Nanofibres developed for healing bone fractures
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In the future, it may be possible to use nanofibres to improve the attachment of bone implants, or the fibres may be used directly to scaffold bone regeneration. This would aid the healing of fractures and may enable the ...
New broad-spectrum antiviral protein can inhibit HIV, other pathogens in some primates
6 hours ago
University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered that a protein-coding gene called Schlafen11 (SLFN11) may induce a broad-spectrum cellular response against infection by viruses including HIV-1.
Interaction between antibiotics, obesity is complex
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(HealthDay)—The interaction between antibiotics and human growth and obesity is explored in a historical perspective piece published in the Jan. 17 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Tumor suppressor key in maintaining stem cell status in muscle
17 hours ago
A gene known to suppress tumor formation in a broad range of tissues plays a key role in keeping stem cells in muscles dormant until needed, a finding that may have implications for both human health and animal production, ...
Researchers find likely cause – and potential way to prevent – vision deterioration in space
18 hours ago
Vision deterioration in astronauts who spend a long time in space is likely due to the lack of a day-night cycle in intracranial pressure. But using a vacuum device to lower pressure for part of each day might prevent the ...
How solvents affect the skin
19 hours ago
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a method that makes it possible to see how individual molecules from solvents in skin creams, medicated ointments and cleaning products affect and interact with the ...
Racial bias in a heartbeat: How signals from the heart shape snap judgements about threat
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Our heartbeat can increase pre-existing racial biases when we face a potential threat, according to new research published in Nature Communications. In particular, participants were likely to misperceive a situation involving ...
Scientists discover drug that increases 'good' fat mass and function
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Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes identified an FDA-approved drug that can create the elusive and beneficial brown fat. Mice treated with the drug had more brown fat, faster metabolisms, and lower body weight gain, even ...
See how immune cells break through blood vessel walls
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In any given second, thousands of immune cells are poking holes in your blood vessels as they travel out of the blood stream to survey your organs for problems or join the fight against a pathogen. Despite the constant assault, ...
Calorie restriction lets monkeys live long and prosper
21 hours ago
Settling a persistent scientific controversy, a long-awaited report shows that restricting calories does indeed help rhesus monkeys live longer, healthier lives.