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Egg Yolks Help Researchers Crack New Insulin Compound
News   Jan 14, 2020

In a promising discovery that could improve the clinical delivery of insulin for people living with diabetes, scientists have developed a non-fibrillating form of human insulin.

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A Brain Region That Helps Us Calculate Surprise
News   Jan 14, 2020

Results of a new study investigating the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) has provided new insight into how surprise is linked to motivational behavior.

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AI Beats Theoretical Physicists At Their Own Game
News   Jan 14, 2020

A new study revealed how machines can solve complex problems just as accurately as theoretical physicists, but significantly faster.

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Phage Therapy Targets Drug-resistant Bacteria
News   Jan 14, 2020

A research group has developed a method of controlled phage therapy for treating antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.

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Exploiting Leukemia’s Craving for Vitamin B6
News   Jan 14, 2020

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) accelerates cell division using vitamin B6. Knowing that the cells "crave" this vitamin could help uncover a therapeutic strategy to block the process, preventing the cells from dividing.

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Drug Blocks Cellular Receptor Reversing Obesity in Mouse Model
News   Jan 14, 2020

Researchers have discovered that a receptor found in the majority of cells plays a key role in the body's metabolism. Using a drug called "NF" the team blocked the receptor in mice. The mice on a high-fat diet did not become any fatter than mice on a low-fat control diet, and obese mice dropped in weight with use of the same drug.

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Have Scientists Found a Replacement for Exercise?
News   Jan 14, 2020

Whether it be a brisk walk around the park or high intensity training at the gym, exercise does a body good. But what if you could harness the benefits of a good workout without ever moving a muscle?

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A Potential New Treatment for Preventing PTSD
News   Jan 14, 2020

A team of researchers has identified a protein complex that is elevated in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The team have designed a peptide to target and interfere with the complex, this interference could help treat symptoms of the disorder.

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A Way To Tackle Drug Resistance in Skin Cancer Cells
News   Jan 14, 2020

A team have discovered that melanoma cells fight anti-cancer drugs by altering their cytoskeleton. This presents as a potential new therapeutic route for tackling skin and other cancers that develop drug resistance.

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Cannabis, Anxiety and Stress – What’s the Connection?
News   Jan 13, 2020

A molecule, 2-arachidonoylglycerol, also referred to as “2-AG”, protects against stress by reducing “anxiety-causing” connections between two particular regions in the brain – 2-AG elicits its effect by activating the same receptors as cannabis.

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