In a study of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), those who reported spending every day in the sun as teenagers developed the disease an average of 1.9 years later than those who did not spend days in the sun.
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A team of scientists are exploring how this species of mollusk reacts to environmental shifts in the ocean.
A person’s brain activity appears to be as unique as his or her fingerprints, a new imaging study shows. These brain “connectivity profiles” alone allow researchers to identify individuals from the fMRI images of brain activity of more than 100 people, according to the study published Oct. 12 in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
Using computational modeling, researchers have come up with a design for a better liposome. Their findings, while theoretical, could provide the basis for efficiently constructing new vehicles for nanodrug delivery.
Researchers have found that the breast cancer drug tamoxifen gives white blood cells a boost, better enabling them to respond to, ensnare and kill bacteria in laboratory experiments. Tamoxifen treatment in mice also enhances clearance of the antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogen MRSA and reduces mortality.
Now you see it, now you don't. A new type of heart stent that works like dissolving stitches, slowly going away after it has done its job, passed its first major test in a large study, doctors said Monday.
Tests of a similar nature take 15 to 20 minutes to find traces of gluten in food.
Two recently published papers have laid the groundwork for creating a potential ‘exercise pill.’
A new study has found that women born during summer months are more likely to be healthy as adults. Part of the reason could be due to getting more sun during pregnancy, which can lead to higher birth weight and later onset of puberty, said authors of the study, which was published in the journal Heliyon.
The great whales are carnivores, feeding on tiny, shrimp-like animals such as krill. Moreover, the microbes that live in whales’ guts — the microbiome — resemble those of other meat-eaters. But scientists now have evidence that the whale microbiome shares traits with that of creatures not known to eat meat: cows.
Keeping track of time is critical for many tasks, such as playing the piano, swinging a tennis racket, or holding a conversation. Neuroscientists have now figured out how neurons in one part of the brain measure time intervals and accurately reproduce them.
Working with gut stem cells from humans and mice, scientists have successfully grown healthy intestine atop a 3-D scaffold made of a substance used in surgical sutures.
Proteins can fold in different ways depending on their environment. These different configurations change the function of the protein; misfolding is frequently associated with diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Using a new technique known as sensitivity-enhanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), researchers have shown that they can analyze the structure that a yeast protein forms as it interacts with other proteins in a cell.
California has adopted the toughest limits in the nation on the use of antibiotics in healthy livestock, barring their routine use to prevent illness or promote growth.
The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle-cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder.
Bioscience Bulletin: Why Elephants Don’t Get Cancer, Nobel Prize Awards, and Mind Controlled DevicesOctober 9, 2015 3:13 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Comments
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