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How Blows to the Head Cause Numerous Small Swellings Along the Length of Neuronal Axons

Researchers from The Ohio State University have discovered how blows to the head cause numerous small swellings along the length of neuronal axons. The study, “Polarity of varicosity initiation in central neuron mechanosensation,” which will be...
6-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gut Bacteria Could Protect Cancer Patients and Pregnant Women From Listeria, Study Suggests


Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York have discovered that bacteria living in the gut provide a first line of defense against severe Listeria infections. The study, which will be published June 6 in The Journal of...
31-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Identify Protein Linked to Chronic Heart Failure


Researchers in Japan have identified a receptor protein on the surface of heart cells that promotes chronic heart failure. The study, “Corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 2 exacerbates chronic cardiac dysfunction,” which will be published...
22-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Uncover Key Role for MicroRNA in Inflammatory Bowel Disease


An international team of researchers has discovered that a microRNA produced by certain white blood cells can prevent excessive inflammation in the intestine. The study, “Myeloid-derived miR-223 regulates intestinal inflammation via repression of...
3-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Explains Extraordinary Resilience of Deadly Bacterium


Researchers at the University of Maryland have identified how the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa uses tension-activated membrane channels to stop itself from swelling up and bursting when it is suddenly exposed to water. The study,...
12-Apr-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Describe Ultrasensitive Detection of Protein Linked to Multiple Autoimmune Diseases


Researchers in France have developed a new method that will allow doctors to detect minute amounts of a protein called interferon- in patient samples. The technique, which is described in the study “Detection of interferon- protein reveals...
18-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Anthrax Spores Use RNA Coat to Mislead Immune System


Researchers from Harvard Medical School have discovered that the body’s immune system initially detects the presence of anthrax spores by recognizing RNA molecules that coat the spores’ surface. But this prompts an unfavorable immune response...
5-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Develop Mouse That Could Provide Advance Warning of Next Flu Pandemic


Researchers in Germany have developed a transgenic mouse that could help scientists identify new influenza virus strains with the potential to cause a global pandemic. The mouse is described in a study, “In vivo evasion of MxA by avian influenza...
4-Apr-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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