Taste buds in the mouth are crucial for our survival, helping us to decide whether a certain food can be eaten or should be avoided. These mini warning systems contain … Continue Reading A new type of taste bud has been discovered.
Our onboard computer, the brain, is a sterile environment separated from the immune system by the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which is why it has its own resident immune cells, known … Continue Reading New role for white blood cells in the developing brain.
An essential nutrient and fuel, proteins are considered the building block of life and are found in every cell of the body. Proteins are compound molecules of varying sizes made … Continue Reading Researchers create artificial organelles to control intracellular behavior.
The growing worldwide epidemic of respiratory diseases can be attributed to simple everyday factors such as tobacco smoke, air pollution, occupational chemicals, or dust. These diseases involve the infection or … Continue Reading How airway cells work together in regeneration and aging.
An extremely common condition rising at an alarming rate due to environmental and lifestyle causal elements, respiratory disease is the third leading cause of death worldwide. Despite the copious amounts … Continue Reading Severely damaged human lungs successfully recovered using transgenic system.
Described as a inbuilt program for making all the proteins vital for the body to survive and function, DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid is an elaborate molecule first discovered in 1869 … Continue Reading Formation of quadruple helix DNA tracked in live healthy human cells.
The leading cause of death worldwide, cancer killed at least 7.6 million people in 2008, accounting for a staggering thirteen percent of all deaths globally. With no signs of abating, … Continue Reading Non-invasive blood test can detect cancer four years before diagnosis.
Often described as a global health emergency, the Zika virus can cause catastrophic birth defects whilst presenting with no symptoms, and when atypical disease traits do manifest they usually resemble … Continue Reading Researchers convert Zika and Dengue carrying female mosquitoes to nonbiting males.
A disease capable of decimating and killing those affected, cancer involves cells in a specific part of the body growing and reproducing uncontrollably in a process known as proliferation. In … Continue Reading New AI-based nano-radiomics successfully analyze the tumor microenvironment.
Male infertility is where a man has a lower chance of impregnating his female partner if at all, leading to exhausting, and sometimes disappointing, treatment involving artificial or in vitro … Continue Reading Human sperm stem cells grown in lab, an early step toward treating male infertility.
In the not so distant past being able to control one’s environment through thoughts alone was once imprisoned within the realm of science fiction. However, the advancement of technology has … Continue Reading Brain-computer-interface can read people’s opinions from brainwaves.
Cholera is a contagion that causes chronic diarrhea brought on through the intake of food or water contaminated with the Vibrio cholerae bacterium. Cholera affects roughly 4 million people per … Continue Reading Gut microbiota regulates resistance to cholera.
The female uterus is essential for reproduction in all mammals, meaning any trauma or disease affecting this organ detrimentally could compromise a woman’s ability to conceive or carry a viable … Continue Reading A tissue-engineered uterus supports live births in rabbits.
Two separate studies identify & activate neurons in mice to induce hibernation, hinting at suspended animation in humans.
The core body temperature of a mammal is highly controlled being maintained at roughly 37° C throughout life. However, a short supply of food can cause some mammals to enter a … Continue Reading Two separate studies identify & activate neurons in mice to induce hibernation, hinting at suspended animation in humans.
Every year, a staggering 48 million people in the USA alone will suffer from foodborne illnesses, resulting in approximately 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. This public health epidemic is exacerbated … Continue Reading Using synthetic, DNA-barcoded microbes to track food contamination.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major public health issue, affecting over 10 percent of the global population, frequently occurring as a result of other disorders such as hypertension, diabetes, … Continue Reading Blocking brain signals detected in the kidney could help unlock treatments for kidney failure.