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Toxoplasma Hijacks Starvation Response in Host Cells to Pilfer Nutrients

News   Jun 20, 2019 | Original story by Indiana University

Dangerous Brain Parasite "Orders In" for Dinner

This image shows increased expression of an arginine transporter (CAT1, green) in host cells infected with Toxoplasma parasites (nuclei stained blue). Image credit: Indiana University School of Medicine



Taking Out the Cellular "Trash" Is Harder as Neurons Age


Cells dispose of harmful "trash" through autophagy, a normal and necessary process in which aggregated proteins and dysfunctional structures are handled. If any part of this fails, waste builds up inside cells, eventually killing them. According to a new study, as cells age, their ability to shed harmful refuse declines.


Acute Light at Night Doesn't Disrupt Circadian Rhythms


Either to check the time or waste time, people often look at their smartphones after waking in the middle of the night.While this acute burst of light does make it more difficult to fall back to sleep, a new study reports that it won't interfere with the
body's overall circadian rhythms.


A Warm Bath Before Bed Makes for Better Sleep


Biomedical engineers may have found a way for people to get better shuteye. Systematic review protocols — a method used to search for and analyze relevant data — allowed researchers to analyze thousands of studies linking water-based passive body heating, or bathing and showering with warm/hot water, with improved sleep quality.



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