Credit: CC0 Public Domain Last year, researchers Tobias Cronberg and Niklas Mattsson at Lund University in Sweden published a study showing serum tau levels to be a new and promising marker for identifying patients with severe brain damage after cardiac arrest. Together with Marion Moseby Knappe, they have now discovered that the protein Neurofilament light […]Continue Reading ...
This is a computer graphic of an RNA molecule. Credit: Richard Feldmann/Wikipedia Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most common type of blood cancer where cancer cells accumulate in the bone marrow, crowding out healthy blood cells. Studies on MM development have traditionally focused mostly on DNA abnormalities, but a team of researchers from the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain In the largest clinical microbiome study in infants reported to date, a team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine explored the sequence of microbial colonization in the infant gut through age 4 and found distinct stages of development in the microbiome that were associated with early life exposures. Published […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain What do medical biomarkers do on evenings and weekends, when they might be considered off the clock? The hidden lives of medical biomarkers are the focus of a recent study in Nature Communications by Jonathan Mosley, MD, Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, and colleagues from Vanderbilt University Medical […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Australians who have higher incomes and greater wealth are more likely to experience better mental health throughout their lives, new research led by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre has found. The research, published in the journal Health Sociology Review, examined data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain To the great surprise of cancer researchers, a protein they investigated for its possible role in cancer turned out to be a powerful regulator of metabolism. The Georgetown University-led study found that forced expression of this protein in a laboratory strain of obese mice showed a remarkable reduction of their fat […]Continue Reading ...
Interfacial cytocompatibility and morphological induction of human tenocytes on the tendon scaffold with anisotropic architecture. A) metabolic analysis and confocal images of human tenocytes that show proliferative cell growth without inducing cytotoxicity at the cell-material interface of the tendon scaffolds (green – live cells, red – dead cells). B) Representative cell angular frequency curves of […]Continue Reading ...
3D organ on a chip device, which enables real-time continuous monitoring of cells, and could be used to develop new treatments for disease while reducing the number of animals used in research. Credit: Roisin Owens Researchers have developed a three-dimensional ‘organ on a chip’ which enables real-time continuous monitoring of cells, and could be used […]Continue Reading ...
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Satish Srinivasan, Ph.D. Credit: OMRF Scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have broken new ground in understanding how the lymphatic system works, potentially opening the door for future therapies. The lymphatic system is a network of vessels and lymph nodes that spans the entire body. It is critical for […]Continue Reading ...
Zebrafish that lacked a manganese-related gene grew curved spines. An inability to properly use the essential mineral manganese could be to blame for some cases of severe scoliosis, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Credit: Gabriel Haller Nobody knows why some children’s backs start to curve to […]Continue Reading ...
Images and schematics of the abdominal imaging window (AIW), a) schematic representation of the surgical procedure, b,c) top and bottom view of the AIW, d,e) lateral view of the AIW (scale bar = 10 mm), f) the AIW immediately post-transplantation in the abdominal muscle, the area of the implanted graft is seen in yellow dashes, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Peter Griffin/Public Domain A study published in Scientific Reports by researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil, in partnership with colleagues in the United States and Norway, shows that the lack of muscle stimulus results in a buildup of inadequately processed proteins in muscle cells and consequently leads to muscle weakness […]Continue Reading ...
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