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Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies

New evidence from Michigan State University suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don't. The findings, published in...

On-chip drug screening for identifying antibiotic interactions in eight hours

A KAIST research team developed a microfluidic-based drug screening chip that identifies synergistic interactions between two antibiotics in eight hours. This chip can be...

Important insight on the brain-body connection

A study conducted by University of Arkansas researchers reveals that neurons in the motor cortex of the brain exhibit an unexpected division of labor,...

Investigators incorporate randomized trial within dialysis care delivery

A recent clinical trial fully embedded into the routine delivery of care at dialysis facilities sought to determine if hemodialysis sessions that are longer...

BRB-seq: The quick and cheaper future of RNA sequencing

RNA sequencing is a technique used to analyze entire genomes by looking at the expression of their genes. Today, such genome-wide expression analyses are...

Brain wiring differences identified in children with conduct disorder

Behavioural problems in young people with severe antisocial behaviour -- known as conduct disorder -- could be caused by differences in the brain's wiring...

How do we make moral decisions?

When it comes to making moral decisions, we often think of the golden rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto...

Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity

More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. For the first time, Yale researchers have...

How the hepatitis B virus establishes persistent infection

New research sheds light on how a hepatitis B viral protein stimulates the expansion of immune cells that impair antiviral responses, according to a...

Brain’s imperfect execution of mathematically optimal perception

Human perception is based on mathematically optimal principles, but the brain implements those principles imperfectly, suggests new research by Elina StengÄrd and Ronald van...

Does time of day affect the body’s response to exercise?

Two papers appearing April 18 in the journal Cell Metabolism confirm that the circadian clock is an important factor in how the body responds...

Genetic variants that protect against obesity could aid new weight loss medicines

Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research...

Certain strains of bacteria associated with diabetic wounds that do not heal

Whether a wound -- such as a diabetic foot ulcer -- heals or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may...

Study shows promise in repairing damaged myelin

A scientific breakthrough provides new hope for millions of people living with multiple sclerosis. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have developed a...

New immune pathway involved in resistance to parasite worms found in undercooked pork

Scientists from Lancaster University in the UK have discovered that immune responses originally found to prevent fungal infections are also important in eliminating Trichinella...

Growing a cerebral tract in a microscale brain model

It takes a lot of connections to create human intelligence. Brain function depends on contacts between multiple regions within the brain. To study how...

Infection biology: Gut microbe helps thwart Salmonella

Salmonella enterica is the name of a group of rod-shaped bacteria that can cause gastroenteritis in humans and other animals. Salmonella infections can have...

Scientists advance creation of ‘artificial lymph node’ to fight cancer, other diseases

In a proof-of-principle study in mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report the creation of a specialized gel that acts like a lymph node...

RNA sequencing used to discover novel genes and pathways in celiac disease

Researchers at the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) have discovered novel genes and pathways related to early...

Making digital tissue imaging better

There's a low-tech problem troubling the high-tech world of digital pathology imaging. The issue: Even as digital pathology makes rapid advances worldwide -- with more...

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