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Mysterious Tuft Cells Found to Play Role in Pancreatitis

Scientists have uncovered the formation of tuft cells during pancreatitis and the surprising role of these cells in immunity, using mouse models of pancreatitis. The findings could lead to the … read more

Micro-Device to Detect Bacteria, Viruses

Scientists designed a next-generation miniature lab device that uses magnetic nano-beads to isolate minute bacterial particles that cause diseases. This new technology improves how clinicians isolate … read more

New Chemical Tools Can Control the Concentration of Lipids in Living Cells

So far, it has been difficult to analyze the functions of lipid molecules in living cells. Researchers have now developed chemical tools that can be activated by light and used to influence lipid … read more

Genomics Used to Estimate Samoan Population Dynamics Over 3,000 Years

A new study estimating the size of the Samoan population using contemporary genomic data found that the founding population remained low for the first 1,500 years of human settlement, contributing to … read more

Genetic Variation Not an Obstacle to Gene Drive Strategy to Control Mosquitoes

New research from entomologists clears a potential obstacle to using CRISPR-Cas9 ‘gene drive’ technology to control mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and … read more

Solving the Puzzle of Mitchell Disease

Researchers discovered that ACOX1 is involved in two distinct neurodegenerative … read more

Scents Regulate Fat Storage Without Affecting Eating Behavior

Researchers discovered that, in the lab worm C. elegans, certain scents dynamically regulate fat mobilization by interacting with specific olfactory neurons through specific … read more

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Scientists have long hypothesized the existence of enzyme clusters, or ‘metabolons,’ in facilitating various processes within cells. Researchers have now directly observed functional … read more

Researchers Get Important Glimpse Into Microbiome Development in Early Life

A team of researchers has characterized how the gut microbiome develops in the first hours of infancy, providing a critical baseline for how changes in this environment can impact health and disease … read more

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Scientists have conducted the largest-ever whole genome sequencing study of schizophrenia to provide a more complete picture of the role the human genome plays in this … read more

A Non-Invasive Way of Monitoring Diabetes

Saliva could be used instead of blood to monitor diabetes in a new … read more

Proteins May Halt the Severe Cytokine Storms Seen in COVID-19 Patients

A team of researchers has developed specialized antibody-like receptor proteins that they believe could soak up the excess cytokines produced during a cytokine storm. This excessive immune response, … read more

Neural Circuits Mapped: Now We Understand Vision Better

Researchers have discovered the function of a special group of nerve cells which are found in the eye and which sense visual movement. The findings give us a completely new understanding of how … read more

How Exercise Supports Your Mental Fitness: Current Recommendations

Sporting activities can bring about a long-term improvement in cognitive performance across all age groups. However, the effects differ between men and women, and not all sports provide the same … read more

New Clues to Predict the Risks Astronauts Will Face from Space Radiation on Long Missions

Researchers used a novel approach to test assumptions in a model used by NASA to predict health risks for … read more

New Universal Ebola Vaccine May Fight All Four Virus Species That Infect Humans

Infectious disease scientists report early development of a potential universal vaccine for Ebola viruses that preclinical tests show might neutralize all four species of these deadly viruses … read more

New ‘Toolbox’ for Urological Cancer Detection

Researchers have developed a new method for biomarker discovery of urological cancers. The method enables timely diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Urological cancers include e.g. prostate, bladder … read more

Importance of Mitochondrial Small Proteins in Energy Production

A small mitochondrial protein is necessary for energy production and its malfunction could be behind a range of degenerative diseases, according to new … read more

Treatment for Spasticity in Mice, Following Spinal Cord Injuries Discovered

In experiments with mice, researchers have studied neuronal mechanisms and found a way to by and large prevent spasticity from developing after spinal cord injuries. A new study shows that the … read more

Psychedelic Compound from Magic Mushrooms Produced in Yeast

Scientists prove that psilocybin, a potential drug for treating depression and other psychological conditions can be produced in … read more

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