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A magnifying glass over human ovaries with five other human organs pictured around it.

New “Atlas” of the Human Ovary a Step Towards Artificial Ovaries

A new “atlas” of the human ovary provides insights that could lead to treatments restoring ovarian hormone production and the ability to have biologically related children, according to University of Michigan engineers.
A 3D model of a human brain.

Protein Linked to Early Onset Dementia

Researchers have known that a less common protective variant of a gene called TMEM106B may slow disease progression, and now they have new insight into how parts of the protein produced by the TMEM106B gene may increase risk.
A strand of RNA.

RNA Molecules in Brain Nerve Cells Display Lifelong Stability

Certain RNA molecules in the nerve cells in the brain last a lifetime without being renewed, reports a new study that hopes to decipher the complex aging process in the brain.
An RNA molecule.

New Study Reveals Lifelong Persistence of Key RNA Molecules in Nerve Cells

For the first time in mammals, the study shows that RNA, an essential group of molecules important for various biological processes inside the cell, can persist throughout life.
Double helix structure of DNA.

Genetic Variants in Two Genes Finds Six-Fold Impact on Obesity Risk

Cambridge researchers have identified genetic variants in two genes that have some of the largest impacts on obesity risk discovered to date.
View of a petri dish with cholera bacteria (Vibrio cholerae).

Tiny RNA Molecules Play Key Role in Bacterial Defense Against Viruses

A research team has examined in detail the complex interaction of attack and defence strategies when cholera-causing bacteria are infected with a bacteriophage known as VP882 and discovered that tiny RNA molecules play a decisive role.
A cell.

Study Reveals How Proteins Attach to G-Quadruplexes

Researchers from Aarhus University and the Italian Institute of Technology have discovered how certain proteins can attach to special structures in RNA, called G-quadruplexes.
Protein structure.

Scientists Create Atomic-Level Models of Enzymes Linked to Lupus and Alzheimer's

Scripps Research scientists create atomic-level structural models of enzymes associated with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, including lupus and Alzheimer’s.
A woman breastfeeding a baby.

Infant Gut Microbiomes Have Circadian Rhythms Unaffected by Diet

Infant gut microbiomes oscillate with a circadian rhythm, even when they are cultivated outside of the body. Researchers report that the rhythm is detectable as early as 2 weeks after birth but becomes more pronounced with age.
Military personnel.

FDA Clears Whole Blood Test for TBI in Military Troops

A new whole-blood test for assessing traumatic brain injury in army troops has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance.