How Has the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Impacted Wildlife Health?
Scientists have conducted research on the effects of life-long radiation exposures to wildlife that remained in the Fukushima exclusion zone, examining biomarkers of DNA damage and stress.
Circadian Rhythm in Heart Cells Uncovered
An MRC study has shown how circadian rhythms in heart cells help to change heart function and may explain why shift workers are more vulnerable to heart problems.
Cellular Environments Shape Molecular Architecture
Researchers glean a more complete picture of a structure called the nuclear pore complex by studying it directly inside cells.
Investigating Why Small Cell Lung Cancer Is So Aggressive
The Human Tumor Atlas Network was created to develop high-resolution maps of many kinds of cancer so that doctors could have a more complete view of the textured terrain of tumors, including how they become more deadly. The first such atlas for small cell lung cancer is now ready for viewing.
Metabolic Restoration for HIV-Infected Patients a Potential Therapeutic Approach
Researchers have found that optimizing the energy metabolism of CD4 lymphocytes enables people with HIV-1 to better defend themselves against the virus.
Unicellular Organism Is Missing Genes That Are Vital to Copying and Distributing Its DNA
Carpediemonas membranifera, a unicellular organism that lives on marine shorelines, has been found to miss genes that are vital to copying and distributing its DNA.
Assessing Early Biochemical Alterations in Tumors
Researchers have demonstrated that optical spectroscopy can be used as a non-invasive means to determine complex biochemical changes in cancers treated with immunotherapy.
Microbe Engineered To Make Chemical That Is Unknown in Nature
Scientists have engineered bacteria that can make a molecule that, until now, could only be synthesized in a laboratory.
How the Aging Brain Is Harmed by Highly Processed Foods
Four weeks on a diet of highly processed food led to a strong inflammatory response in the brains of aging rats that was accompanied by behavioral signs of memory loss, a new study has found.
Connecting Genes to Diseases Through Proteins
A new study published in Science generated data on thousands of proteins circulating in our blood and combined this with genetic data to produce a map showing how genetic differences that affect these proteins link together seemingly diverse as well as related diseases.