LMU scientists have developed a method to measure the activity of genes more efficiently and thus gain a better understanding of biological processes.
- Genome Biology
A large, observational study found that heart complications within one month after an ischemic stroke (blocked blood flow to the brain) are very common. This “stroke-heart syndrome” may put stroke survivors at higher risk for death, heart attack or another stroke within five years.
In a new study published in Nature Communications, researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have revealed how poxviruses build their scaffold - a temporary protein coat that forms and disappears as the virus matures.
- Nature Communications
- Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
While new mothers frequently take on a greater share of housework than their spouses, this effect is even more pronounced in mothers who earn more than fathers, new research from the University of Bath shows. Rational economic theory suggests parenthood and the resulting income and time pressure should lead to a more efficient sharing of household chores. However, the study of more than 6,000 heterosexual North American married households revealed this is not the case.
- Work Employment and Society
A collaborative research project has investigated the physiological changes in Japanese Black cattle during their unique feeding process, paving the way for evaluating their metabolic status and an even tastier cut of meat.
- Scientific Reports
Gene editing technology has been used to pinpoint new molecular targets for treating an aggressive form of leukemia in adults.
- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, SENSHIN Medical Research Foundation, Takeda Science Foundation, ERANET-PLL, NIH/National Cancer Institute