Archive for obesity research

april 2015: 2

Bicarbonate for Better Vision?
“Controlling bicarbonate levels may slow progression of eye diseases”
Harvard Medical School News — April 2, 2015

Evolutionary Relic
Pseudogenes in the human genome may lead to cancer development”
Harvard Medical School News — April 2, 2015

New function of obesity gene revealed
University of Oxford — April 17, 2015

Scientists discover protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer
Imperial College London — 16 April 16, 2015

environment

Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis Poses Win/Win for the Environment
“Berkeley Lab Researchers Perform Solar-powered Green Chemistry with Captured CO2”

physics

Thousands of atoms entangled with a single photon
“Result could make atomic clocks more accurate”
MIT News Office — March 26, 2015

Using sound waves to detect rare cancer cells
“Acoustic device can rapidly isolate circulating tumor cells from patient blood samples”
MIT News Office — April 6, 2015

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January 2015:2

Ancient Viruses Gain New Functions in the Brain
“Once thought to be little more than genetic junk, retroviruses lurking within host genomes have acquired new roles that may be involved in brain development, a recent study suggests”
Andrea Alfano, Scientific American news — January 19, 2015

Going viral: Targeting brain cancer cells with a wound-healing drug
“Scientists awarded grant to design a virus capable of converting a wound-healing drug into a treatment for brain tumors”
Ashley WennersHerron, Virginia Tech Carilion Institute — December 12, 2014

MIT team enlarges brain samples, making them easier to image
“New technique enables nanoscale-resolution microscopy of large biological specimens”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — January 15, 2015

New ‘microcapsules’ have potential to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis
“A new ‘microcapsule’ treatment delivery method developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue”
News Office, Queen Mary University of London — January 21, 2015

Researchers target the cell’s ‘biological clock’ in promising new therapy to kill cancer cells, shrink tumor growth
University of Texas Southwestern Newsroom — January 1, 2015

The brain’s electrical alphabet: Timing, rate underlie neural information, study shows
 Sissa Medialab via Science Daily — January 23, 2015

obesity

“Imaginary meal” tricks the body into losing weight
“Salk scientists made a more effective diet pill”
Salk Institute, January 2015

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November 2014: 2

Adenosine can melt “love handles”
“Researchers at the University of Bonn discover a new signaling pathway to combat excess body weight”
Prof. Dr. Alexander Pfeifer, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University Hospital Bonn — October 16, 2014

Antibacterial Ally
“Carbon monoxide helps immune cells battle bacterial infections”
Bonnie Prescott, Harvard Medical News — November 13, 2014

Cause of Aging Remains Elusive
“Study headed by the University of Bonn: the role of free radicals remains unresolved”
Dr. Markus Schwarzländer, Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation, University of Bonn — October 23, 2014

Marching to Our Own Sequences
Study finds DNA replication timing varies among people
Stephanie Dutchen, Harvard Medical News — November 13, 2014

Stem Cells for Seizures
“Scientists explore transplanting neurons to treat epilepsy”
Adriana Bobinchock, Harvard Medical News — November 7, 2014

Cell signaling

Internal Dialogues
“If we take the time to listen, our bodies’ cells have quite a bit to say”
Stephanie Dutchen, Harvard Medical News — September 2014

Cosmology

Pulling together the early solar system
“New study finds that a strong magnetic field whipped the early solar system into shape”
Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office — November 13, 2014

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August 2014: 2

Tissue development ‘roadmap’ created to guide stem cell medicine
“Computer algorithm also provides ‘quality assurance’ for lab-created cells”
Boston University and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University — Aug 14, 2014

Why To Exercise Today: Get Better At Bearing Pain
Carey Goldberg, WBUR Common Health — August 14, 2014

Blocking the Signal
“Brain-derived growth factor may lure lung cancer cells to migrate”
Nancy Fliesler, Harvard Medical News — August 12, 2014

Neurons at work
“Research provides a clearer view of ‘alternative splicing’”
Peter Reuell, Harvard Gazette, Science and Health, Life Sciences — August 11, 2014

Ants and Antifungals
“Bacteria that assist fungus-farming ants may be a source of new drugs”
Stephanie Dutchen, Harvard Medical News — August 4, 2014

Clues to curbing obesity found in neuronal ‘sweet spot’
Karen N. Peart, Yale University News — August 1, 2014

Robots

The 1,000-robot swarm
“Through commands, autonomous devices arrange selves into vast, complex shapes”
Caroline Perry, SEAS Communications, Harvard Gazette — August 14, 2014

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