Using a different type of MRI imaging, researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered previously unrecognized differences in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder. In particular, the study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, revealed differences in the white matter of patients' brains and in the cerebellum.
For a skin cell to do its job, it must turn on a completely different set of genes than a liver cell — and keep genes it doesn’t need switched off. One way of turning off large groups of genes at once is to send them to “time-out” at the edge of the nucleus, where they are kept quiet.
Some children are more sensitive to their environments, for better and for worse. Now Duke University researchers have identified a gene variant that may serve as a marker for these children, who are among society’s most vulnerable.
Researchers at Duke University have now mapped out another system, a cell-to-cell connection between the gut and the nervous system, that may be more direct than the release of hormones in the blood.
Scientists have traditionally studied bacteria in large numbers, not individually. Working with tens of millions of cells in a culture flask, they tracked their growth by looking at how much the cells dimmed light passing through a tube.
The investment made by Nestle Health Science, a subsidiary of Nestle, will help fund the next stage of development for the startup's CDI treatment.
The Eppendorf Reference 2 is the successor to the Reference pipette, and features a new design, reduced weight and operating forces and multi-channel versions. The Eppendorf Reference 2 ensures complete traceability through the use of an embedded RFID chip containing all the instrument’s relevant data, including serial number and certificate of conformity.
The fructose-glucose mixture found in high-fructose corn syrup was more toxic to mice than sucrose or table sugar.
Studies consistently show that people born weighing 6 pounds or less face an increased risk for type 2 diabetes as adults.
Scientists discovered that a genome editing tool can precisely and efficiently alter human stem cells.
No other injury has sidelined more athletes for a season or even the rest of a career.
Vanderbilt University researcher William Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues in Germany and Canada have demonstrated a method for detecting “cell-free” tumor DNA in the bloodstream.
Researchers have developed an entirely new type of pill that tricks the body into thinking it has consumed calories, causing it to burn fat.
Patients are benefitting from new technology that detects microscopic amounts of cancer cells on removed tumor tissue not visible during or following surgical intervention.
The idea that breast cancer becomes more prevalent with age is fairly well established, but the reasons why are still uncertain. Now, scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have new insights into why older women are more susceptible to breast cancer.