Nav: Home

Experimental Biology press materials available now

April 27, 2020

Though the Experimental Biology (EB) 2020 meeting was canceled in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, EB research abstracts are being published in the April 2020 issue of The FASEB Journal.

Explore the journal for the latest findings in anatomy, biochemistry, molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology and physiology. Discover exciting research highlights below and in our Virtual Newsroom.


Is It Safe to Vape While Breastfeeding?
Animal study suggests maternal nicotine exposure during breast feeding can affect offspring

Can Vaping Scar Your Lungs? New Insights and a Possible Remedy
E-cigarette liquid found to affect lung tissue repair process; inhibiting nicotine receptors may help

Say No to Vaping: Blood Pressure, Heart Rate Rises in Healthy, Young Nonsmokers

Infectious Disease

"Dirty" Mice Could Help Make a More Effective Flu Vaccine
Study suggests standard laboratory mice may lead scientists to overestimate vaccine efficacy

Scientists Uncover How Zika Virus Can Spread through Sexual Contact
Virus finds hospitable environment in the cells that line the vagina

Treatment Innovations

Light Helps Arthritis Treatments Target Joints
New drug delivery method could reduce side effects from rheumatoid arthritis drugs

Earbud-like Nerve Stimulator Shows Promise for Relieving Indigestion
Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation helps stomach expand and empty properly


CBD Shows Promise for Fighting Aggressive Brain Cancer
Study shows that CBD isolate and extract can slow growth and kill cancer cells

What's the Best Way to Identify Male Hemp Seedlings?
More accurate sex determination could increase yields and lower price of CBD


Tube Worm Slime Displays Long-Lasting, Self-Powered Glow
Marine organism's bioluminescence could inspire new eco-friendly, long-lasting light sources

Scientists Use Bacteria to Help Plants Grow in Salty Soil
Method could be scaled up to help farmers improve crop yield in areas with increased soil salinity

Women's Health

Researchers Identify Drugs that Could Halt Preterm Labor
New approach targets problematic molecular pathway to prevent preterm labor and birth

Breathing During Exercise Is Harder for Women Than Men
With smaller airways, overcoming resistance takes more work

Heart Disease

Scientists Trace Path from PTSD to Heart Disease
Young adults with post-traumatic stress disorder show changes in small blood vessels

Researchers Weave Human Tissue into New Blood Vessels
Versatile tissue engineering approach could aid in repairing damage for many tissues and organs

Blood Test Offers Early Warning of Chemotherapy-Related Heart Problems
Accessible, cost-effective method could help doctors intervene before heart damage occurs

Insights into Why Loud Noise is Bad for Your Health
Mouse studies reveal how noise exposure affects heart health and can lead to cancer-related DNA damage

Brain Health

High-fat Diet Consequences Include Mental Fatigue, Researchers Say
Cognitive abilities were impaired in obese rats

Reducing Early Brain Inflammation Could Slow Alzheimer's Progression
Animal study targets Alzheimer's disease before symptoms are apparent

Less Addictive Form of Buprenorphine May Help Curb Cocaine Relapse
Mouse study shows buprenorphine analog is more effective with reduced potential for abuse

3D Tissue Models Provide Unprecedented Insight into Human Brain Function and Disease
Brain-region specific spheroids can be connected to study complex developmental processes

Experimental Biology

Related Molecular Biology Articles:

Likely molecular mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 pathogenesis are revealed by network biology
Researchers have built an interactome that includes the lung-epithelial cell host interactome integrated with a SARS-CoV-2 interactome.
Cell biology: Your number's up!
mRNAs program the synthesis of proteins in cells, and their functional lifetimes are dynamically regulated.
Cell biology: All in a flash!
Scientists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have developed a tool to eliminate essential proteins from cells with a flash of light.
A biology boost
Assistance during the first years of a biology major leads to higher retention of first-generation students.
Scientists find biology's optimal 'molecular alphabet' may be preordained
Life uses 20 coded amino acids (CAAs) to construct proteins.
Molecular biology: Phaser neatly arranges nucleosomes
LMU researchers have, for the first time, systematically determined the positioning of the packing units of the fruit fly genome, and discovered a new protein that defines their relationship to the DNA sequence.
Molecular virologist fights influenza at the molecular level
In research to improve influenza therapies against H7N9 and other influenza strains, Chad Petit and his University of Alabama at Birmingham colleagues have detailed the binding site and mechanism of inhibition for two small-molecule experimental inhibitors of influenza viruses.
The complicated biology of garlic
Researchers generally agree that garlic, used for thousands of years to treat human disease, can reduce the risk of developing certain kinds of cancers, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes.
Study suggests molecular imaging strategy for determining molecular classifications of NSCLC
Recent findings suggest a novel positron emission tomography (PET) imaging approach determining epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation status for improved lung cancer patient management.
The biology of color
Scientists are on a threshold of a new era of color science with regard to animals, according to a comprehensive review of the field by a multidisciplinary team of researchers led by professor Tim Caro at UC Davis.
More Molecular Biology News and Molecular Biology Current Events

Trending Science News

Current Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

Top Science Podcasts

We have hand picked the top science podcasts of 2020.
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

Listen Again: The Power Of Spaces
How do spaces shape the human experience? In what ways do our rooms, homes, and buildings give us meaning and purpose? This hour, TED speakers explore the power of the spaces we make and inhabit. Guests include architect Michael Murphy, musician David Byrne, artist Es Devlin, and architect Siamak Hariri.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#576 Science Communication in Creative Places
When you think of science communication, you might think of TED talks or museum talks or video talks, or... people giving lectures. It's a lot of people talking. But there's more to sci comm than that. This week host Bethany Brookshire talks to three people who have looked at science communication in places you might not expect it. We'll speak with Mauna Dasari, a graduate student at Notre Dame, about making mammals into a March Madness match. We'll talk with Sarah Garner, director of the Pathologists Assistant Program at Tulane University School of Medicine, who takes pathology instruction out of...
Now Playing: Radiolab

What If?
There's plenty of speculation about what Donald Trump might do in the wake of the election. Would he dispute the results if he loses? Would he simply refuse to leave office, or even try to use the military to maintain control? Last summer, Rosa Brooks got together a team of experts and political operatives from both sides of the aisle to ask a slightly different question. Rather than arguing about whether he'd do those things, they dug into what exactly would happen if he did. Part war game part choose your own adventure, Rosa's Transition Integrity Project doesn't give us any predictions, and it isn't a referendum on Trump. Instead, it's a deeply illuminating stress test on our laws, our institutions, and on the commitment to democracy written into the constitution. This episode was reported by Bethel Habte, with help from Tracie Hunte, and produced by Bethel Habte. Jeremy Bloom provided original music. Support Radiolab by becoming a member today at     You can read The Transition Integrity Project's report here.