprah Winfrey or Bill Gates - made their billions, even as they...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    INCIDENCE ESTIMATION FROM SARS-COV-2 GENOMES

    A new study reconstructs regional incidence profiles of COVID-19, highlighting the effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions and...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    STATINS LINKED TO REDUCED RISK OF DEATH FROM COVID-19 IN MAJOR POPULATION STUDY

    Statins are a recommended and common intervention for preventing cardiovascular events by reducing levels of lipoprotein cholesterol...

    Cholesterol
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    A NEW TREATMENT FOR GLAUCOMA?

    A new study in mice has identified new treatment targets for glaucoma, including preventing a severe pediatric form of glaucoma, as...

    Glaucoma
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    POWERFUL TECHNIQUE ALLOWS SCIENTISTS TO STUDY HOW PROTEINS CHANGE SHAPE INSIDE CELLS

    The scientists' new 'binder-tag' technique allows researchers to pinpoint and track proteins that are in a desired shape or 'conformation,'...

    Power
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    SO-CALLED JUNK DNA PLAYS CRITICAL ROLE IN MAMMALIAN DEVELOPMENT

    Despite the prevalent view that some 98% of our genome is junk DNA, new research shows that one piece of junk DNA - the promoter of...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    THE HUMAN IMMUNE SYSTEM IS AN EARLY RISER

    Circadian clocks, which regulate most of the physiological processes of living beings over a rhythm of about 24 hours, are one of the...

    Vaccination, Cancer, Skin
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    FASTING IS REQUIRED TO SEE THE FULL BENEFIT OF CALORIE RESTRICTION IN MICE

    Over the last few decades, scientists have discovered that long-term calorie restriction provides a wealth of benefits in animals....

    Food
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    OUR BRAINS HAVE A 'FINGERPRINT' TOO

    An EPFL scientist has pinpointed the signs of brain activity that make up our brain fingerprint, which - like our regular fingerprint...

    Brain
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    MAMMALIAN MOTIVATION CIRCUITS: MAYBE THEY'RE BORN WITH IT

    Are animals born to seek rewards or avoid punishment? Researchers found that mice have pre-programmed neurons and circuits that process...

    Neurology
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    AGING BREAST TISSUE COULD SET THE STAGE FOR INVASIVE BREAST CANCER

    A new study examines how the extracellular matrix - an underlying network of molecules and proteins that provide the structure for...

    Breasts, Breast, Cancer
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    DEVELOPING A TREATMENT FOR VISION LOSS THROUGH TRANSPLANT OF PHOTORECEPTOR PRECURSORS

    A recent study examining the therapeutic potential of photoreceptor precursors, derived from clinically compliant induced pluripotent...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 19, 2021

    ARTIFICIAL CHROMOSOMES STUDY SHEDS LIGHT ON GENE THERAPIES

    A research team led by Dr Karen Wing Yee YUEN, Associate Professor from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong...