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Two boats of researchers in the Antarctic ocean.

Novel Antarctic Bacteria May Have Medical, Nutritional and Environmental Applications

A scientific collaboration is experimenting with two new bacteria discovered in the Antarctic ten years ago, in order to verify the possibility of applications in healthcare, food processing and environmental rehabilitation.
A glucometer lies on pages of information on diabetes.

Druggable Protein’s Role in Obesity and Diabetes Defined

Researchers have identified a novel signaling molecule that could lead to the development of novel therapeutics for the prevention and treatment of obesity and diabetes.
The double helix structure of DNA.

Large-Scale Study Explores How Ancestry Correlates With Biomedical Traits

Novel research examines the relationship between complex traits and non-European ancestry.
A plastic brain model.

“Jumping Genes” Trigger Inflammation in Alzheimer’s

Researchers from The University of Texas San Antonio have identified a molecular process that leads to abnormal RNA production in Alzheimer’s disease and a rare brain disorder, progressive supranuclear palsy. The abnormal RNA behaves similarly to inflammatory triggers in viral infections.
A doctor looking at a CT scan.

Deep Learning Aids Development of Super-Resolution Ultrasound

Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology used deep learning to develop a new framework for super-resolution ultrasound.
Three cells, showing the gene Chinmo in green, pink and blue, respectively. Each cell is a different size based on the level of Chinmo present.

Meet Chinmo, the "Youth Gene"

Researchers have recently revealed that the gene Chinmo is resoposible for establishing the juvenile stage in insects, and may play a key role in metamorphosis.
Small, round bacteria, joined together to make chains.

Even Bacteria Need a Little Stress Relief

Researchers from Japan have found that a bacterial nanomachine with an unusual cellular location can protect cells from stressful environments.
A speech bubble on a grey background.

How Science Can Choose Less Stigmatizing Language

Word choice matters—a lot— when it comes to research. That's the conclusion of a new study that analyzed HIV-related stigmatizing language published in scientific literature from 2010 to 2020.
Human torso with organs and bones visible.

“Jumping Genes” Alter Human Colon Genomes

According to a study, "jumping genes" can become activated and disrupt genomic functions throughout an individual's lifetime, particularly in the colorectal epithelium.
Nerve cells connecting to one another.

Potential Target for Treating Neurological Disorders Identified From the Brain’s Protein-Degradation Machine

A new study has revealed that the brain's essential component, the 19s regulatory particle, has an independent "moonlighting" role at synapses, and thus might offer new opportunities in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of neurological disorders.