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Researchers have used a novel and first-of-its-kind newborn mouse model to study the effect of high oxygen concentrations, or hyperoxia, on lung development of...

Little-known protein appears to play important role in obesity and metabolic disease

With unexpected findings about a protein that's highly expressed in fat tissue, scientists have opened the door to critical new understandings about obesity and...

Only eat oysters in months with an 'r'? Rule of thumb is at least...

Foodie tradition dictates only eating wild oysters during months containing the letter 'r' -- from September to April. Now, a new study suggests people...

Genetic discovery holds implications for better immunity, longer life

Wrinkles on the skin of a microscopic worm might provide the key to a longer, healthier life for humans. Working with Caenorhabditis elegans, a...

How the brain detects the rhythms of speech

Neuroscientists have discovered how the listening brain scans speech to break it down into syllables. The findings provide for the first time a neural...

Probing the role of an inflammation resolution sensor in obesity and heart failure

After heart attack injury, ALX/FPR2 is activated by resolvin D1 in immune cells in the spleen and in immune cells at the heart attack...

Technique identifies T cells primed for certain allergies or infections

Researchers can now identify T cells reactive to a particular target from a patient's cells, and to perform high-throughput single-cell RNA sequencing of those...

Chronic opioid therapy can disrupt sleep, increase risk of sleep disorders

Patients and medical providers should be aware that chronic opioid use can interfere with sleep by reducing sleep efficiency and increasing the risk of...

Daily cannabis use lowers odds of using illicit opioids among people who have chronic...

For those using illicit opioids to manage their chronic pain, cannabis may be a beneficial -- and a less dangerous -- alternative, according to...

Evidence in mice that childhood asthma is influenced by the neurotransmitter dopamine

Neurons that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine communicate with T cells to enhance allergic inflammation in the lungs of young mice but not older mice,...

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