- Fear Is Stronger Than Hope For Worriers Trying To Get Fit, Says Research
Fear of looking unattractive can be a stronger motivation for keeping people going to the gym than the hope of looking good, a study says. ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 27 2007 - 10:40am
- Doctors Against Commercial Genetic Tests; Protectionism Or Better Medicine?
Direct-to-consumer advertising for commercial genetic testing is on the rise and may be problematic, according to a Massachusetts General Hospital physician. In the December issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Erin Tracy, MD, MPH, warns that such testing ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 1 2007 - 11:37am
- Wound Healing Discovery: Cells Unlock Growth Factor 'Mechanically'
New research published today in the Journal of Cell Biology illuminates the mechanical factors that play a critical role in the differentiation and function of fibroblasts, connective tissue cells that play a role in wound healing and scar tissue formation ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 17 2007 - 11:41am
- Critical Power: Why Exertion Leads To Exhaustion
Scientists have found an explanation for runners who struggle to increase their pace, cyclists who can’t pedal any faster and swimmers who can’t speed up their strokes. Researchers from the University of Exeter and Kansas State University have discovered t ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 20 2007 - 12:19pm
- Subcellular Drug Transport Now Open Notebook Science
I recently reported on a new collaborator who agreed to work with us in the open on modelling subcellular drug transport. I am very pleased to report that Gus Rosania has now created an entire wiki (1CellPK) for his lab to use as an open notebook. ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Dec 25 2007 - 6:12am
- Do Women With Long Ring Fingers Have Greater Risk For Arthritis?
Index to ring finger length ratio (2D:4D) is a trait known for its sexual differences. Men typically have shorter second than fourth digits; in women, these fingers tend to be about equal in length. Smaller 2D:4D ratios have intriguing hormonal connections ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 2 2008 - 8:49pm
- Constipated Worms Release Details Of How Protons Help Digestion
Muscles usually contract when a neurotransmitter molecule is released from nerve cells onto muscle cells. But University of Utah scientists discovered that bare subatomic protons can act like larger, more complex neurotransmitters, making gut muscles contr ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 9 2008 - 3:47pm
- Indentified: Genes Linked To Lupus In Women
An international consortium of scientists has identified multiple genes that are linked to systemic lupus erythematosus, a devastating autoimmune disease that affects between 1 million and 2 million Americans. Reporting in Nature Genetics, the scientists a ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 21 2008 - 9:31am
- Targeting GABA Receptors Yields A Step Forward In Pain Therapy
Our bodies sense painful stimuli through certain receptors located in the skin, in joints and many internal organs. Specialized nerve fibers relay these signals coming from the periphery to the brain, where pain becomes conscious. “The spinal cord is place ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 21 2008 - 5:43pm
- Xeroderma Pigmentosum
The first descriptions of the disease are found again in the Textbook of Dermatology, published in 1874, "On disease of the skin, including exanthemata" London- New Sydenham Society, Hebra F.-Kaposi M. The term "Xeroderma Pigmentosum" w ...
Article - Camillo Di Cicco - Mar 6 2010 - 1:09pm