Scientists make a discovery that may explain some forms of stroke

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a novel behaviour of the blood vessels of the brain in zebrafish that may explain some forms of stroke in humans. The previously undescribed large structures are spherical and so have been termed kugeln (German for sphere) by the Sheffield team, who discovered them in collaboration with…

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Exposure to others’ suffering even worse than being shot at

IMAGE: Just over 7,000 Norwegian soldiers took part in the war in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2011. More than 4,000 of them participated in a study to find out how the… view more  We usually think that trauma from war is related to the fact that soldiers have been under constant threat of death. New research…

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Kessler Foundation receives New Jersey Health Foundation grants for MS and stroke research

IMAGE: Dr. Shenoy Handiru is an associate research scientist in the Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation. view more  Credit: Kessler Foundation East Hanover, NJ. June 21, 2019. Each year, the New Jersey Health Foundation accepts applications for grants for research projects that demonstrate exciting potential to help scientists leverage their preliminary…

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$2 million NIH grant renewal to study hepatitis E virus

For decades, University Distinguished Professor of Molecular Virology X.J. Meng and his lab at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine have studied hepatitis E virus (HEV), the causative agent of hepatitis E in humans. Now, with a new, five-year National Institutes of Health RO1 grant totaling nearly $2 million — Meng’s third successful competing renewal…

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Embryonic microRNA fuels heart cell regeneration, Temple researchers show

(Philadelphia, PA) — By adulthood, the heart is no longer able to replenish injured or diseased cells. As a result, heart disease or an event like a heart attack can be disastrous, leading to massive cell death and permanent declines in function. A new study by scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at…

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UTA working to develop longwave infrared photonic device technology

IMAGE: Robert Magnusson view more  Credit: UT Arlington A research team from The University of Texas at Arlington is working with the Army Research Laboratory to develop nanophotonic devices that could have applications in thermal imaging and resonant filtering. Robert Magnusson, an electrical engineering professor and the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics, is the…

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Researchers find new mutation in the leptin gene

IMAGE: Leptin, the ‘satiety hormone’ made by adipose cells that helps to regulate energy balance by inhibiting hunger. Opposed by the actions of the hormone ghrelin, the ‘hunger hormone.’ view more  San Antonio, Texas (June 19, 2019) — The global obesity epidemic is so far-reaching it now has an overarching name: globesity. Texas Biomed Staff Scientist…

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Reason to present at the 6th Aging Research for Drug Discovery Forum in Basel

IMAGE: Reason, Co-founder and CEO of Repair Biotechnologies; Founder and writer of Fight Aging!, to present at the 6th Aging Research for Drug Discovery Forum in Basel, Switzerland view more  Credit: Insilico Medicine Friday, June 21, 2019 — Today Insilico Medicine, a biotechnology company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing the next generation artificial intelligence,…

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Straight to the heart

IMAGE: The dramatic differences in pressure that occur in the heart influence muscle development, causing cardiomyocytes to have to adapt to their environment. The picture shows human cardiomyocytes that were derived… view more  Credit: Sebastian Diecke, MDC An international team of researchers are seeking to explore the heart at a depth that was previously impossible. They…

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