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Protein ASTN2 Provides New Insight Into Autism and Other Brain Disorders

In the brain, as in business, connections are everything. To maintain cellular associates, the outer surface of a neuron, its…

Yale Scientists Detect Early Warning Sign of Psychosis

Brains of people at risk of psychosis exhibit a pattern that can help predict whether they will go on to…

Scientists Provide New Insights Into the Origins of Genetic Diseases

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_nFz_vYzio A three-dimensional map showing an actin filament (blue) bound to a fragment of the cross-linking protein, filamin A (green).…

Fossils Reveal New Insight on Mesozoic Pollinating Insects

Insect pollination played an important role in the evolution of angiosperms. Little is known, however, about ancient pollination insects and…

New Blood-Red Species of Octocoral Discovered in Panama

A study in the journal Bulletin of Marine Science describes a new, blood-red species of octocoral found in Panama. The…

Size of Nucleolus Plays Important Role Protecting Cells Against Infection

All cells in the body have the basic ability to protect themselves from infection, called the innate immune response. But…

Unlocking the Mysteries of Chromatin

Unlocking the mysteries of chromatin - a mix of RNA, DNA and protein that serves to package and protect DNA…

Ancient Bird Bones Redate Human Presence in Madagascar by 6,000 Years

Analysis of bones, from what was once the world's largest bird, has revealed that humans arrived on the tropical island…

New Molecular Details of Cancer Cells Could Lead to Improved Treatment

Uncovered details of a molecular pathway in cancer cells could lead to improved treatment. Targeting a pathway that controls the…

Scientists Discover How Microenvironments Regulate Stem Cell Development

Researchers from the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer…

Scientists Reveal Mechanism That Helps Malaria Parasites Take Over Blood Cells

Researchers from UCLA and Washington University in St. Louis have discovered the previously unknown mechanism of how proteins from Plasmodium…

Researchers Discover How to Stop Cell Death Associated with Multiple Diseases

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered a way to stop immune cell death associated with…

Scientists Discover Protein Responsible for Hearing and Balance

Scientists at Harvard Medical School say they have ended a 40-year-quest for the elusive identity of the sensor protein responsible…

New Study Shows Dehydration Alters Human Brain Shape and Activity

When dehydration strikes, part of the brain can swell, neural signaling can intensify, and doing monotonous tasks can get harder.…

MIT Scientists Discover New Antibiotic Candidates

The human body produces many antimicrobial peptides that help the immune system fend off infection. Scientists hoping to harness these…

6,500 Year-Old Human Remains Point to Origin of Ancient Culture

Skeletons buried in Israel's Upper Galilee reveal migration from ancient Turkey and Iran, TAU researchers say. An international team of…

Scientists Show Laziness Lead to the Extinction of Primitive Humans

New archaeological research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found that Homo erectus, an extinct species of primitive humans,…

Scientists Create a Mouse That Eats Fat But Doesn’t Get Fat, Possible Treatment for Obesity

Yale scientists set out to create a morbidly obese mouse. They failed miserably. What they found was much more interesting.…