- More Than Inflammation- Probiotic May Benefit Whole Body
Data from a recent study demonstrate the anti-inflammatory and pathogen protection benefits of Bifidobacterium infantis 35624 a probiotic bacterial strain of human origin. New research in PLoS Pathogens says that the gastrointestinal benefits of probiotics ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 25 2008 - 8:46am
- Fat In Fat People Different Than Fat In Thin People
Not all fat is created equal, it seems. A Temple University study finds fat in obese patients is "sick" when compared to fat in lean patients. Why 'sick? When our bodies don't work properly, we say we're sick. The study in the Sept ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 27 2008 - 5:03pm
- Diabetes Breakthrough- Why Transplanted Insulin Cells Die
Transplantation of insulin-producing cell islets, so-called islets of langerhans is an appealing strategy for treatment of type 1 diabetes. But it turns out that these are short-lived, and the procedure needs to be repeated. Now researchers at Linköping Un ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 28 2008 - 9:43am
- Multipurpose Bacteria Can Resist Antibiotics
Bacteria save energy by producing proteins that moonlight, having different roles at different times, which may also protect the microbes from being killed. The moonlighting activity of one enzyme from the tuberculosis bacterium makes it partially resistan ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 2 2008 - 3:30pm
- New Synthetic Molecules Coax Stem Cells To Differentiate
Scientists have designed, developed and tested new molecular tools for stem cell research to direct the formation of certain tissue types for use in drug development programmes. A collaborative team of scientists from Durham University and the North East E ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 2 2008 - 9:32pm
- 68 Molecules May Hold The Key To Understanding Disease
Why is it that the origins of many serious diseases remain a mystery? In considering that question, a scientist at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has come up with a unified molecular view of the indivisible unit of life, the cel ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 4 2008 - 12:44am
- Milk Prevents Antibiotics From Working- Study
Milk may help prevent potentially dangerous bacteria like Staphylococcus from being killed by antibiotics used to treat animals, scientists heard today at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn meeting being held this week at Trinity College, D ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 7 2008 - 7:02pm
- Cx43- Successful Pregnancy And Gap Junction Protein Linked
Researchers studying a critical stage of pregnancy – implantation of the embryo in the uterus – have found a protein that is vital to the growth of new blood vessels that sustain the embryo. Without this protein, which is produced in higher quantities in t ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 10 2008 - 11:36am
- Helicopter Moms, Mutant Mice And Oncoprotein 18
Rutgers geneticist Gleb Shumyatsky has shown that the same gene that controls innate fear in animals also promotes "helicopter mom" behavior in female animals, where they instinctively protect newborn pups and interact cautiously with unknown pe ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 15 2008 - 6:19pm
- Stem Cell Research Breakthrough In Spinal Injury Treatment
Manipulating embryo-derived stem cells before transplanting them may hold the key to optimizing stem cell technologies for repairing spinal cord injuries in humans, according to research published in the Journal of Biology. They say it may lead to cell bas ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 18 2008 - 4:32pm