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...
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...
virulent bacteria

Bacterial survival strategy: Splitting into virulent and non-virulent subtypes

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a survival strategy that harmful bacteria can use to outsmart the human immune response, resulting...
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...

How protein production gets distorted in skin cancer

"A cell's identity depends on the levels of proteins it produces, and these can be altered by changes in the way proteins are translated...

Cytotoxins contribute to virulence of bacterial infections

Beginning in the mid-1980s, an epidemic of severe invasive infections caused by Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyogenes), also known as group A streptococcus (GAS), occurred...

Basement membrane protein influences the connection of blood vessel cells

Which molecular mechanisms are at work when, in the case of inflammation, immune cells migrate from the blood vessel into the tissue? Researchers at...

Renewed Cleaning Efforts For Scopes Not Enough To Vanquish Bacteria

Rigorous cleaning practices don’t ensure that medical scopes are free of contamination, and many of these reusable devices have scratches and dents that could...