Young frogs that were stressed as tadpoles move less on land, putting their survival at risk

CORVALLIS, Ore. – New Oregon State University research shows that juvenile northern red-legged frogs that have experienced climate-related stress as tadpoles are less likely to move on land, putting their survival at risk. The findings indicate changing patterns of precipitation and drought will influence the distribution and persistence of animals that live in freshwater habitats,…

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Viral infections during pregnancy linked to behavioral abnormalities in offspring

IMAGE: John Howland, of the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine, has found that viral infections during pregnancy could be linked to behavioral abnormalities in offspring. view more  Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy behave abnormally, consistent with behavioural alterations in autism or schizophrenia, research by the University of…

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Biomarker may predict if immunotherapy is right choice for colorectal cancer patients

DUARTE, Calif. — Foundational research by a City of Hope physician-scientist and his colleagues could one day help metastatic colorectal cancer patients decide whether to choose immunotherapy or chemotherapy as their first treatment option. “Immunotherapy is the new, hot thing, but sometimes traditional chemotherapy can be a better choice,” said Marwan Fakih, M.D., senior author…

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New chemical probe for visualizing brain immune cells

IMAGE: Age-dependent microglia labelling by CDr20. Three different aged mice (P180, P360 and P660) from wild-type or triple-transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease (3xTg-AD) mice were intravenously injected with CDr20. The… view more  Credit: The Je Lab. Dr. Masahiro Fukuda. Duke-NUS Intravital Imaging Core. Researchers in South Korea and Singapore have, for the first time, developed…

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