trans fats

Research Suggests Bans On Trans Fats

People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions, according to a new study conducted by researchers at...
progesterone

Progesterone And Bisexuality: Is There A Link?

Bisexuality is quite common among men and women whose mothers received additional doses of the sex hormone progesterone while pregnant. This is one of the findings of a study led by June Reinisch, Director...
Zika virus protein NS5

Zika Virus Protein Mapped To Speed Search For Cure

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A study published today shows how Indiana University scientists are speeding the path to new treatments for the Zika virus, an infectious disease linked to birth defects in infants in South...
weight loss

Study Confirms Prescription Weight Loss Medication Helps With Opiate Addiction Recovery

GALVESTON, Texas - Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone. In a study published in ACS...
The Brain's Vascular Network

Electrical ‘Switch’ In Brain’s Vascular Network Monitors Activity And Controls Blood Flow

All it takes is the flip of a protein "switch" within the tiny wire-like capillaries of the brain to increase the blood flow that ensures optimal brain function. New research has uncovered that capillaries...
melanoblast

Watching how ‘young’ cells move gives clues on skin cancer spread

We all start life as a fertilised egg, but for this to develop into an embryo each cell has to go through a step-by-step process. It’s a carefully choreographed journey that combines how cells divide...
celgro

Orthocell Announced Tolerability Results Positive for CelGro in Human Nerve Regeneration

Regenerative medicine company Orthocell is pleased to announce positive initial safety and tolerability results for its CelGro collagen-based medical device, in a clinical study examining its use to augment the repair of nerve damage. The...
GBSI

GBSI reports encouraging progress toward improved research reproducibility by year 2020

One year after the Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) issued its Reproducibility 2020 challenge and action plan for the biomedical research community, the organization reports encouraging progress toward the goal to significantly improve the...
brain chemistry

How humans bond: The brain chemistry revealed

In new research published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Northeastern University psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett found, for the first time, that the neurotransmitter dopamine is involved in...
The American College Of Medical Genetics And Genomics Weighs In On Gene Editing

The American College Of Medical Genetics And Genomics Weighs In On Gene Editing

Wouldn't it be simple if science fiction remained fictional and scientific discoveries were made at a pace that we were comfortable with? But, certain scientific discoveries, like human genome editing, challenge our thinking on many different levels. There...