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Nematode Infection Controls Obesity and Modulates Body Weight and Metabolism

A recent study suggested that infection with parasitic nematodes could suppress the chronic inflammation associated with obesity and modulate body weight and metabolism. More...
09 May 2013

Drug Developers Researching Messenger RNA Replacement Therapies

Drug developers are showing increased interest in the use of messenger RNA as an alternate to gene replacement therapy. More...
18 Apr 2013

Tobacco Virus Protects Against Parkinson’s Disease

A virus typically associated with tobacco, but also present in spinach, tomatoes, petunias, and other household plants and vegetables, may help protect people from Parkinson’s disease. More...
15 Apr 2013
Image: The central nucleus of the amygdala is a core feature of anxiety across the presentation of different symptom patterns (left) and works through other selective brain regions that result in the diverse symptoms of extreme anxiety (right) (Photo courtesy of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health).

Brain Origins of Variation in Pathologic Anxiety Discovered

New imaging research with rhesus monkey studies suggests that an overactive core circuit in the brain, and its interaction with other specialized circuits, explains the diversity of symptoms seen by patients with severe anxiety. More...
11 Apr 2013

Blood and Iron Disorders Mechanisms Deciphered, Creating Avenues for Future Therapies

Two recent studies provide insights into the molecular biology of three blood disorders, which may lead to innovative new approaches to treat these diseases. More...
09 Apr 2013
Image: The bacterium Bacillus licheniformis (Photo courtesy of Newcastle University).

Marine Microbe Could Help Clear Chronic Sinusitis

An enzyme isolated from the marine bacterium Bacillus licheniformis incorporated into a nasal spray could help relieve chronic rhinosinusitis, according to a new study. More...
06 Mar 2013

Researchers Develop New Tool That Reads Live Brain Activity

Scientists have developed a system for observing real-time mammalian brain activity, providing a valuable new tool for studying basic brain processes and neurological medical problems and treatments. More...
06 Mar 2013

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