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Follistatin plays key role in embryo implantation

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 00:29
Looking to improve the success rate of assisted reproductive technologies, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine investigated in more detail the mechanism involved in successful embryo implantation, an essential component of female fertility.

New research reveals presence of vitamin K in some dairy products

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 00:03
Vitamin K, with its multiple forms, is among the lesser known nutrients. Now, new research from scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University sheds new light on the vitamin and its significant presence in some dairy products available in the United States.

Mouse model could improve understanding of human brown fat’s role in metabolic processes

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 23:42
When it gets cold around you, your body turns up the heat to maintain its normal temperature. The heat is produced by brown adipose tissue, or brown fat, which also plays a role in how the body uses glucose and fat.

Olive oil component may help prevent cancer developing in the brain

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 23:12
A compound found in olive oil may help to prevent cancer developing in the brain, a study shows. Research into oleic acid -- the primary ingredient in olive oil -- has shown how it can help prevent cancer-causing genes from functioning in cells.

Gene therapy could give protection from severe allergies

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 22:59
A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by immunology research at The University of Queensland.

Recommendations to facilitate optimal CGM use and reporting of data in diabetes clinical research

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 22:41
The advantages of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for obtaining real-time blood glucose measurements and its ability to detect and even predict hypo- and hyperglycemic events make it a very useful tool for evaluating experimental glucose-lowering drugs and new approaches for treating diabetes.

Tumorigenesis may be induced from neighboring tissues, study suggests

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 22:33
Current view is that cancer development is initiated from cells that acquire initial DNA mutations. These in turn provoke additional defects, and ultimately the affected cells begin to proliferate in an uncontrolled manner to develop primary tumors.

University of Redlands researchers discover critical process in pharmaceutical drug development

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 20:31
A faculty-student research team in the chemistry lab at the University of Redlands has advanced a new approach to a critical process in pharmaceutical drug development that could reduce the time and cost of bringing a drug from concept to market.

Scientists locate crucial off-switch for central cell control

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 20:05
As the cell's molecular control center, the mTor kinase regulates cellular metabolism, growth and division. However, in cells affected by pathological change, the regulation goes array.

CTs of core muscle may help identify optimal treatments for older patients with hip fractures

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 19:29
Using computed tomography (CT) to evaluate muscle health may help identify optimal treatments for older patients who fall and break their hips, a new study led by radiologists from UC Davis and Wake Forest Baptist medical centers has found.

Study uncovers crucial piece into why playing a musical instrument can protect brain health

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 19:14
A recent study conducted at Baycrest Health Sciences has uncovered a crucial piece into why playing a musical instrument can help older adults retain their listening skills and ward off age-related cognitive declines.

Scientists create new method to make peptide stapling widely available

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 17:57
UK scientists have created a new method to structure peptides, which they say will be cheaper and make the process of using stapled peptides in drug discovery much more widely available.

BrainScope One study shows one-third potential reduction of avoidable CT scans in mild TBI patients

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 17:37
BrainScope Company, Inc. today announced a publication describing the use of its flagship product, BrainScope One, in an independent clinical trial demonstrating the potential reduction of one-third (33.3%) of unnecessary computed tomography scans of mildly presenting head injured patients in hospital emergency rooms.

Assessing safety and toxicity of bioactives could be key establishing tolerable upper intake levels

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 17:18
The good news is out that wine and dark chocolate may be good for your health. That's because of substances known as bioactives that are contained in those foods.

Bacterial cell factories produce enzymes that can be used as active ingredients in drugs

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 17:06
Researchers at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability in Denmark have developed a method of producing P450 enzymes - used by plants to defend against predators and microbes - in bacterial cell factories. The process could facilitate the production of large quantities of the enzymes, which are also involved in the biosynthesis of active ingredients of cancer drugs.

Microbiologist explores new methods for analyzing fecal pollution in water

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 17:06
In a project supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, the microbiologist Andreas Farnleitner is looking at new methods for analyzing faecal pollution in water. Using DNA analytics, the scientist aims to develop comprehensive and simple methods to determine the extent and origin of faecal pollution.

ATCC and One Codex form partnership to address microbiome research needs

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 16:54
ATCC, a global leader in biological materials development, management and standards, and One Codex, a leading microbial genomics and metagenomics platform, today announced the formation of a partnership to address microbiome research needs.

Study underlines significance of microglia for homeostasis in the brain

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 16:28
The role of microglial cells in neurodegenerative disease is not fully understood. But new results from researchers in Munich and Basel suggest that stimulation of this arm of the immune system might well delay the onset of such disorders.

As government-funded cancer research sags, scientists fear U.S. is ‘losing its edge’

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 16:14
Less and less of the research presented at a prominent cancer conference is supported by the National Institutes of Health, a development that some of the country's top scientists see as a worrisome trend.

Switching to solar energy provides economic benefits, saves lives

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 15:31
In a new study published in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, a team from Michigan Technological University calculated the cost of combusting coal in terms of human lives along with the potential benefits of switching to solar.