Going hungry at an early age can cause lifelong health problems. But the extent of malnutrition's damage depends on mom's diet too -- at least in worms. A Duke University study of the tiny nematode worm C. elegans finds that young worms that don't get anything to eat in the first few days of life are buffered from early starvation's worst effects if their mothers had also been underfed.
Using supercomputing to model the largest atomic level system of the tumor suppression protein p53 to date -- over 1.5 million atoms.
The Pacific spiny dogfish shark is a master at recycling the ocean's toxic ammonia and converting it into useful urea, according to new research from University of British Columbia zoologists. Animals typically eat protein in order to grow, but sharks also require protein to continually replenish urea in their tissues. The urea keeps the fish from drying out in salty seawater.
Researchers have found that many teens and young adults with chronic liver conditions suffer from depression and anxiety, which can have considerable impacts on their emotional and physical health. The findings, which are published in Liver Transplantation, indicate that greater attention should be directed to the mental health of these young patients.
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive cancer known for drug resistance and relapse. In an effort to uncover new treatment strategies, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center discovered that a cell surface molecule known as CD98 promotes AML. The study also shows that inhibiting CD98 with the therapeutic antibody IGN523 blocks AML growth in patient-derived cells and mouse models.
A novel mobile application enabling smartphones to capture and transmit images from inside the mouth, along with details on the dental emergency to provide the information dentists need to make a decision on what -- and how urgently -- care is needed has been developed and tested.
A new study shows that embryonic nerve cells can functionally integrate into local neural networks when transplanted into damaged areas of the visual cortex of adult mice.
University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that mapping cancer cells to published reference genomes is less accurate than mapping them to genomes of healthy cells from same subject.
Methamphetamine users who described themselves as impulsive were more likely to have started taking the drug at an earlier age, a study of more than 150 users showed.
A recent Cochrane Review has found evidence from randomized trials, that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks.