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Toxoplasmosis Infection? No Fear!
News   Jan 15, 2020

A new study has revealed how the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis colonizes the mouse brain in the form of cysts to such an extent that it drastically alters the mouse’s behavior.

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Cannabinoids Improve Endometriosis Symptoms in Mouse Model
News   Jan 15, 2020

Initial results from treating endometriosis in mice with cannabinoids suggest that they may be able to relieve some symptoms of the disease.

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BPA's Replacement Could Be Harmful Too
News   Jan 15, 2020

BPS, a replacement to the harmful BPA found in food packaging and some toys, can hinder heart function within minutes of a single exposure, according to a new study.

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Skin Cancer Suppressor Uncovered
News   Jan 15, 2020

Researchers from the University of Bath have discovered a molecule with the ability to suppress melanoma tumors.

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Nuclear Waste Could Be More Useful Than You Might Think
News   Jan 15, 2020

Chemists have found a new use for the waste product of nuclear power - transforming an unused stockpile into a versatile compound which could be used to create valuable commodity chemicals as well as new energy sources.

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Artificial Muscle Sheets Transform Stem Cells Into Bone
News   Jan 15, 2020

Specifically programmed materials can, under specific conditions, encourage stem cells to transform into bone cells – as revealed by a German research team under the leadership of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht.

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Team Discover How Cannabinoids Fuel Growth of HPV-related Head and Neck Cancer
News   Jan 15, 2020

Researchers have uncovered the molecular mechanism triggered by the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the cannabinoid that causes people to feel the euphoria or “high” associated with cannabis – in the bloodstream that accelerates cancer growth in patients with HPV-positive head and neck cancers.

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New Regulatory Mechanisms of Cell Growth Decoded
News   Jan 15, 2020

Researchers have uncovered more information about a central interface between the cell and its environment, and how it functions in cell growth.

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A Simple Twist of Cell Fate
News   Jan 15, 2020

U-M researchers are shedding new light on the ways in which two omnipresent proteins can influence the fate of stem cells during development -- with exciting implications for research and health.

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Probiotic Bacteria Can Reduce Levels of Parkinson's Protein, Suggests Worm Study
News   Jan 14, 2020

Certain probiotic bacteria – microorganisms that can improve the state of our gut's health – are capable of slashing levels of a protein related to Parkinson's disease, suggests new research conducted in roundworm models of the disease.

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