At first glance, the eyes of mammals and those of insects do not seem to have much in common. However, a comparison of the neural circuits for detecting motion shows surprising parallels between flies and mice.
Delirium, an acute state of confusion, often affects older adults following surgery or serious illness. Now, a study confirms that inflammation—an immune response that develops when the body attempts to protect itself from harmful stimuli—plays a role in the onset of delirium.
Following several years of research and collaboration, physicians and engineers say they have developed a computer platform that provides rapid, real-time feedback before and during facial transplant surgery, which may someday improve face-jaw-teeth alignment between donor and recipient.
The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers similar to that for other livestock farmers.
A team of researchers has identified more than 40 new “imprinted” genes, in which either the maternal or paternal copy of a gene is expressed while the other is silenced. The findings, described in a recent paper in eLife, reveal how genomic imprinting can dramatically expand biological diversity, and could have important implications for understanding the brain.
Eating for pure pleasure instead of hunger is controlled by a hormone in the brain, according to new Rutgers University research. The work could point to brain-first targets to combat the burgeoning obesity epidemic, according to the scientists.
The scientists are presenting their research this morning at the 2015 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Atlanta.
Waters Corporation introduced the Waters ACQUITY Arc System, a quaternary liquid chromatograph that gives analytical laboratories running established LC methods a clear choice for replicating or improving their separations performance
Scientists have devised a new strategy to precisely modify human T cells using the genome-editing system known as CRISPR/Cas9.
Federal health regulators on Tuesday approved an inflatable medical balloon that aids weight loss by filling up space in the stomach.
Wild chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda are increasingly eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, according to a long-term international study published in the early version of the journal PLOS ONE.
As gene sequencing has gotten faster and cheaper, clinicians and researchers are able to use genomic data to study, diagnose, and develop a course of treatment for a variety of individual cancers. MAGI, an open-source tool lets users compare their data with enormous cancer genetics datasets.
An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday.
Personalized medicine could get a push forward from a new technique that reduces the number of cells needed for epigenomic analysis from millions to just 100.
Torrey Pines Scientific, Inc. announces its new EchoTherm Model CO50 Programmable HPLC Column Chiller/Heater. The unit has a temperature range from 4.0°C to 100.0°C readable and settable to 0.1°C.