A new tool for modeling the human gut microbiome

Engineers have designed a device that replicates the lining of the colon. With the device, they can grow human colon cells along with oxygen-intolerant...

Land use changes may increase disease outbreak risks

Global changes in land use are disrupting the balance of wild animal communities in our environment, and species that carry diseases known to infect...

The yin and yang of inflammation controlled by a single molecule

Researchers have now identified a protein called histone deacetylase 3 (HDAC3) as the orchestrator of the immune system's inflammation response to infection. By using...

Gut microbes shape our antibodies before we are infected by pathogens

Because the microbiota is so complex, containing hundreds of different bacterial species, it is not known how the presence of microbes in the intestine...

New light on how ovarian cancer grows and evolves

Medical researchers provide new insights into how ovarian cancer grows and evolves within a person. Source: sd

Discovery shows promise for treating Huntington's Disease

Scientists have identified a new enzyme called 'TBK1' that plays a central role in regulating the degradation and clearance of the huntingtin protein and...

New molecule reverses Alzheimer's-like memory decline

A drug candidate previously shown to slow aging in brain cells, successfully reversed memory loss in a mouse model of inherited Alzheimer's disease. The...

Increased global mortality linked to arsenic exposure in rice-based diets

Rice is the most widely consumed staple food source for a large part of the world's population. It has now been confirmed that rice...

Key brain region was 'recycled' as humans developed the ability to read

A new study offers evidence that the brain's inferotemporal cortex, which is specialized to perform object recognition, has been repurposed for a key component...

Can sleep protect us from forgetting old memories?

Researchers report that sleep may help people to learn continuously through their lifetime by encoding new memories and protecting old ones. Source: sd

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A new study found that 50 minutes of dry heat in an electric cooker decontaminated N95 respirators inside and out while maintaining their filtration...

Training neural circuits early in development improves response

When it comes to training neural circuits for tissue engineering or biomedical applications, a new study suggests a key parameter: Train them young. Source: sd

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A new study concludes that opening clinics dedicated specifically to treating influenza can limit the number of people infected and help to 'flatten the...