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Scientists snap picture of immune system
Powerful enough to capture a single molecule microscope has taken the clearest picture yet of the immune system in action.
The technique, called super-resolution single-molecule fluorescence microscopy, recently helped scientists at the University of Manchester in England track natural killer (NK) cells, which help destroy cancer and viruses.
Certain nerves in the stomach act as a kind of biological clock, which may help dampen appetite at night and allow heartier eating during the day, researchers have found.
The results may help shed some light on why shift workers are at high risk of conditions like obesity and diabetes, they say.
Getting enough vitamin D may keep your brain healthy.
Getting enough vitamin D may not just be good for your bone health; it may keep your brain healthy as well. The researchers also found that the rats who were vitamin D deficient had significantly higher levels of several other brain proteins, which potentially contributed to significant nitrosative stress in the brain.
Ovarian Cancer research has come along way. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a more accurate information on how to treat this deadly disease?
A sensitive new DNA test can predict how long ovarian cancer patients will survive, and guide personalized treatment decisions, according to new research.
The list of body parts grown from stem cells is getting longer and longer.
A team of European scientists has grown parts of a human brain in tissue culture from stem cells. Their work could help scientists understand the origins of schizophrenia or autism and lead to drugs to treat them, said Juergen Knoblich, deputy scientific director at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and one of the paper’s co-authors.