Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise.
Getting older isn’t all bad. New research from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland found the older population needs less sleep than younger counterparts, and feels more awake during the day.
Seward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher laboratory paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, has launched a new range of instantly soluble, sterile media products.
In two new studies, researchers from across the country have begun to design the framework on which to build the emerging field of nanoinformatics.
Brain scans from 8-year-old children can predict gains in their mathematical ability over the next six years, according to a new study.
In experiments with 500,000 genetically engineered zebrafish embryos, scientists report they have developed a potentially better and more accurate way to screen for useful drugs, and they have used it to identify 24 drug candidates that increase the number of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.
New research shows that bird beaks are the result of skeletal changes controlled by two genetic pathways, shedding light on the origins of one of nature’s most efficient tools.
A new way to generate oligodendrocytes has potential to enhance treatments for brain injury, MS, Alzheimer’s and more.
Results from the study were published online in the journal Pediatric Obesity.
Throughout history, information has been stored through ever-changing channels, and increasingly people store pictures, work and other important information digitally. But how do we ensure that important information can be preserved for the long-haul, for even tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of years? Presenting at the ACS Conference in Boston this week, Robert N. Grass, Ph.D., ETH Zurich, suggests we look to DNA.
The new, self-laminating CILS-8/91000 label range safeguards text against ultra-low temperatures and provides extra-secure adhesion, offering fully computer-printable, instantly durable labeling for liquid nitrogen storage.
Risk for premature birth is linked to the composition of the vaginal bacterial community in the mother during pregnancy, according to a new study that tracked the body’s microbial communities on a week-by-week basis during pregnancy.
In what appears to be an unexpected challenge to a long-accepted fact of biology, researchers say they have found that ribosomes — the molecular machines in all cells that build proteins — can sometimes do so even within the so-called untranslated regions of the ribbons of genetic material known as messenger RNA (mRNA).
New research has identified a series of naturally occurring molecular steps—known as a pathway—that can dampen the production of amyloid-β. These results suggest a new route in the search for Alzheimer’s therapies.
There may be two new ways to fight AIDS -- using a heat shock protein or a small molecule - to attack fibrils in semen associated with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) during the initial phases of infection, according to new research.