Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 21, 2015
A standard operation procedure to effectively detect dietetically absorbed plant miRNAs
In a new study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, Chen-Yu Zhang, Xi Chen and Ke Zen's group at Nanjing University systematically characterized the kinetics of plant microRNAs in human plasma after healthy volunteers drank watermelon juice or ate fruits.

Deconstructing mental illness through ultradian rhythms
Might living a structured life with regularly established meal times and early bedtimes lead to a better life and perhaps even prevent the onset of mental illness?

Breastfeeding, other factors help shape immune system early in life
Henry Ford Hospital researchers say that breastfeeding and other factors influence a baby's immune system development and susceptibility to allergies and asthma by what's in their gut.

Newborn neurons in the adult brain may help us adapt to the environment
The discovery that the human brain continues to produce new neurons in adulthood challenged a major dogma in the field of neuroscience, but the role of these neurons in behavior and cognition is still not clear.
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